Once Upon an Artist is a documentary series that narrates the experiences of the artists from a philosophical and poetic view. Each chapter is an interpretation of their work from a different approach. We use the tool of visual metaphor to redraw what our artists tell about their work. All during their work’s process.

In Chapter One, the sculptor Rubén Fuentes Fuertes tells us how hard was to create a 1’5 meter sculpture made of compact quartz. We follow him throughout his inspirational journey.

“For a sculptor the material is anything that can be used to generate an object. It may be light, vacuum…
Every idea needs a material and each material is a path with different landscapes.
I start working at 7… until I drop.
Working alone is hard, if you don’t enjoy what you do, you may look for another job
Experience is circular, what you learn at first always comes back, and once you complete the circle, you fill the bag of new techniques.
When an idea is born inside my head, it is in darkness, nobody can see it. Then I transfer it to a paper, I bring it to light, what lets me show it and see other’s reactions.
Materials are the thread where ideas are created.
All materials are noble but some of them give different sensations.
Some colors are chosen for an emotional affinity.
This piece has been designed to be touched.
For me, sculpture today can be a way of communicating, a passion, and my way of life
to create is to live, in an intense way. Maybe we’re all creators… Even unconsciously”

HEAD is an art piece by COMPAC & Rubén Fuentes Fuertes
COMPAC: compac.es
Rubén Fuentes Fuertes: fuentesfuertes.es

Concept & Direction by Marc Guardiola and Pepe Ábalos
Cinematography by Marc Guardiola
Production Design by Nadia Montero
Music by Papu Sebastián
Sound Design by Pepe Ábalos
Visual Effects by Marc Guardiola

Shot on Sony FS700 + Odyssey 7Q Plus + Zeiss Lenses

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