FELIX VASQUEZ AGUILERA

Born 1984

“Drawing is a natural part of my work process. Drawing is a way for me to think. I problematise and test my ideas by drawing my way through them. It’s a way for me to visualise and identify what I think is interesting. By drawing, I am looking for the language for what I want an image to say.

I often work with a series, or with variations on different themes. Drawing then becomes a way to explore how a series of images could take shape. Because I work figuratively, I have to understand my figures and their contexts. I might start out with a storyboard, with simple stick figures that I move about. To create my images, I often arrange performative situations where live models become co-creators and can act within given frameworks. The visual material is created in a kind of joint effort. Then I continue to build on what arose out of that process.

In my art, I try to portray characters and relationships between people.” […]

Felix holds a degree from the Royal Institute of Art (Kungl. Konsthögskolan) in Stockholm (2013). He also studied at the Pernby School of Painting (Pernbys målarskola) in Stockholm.

Photo portrait: Felix Vasquez Aguilera

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Felix Vasquez Aguilera

Felix Vasquez Aguilera participates in the scholarship competition and exhibition with seven drawings created 2020.

1. Untitled, graphite on paper
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7. Untitled, graphite on paper

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THE SELECTION COMMITTEE'S MOTIVATION:
The multifaceted nature of relationships is at the center of Felix Vasques Aguila's carefully drawn suite of pictures. In a role-playing game, two male characters meet in situations of possible dependence, closeness, vulnerability, power and trust. A shifting and loaded series of images that raises questions about drawing as language and thought.

1. UNTITLED
Graphite on paper, 2020. Original size 56x42 cm.
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Graphite on paper, 2020. Original size 56x42 cm.
3. UNTITLED
Graphite on paper, 2020. Original size 50x39,5 cm.
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Graphite on paper, 2020. Original size 31x37 cm.
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Graphite on paper, 2020. Original size 22x29 cm.
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Graphite on paper, 2020. Original size 23x29,5 cm.
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Graphite on paper, 2020. Original size 23x16,7 cm.