“THE COMMITTED ART”
It’s been a few years since I’ve met Angel. Since its inception, I have followed his work and I think not to be wrong if I call the work of Angel of social realism, or “COMMITTED ART”, nothing to do with another expression such as militant art. Previously, in this area, other artists such as Picasso, Boltansky. Georges, Grosz, Oto Dix, or currently Banksy or Ron Muek, among many, have used or used this way of expression. Committed art is an intellectual attitude in which the artist becomes aware of his or her belonging to society, renounces being a mere spectator and strives to serve society and the cause itself. “There’s no aesthetics without ethics”. Creation, in any field that is disconnected from the conflicts of society, makes us think that it follows a wrong path and that, in our times, art for art belongs to history. I think that nowadays, the artist becomes an element of reference and weight in social opinions, and ceases to be a partial witness. Personally, I think that the work that Ángel offers us has no limits in quality … There are many things that I admire about Angel, but the most important is his perseverance. Perseverance means willingness and intransigence with one and this obliges whoever practices it, to personal, emotional and intellectual sacrifices. Perseverance belongs to who is brave … But perseverance also means something else … “Falling is allowed, but getting up is an obligation”.