Díaz Ceballos, Beatriz

“It was one of those days when the wind wants to talk”
Ramón Gómez de la Serna

Should I manage to retain a memory, manage to keep it with me forever, even if these very hands have changed it, even if they have changed its essence by adding unreal Suances to the real experience, even if the trae story becomes something new inside me, allof it will little by little de zapping my own biography, what I have been and what I am to became.
Beatriz Díaz Ceballos

From the moment we are born, or perhaps even from the momentwe are conceived, our memory records everything that goes into making our biography (a person´s life story).

Every human being has a unique story composed by all of his or her experiences.

The goal of Beatriz Diaz´s work is to examine the concepto f memory, that is, the power used by the soul for Retailing and recalling the past.

As seen in her previous work, which focuses on the creative process by using “the pencil” as a transmitter of ideas, these more recent creations go futher by returning to the concepto f humanness. This time, hands are the element cosen for Refining the life story, each individual´s biography.

The philosopher Anaxagoras said that the hands are the attribute that made human beings into the most intelligent of all animals, and attribute that perhaps even manages to be assimilated into the soul for being the instrument of all instruments.

In the Upper Palaeolothic humans first Leith their marks. Representations of hands in silhouette and in positive space are the first signs of human identity in prehistoric art.

Hands define each person´s individuality. Female hands like Beatriz Díaz´s, small, unlike anyone else´s, skiful and careful, delicate but Sorong, which have life and continue gaining experience, are used here us a model for representing the idea of Biographies.

Some artists have based their work on the representation of hands. All of Chillida´s work originated in Studies of his own hands. Chillida´s conceptual interest in hands ítems from the idea that humans are unique in their transformational and creative nature not Orly because of their capacity for using hands as a tool of extraordinary accuracy, but also for being a body part so closely intimately connected to the intellect.

“The hand is the Essentials organ of culture and the initiator of humanization”-Ernest Fischer-The Neccesity of Art.

We communicate with the World through our hands. Hands Express our different emocional states and bear witness to the relationship between the hand and the mind.

With our hands we are able to take and receive, Couch, feel, create, paint, Guild, caress, write…

In addition to hands, Beatriz Díaz incorporates another fundamental element into her work: “letters”.

While hands define everyone´s individuality, their age, sex, size, and colour, letters, on the other hand, are a common element in that they allow us to relate to others through language.

Words make humans. By using words we can Express a multitude of ideas, thoughts, feelings…this is the power of words.

The union of those two elements, of hands and letters, is the pivota round which the idea for this exhibition revolses.

The hands lend it human value –They indicate the presence of a person- and the letters evoke the concepto f storytelling, the narration of events.

As we look over the exhibit, we´ll Discovery stories that Beatriz Díaz has turned into visual messages, full of magic and poetry.

We see hands with letters slipping through their fingers, the letters as experiences we have lived through.

Other hands grasping onto words, reluctante to forget what they have gone through.

And still, others, eagerly seeking out new sensations.

We also see hands scratching walls, trying to reveal what is hidden or concealed, or those things we would rather not remenber for the pain they cause.

These pieces contain books representing what has already been experienced, what has been griten, what is going into our biography. The memory of what is read_what is lived. Buckets filled with letters point to the idea of memory; the accumulation of remembrances. They are the memories that Beatriz Díaz has been hoarding away.

Lastly, we see creations in which the letters do not appear in any order, dancing freely in anticipation of composing words, words transmitting new experiences, which will little by little became the present, and will then pass into what has been lived. Some will fill our soul with pleasurable sensations; others however will produce sad feelings, since that is what life is like, though all those words will go into making us the peolple that we are.

We should value the power of words and the language we speak with our hands, which allow us to communicate with those of our kind, so that our hands and our words will improbé our surroundings.
Amparo Puig


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