Espai-Temps

The work “Espai-Temps” (Space-Time) was born from their desire to respond to the space allocated to them and to this year’s theme, time. A work of art, by definition, tries to escape time, remain unaltered and transcend its creators. Incorporating time into art is a contradiction that makes us reflect on the transformation of things and the role of the work itself, freed from human intervention.

A large block of ice occupies the central space of the courtyard. As time passes and the figure melts, an exchange between time and space occurs. The work gives up the space it has occupied until it finally disappears. The gradual variation of the limits of the matter creates an unexpected succession of figures with which the visitor can interact, becoming one more agent of the transforming process.

The strict, geometric and artificial creation is deformed and destroyed by the passage and the impact of time. It melts into water that disappears and merges again with the natural world.

Meritxell Solé Figueras and Jordi Martínez Píñol

Courtyard of the Royal Monastery of la Puríssima Concepció Victòria

2016

THE AUTHORS

Meritxell Solé Figueras and Jordi Martínez Piñol are the authors of the proposal “Espai-Temps” (Space-Time), for the courtyard of the Convent of La Puríssima. They have been friends and colleagues for more than twenty years since they began studying architecture together at the ETSA, Barcelona School of Architecture.

Meritxell Solé Figueras is from Torredembarra, she has experience in different studios, and currently has her own architecture and management office. She is in love with art and is a self-taught expert on the use of colour in architecture.

Jordi Martínez Piñol was born locally in Tivenys but is now resident in Barcelona, where he has been working in architecture and construction companies for a few years now. He also shares Meritxell’s love for art.

Together they try to keep in touch with that world through activities that escape the monotony of daily life, whether it be a trip, a visit to an exhibition, or taking part in a competition from time to time…