Juan Sánchez. Murcia, 1987

One year painting in Germany and five months travelling and taking analogue photos in Mexico. An archive began. The paintings and photos I produced during this time made me aware of the existence of some primal shapes in my practice, which I named Autonomous Forms. Since then, I have been exploring how these shapes could behave related to the immediate context, the architecture and the object’s function. The results of this research can be visual echoes of power relations materialised as actions, videos and installations that work in the field of the essential functions of the pictorial.