This month, Arturo Fuentes

This month Screen at the CCCB present Arturo Fuentes.


Screen at the CCCB presents Arturo Fuentes (Barcelona, 1979). A graduate in Psychology at the UB, he also studied Telecommunications Engineering, Cinema and Video Production and Electronic Music. His interest in science is reflected in his works which are a mixture of video creation, video art and experimental video. They are difficult to classify precisely due to their peculiar form of observing and fragmenting observation. Throughout his working life he has received many and varied awards. His latest work, VID, is being exhibited at various headquarters of the Instituto Cervantes (Beijing, Milan, Lyon and Casablanca).


K, 2005, 5'
A space and a moment are repeated, but are never the same. Something is happening in the imaginary world of K. Inspired on the works of M. C. Escher

Null, 2006, 6'
In Null, space permutes, turns and is re-dimensioned. On the interior, faceless inhabitants multiply and wander around impossible landscapes to finally find themselves.

There is no sky, there is no way out. At times, the background traps the figures, annulling the depth of the space as if they were animated inhabitants on a canvass...

With this work, the artist aims to reflect the coming and going of brain connections in the process of the elaboration of a concept, the hyper-realistic demonstration of a line of thought, of a last connection.

VID, 2007, 6'
This work proposes a new grammar, an alternative way of reading what we see; it invites us to visit the world that is found under the surface of the image, a world governed by visual parameters that differ from those conventionally accepted as creators of reality. VID proposes an analogy with the space that surrounds man, a deformed space that determines its movements, which directs him and makes him more or less visible to others. Man, the same as a VID, is part of a image from a superior order, the comprehension of which escapes our understanding.

re-GENesis, 2008, 2,25'
Evolution looking only towards the future, towards excessive expansion, has no sense if there is not a reading of the past, making us aware of what has made us evolve or stopped us from going back to being cavemen. This is how the new man should be; this is how the new future should be created.