SÁTRAPA: THE GREAT SELF-TAUGHT CREATOR
Sátrapa appears at the end of 2013 as an alter ego that arises from a combination of factors involving a particularly severe winter and a personal existential crisis linked to a global social crisis. By that time, a rare phenomenon, both physical and metaphysical, occurred, similar to a collision of atoms, causing the release of a significant amount of energy that generated a fever of artistic expression.
What started out as an exercise of alienation, fiction and fantasy, quickly evolved into something larger, uncontrollable, where the androids created by Sátrapa end up hijacking their fictional lives and become responsible for their own actions.
THE ANDROIDS: FROM PAINTING TO SCULPTURE
All these strange beings have a face and a life story, usually linked to the brutal transformation that society has undergone at the turn of the last decade. It’s the promoters and the victims of this crisis that are portrayed by Sátrapa, at first in painting, naively, in acrylic on wood or cardboard. After a progression in technique and an improvement in expression, these figures have evolved into radical and wild beings, extremely distressing hybrid characters. Soon after, a visionary intuitive impulse provokes a new metamorphosis and the painted figures give rise to sculptures created with pieces of urban waste. The androids of the Factoría are born.
Each piece is absolutely unique, has a distinctive appearance and a specific personality.