The category of the abject
The sample with Andrew Planas (Palma, 1957) has returned to palmesano exhibition arena after 24 years of absence has four seemingly different but with the same common core fronts: the abject (in the artistic sense). The works featuring skulls, and black habits and cassocks Mediterranean series, although presented under colorful collages...

Intriguingly refined
During the Baroque skull became a symbol of piety and reflection, in the compositions of the vanitas, served to remind man of the brevity of life and the futility of the human. Salvador Dalí had an impact on the subject of death, that convulsive beauty that André Breton called "le beau comme" and Damien Hirst, and in this century, cleared of pictorial...

Barricade of skulls
What comes first, the chicken or the egg?, Asked children in the Hegelian school. And right after this question, the world of the school in two, between those who believe that the first is the egg and those who believe that it is the hen. War, blood, disparate religions ... everything has a similar origin. A dispute over a trivial matter, and also has no answer...

Symbols of dreams
Schopenhauer in The World as Will and Representation, says that the end of art is the representation of the Idea of humanity; that is, the realization that the artist melts against its own initial timing. Idea and realization of spatial phenomenology realities environment. And above all developed in his contemplative state human factor, which causes a dual...

Evanescent transgression
In Meditecráneo composed series' three hundred collages, skull serves as containment space. However, Planas said cavities used as containers of heterogeneous stories in which the roots are involved, the word, the evolution of the body and its ability to store memories, codes and symbols. In and The Temptation of St. Agatha, the Trove object..

Poems visual prosthetic
His art is not only an inventor of parts, but of stories. Designed lives on a swarm of characters that are nothing more than a multiple dissection itself. The content of a complex and comprehensive exhibition that reprises his artistic career in the hands of Fran Reus gallery. Its title, Meditecráneo. In a corner of the room backstage Planas hide.

In cassocks prosthetic Temptation
Today may be his most recent series, Prosthetics, with his first video art; collection that gives its name to the exhibition, Meditecráneo and a selection of autobiographical series devoted to the repressive education (cassock) who lived in Spain in the last years of Franco.

Naked identity
The artist uses the human body and the agents that "invade" to shape parts Meditecráneo, which is divided into four plots. The first is a collection of collages, which draws from magazine pages, and whose protagonists are skulls, "people without identity, but that represent me".