I feel a deep respect for nature but I like cities at the same time. These two feelings do not contradict themselves since both places are the human habitat. The former was already here when we arrived whereas the latter has been our contribution to that large existing work.
The city, the community, the house, the home, the society that conforms everything to learn to live sharing and in connection. This is all what city represents.
When I started observing unfinished works of large buildings, spread all over the territory, some of them in the middle of nowhere, I started to feel how something was collapsing, without really knowing what it was at the beginning.
Later on, as I was exploring each of them, I realized what they meant to me: the fury, the excess, the chaos that, at certain moments, seize humans with the unique ambition of becoming the lord of the world. That construction which means destruction.
The destruction of our environment, the nature with all of its content, and the destruction of ourselves as the devastation that arises from the ruins of all these buildings. How many wasted lives, how many broken dreams and how many projects destroyed!
In each of these unfinished ruins, we can still find the smell of many hypothec futures whose lines were drawn but never become realized. This is what I wanted to capture in this project, in each photograph, and make the human heart, our heart, feel this excess and mayhem, and the affliction for the loss of so many future lives. At least this is what mine feels every time my eyes fall on them.
Born in Madrid in 1976. Studied Telecommunication Engineering and specialized in Image Processing and Computer Vision. This constant link with images and visual information makes him explore photography as a vehicle to express ideas and stories.
His work focuses on the human action and the transformation of the landscape as a consequence of it.
© text and pictures by Marcos Avilés