América (Drawing America) is the name of a series
of initiatives that we undertake with the intention of linking
the act of drawing to the one of thinking and to a specific territory.
like to draw; we think it underlies all we do as a knowledge
and experience tool. Those connecting dots allow us to create
an image of the world. Drawing may allow us to rethink it or
imagine it in different ways.
Drawing is to take note, to sketch,
to plan, to make pirouettes; drawing is finally to make a move and
that is why we go out and draw while traveling, although we draw
as well from the news, from our readings and from stories we are
We have personal and affectionate links with the south of the
american continent, and also a constant and vivid interest for
everything that occurs there. For us it matters as a physical territory
and also as the place of those processes that exceed the mix of
geography and culture known as “Latin America”. We
go across it and draw, projecting our own preconceptions, expectations
This is a long-term project that at the moment has
taken form as a 100 days journey through Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador,
Peru in 2005; and an exhibition of drawings that will be on tour
on Spain and Peru in 2006.