Arturo Comas was born in 1982 in Seville (Spain). He is one of the young artists who has experienced the greatest growth in the Spanish national scene. With a work based on the concept of the absurd, his images offer us scenes of impossible situations where humour makes its way through the illogical composition of the elements that appear in his works, making the quotidian an exceptional environment for discovery. His work investigates the possibility of the impossible and the demonstration that coexistence with contradiction can be stimulating and viable.
The artist makes the banal a powerful weapon of critical thought: the paradox lies in the delirium of his constructions, in the contradiction of putting ourselves before them and in the achievement of creating in the spectator the restlessness and curiosity. What is useless, therefore, is a materialised utopia, a challenge to common sense, a show structured from the precision and intentionality of the object being strictly useless; and that is why his work is a lesson in the honesty of the absurd.
In his contribution to Confinement Archive he offers us a series of photographs taken inside his home during the confinement period. The artist shows us his daily space as a stage for creation, showing us that reason can be overvalued. And the fact is that the useless device is never erroneous because nothing is expected of it, so that everything it causes will be considered a virtue, like the smile, a generous gift and so necessary in these times.