His work conveys a dialogue between post-industrial culture and ‘the natural’, whose boundaries seem to be expanding dramatically, faster than society’s assimilation and understanding rhythm. A gasoline engine, a butcher’s
chopping block, a slice of mortadella and a dead calf, amongst other referents, illustrate how the artist draws from everyday aesthetics to interpret –through the lens of intensive food production and biotechnology industriesan
unknown and eccentric border. “… In a certain way the topic of Identity interests me, when it comes to asking myself about my role as an artist, on reassessing the liminal space between the cultural and natural in the present.”
Franquelo-Giner does not just register human footprints on Earth. Neither can we find traces of polyester, commonly used in today’s massive imitation of the living. Instead, he invites viewers –through installations, sculptures and drawings to observe each work of art as data extracted from a black-box, recovered from a fatal accident. Which mysteries might have caused the catastrophe?.