Eugenio Trías said that the sinister constitutes condition and limits the beautiful. In addition, there can be no aesthetic effect without the sinister being present in the work, but in turn warns that the revelation of the sinister destroys the aesthetic effect. And it is precisely because of that fine line, marked by a strong dualism, where Crutches overlaps.

In fact, Crutches are, in a conceptual section, possessing per se an opposing symbolic charge, because on the one hand they are an unmistakable image of misfortune and on the other, bearers of a generous character of help. Thus, Crutches flirt with the attractive and disturbing power of ambivalence as it hints and suggests without showing, taking the famous quotes of Mallarmé and Robert Doisneau**.


* See Trías, E. The Beautiful and the Sinister.
** Define is to kill, to suggest is to create of Mallarmé and to discover is to destroy, to suggest is to create of Robert Doisneau.

Technical data

Wood, fabric, brush and spray

167 x 54 x 38 cm