It is a work by the Teroro artist Daniel Pérez and donated by the Mapfre Canarias Foundation that pays tribute to the work of health workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to its author, ‘A pulso’ represents a time line with a beginning that entails a twisting of forms (which represents March 2020) but that little by little progresses (with the arrival of vaccines) with a “cleaner” curve. ” until it begins “to see the light”.
“The sculpture rises towards the sky to remember the people who fought and who stayed on the road”, Daniel Pérez tells us.
Daniel Pérez Suárez (Gran Canaria 1987), began his artistic studies at the Gran Canaria School of Art and Design in 2003. Later, he moved to Valencia to continue his artistic education. A Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, and a Master’s Degree in Artistic Production from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, strengthen his training.
In his works, the representation of the human face is repeated: fragmented, diffuse and incomplete. The young artist offers an interpretation of some of his personal memories, allowing the viewer the opportunity to participate in the work and, letting himself be carried away by his imagination, complete volumes, shapes and textures with his personal imaginary; reinventing what does not exist, because it is not represented. Added to this approach is the intention of the author to propose a revaluation of the support, showing it at the same level as what it represents, making use of its poetics and its physicality.
Daniel Pérez currently combines teaching, giving classes on metal sculptural techniques at EASD Gran Canaria, with his personal sculptural production and participation in international sculpture events. Some of his works can be seen in Costa Rica, Poland, Turkey, Romania, Italy, Israel or Canada, among many other places.