Oculus nebulosus

Nieves de la Fuente Gutiérrez (DE )
Oculus nebulosus

The two pieces I am showing, Caracaballo (horsey face) and Oculus nebulosus, are metaphors that deal with the breeding of an “ideal horse” and its social meaning during the 17th and 18th century. At that time, horse keeping was an integral part of court culture due to its representative function. The horses were supposed to meet the demands of “high-art” classic baroque equestrianism. The appearance of the horse conformed to the beauty ideal of the timeand its body and proportions have changed over the course of time similarly to those of the human female . I work with the head of a monster; half 3D scanned female, half ideal horse of the 18th century. The abstraction of their bodies is similar. Both walk under the same sky and the stars are thought to be oracles of their behaviour.

Caracaballo(2015) – Installation, sculpture, 32 x 30 x 13 cm, light table
Oculus nebulosus(2015) – Inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper, laser cut, 65 x 50 cm