There are ideas, concepts, places or objects that are fixed defined in our mind in order to be easily recognized. How should be a glass to be recognized and defined as glass, how should be a hug to be recognized as hug or how should be an store to be recognized as store. But when we move, add or remove pieces that conform a definition in our minds then we are in a dilemma of recognition. We are almost not quite sure if it is or not, even that confusion makes us sad, angry or happy. We are curious of that material or immaterial thing that is between in our confidence and our insecurity. The place where that emptiness live to create a new something is what brings purpose of my work: The Gray Area.

In many cases and in our first view, things in Gray Areas does not looks like it has a practical use or with a form or with sense. Simply they born and be, because if they born is because they has a purpose. Finding out that purposes is one my interests and goals of my research. But I could speculate that one of them is to help society be more conscious of himself, it is their reflexion as in a mirror. Making an analogy of what those gray areas are, they are like crazy people walking and living in the street, going nowhere, we see them as something that does not fit in the landscape of our neighbourhood and in our normal behavior. Sometimes we try to fix or help them giving them a coin or calling some organization to offer them help.

Thinking in the gray areas and the art world, I could dare to ask: How should be a drawing to be barely recognized as drawing?, how many people has to say “yes, this is a drawing” that the others will said “of course this is a drawing” or maybe is the one who should said “this is a drawing” like an “important curator” or “important museum”?. Apparently out of the box recognition is also political, needs the backup of “important people” and/or the support of the masses. But also fixed mechanisms are part of the art world like the art market and then we see that art world is not so flexible as we think. So when we move the art market to a gray area what would happen? For example to leave the prices of the art works and their speculation mechanism to a democratic process.

Bringing “gray area things and mechanisms” into the daily life of the people is a political process. Gray areas are produced by the society itself and this is the reason why most of my works are participative or placed in semi public spaces. Bringing acceptance (or votes) of those is a way to expand the comfort zone of the society we live in order to improve it.