The act of looking causes an excited perplexity in me. I can’t get used to anything that I see, and so nothing bores me and nothing entirely convinces me. The manifestation of the visible is renewed every instant, although the appearances and our natural tendency to safety and protection lead us to think that we have found a valid, everlasting formula to interpret the world. It seems that this formula – normally dressed as culture – is determined to be a sort of armour-plating against something that we are fascinated by and that we fear: change, uncertainty, the unknown, the future. That culture we are immersed in operates as an armour suit, as sunglasses, boots, a compass, air-conditioning apparatus or an umbrella and ends up preferring to be a prosthesis that protects us from the rough weather of life’s meaninglessness.
-- Paco Pomet(Granada, Spain, 1970) lives and works in his hometown. Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Granada in 1993, he completed studies at the School of Visual Arts (New York, USA, 2004). He has enjoyed several scholarships abroad: Academy of Spain in Rome (1999-2000), Fortuny Scholarship (Venice, Italy, 2000), College of Spain (Paris, France, 2004). In 2010 he received the "Excellent Work Price" at the Beijing Bienniale (China, 2010). In 2015 he took part in DISMALAND, Bemusement Park, the exhibition organized by Banksy in Weston-Super-Mare (United Kingdom), where he exhibited his work with Banksy, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and David Shrigley among other artists. Between the end of 2015 and March 2016, his work was the subject of the first retrospective of his work in an American museum: The Baker Museum, Naples (Florida). He currently works with the galleries My Name's Lolita Art (Madrid), Richard Heller Gallery (Santa Mónica, USA), Robischon Gallery (Denver, USA) and Galleri Benoni (Copenhagen, Denmark). He has participated in the following art fairs: The Armory Show, Expo Chicago, Miami Project, Pulse New York, Scope New York USA), Scope Basel (Switzerland), Art Brussels (Belgium), ARCO, Estampa Contemporary, Drawing Room (Spain), Art Herning and Enter Art Fair (Denmark). His works can be found in several public and private collections such as Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Coleccion SOLO, IVAM Valencia Institute of Modern Art, Santander Art Museum, (Spain); Spanish Academy in Rome, Luciano Benetton Collection (Italy); Hall Art Foundation, The Patchett Collection, (US).