Jesu Moratiel

MULTI DISCIPLINARY

Jesu Moratiel was born in A Coruña in 1993, he graduated in Fine Arts from the Complutense University, with honors in his Final Degree project. He currently works and resides in Madrid.His work moves in multidisciplinary and addresses from installation and sculpture to photocollage, painting and 3D animation. His eclecticism deepens the intrinsic characteristics of the materials and media in which he works: from the conservationist and insulating nature of the resin, as time capsules, contrasting its transparency and brightness to its relic character, as well as the chromatic density of detergents and everyday products based on their volume and liquidity. As for the digital work, he is interested in its fully artificial character, usually ephemeral in that it is lost in the archeology of the network, and in the flatness of the pixel and the LED screen.The thematic bulk of his work revolves around four fundamental pillars: life (and as a consequence, death), sex as the original phenomenon of life, the influence of science and technology in contemporary society as well as the configuration of social relations. Moratiel drinks from the artistic and anthropological record of universal cultures, their myths and beliefs, to configure a reflexive network of allegories to the origins of human concerns. All of them, proposed from a very personal point of view, marked by traumatic experiences in an easy childhood, such as the double separation of their parents and the premature death of their then girlfriend Carlota.Thus, one could speak of his practical and theoretical work as a stratification of concepts that are entering the reflection on the consequences of scientific, historical, technological and social influence in that entelechy that is Human. For example, in some of its amber pieces thousands of dead bees participate as a result of pesticides and global warming. Far from being limited to the environmental problem that characterises our era – and in particular the catastrophe of bees -, it shares with Aristotle, Hume or Manderville the metaphor between apicultural and human societies to delve into concepts such as the loss of identity and the individuality in favour of a mass report, the situational “hornet” in which we live or the dissolution of geopolitical borders. In addition, with these “encapsulated” in resin, it deepens both theoretically and practically on the exercise of the conservation of organic matter, (with all the biological interest that it may entail), a scientific practice but on many occasions (and this it is not a very different one) with what Mircea Elíade would identify as the religious interest of transcendence of the flesh. Not surprisingly, Jesu attached with these works a document by which authorises the international scientific community to use them under any circumstance of need for research purposes, whether biological, chemical, technological …All this, which he calls the science fiction of contemporary art, is configured under a series of aesthetic guidelines that have their origin in his interest in nature and science, finding in his method a way to formally structure his work, which It is characterised by series organisation, and by repetition and classification. His work can be seen in several private collections and foundations such as La Gaceta de Salamanca or the Caja Duero Foundation, and he has worked with galleries such as Cerquone Projects (Madrid and Caracas), LA Studio (Madrid), or Gallery Red (Mallorca).
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A Geopolitical Truth , 2019

Dead bees because of climate change, transparent polyester resin, pigment, methacrylate, stainless steel. 163 x 230 x 10 cm The artist highlights the harsh reality that these hymenoptera insects suffer, the basis of the trophic chain for their role as angiosperm pollinating agents. It is estimated that 70% of the food crops we consume are pollinated by them, as well as the active ingredients of many medicines.
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When empires fall down , 2015-2019

SD memory stick, Wikipedia file, transparent polyester resin, pigment 20 x 10 x 10 cm 8+2 AP
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The origin of a thought , 2018

Dead bees because of climate change, flower, transparent polyester resin, pigment, stainless steel 150 x 99 cm
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Destino , 2019

Chicken foetus, transparent polyester resin, pigment, methacrylate, steel 45 x 85 x 5 cm
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Chronicles of a massacre: hunger, war, plagues, deicide (or the death of hope) , 2018

Dead bees, transparent polyester resin, pigment, methacrylate, lacquered steel Variable measures (70 x42 cm each)
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One hundred years of solitude , 2016

One hundred chicken fetuses, transparent polyester resin, pigment, LED light stainless steel, glass. 100 x 100 cm
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A violent scene in which nothing will ever happen , 2018

Lizard, dead bees, grapes, scalpels, carnivorous plants, mouse fetus, transparent polyester resin, methacrylate, stainless steel. 61 x 100 cm
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A Bigmac of bees displayed in a golden triangle , 2018

Dead bees because of climate change, transparent polyester resin, pigment, methacrylate, stainless steel 200 x 124 x 4 cm
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Un Lunar en el Sol , 2018

Dead bees because of climate change, transparent polyester resin, pigment, methacrylate, stainless steel. 100 x 61,8 x 4 cm
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Jesu Moratiel

A Geopolitical Truth

2019

Dead bees because of climate change, transparent polyester resin, pigment, methacrylate, stainless steel.

163 x 230 x 10 cm

The artist highlights the harsh reality that these hymenoptera insects suffer, the basis of the trophic chain for their role as angiosperm pollinating agents. It is estimated that 70% of the food crops we consume are pollinated by them, as well as the active ingredients of many medicines.

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Jesu Moratiel

When empires fall down

2015-2019

SD memory stick, Wikipedia file, transparent polyester resin, pigment

20 x 10 x 10 cm

8+2 AP

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Jesu Moratiel

The origin of a thought

2018

Dead bees because of climate change, flower, transparent polyester resin, pigment, stainless steel

150 x 99 cm

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Jesu Moratiel

Destino

2019

Chicken foetus, transparent polyester resin, pigment, methacrylate, steel

45 x 85 x 5 cm

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Jesu Moratiel

Chronicles of a massacre: hunger, war, plagues, deicide (or the death of hope)

2018

Dead bees, transparent polyester resin, pigment, methacrylate, lacquered steel

Variable measures (70 x42 cm each)

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Jesu Moratiel

One hundred years of solitude

2016

One hundred chicken fetuses, transparent polyester resin, pigment, LED light stainless steel, glass.

100 x 100 cm

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Jesu Moratiel

A violent scene in which nothing will ever happen

2018

Lizard, dead bees, grapes, scalpels, carnivorous plants, mouse fetus, transparent polyester resin, methacrylate, stainless steel.

61 x 100 cm

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Jesu Moratiel

A Bigmac of bees displayed in a golden triangle

2018

Dead bees because of climate change, transparent polyester resin, pigment, methacrylate, stainless steel

200 x 124 x 4 cm

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Jesu Moratiel

Un Lunar en el Sol

2018

Dead bees because of climate change, transparent polyester resin, pigment, methacrylate, stainless steel.

100 x 61,8 x 4 cm

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