Juan Manuel Blanco
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The last two years I continued working with images extracted from different mass media; to get to the bottom of the meanings that those images may hide. I consider this procedure as a means of unmask the patterns how we perceive ourselves and the society we live in and how those images interact and even establish the definition of ourselves. This process has been divided in two parts: the first part is represented by an intense work with photocopies, printmaking, etching, and painting, trying to make translations of media images that are mostly violent scenes. I have chosen those images to analyze the process and context of their creation as well as their content of information respectively their instrumentality and commercialization in a mass media context, starting from the point of view that there is always a filter incorporating a certain position the images we consume in our daily life go through.

The second part consist in how this instrumentalization is transformed in a variety of landscape; where the tools used in mass media and individuals build a new environment. This environment has different layers in which cohabit distant realities that not necessary belongs to specific contexts. These images are transformed and manipulated by others thoughts and ideas (reception/ transmission/broadcasting). I think that these tools are necessary to show that language is something that we can use to build norms and laws of how we should erect our environment and how we can reproduce it and change it.
·layer
·Collage, japanese paper and printmaking.
·35x25 cm
·no title
· etching
·15x11 cm
·no title
· etching
·15x11 cm
·Distance III
· etching
·25x25 cm
·Distance I
· etching
·25x25 cm
·Distance II
· etching
·25x25 cm
·no title
· etching on plastic plate
·43x29 cm
·no title
·etching
·15x11 cm
·representation of an estructure
·Collage
·35x25 cm
·indeterminated space
·wood print and paper
·35x25 cm
·indeterminated space I
·wood print and photography
·35x25 cm
·something in between
·Collage
·35x25 cm
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