David Espinosa (Elche, 1976)
Bachelor of acting by E.S.A.D. Valencia in 1998. Since 1994 studying Contemporary Dance, Improvisation, CI and Capoeira in Valencia, Brussels and Barcelona. After performing with different dance and theatre companies, in 2006 creates with Africa Navarro El Local Espacio de Creación, a private structure based in Barcelona to develop their own creative projects. Their works have been presented worldwide in international venues and festivals; Theater der Dinge Berlin, Mime Festival-Tate Modern London, Festival Otoño a Primavera Madrid, Biennal de Venezia to name a few.
ABOUT THE WORK
David Espinosa’s work questions the idea of performing through a research on theatrical limits, and through the manipulation of the elements in the “stage equation”.
Keeping a critical spirit, full of irony, about society and the art world, he tries to develop a formal game that surprises the audience and makes himself spectator of the piece, exposing crudely mechanisms and approaches of the work, away from tags, always in the middle of visual art, dance and theatre.
He tries to get deeper in this concept and to further explore the possibilities of objects as a performative element in A universal story (2018), Much ado about nothing (2014), and My great work (an ambitious project) (2012).
Interested more and more in the creation of meaning through the relationship between form, light and sound, he has delved into the performing concept proposing devices that through precarious methods and “low tech” generate sophisticated effects loaded with theatricality. The Triptych (2017), La triste figura (2015) and Hekinah Degul (2013) are performing sculptures coming from this idea.