Proyecto Eolo (Eolo Project) is an associative endeavor alongside my colleague Álvaro Borobio, Spanish painter and architect (www.alvaroborobio.com), that was born from both our friendship and related artistic and conceptual ideas and concerns, as well as the desire to get involved in a collaborative venture of greater dimensions and scope, joining forces in order to develop something beyond our own capabilities and individual styles.
Thus, focusing on our mutual fascination with nature and its endless manifestations, in March 2015 we embarked on this new creative adventure, which contemplates the wind as protagonist. Proyecto Eolo arises within the context of Land Art, in which artworks are created in nature, using natural materials and integrating both physical and conceptual elements from the landscape into the final result.
The mysterious forces of the wind make it a fascinating medium: you can feel it but not see it, you can touch it but not possess it... It’s uncontrollable, unlimited and unpredictable; a very powerful wild energy whose presence keeps our planet moving.
Its interesting personality, extremely multifaceted and temperamental, makes it an extremely versatile and rich element as a means of exploration. On the one hand, wind is life, as it happens with aerial pollination; in this sense it’s also a transportation means, a potential "messenger"... It is also a fully-fledged creator, since it’s a powerful agent of erosion and sedimentation (it is the "sculptor" of nature par excellence). In addition, it constitutes one of the main sources of clean natural energy of the world (wind power). On the other hand, in its darkest sense, the wind is an immensely destructive agent, as is the case when it takes the form of tornadoes or hurricanes. For all this and more, it also symbolizes freedom, in its most literal and allegorical sense.
In Proyecto Eolo we paint with the wind and favour that it’s the strength of this main member that acts as interlocutor and merger agent of our individual styles and personalities. Eolo is the star, the true architect of all the resulting work; Álvaro and I are mere facilitators of its immense creative capacity, its channelers.