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In popular culture of ancient Greece it was a common belief that our dreams possessed the ability to see into the future. These dreams were considered messages from the gods, which connected people to divinities and the destinies of their lives. Aristotle remained skeptical to this belief however, as discussed in his work Parva Naturalia, and regarded dreams as mere coincidences. More than 2000 years later we continue to find similar common beliefs in the power and meaning of dreams. Why? Is there still a basic human need for superstition? And if so, how can one contemplate the value of superstitions in relation to deductive thinking and religious persuasions.

The title for the show «Prophecies of daydreaming» is inspired by the ancient belief in divinatory dreams and embodies the collaboration between the two artists- merging aspects of history, mythology, fairytales, symbolism, philosophy and poetry. In this exhibition Ivan Izquierdo and Anders Grønlien show newly created work in painting, sculpture, video and installation that revolve freely around the historical artistic representations of 12th century Muslim philosopher Averroes, born in Cordoba.

Through the work the artists connect to Michael Barry’s lecture The True Moor of Venice given at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in which he discussed the presence of Islamic influence in art and philosophy in 14th – 16th century Renaissance Italy. Barry identifies the Muslim philosopher Averroes as the middle figure of the painting known as «The 3 Philosophers» by Italian painter Giorgione. The paintings produced by Izquierdo and Grønlien for Prophecies of daydreaming have chosen to adapt this central piece of art history along side other historic representations of the philosopher.

A public sculpture found in Cordoba of a bearded man with a turban, a generic image as an artistic attempt to commemorate Averroes, signifies the local importance of philosophy. This sculpture makes the basis for a collaborative work between the 2 artists which uses the representation of Averroes, in its site-specificcontext of Cordoba, referencing the idea that philosophical thinking can flow in and out of cultural relevance and how philosophical ideas can be considered obsolete, erased by political force, history or censorship. The work, “Think, prey and do drugs” also makes references to psychedelic art and forms of drug induced higher consciousness, and how this in turn can relate to religious thinking or deductive philosophical reasoning. The artists also collaborate with another piece, “The Little Anarchist”, drawing inspiration from Greek sculpture, Islamic geometrical ornamentation, portraits of philosophers, religious symbols, and saints. Some of the sculpture on display, created to open a poetic interpretation for the audience, has been made using ancient techniques in collaboration with the advice and facilities of local ceramic artisans and bronze workers in Hinojosa del Duque and Granada.










The exhibtion will include a parralel program of activities, in and outside of CoMbo, where the central theme and the significance of Averroes will continue to be investigated.

About the artists:

Anders Grønlien is multidisciplinary artist born in 1979 in Norway. He received his master’s degree from the Academy of fine arts in Prague, Czech Republic in 2009. Since then he has shown work in galleries and institutions in the Czech Republic, Norway, France and Spain. Most recently he has been artist in residency at the Cité des arts in Paris, France. Anders is currently living in Cordoba, working to help construct and run daily operations at Combo, in collaboration with La Fragua artist residency. For more information please visit

Ivan Izquierdo was born in La Zubia, Granada, in 1983. He received his degree in fine arts in 2006 and is currently doing his PhD in Granada. His work has been exhibited in Ho Chi Minh City, Paris, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Nijmegen, Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia and Málaga. He has received several grants for artistic creation including the FPDV in Ho Chi Minh city (Vietnam), IFAA Project, Louvain la Neuve (Belgium), Centre D’art Contemporain pour Essaouira (Morocco), Inspirarte (Valencia), CRIDA, Palma de Mallorca. In March Ivan will be an artist in residence at Prague’s “Meet Factory” with support from the Spanish Embassy in Madrid. For more information please visit

Videoclip “LA PALISA” from the spanish band “PABLITO”

Pablito “La Palisa” from Pablito on Vimeo.

Pizzas rolling across the desert,  Hawaiian dolls leaving from guns , gunmen chewing gum , rolling polyhedron as dry bushes between a duel to the death , dream characters into a ” Saloon”  … All these images and many others are the last part of the video that I directed and animated .

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It is the  video for the band from Madrid ” PABLITO “ for his song, “LA PALISA “ that is part of his first album to be released in the first quarter of 2014 , under the title “Do not fear the markets. ”

The video is made ​​entirely with digital drawings on old photographs and film stills from ” western” classic, it is a free interpretation of some visual clichés intertwined with the history of the song’s lyrics .

Technically the clip is made with Photoshop and After effect.
I hope you like it and enjoy it as much as I did realizing it …

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RETURN OF VIETNAM I / Cu Chi Experience/ Moulin des Arts de Saint -Rémy, France

L’atelier Blanc is pleased to invite you to the Moulin des Arts de Saint -Rémy Friday, October 18 at 18h for the opening of this extraordinary exhibition . Discover the amazing creations and dive into the atmosphere recreates a home in Vietnam !
It awaits a buffet specially cooked for the occasion !
See you soon ,
Team L’atelier Blanc
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RETURN OF VIETNAM I / Cu Chi Experience

Sophie Bacquié / Itzio Barberena / Catherine Burki / Huong Dao /
Xavier de Kepper / Eric Gossec / Flora Kam / Ivan Izquierdo /
Lã Quy Tùng / Ngo Thuy Duyen / Gaëlle Vaillant
October 19 to December 22, 2013

> Opening: Friday , October 18 at 18h
in the presence of invited Vietnamese Quy Lã Tùng and artists Midi- Pyrenees, Sophie Bacquié , Xavier De Kepper artist Eric Gossec

After three months of residency at Vietnam , three artists from Midi- Pyrenees, Xavier de Kepper , Eric and Sophie Bacquié Gossec , have a return of the work at the Moulin des Arts they produced locally from Quy Lã Tùng , artist Vietnamese guest. Artist , architect and decorator of the biggest movie sets Vietnamese Quy Lã Tùng welcomed them in his unique workshop of 300 m2 located in the province of Cu Chi 30km from Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon. In a rich dynamic of exchange , other artists from France but also from Vietnam , Spain or Mexico shared and nurtured the artistic and human adventure. Thus, to discover in this exhibition the works of Itzio Barberena Catherine Burki , Dao Huong Flora Kam , Ivan Izquierdo , Ngo Thuy Duyen and Gaëlle Vaillant . Catherine Burki wrote: ” All participants of this residence tried by different attitudes and mediums to draw their inspiration for this extraordinary place . To each his gripping the world and the confrontation between self and other , requirements and finding a rhythm part. The purpose of the residence was to provoke questioning and its adaptation to other ways of being in the world. ”

In experiments exploration, trade in shares , this multidisciplinary exhibition ” Return of Vietnam I ”  This exposes the plural from 19 October to Mill Arts and show a different day in the month of White Workshop November. Both refunds , scénographiées by Lã Quy Tùng Eric Gossec and Xavier de Kepper come into resonance until December 22 to transcribe the stronger this tasty alchemy.

This adventure was created by the duo Xavier de Kepper and Lã Quy Tùng FPDV in collaboration with the Association , supported by the association White Workshop , supported by the French Institute and the Midi- Pyrenees.
This exhibition is organized in the framework of the Year of France – Vietnam Nam Phap Viet Nam 2013-2014.

Return of Vietnam

Return of Vietnam

Return of Vietnam

Return of Vietnam

Exhibition “Mitos y Verbos”

Next 24 May at 20 pm. will be inaugurated the exhibition “Myths and Verbs” in Malaga CIENFUEGOS space with artists Murdo Ortiz, Begoña García-Alen, José Manuel Luque Maldonado and Gonzalo López Rueda, see you there!



“Uroboros Xao Quá V – (Uroboros Mentiroso V)” Ivan Izquierdo 2013

“Uroboros Xao Quá IV – (Uroboros Mentiroso IV)” Ivan Izquierdo

“Ho Chi Minh (city nº 2)” from Ivan Izquierdo on Vimeo.

ESPACIO CIEN FUEGOS, Taller/Espacio de Creación

  • Pasaje Conde de Cienfuegos, Local 2, C.P 29012, Málaga
  • Tel: 951393625


Clip “La Palisa” of the spanish band “Pablito”

Clip of the song “La Palisa” , of the band from Madrid “Pablito”, and made from a selection of my animations of these last years…

Pablito – La palisa (FESTI MADTASTE) from Pablito on Vimeo.

Cõi vĩnh hằng I.I. (part 1 and 2)

cõi vĩnh hằng I.I. (part 1) from Ivan Izquierdo on Vimeo.

cõi vĩnh hằng I.I. (part 2) from Ivan Izquierdo on Vimeo.

Cõi vĩnh hằng I.I. (part 1 and 2)  “D.E.P. I.I. (primera parte)”
Cu Chì, Vietnam, 2012
Ivan Izquierdo

Nueva animación “Ho Chi Minh (city nºI)”

“Ho Chi Minh (city nºI)” from Ivan Izquierdo on Vimeo.

Septiembre 2012 en Cu Chí, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

Animación “Jeu de L’oie (insert coin)”

Jeu de l’oie (Insert Coin) from Ivan Izquierdo on Vimeo.

Septiembre en Cu Chí, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

Serigrafia “Pasolini llevaba razon” – “Taller de serigrafia Christian M. Walter”


Serigraph “Pasolini was right” for the collection “BBB Las Vegas” of “Silkscreen Workshop of Christian M. Walter“.

To which we made a print run of 125 copies of the work “Pasolini was right” made ​​from 4 colors gray and green, with the dimensions 25×17, 5 cm and will be sold for the modest price of 60 € the unit.

Interested contact: