Our residency artist for October, Spanish Alejandro Jaqs works with mixed media techniques, often including wood in his paintings. He also studies and develops different disciplines of engraving, combining techniques in order to obtain new results. Jaq’s work is born from the debate and the exchange between the action of randomness and the physical manipulation of human reasoning and its aesthetic, intuitive and communicative perception.
Jaqs majored in Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid. Painting and engraving allow him to immortalise fleeting stimuli as well as the unexpected and unpredictable compositions which are offered by the matter, nature and its indefinite forms. In this way his work rejects any premeditated construction. To a certain extent, all this procedure consists of finding something which before the search did not exist.
Jaqs is in residence at KulttuuriKauppila through a cooperation with THE HUG – platform for cultural cooperation, whose purpose is the creation of cultural cooperation networks between Spain and Finland.