The solo exhibition Topological Body. My Others and My Selves, presents a selection of artworks between 2005-2010 during which José Salinas was living in New York. The exhibited artworks depict the constant socio-physiological and topological transformation that our bodies suffer depending on the type of the experienced interaction; offering us his personal perception of the human being through portraits and its deformed, where the animal and human emerge. In the gallery rooms we find the vertical surfaces dominated by hi-definition cibachromes that absorb our attention. Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, José Salinas addresses the limitations of the human body in the euclidean space and works the body as a topological space in a multidimensional system. The exhibited bodies are dialoguing and listening isolated or in couple. Between them we can perceive a tense and contained, sensible and absorbed, fragile and intimate relationship. The bodies attract us, decoding details within their surfaces as we approach them. The surface of the bodies is formed by continuous and discontinuous elements. It is José Salinas’s reflection about the bodies’ affection by buildings facades and urban spaces that environs our body.
José Salinas explores the relationship between the body and its urban context. Behind the work of José Salinas there is the mission of bringing to light the dark and intimate relationship between Architecture, the body and its individual intimacy. José Salinas understands the body as an environment, space and energy that is in constant change and transformation for adapting to the medium that environs it. The body is always processing and assimilating situations of maximum topological fluctuation, forcing it to generate moments of maximum equilibrium. The topological body is continuously under stresses decomposing and reconfiguring its topological and physiological condition.