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Passive Impossibilism - Revolutionary Red

PASSIVE IMPOSSIBILISM

25 May 2015, Cervera de los Montes

I was going to vote yesterday when my friend working in administration sent me a message that I don't have right to vote in the regional elections but only in the municipal poll.

I couldn't believe it because I voted in both in 2011 and 2007. The absurd thing this is that this time I was a candidate for the regional parliament - but couldn't vote myself.

I found out that according to the Spanish law I have a passive suffrage on the regional level, which means  that I can be a candidate but can't vote. In the past I've voted illegally for the error of the local polling station.

On top of that, our results were calamitous in the whole country. Lets' face it, people are not interested in the class war and the dictatorship of the proletariat. I'm attracted to think like impossibilists who argue that any reforms in capitalism are counterproductive because they strengthen support for the existing system, helping to ensure the continuation of capitalism. More capitalism will lead us sooner to socialism.





Studio Shit - Shit Happens

STUDIO SHIT

18 May 2015, Cervera de los Montes

Last week I worked rigorously but I had to absent the studio one day for the electoral campaign. When I was away, birds invaded my studio. The sparrows shitted on the works that were shipped the next day to Finland. I had to fix once again one of the elements of 57 Varieties, the series of red monochromes, which has been incredibly hapless. The work has been damaged several times - it was sold this spring but I had to bring back few parts to the studio to repaint them. Now they are on their way to the collector and I hope they will arrive safe and sound. Maybe I should just extend canvases on the studio floor and let the birds poop on them. I could then name the specks with different types of shit.





Very Political Art - Red Leaders

VERY POLITICAL ART

10 May 2015, Cervera de los Montes

I did the my most political art work ever. It's a drawing for the electoral campaign I'm involved in. The piece features a portrait of Alejandro Avila, the number one candidate in the list of Ganemos - Los Verdes - Izquierda Unida in the poll for our regional legislature. Alejandro is accompanied by another red leader, Papa Smurf. The Smurfs have been accused for being communists. Alaejandro is openly a communist. My signature red colors symbolize this the core values of the campaign. On Wednesday, I go Toledo where we organize a presentation of the work for the supporters and the press.





Post It Internet Art Strategy - Shaka

POST IT INTERNET ART STRATEGY

04 May 2015, Cervera de los Montes

One of the things I like most in my practice is working on internet. Actually, I like  even more books but I live in countryside and the closest well equipped library is in Madrid, 120km from the village. Before internet it would have been impossiblle to live here and do my work. To be honest, I have to admit that my work would have been much more limited of its content without the access to billions of images and almost unlimited information. I've heard the word post-internet art but I don't know what it means. I'm definitely an internet artist. My favorite post-thing are Post It notes.

This weekend I've spent hours on internet listing the most famous soldiers of the history for a new drawing - Sun Tzu, Pericles, Alexander the Great, Hannibal Barca, Julius Caesar, Attila the Hun, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Tariq ibn Ziyad, Saladin, Genghis Khan, Timur, Gonzalo de Córdoba, Hernán Cortes, Eugene of Savoy, Fredrick the Great, George Washington, Horatio Nelson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Duke of Wellington, Simón Bolívar, Shaka Zulu, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Geronimo, Emiliano Zapata, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, T. E. Lawrence, Isoruko Yamamoto, George S. Patton, Erwin Rommel, Josip Broz Tito, Georgy Zhukov, Mao Zedong, Võ Nguyên Giáp.







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