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The series "Peticionarias" start in 2003. A key concept is presented here: the act of illuminating or conceiving a desire.

As light is essential for the vision, illuminating is to enable the act of vision. On that general basis, I produced a series of images where candles are used as a pretext to play with the ligh that flickers. The candle reflects the fleetingness of a present time and its finality is to enlighten us about the reality of this fleetingness. The light is the energy concentrated on the flame,that expands towards its surrounding space,  creating ambiances and an atmospheric painting built from concentrations and expansions of colour, fluxes of light, turning spirals that twist creating movement and energy circuits.

Illuminating is presented as a metaphorical act of desire. In many different cultures, a flame is often lit to safeguard a long awaited dream. While the flame is lit, the wish prevails, the hope of a request being granted, a desire for something to happen, and also a memory hoped to be prolonged in time. The titles of the images make reference to this idea of petition: a healing candle, a candle for courage, a candle for a son, a candle for protection, a candle for happiness, etc. This way, illuminating becomes an invocation act, as it leads desire towards one direction. The flame is the visual representation of a petition for a wish to be granted.

Each painting represents not only a petition, but also an act of faith, the certainty that keeping that flame will impregnate the canvas with a power that will lead us towards the desired wish.

The image of a ritually lit candle has also the capacity of creating a link between the body of desire and the enigma of the perpetual.

I photograph an oil painting that is then transformed using a computer program. Finally, I print it on a canvas and apply a very glossy varnish finish.

Agujero de luz azul
Agujero de luz azul
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Agujero de luz azul

Agujero espiral anaranjado
Agujero espiral anaranjado
Infographic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Agujero espiral anaranjado

Agujero espiral azul
Agujero espiral azul
Infographic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Agujero espiral azul

Vela de amor
Vela de amor
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela de amor

Vela para aclarar dudas
Vela para aclarar dudas
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para aclarar dudas

Vela para el centramiento
Vela para el centramiento
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para el centramiento

Vela para enamorarse
Vela para enamorarse
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para enamorarse

Vela para energía sin forma
Vela para energía sin forma
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para energía sin forma

Vela para hijos
Vela para hijos
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para hijos

Vela para la activación
Vela para la activación
Infographic on canvas
80 x80 cm

Vela para la activación

Vela para la alegría
Vela para la alegría
Infographic on canvas
80 x80 cm

Vela para la alegría

Vela para la armonía
Vela para la armonía
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para la armonía

Vela para la protección
Vela para la protección
Infographic on canvas
80 x80 cm

Vela para la protección

Vela para la sanación
Vela para la sanación
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para la sanación

Vela para la unicidad
Vela para la unicidad
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para la unicidad

Vela para la valentía
Vela para la valentía
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para la valentía

Vela para liberación
Vela para liberación
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para liberación

Vela para niño asustado
Vela para niño asustado
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para niño asustado

Vela para sanación profunda
Vela para sanación profunda
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para sanación profunda

Vela para un hijo
Vela para un hijo
Infographic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Vela para un hijo