Frontex

Artist
Jordi Prenafeta

Exhibition
Art de frontera

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Description of the work

Frontex graphic work by the artist Jordi Prenafeta.

Print size: 42 x 32 x 3 cm. Digital printing on artisan paper. Year: 2021. Espai Cavallers Gallery.

 

Art de frontera is the first solo exhibition of Lleida artist and writer Jordi Prenafeta, who, through visual poetry, verses, music, installation and video, proposes a multifaceted reflection on political, physical borders and minds that imprison us.

It is a graphic series of visual poems about the border drama, in which, through typography and digital collage, I explore the subversive semantic possibilities of the concatenation of the characters of the cross and the stripe as an iconic and conventional representation of political borders in the maps, with the purpose of offering a playful and transcendent reflection on the absurd limitations and contradictions inherent in every physical or mental border.

Border is a term that designates a term, that is, a word that designates a limit, an imaginary line where something supposedly ends. But things are never finished as easily as by drawing a line across them.

In reality, the opposite is true: a border is always the place where something begins. And it starts not from the limit beyond or beyond, but at the limit itself. Because every limit is a challenge to overcome, and every border is an invitation to cross it.

 

For more information on the work Frontex by the artist Jordi Prenafeta, at Espai Cavallers.

Artist biography

Jordi Prenafeta

Jordi Prenafeta, of origin and residence in Lleida. Espai Cavallers Gallery.

 

Catalan philology. UDL

Theory of literature and comparative literature. UAB

Artist and poet.

 

He belongs to the generation of poets who gave us their debut by reciting at the L’Horiginal bar in Barcelona, ​​where his first show ´Poeta i pelacanyes.´ was born.

You will find him reciting on stages but also in squares and streets, in small festivals but also bars, folk houses, vindictive events, social events, art exhibitions and cultural activities.

In 2014 I won the Poetry Slam of Lleida several times and in 2019 he won the award for the best original poem at the 1st Poetic Recitation Award of the Segrià (others will remember me for the poem “Dictatorship”). All in all, about fifteen anthologies of poetry and narrative collect texts and musicians of the stature of David Esterri, Jordi Viladomat and Sissa Viva with whom he has set poems to music.

 

Visual work: collages, photography and, above all, visual poetry. He has participated with photos and visual poems in some collective exhibitions, and has collaborated with graphic and literary work in various magazines, newspapers and publications.

 

For more information on the artist Jordi Prenafeta, at Galeria Espai Cavallers.

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