The red dot

Two of the questions I receive most often are the following:

Why labellecicatrice? and why the red dot on your paintings?

labellecicatrice (the beautiful scar) refers, first, to the scars that decorate my belly, related to several operations I had in my twenties following an intestinal disease from which I am now recovered, but it also refers to all the scars, beautiful in themselves, that remind us that we have overcome some setback. The fact of using a French name when I am Spanish, has no other explanation than an inexplicable passion for this language.

And about the red dot, I have little to say. I was simply looking for a way to sign and aesthetically it seemed ideal.

What is drawing?

Sometimes I wonder what’s the point of just copying a photo, and maybe that’s why I always try to go a little further, either trying to create movement with the multiple poses or going a little further back and creating the image from scratch.

When I knew that Desirée was coming home to collaborate in my Empordà project, I asked a friend of mine if she had any idea to take some pictures of her and she proposed this image you see. I asked the model and she said yes, she liked the idea. And so we did it. Once I had the photographic material, I put it in drawing format and I was quite happy with the result.

In this case a drawing created from nothing with the participation of 3 people, each one with their share of responsibility.

Photos

I have opened a photo account. I don’t consider myself a photographer but I like to take them and I use them as a reference for my drawings. Unfortunately I have to deal with instagram censorship. Also the models are not professional and they are photos made in private that then they have given me permission to make them public but covering their identity.

You can follow me on @labellecicatrice.photos

Love Yourself

During the past month I have been raising money through kickstarter for the publication of my first book with a compilation of drawings from this complicated year. The process was a success and now I am in the phase of preparing the printing of the book. Once delivered I will have several in stock. I will inform you.

Unexpected

It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback on your art but if it also translates into collaborations, it is priceless. I received a commission from S and a few days later she bought a work that she had been selling for some time. I felt like giving her a portrait as a present and from there a certain virtual friendship arose. It also motivated me to give life to my patreon and I am thinking of recording some videos about the process of a work.