Victor Mateos

Struggle: To proceed with difficulty or with great effort.

Conflict:  An active dessagrement between people with opposing opinions or principles. 

Reality: Something that is neither derivative nor dependent but exists necessarily

Duality: A duality is a situation in which two opposite ideas or feelings exist at the same time.

Multiplicity: A large number or great variety.

Balance: A state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount.. Mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc.

Imperfection: An imperfection in someone or something is a fault, weakness, or undesirable feature that they have.

Madness: The quality or state of being mad. A state of severe mental illness. Behavior or thinking that is very foolish or dangerous.

Brilliant: Striking, distintive. Distinguished by unusual mental keenness or alertness. Very good, excellent.

Dichotomy: division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups

 

''I was a dancer, I earned my money dancing. I started ballet with 11 although I didn’t even know what ballet was. I just wanted to dance. I danced until I was almost 33. I danced for some of the best companies existing in the world. I had really hard times during this period of time. Some of this hard times were brought from “dancing” some were outside matters, some were my own issues. Classical ballet is a tradition (opposite of evolution), it is based on esthetics, specially now a days and it is taught as if it has nothing to do with science, physics, mathematics…or actually the universe. Isn’t the body, its anatomy, its movement part of science? Isn’t balancing, jumping and turning part of physics? 

Don’t we belong to the universe?

As part of the exhibition I would like to show a small part of what struggle made me discover about ballet and about myself.

In these drawings I explain some of the basic ballet arms movements, its shapes, forms, lines and rules. I relate them with basic human body science, its movement in the space and geometry. I found answers to questions.

Since I was a child I was told that I wasn’t good at science, maths… but years later and due to struggle I discovered that it wasn’t true, that I just wasn’t ready to understand it at that time and that I am capable of that and more.

I re-learned and I teach everything myself, dancing, science, drawing, spraying…

All drawings are hand made (no prints, no copies) in 110 gr A3 hand made papers, markers and a simple rule.

Tools available to everyone.

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