In my work dramatic art is as
important as the icon. From Borges, Bioy Casares, Cortázar,
Arreola and Chico Buarque I have learned to love short stories.
Afro-Cuban tradition has taught me the use of the emblem, the
construction of the altar, the dramatic importance of space,
the preference of tridimentional representation and fragmentation.
I owe the Mexican craftsman the preference for simple materials.
My influences came from sociology and architecture, as well
as from visual arts. The production of one of my installations
is very similar to the activity performed by a documentary or
an amateur film director, where one person alone produces, writes
the script, is in charge of photography, and is his/her own
I sincerely believe that the best
communication is established between two persons that have lived
similar experiences. My intention, is to create a bullring,
an interactive space, that reproduces the essencial elements
that constitute my experience, in order that there, the space
turns into protagonist, as from his own personality and particular
Ruben Torres Llorca