1 - 31 Mar 2017
Juan Conesa (Spain)
Juan Conesa is a visual artist, eclectic and self-taught. Dedicated for many years to do production in the film industry, stage design for theater and window dressing, all this experience turned into working making landscape architecture and interior design.
Juan has developed skills in various techniques such as drawing painting, modeling. Through his intuition, chromatic sensitivity and interest in experimenting, he has developed a great capacity for transforming spaces, taking them to their maximum plasticity. He is interested in the game of appearances and the expanded architecture.
Juan is currently the production manager of AADK Spain, making possible the most acquired ways of exhibiting the artists work at Centro Negra.
'Used / unused' - Project at ZK/U
Juan is interested in resignifying the daily objects, specifically, furnitures. In the societies of mass consumption, we throw out all what we consider old, we get rid of antique furnitures, and we buy new short-lasting designed ones. Later we find the ones we have thrown away in a second hand shop where it says “vintage” for incredible prices, or in fancy bar. Juan is also interested in the difference between cultures through their approach to garbage, and the idea of how the interiors are understood, what we consider a good living in Northern European countries comparing to the Mediterranean culture.
Juan would like to search for possibilities of re-assembling and re-signifying leftovers. He is planning to use old structures of furnitures and find new shapes and possible usages. As he has a particular interest in nature and gardening, he tends to combine the natural and artificial into elements which sustain each other.