The wall of ignorance

Graffiti

 

The Poet

Andrés Mirón

 

Made in God

Combo

 

What is strange

Juan Carlos Gumucio

 

Shangri-La

香格里拉 (Xianggelila)

 

Dibugrafias

This is not a story.

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Books

“¡Cogito, ergo we are all confused!”

From The Headless Man, Dibugrafías

Dibugrafías


Short story, Art
Libros.com, 2017
ISBN: 9788417023928

Singapore, New York, Beijing, Madrid and many other locations around the world are the inspiration for more than 50 stories, each a reply to a painterly inquiry.

The result is Dibugrafías, as clear an example as any of “writing on the move”, creating wherever, free from the shackles of “sitting down to write” and the setting for such enigmatic characters as the numbered woman, the headless man or Mister No.

José Felix Valdivieso, a graduate of Law, as well as East Asian Studies, has a passion for languages, from Yoruba to Japanese, along with Chinese. He is the Communications Director at IE Business School and the author of the 2010 book Cosas y murciélagos (Things and Bats), published by Incipit Editores.

Miguel Panadero is a multi-faceted artist, engaged in a lifelong quest through painting, illustration and sculpture. His art, a reflection of the human condition and our relationship with our environment, has featured in numerous one-man and collective exhibitions.

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“I’ve also heard that flight exceeds the wing,
in the same way that painting exceeds the hand”

From I’ve Heard it Said, Dibugrafías

Cosas y murciélagos


Short story
CYAN, 2010
ISBN: 9788481988215

The world is travelling at 01 speed, unable to keep up with its own narration. These Things and bats are a bridge, a way of holding onto the world, of approaching the words of these things and the bats that live in it. Things, bats, you and me, are all points and the connections between two points and the bridge we have to extend to know ourselves as “existed”.

The magic is in connecting, and for that magic not to be broken, we need to be alert to all inclemency, because when one least expects it, suddenly, along comes a shout and finishes everything off.

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“Surely, memory is one of the first steps toward death.
When he began to remember…”

From The flight, Dibugrafías

José Félix Valdivieso

1965, Bruselas

Ecuadorian father and Spanish mother (Canarian), giving him two nationalities, he defines himself as a Janissary (the product of parents of different nationalities). He studied Law at Madrid’s Complutense University, and Oriental Studies, specializing in China, at the Spanish capital’s Autónoma University, and holds an MBA from IE Business School; he also briefly strayed into London with the intention of studying an LLM at University College.

At present

Chief of Staff of IE University President´s Office