Jordi CANO

1 + 1 = 1, la puerta del tiempo

  • YEAR: 1991
    DIMENSIONS: 110 x 170 x 10 cm.
    TECHNICAL: mixed on wood
  • Perfume and time have in common the fact that their different parts are never present at the same moment There is a space of olfactive and emotional time which develops within an irreversible chronological order – selected by the person who creates it. The effluvium of perfume expands beyond the appearance we perceive when we smell it for the first time or only once If we smell it gradually over time, we can appreciate that the melodic phrase of a perfume is infinitely broader than each one of the perceptions it offers us.

  • Exhibitions

    - essències
    - essències3
    - esencias4
    - ikus usaina6
    - esencias9
  • mañana y anochecer

  • YEAR: 1995
    DIMENSIONS: 173 x 151 cm.
    TECHNICAL: mixed on canvas

    It is at sunrise when the fragrant flowers are gathered,when in leaving the night behind, wet with the dew, they half-open their corollas and with a little yawn
    exhale their delicate aromas before the sun
    does away with their perfume.


    ‘Now comes the time when,
    vibrating on its stem,
    each flower evaporates like a censer;
    Sounds and scents turn in the evening air;
    Melancholy waltz and langorous swoon.’

    Baudelaire, ‘Harmonie du soir’ (‘Evening Harmony’)

  • Exhibitions

    - esencias5