Where do we come from?

Where are we going?

Our planet is seizing. Doesn´t matter if we see it from an economic, politic, or social point of view, it’s going through a difficult situation.

Human beings continually ask themselves fundamental questions such as: Where do we come from? Where are we heading? Is the universe a sustainable system? Can order arise from chaos?

Chaos and order duality has been fundamental to explain the origins of the universe in all mythologies and religions, in philosophy and science. In Cristianism God´s order is preceded by chaos which was permitted by Him. The Bible talks about creation starting with this verses: “1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” (Genesis 1: 1-2, King James Bible Online).

A system is a group of things related to each other. The change of one of them can affect the whole group. Its properties cannot be explained or described separately, each one of the elements is linked directly o indirectly.

Systemic thinking studies relations of a whole and in it, the capacity to understand interactions between the elements of a system. In dynamic systems there are elements that allow repetitive movement, sometimes geometrically established, called attractors. These are in charge of maintaining the possible variables in their established path making the system sustainable. Chaotic systems are associated to strange attractors. Unlike classic attractors they have a fractal structure (not whole) in every scale and their dynamic is uncontrolled. Edward Lorenz´s methereological metaphor (1996) refers to the butterfly effect which explains the following:  the sensitive dependency on initial conditions in which a small change at one place in a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. Like a butterfly´s flutter in one continent causing a tsunami at the other side of the ocean.

For scientists chaos is an overdose of order and not the absence of it. Their principles are chance, the unpredictable, nonlinearities. They´re pretty common and can be found in nature and society itself. In Cristianism chance doesn´t exist, just God´s perfect will, controlling even the most insignificant situation. There aren´t casualties, just Godities.

Order disintegrates into chaos, and chaos constitutes order arising from organized systems. Chaos makes order possible. Far from being the opposite it precedes it. Chaos is empty and messy. It is absence of form and at the same time the medium where the creation of form is born. Chaos drives a system to a type of order much more complex. When they reach a point where they lack balance they have the capacity to renew themselves.

Rudolf Emanuel Clausius states that the human brain tries to comprehend things through order. A painting seems organized if the one who’s watching finds in it an organized structure in form and colour. Art is about establishing order, harmony, and proportion. Many contemporary artists despise beauty because it has come to represent perfection lacking content. This does not allow them to do the opposite, stating that concept rules over aesthetics, denying it and pretending beauty is surpassed.

The return to harmony and a minimal order is vital to rescue the world from the confusion it’s in, according to Clausius. Art plays an important role in favour and against. The misfits go against institutions and political, religious, aesthetic, and moral laws. They propose a new morality based in immorality. Art should take chaos to order because order itself has become chaotic.

My signature series Dangerous Sculptures acts according to my manifesto Creationism, where I condemn excess in contemporary art and propose a comeback to aesthetic art, leaded by truth and moral values; with art bring order to chaos.

In my creations composition prevails. We understand by it intuitive vision, sensibility to organize form and colour according to time. Each work is based in principles of composition used throughout history. For example: Ruben’s dynamic composition, diagonals, curves, spirals, force and rhythm juxtaposed, instability. The typical baroque composition formed by diagonals, compositive resource with such strength that most of the times substitutes perspective with the sense of profoundness.

With my series Neurological Abstractions I represent tension existing between order and chaos in our society. The pieces seem to be chaotic. However they’re structured with solid principles of composition.

To prove that you have to turn the piece in different positions; to the left, right, up and down. If in every turn the work still seems to be balanced it is proof it is well composed. We can see it clearly in the next page, exemplifying order and chaos.

  Expression of my Works
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