performing arts

David Espinosa’s work is questioning the idea of performing through a research about theatrical limits, and manipulating the elements of the “stage equation”. Keeping a critical spirit, full of irony, about society and the art world, he tries in every creation to develop a formal game that surprises the audience and make him participant in the viewing of the piece, exposing crudely mechanisms and approaches of the work, away from tags, on the borders of the visual arts, the choreography, and the theatre of objects.

In recent shows where he has replaced the real body with the object (in most cases toys and decorative figures depicting bodies of people, animals or fantastic creatures) there is a great interest in the idea of play as an activity to connect humans to what is transcendental in a simple way. He tries to deepen more in this concept and to further explore the possibilities of objects as a performative element in A universal story (2018), Much ado about nothing (2014), and My great work (an ambitious project) (2012).