Horizontes, David Cata sews changes on his hands

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12 February 2019

In the Horizontes series, Spanish artist David Cata uses his hands as pages of a diary, sewing memories and changes into his skin.

Over the centuries, art has evolved from stone to wood, from paper to city walls. Over time, each surface has proved to be suitable for hosting works of art. In the series entitled Horizontes, the Spanish artist David Cata transforms his hands into a canvas, stitching on his palms memories of a distant past, changes, but also the uncertainty enclosed in the future. 

By passing the needle and thread under his skin, he gives shape to a piano, a lighthouse and a mountain and superimposes them on the landscape, thus changing reality. 

This is a photographic project, but it is also an artistic installation, and the most important part is not the final result, but the artistic gesture, which David never forgets to film. 

We can venture and say that it could also be a modern, different and fascinating form of tattoo, in the end the skin of the artist becomes his personal diary, like that of those who get tattooed. 


david cata horizontes | Collater.al
david cata horizontes | Collater.al
david cata horizontes | Collater.al
david cata horizontes | Collater.al
david cata horizontes | Collater.al
david cata horizontes | Collater.al
david cata horizontes | Collater.al

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