Berta Jayo inaugurated World Water Day on 22nd March with her new work’Mar de color’/’Color sea’ at the Santander Lighthouse. The artist explained her work at the opening. The exhibition can be seen until May 20, 2018
This idea is generated, according to the artist, as a video installation, curated by Carlos Limorti and sponsored by the Port Authority “last year we had the opportunity to see the brilliant work of Tom Skipp. This series is born in a natural way like all my works. The idea therefore comes as a surprise and without prior analysis. Vocation and knowledge come together to make this happen. You can see the sea in different colors, which makes us think of new realities like black, which could be oil, or white, which could be milk,” said the artist with a laugh.
It can be seen, therefore, a sea of unreal colours, but in some cases they seem real, like the red one that looks like a sea of blood: “Some of my works create the doubt between the real and the unreal. Each one, with his imagination and conscience, can see something different according to the color he looks at. It has been shown that with a few simple filters, great sensations can be provoked. I am already developing other series or versions like ‘Color sea ll ‘” , according to Jayo.
The blue one seems almost the most real or the one you are used to seeing “I want to remember one of the works of Spencer Tunick ‘Sea of Hull’/’Mar de Hull’, the nude artist par excellence, who in this action, paints thousands of people in blue. An artist who stands out not only for his amazing ability to summon people, but also for the magnificent concept that goes with it: we are all equal before life. We actually come and go like this. He gets to gather us naked inside her. The end of the world may well be one of his creations, while others may well be the origin. In his speech he commented that he is curating him and how he says that “it is an interesting journey”. It also says that “communication between artists, which is not very stimulated by egos, undoubtedly favours the enrichment of art and should therefore be more common”. As for his favourite artists, he acknowledges that “one of my favourites is Banksy for his magic”.
Berta Jayo does not usually show the same work in several places because “it seems as if each creation is destined for a specific place, although I am already getting rid of what could well be a phobia”. ‘Color Sea’ will also be shown at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.
With regard to her coloured nun costumes, she says, “It’s a manual step from black and white to colour. It is also a work that generates peace, harmony and joy. He will perform outdoors at the Paradise Festival, with La Juan Gallery and his male intuition” and confesses that he has about 150 costumes “I don’t know exactly, but they are good for a retrospective exhibition. Although the most extensive of my creations are the nun’s costumes, other of my works also contributes to creativity in this universe in which we live, now a bit changing”.
Last year he ‘disappeared’ some of the most important monuments in the world and plans to continue with this line “if I am not arrested we can see him in successive years, laughs, although the concept will be different, without ceasing to be global or having that little bug”.
Berta Jayo’s third literary book will soon see the light of day: “It is a book that covers several genres with its own identity that helps us to understand life better”.
When it comes to knowing which is the medium she is most uncomfortable with, she confesses “I have an architectural project that I am very excited about” she exclaims uncomfortably. “Writing is the most embarrassing, for you leave your thoughts open, but it is, for me, the most comfortable.” Out of curiosity, he is asked what he would take to a deserted island, to which he responds with laughter: “Nothing”.
Interview by Alvaro García.
Color sea in images:
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