Andrés Izquierdo (ES, 1993)

Working in a wide range of media, Andrés Izquierdo (ES, 1993) seeks for his work to embody griefs and despairs, to unhook hope and acceptance. He believes such spiritual experience can arise over the conciliation of inner and outer. He therefore gathers, disfigures and dismembers exteriority: fictions, landscape, cosmos, symbolism and belief; to weave it together with interiority: emotions, meditations, reveries, pareidolias, phosphenes, intrusive thoughts and stimuli generated within the body.

Through the vibrant, the ethereal, the fluid, the luminous, the obscure and the metamorphosing he explores the simultaneity of conditions such as divine and perverse, human-made and auto-generated, archeological and futuristic, anarchic and ordered or biological and geological.

His work incorporates ritualistic narratives of birth, death and rebirth as mechanisms for purge and transformation, for emotional and psychological healing. But also as an intimate device to confront the everyday studio practice: A fragile ceremony embedded in discipline, trance and unconditional faith.

Living and working in Madrid, Izquierdo studied furniture making in the European Institute of Design where he graduated in 2016. Raised among architects, Izquierdo often draws inspiration from the furniture and architectural fields, pushing boundaries between artistic mediums.