Shaping and Reshaping

The development of mind and brain in relation to our senses is of central importance to human evolution. In my research I explore the cognitive and communicative qualities of our bodies and their importance to this. The high degree of neural attention that converges into our hands points to the significance they have in this process.
My artworks show a material bond between human bodies and earthy matter. Bronze and clay suggest the continuous biological changes produced in nature as well as the development of human cognitive capacities through the use of hands. The study of the materiality of objects and their connections to the human body has a double aim, to see on the one hand how the habitat shaped individuals, and on the other hand how human interaction with the world triggered the remarkable evolution of their kind.

Javier Torras

Javier Torras

Javier Torras Casas (b.1990) lives and works between London and Barcelona. He studied Art History in Barcelona and Rome while working as an artist. He did a masters degree in painting at UAL, Wimbledon College and he has had some recent exhibitions in London at the Cookhouse Gallery and Charlie Smith London.
Javier Torras

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