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Est-ce qu’il se peut s’inverser l’approche darwinienne ? De toutes les espèces qu’habitent dans notre planète, quelle a-t-elle évolué et jusqu’où ? Ces questions peuvent être faciles de se poser, et de résoudre aussi, si on pénètre dans le monde dystopique de l’artiste Cesc Abad.

L’homme s’est différencié des autres animaux pour son intelligence, et selon les idées de Nietzsche, il a été capable de dépasser l’esclavage de la condition humaine en arrivant à obtenir la liberté, et cela lui a permis de déchainer sa créativité.

Néanmoins, peut-être que cela qui parait le sommet de la civilisation, n’est pas pensée pour l’homme, mais pour animaux capables de développer des comportements plus effectifs que ceux de l’être humain.

El perfume de una idea. Distopia Psicológica (Le parfum d’une idée. Dystopique Psychologique) est le titre proposé par Cesc Abad pour pénétrer dans une sorte de jardin de l’Éden, où chaque élément a une fonction, laquelle nous montre les capacités cognitives que peuvent être acquis par les animaux. D’autres côté, il nous suggère la possibilité de nous questionner la sagesse et l’habileté de l’être humain, comme Pierre Boulle a écrit dans son livre La Planète des singes, « Les hommes raisonnables ? Les hommes détenteurs de la sagesse ? Les hommes inspirés par l’esprit ? Non, cela n’est pas possible ».

C’est possible qu’on soit devant d’une régression des espèces, où les vrais parias de la planète seront les hommes et femmes qui observent les désirs de l’espèce animale. C’est possible qu’on soit devant d’une nouvelle dystopie qui nous permet de réfléchir sur notre rôle dans le monde, comme une satire du comportement humain. C’est possible qu’œuvres comme Je t’aime o Vous proposent des situations lesquelles n’ont jamais été imaginées. C’est possible que Cesc Abad ait en inventant un monde pour parler du nôtre.

Mònica Marañón

AMARÁS  » YOU WILL LOVE «

On September 12 Object of Desire Gallery opens the exhibition entitled Amarás.
From the hand of the artist Cesc Abad, the room will host ceramic sculptural work designed to captivate the viewer.

Considered as a dystopian artist, Cesc Abad uses the technique of sculpture to approach the boundaries between dystopia and the dream world of innocence.
The colors, the brightness of the ceramics and the words with conceptual connotations, will be the frame that the artist has chosen to show his work, all located in the exclusive space that Deseo Gallery allocates to promote contemporary art.

We are faced with ceramic sculptures that transport us to a dream world, where the most primitive feelings and desires of man are mixed, producing pieces, capable of transporting us to our most tender childhood or to an uncertain and dystopian future.

Marc Chagall said that «art is a state of the soul» and Cesc Abad has let his soul fly to create works such as Home, Destiny, or Fly, where the viewer can contemplate a sculptural piece, and at the same time, can reflect on concepts as universal and as human as destiny, freedom, love, home and of course, the future. Will our future be an idyllic place or a dystopian place?

Perfection may seem unattainable and remain in complete contradiction with the doubts of tomorrow, however, Cesc Abad brings us closer to that limit between the idyllic and the dystopian.

Mònica Marañón

NATURALEZA DISTÓPICA » DYSTOPIAN LANDSCAPE «

MutuO Art Center, on Méndez Núñez Street, 7 in Barcelona, ​​welcomes the work of artist Cesc Abad, from the 5th to the 28th of September, under the title of CESC ABAD – Dystopian Nature (Genesis).

Both dystopias as well as utopias refer to a society and are not always related to the existing circumstances in the world around them. Dystopias may exist in a clean world, full of nature, animals and ultimately, life.

 

The artist Cesc Abad states that in some occasion, we have all noticed that the food we eat “has no longer its old taste”, or that the water we get in our homes “has a peculiar taste”, or that new technologies are invading and controlling us. Maybe a day will come when apples,  water or technological progress will suffer mutations to adapt to the new times.

 

We are inhabitants of a word in constant change, which can be perceived in small things, in daily actions that we perform automatically, without thinking, without caring, but which are slowly leaving a mark in our lives, in our health and in our DNA.

 

Could our society be living in a dystopia? This project arose from that question and after some conversations with Cesc Abad,  and it is directly related to man, as a dominant specie in the world and to society.  

This exhibition will be composed of works on canvas, ceramics and paper, displaying the entire creative range of the artist, to show us a kind of break with the established codes, as can be seen at the moment when a wolf appears with A new limb on your back or a swan swims with a television.

Mònica Marañón

THE ARTIST WHO WANTS TO PROTECT THE TREES

On the occasion of World Tree Day the artist Cesc Abad has prepared an action to denounce the deforestation that our planet is suffering.
Its action has placed it in the forests of Sant Llorenç de Morunys, in the Solsonès region, a place full of purified air and with an important ecosystem that serves as a framework for this claim.

Considered as a dystopian artist, Cesc Abad uses technology to show us the need to keep in mind the role that trees play to keep our planet alive. The abuse of deforestation is closely linked to climate change despite the fact that there are certain world leaders who want to deny the evidence.
With an LCD screen, an unrivaled tree frame, and images that make the viewer think, especially when it includes President Trump’s speech denying global warming accompanied by the noise of an electric saw, Cesc Abad appeals to the need for maintain, care and regenerate our forests.

Mònica Marañón