Naked identity

Planas Andrew has spent the last two and a half years in gestation and development of its new exhibition, Meditecráneo. Planas is "naked" and squeeze to impregnate his own identity in his work. Collages, visual poetry and a video projection in the sample, which opens in Palma Fran Reus gallery.

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," says the artist. "The skull is as a container being and, at the same time, I am." Why Meditecráneo? "For the treatment of color and aesthetics, very pop and expressionist art."

The Temptation of St. Agatha is the suggestive title of the second series that forms the sample, which involved Planas breast implants "which have served their lifespan" and becomes "D" collages. It does from objet trouvé (found objects). The pieces, "some very raw and other living and colorful," accompanied by "fictitious" fragments that tell the story of their bearers.

The 'dark' sixties and the experience of the artist in a school of priests bathe palmesano another collection of compositions entitled cassocks. In these pieces is where Planas said that "sack all my ghosts of the past", with figures precisely "spooky and ecclesiastical."

A video projection and souvenirs from human fetuses close this exhibition is complemented by the publication of two books: Meditecráneo, with images of skulls with literary, poetic and scientific texts on this part of the human skeleton, and The Temptation of St. Agatha, based on the series of the same title.