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Looking through an old notebook, I came across this artist's statement that I had written down after visiting Barcelona. I would have read it at the Antoni Tabies Museum, where I saw this sculpture, which blew my socks off. Antoni wrote this statement, but it is just how I feel about art-making, too.
-Characteristic of my art is the use of extremely humble objects to express complex feelings and emotions.
Sometimes people have the idea that art should be highly refined. But I always believe that one could make art out of simple things. Small things can be transcendental. They can change our way of looking at the world. I think it is important to make art out of almost anything.
I think of my art as engaged with life. I am totally convinced that I am doing useful work for society.- Antoni Tabies