Ball-Clay Biography

Eduardo Andaluz, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1946.

Luisa Arcos, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain, 1961.

SPANISH/ARGENTINE duo Ball-Clay produce ABSTRACT drawings, prints and mixed media pieces based on the human figure.

Andaluz and Arcos explore the human unconscious by referring to the body's gestures in images that suggest the irrational and absurd nature of human behaviour.

Ball-Clay's SOLO EXHIBITIONS include the following:

1999 - Canarian Institute of Hispanic Studies, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife.

1998 - Casa Llotja, Subasta de Christie's, Barcelona, Spain. - Galeria Groc Art, Barcelona. - "Internacional Print" Trienal en Kanagawa'98, Yokohama, Japan. - Ateneo de la Laguna, Tenerife.

1997 - Internationel Independente Exhibition of Prints" Kanagawa, Japan. - "International Miniature IV" Galeria Sulegaarden, Assens, Denmark. - Galeria Punto de Encuentro, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain. - Casa de la Cultura. "X Festival of the South" Aguimes, Gran Canaria.

1996 - "International Miniature III" Galeria Sulegaarden, Assens, Denmark. - "Arte para la Naturaleza" Galeria Punto de Encuentro, Arrecife, Lanzarote.

1995 - "Internacional Art Collective" Casa de la Cultura, Guernica, Spain. - Sala La Bolsa, Bilbao Town Hall, Bilbao, Spain. - Casa de la Cultura Santa Clara, Portugalete, Spain. - "Going North" Galeria Sulegaarden, Assens, Denmark.

1994 - Booth House Gallery, Huddersfield, U.K. - Galeria Antigafo, Agaete, Gran Canaria.

1993 - Centro Insular de Cultura (CIC), Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. - Galeria Magda Lazaro, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. - Galeria Lange Gasse, Basel, Switzerland.

The duo have participated in numerous COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS including:

1994 - "Members Only" Sala San Antonio Abad, Cabildo Insular de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas.

1993 - Abraham Baron Art Gallery, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel. - Casa Mane, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain.

1992 - Galeria Felix Rodriguez, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

1991>br> - Galeria Rath, Cologne, Germany. - "International Strikes" Art in Focus, New Jersey, U.S. - "Los Tres Tes en la Encrucijada" (?The Three T's at the Crossroads?) Centro Insular de Cultura (CIC), Las Palmas.


?The characters in our work shun individuality; their spirit is that of synthesis and unification in such a way that they become hybrid fusions of men and animals. These kinds of being abound in many so-called ?primitive? cultures, where they inhabit a symbolic plane between a magical place and reality. ?