Uses of Gold
Urban interventions, Mexico-Paris, 2007-2015


Things acquire value as soon as you look at them. The fact of painting them in gold reveals their beauty. Their details normally out of attention become casi ostentatious and gold gives them a new place.

By looking at something, we make it exist, we give it a new place in our frame of reference. Suddenly the wrecked car, the cracks or the shapes in the concrete appear clearly and we can consider their inevitable beauty, produced by their mere existence.