Alfajar: Bahía toro
In this new exhibition by Alfajar, entitled “Bahía toro”, we will see the balance between the void and the container, between the human being and nature. Large pieces, with a rustic appearance and colours, but full of life, delicacy, strength and details. The image of the bull stands out in the decoration, so important in Mediterranean cultures as a symbol of fecundating power, of vital propagation. It is also related to the mythical figure of the Minotaur, to the Egyptian bull Apis, to the bullfighting dances of ancient Crete and to the cult of Mithras. These attributes, which permeate our cultural heritage, are part of the inspiration for these new pieces.
The irregularity of the handmade pieces is a reflection of life and nature: although similar, every being is different, it has its character, moving us away from cold and inexpressive perfection. Thus, each piece is unique, having been created from basic elements, transformed by hand and finished by the sometimes capricious action of fire.