MLIBTY ShadowsI started MLIBTY Shadows sculpture series at the beginning of 2013, after I had this idea in my head already for some while. Well, the whole story goes even more back in the past, almost ten years before that. In 2004, during my study on the Facultad de Bellas Artes de Barcelona, I started working a small series of works, combining photoemulsion and etching. Due to the complexity of process and a lot of experimenting, the series was finished in 2005. One of the works was a little bit different. It's called Vecinos (The neighbors).
Living in such a big and populated city like Barcelona, created a feeling that there was me on one side and "them", all the others I don't know or I don't see, on the other. In this work, they are neighbors posing in front of the building I was living in. This is the work that started it all, the root of MLIBTY Shadows. The shadows behind the curtains, invisible inhabitants you never meet, but you feel their presence.
With first sculptures I made a small installation (40x40x40 cm), which was the scene for the animation you can see in the featured video above.
I continued with a series of small paintings, combining photography and painting. All the photos are mine, taken during my travels, skate trips, or in my environment and I intervene on them with acrylic and ink. Characters are always in black & white, they have no hands and no legs, they are shadows with faces.
Exclusive blog on Patreon?
At this point, the project was big enough to give it a name and to lunch it as one of my independent side-projects, but the problem was my website is already too populated with my other works and it would have been too much to post every single work I make under this label. Just when the people started accepting well the whole story, I discovered Patreon and... and let's see what happens :)
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