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Family Name: Teijo
Place of birth: Oza – A Coruña
Date of birth: 19/09/1971
Time on Fuerteventura: since 2003
or Teijo as he prefers to be called, is an unconventional artist.
According to himself, he is “difficult to understand but easy to
read”. Also the materials that he is using for his creations are
unconventional like, but not limited to: garbage, recycled materials,
organic material and crude oil. He makes oil paint, collages with
parts from hardboard from manifestations, textile, etc. In his total
freedom of mind he allows himself to combine old radios with parts of
mannequins and cow horns to make an original expression of a fetish.
Teijo, art represents the inner world of the artist. It contains at
the same time the promise of happiness and the evasion from the daily
cruelty. Therefore there are no limits to imagination and to the
means of expressing it. And,
as he states “you love my work or you hate it”. But it remains
his way of enjoying the expression of total freedom, imagination and
creativity. Each new creation is a surprise. However, constant
elements in his work are his tensions and fears, as well as
aggression, erotica, madness, confusion and beauty. “I may be mad,
chaotic, out of this world and with a lot of talent, but – as with
plants – you have to cherish it to keep it alive.
could conclude with the mainstream philosophy of Teijo himself: “To
create is something uncontrollable”.
Isn’t this quite similar to our life deep down…?