Black Hole

About the project:

In its quest for “progress”, humanity has progressively severed its links with nature. It has modified its environment and forgotten its origins. The knowledge that humans have acquired of their environment over the course of their evolution has been diluted over time. In this way, respect for nature has given way to the modification of nature in such a way that brick and concrete cities have replaced forests, generating a perfect simile of a black hole.

Holistic knowledge has been forgotten as human beings have become more and more inward-looking, failing to see beyond their own interests. The sense of community and the search for the collective good have given way to an exacerbated individualism and today we see how the interests of a few direct the lives of society as a whole. This in turn produces isolated, lonely individuals? Individuals who unconsciously perpetuate a society doomed to contemplate the extinction of both its natural environment and itself.

Black Hole opens a window into that society. This illustration shows us an infinite, almost oppressive city, which drags inwards everything that looks at it, including the spectator. A city in which surrealist scenes are interspersed with isolated individuals. Where mythological beings observe in the distance this city that engulfs itself.

On a technical level, Black Hole is a geometric exercise in which a golden spiral is combined with a vanishing point. This generates a marked depth that reinforces the idea of a well, or black hole, to which this society is heading.

This work is currently part of the public collection of Maia’s City Council, Maia (Portugal).


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