with the contribution of Oficina Cultural de la Embajada de España
Between the real and the imaginary a vast territory opens up, once any faith in a stable, objective reality in our time is abandoned. This project seeks to transcend any particular physical space and to recreate a fictional territory defined by abstract boundaries. Jiménez´s work has always been based on the intuition that what we call reality conceals a network of complex relationships beyond rational thought. His purpose is to metaphorically recreate this secret network of connections through a universe of images rich with hidden clues.
In Aura, the deeper meaning of events is found outside narrative time and space, more closely approaching the sudden spark of the poetic, provoking the dissolution of literal references and inviting the viewer to construct a new syntax. To this end, Jiménez plays with the limits of perception, seeking a hypnotic effect, and a precise degree of ambiguity that promotes mutations of meaning, a sort of alchemical transformation. Verging on the edge of abstraction, Jiménez gradually eliminated as many elements as possible, leaving only what is essential and generating an always present ambiguity which makes us wonder whether we’re seeing or imagining.
One of the fundamental aspects of the project is the resonance among the images themselves, especially the alliance between pairs of pictures which, more that comprising a diptych, give rise to a new image produced by the integrated sum of their parts. These encounters generates a spark, when the contact between two fragments of reality end up forming in some cases a single image, composed of diverse parts whose sum total seems impossible, however truthful from an oneiric point of view.