Disillusion is an art project in the form of a board game. Its main characteristic is that, the more you play it, the less you want to play it, leading to a more than likely abandonment of the game. I feel especially interested in the notion of game as...

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David Maroto is a Spanish artist based in The Netherlands. His work has been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions: S.M.A.K. (Ghent, Belgium), ECAT (Toledo, Spain), EFA Project Space (NYC), Tina B Festival (Prague), TENT. (Rotterdam), W139 (Amsterdam). His wide-ranging practice has led him to exhibit his work on psychoanalysis at the Freud Dreams Museum in St Petersburg, whereas his 8-year project to create a board game lead to the inclusion of his project Disillusion at the Internationale Spieltage in 2006 (Essen, Germany) and other game fairs worldwide. Recently he spent a ...

About me

David Maroto is a Spanish artist based in The Netherlands. His work has been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions: S.M.A.K. (Ghent, Belgium), ECAT (Toledo, Spain), EFA Project Space (NYC), Tina B Festival (Prague), TENT. (Rotterdam), W139 (Amsterdam). His wide-ranging practice has led him to exhibit his work on psychoanalysis at the Freud Dreams Museum in St Petersburg, whereas his 8-year project to create a board game lead to the inclusion of his project Disillusion at the Internationale Spieltage in 2006 (Essen, Germany) and other game fairs worldwide. Recently he spent a six-month residency in ISCP New York. He also organized a book launch of his art project-novel Illusion in 601artspace (NYC), with a panel discussion on artist novels. Currently, he is participating in a group exhibition in Center for Book Arts (NYC), and preparing a solo show in Gallery Sign (Groningen, The Netherlands), a contribution to a group exhibition in Extra City (Antwerp, Belgium) and a MFA in Dutch Art Institute.
From the very beginning of his art practice he decided to frame it in the structure of four circles. It had a marked and clear beginning and it will have a marked and clear end, like a narrative. Once he has fulfilled those four circles he will have finished his work and consequently he will abandon art practice. Each of these circles is a well-defined project, autonomous from the others. Yet they all share commonalities that establish points of contact among them. The idea is that every of my works can always be related to other works in a wider context, which in turn can be considered an independent piece as well. As such, each circle has its own title: First Circle: Illusion, Second Circle: Disillusion, Third Circle: Truth, Fourth Circle: Death.

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