El Torrejó hosts the presentation of the book ‘366/2020’ which summarizes in 366 drawings a year marked by the pandemic
The footprint of Tito Pérez Mora remains on Paseo de Levante
El Nadador, a mural of more than twenty meters, made by the architect and artist from Benidorm, Tiro Pérez Mora, contemplates the onslaught of the sea from Paseo de Levante, in front of the Municipal Building of El Torrejó. Last night, the author presented the mayor, Toni Pérez, the Councilor for Historical Heritage, Ana Pellicer, a representation of the municipal corporation and those who approached the event, this new iconic figure that is incorporated into the extensive catalog of urban art present in the city.
Then, on the terrace of El Torrejó, and following the protocols established by the health authorities, the versatile creator also presented the first edition of his book '366/2020', the collection of drawings that he has made throughout the year with his left hand, day by day.
Ana Pellicer was in charge of introducing the author. After detailing the extensive curriculum of the author, an international reference in the fields of architecture, design and training, she pointed out that the people from Benidorm "can feel more proud because Benidorm is the birthplace of artists." The councillor also reflected on the "shared pride" throughout the city when one of her sons or daughters is in the news for highlighting as Tito Pérez does.
Next, the author defined his book as "a very special, intimate and intense project" and justified the use of drawing because in this case "the word is not enough", emphasizing that he, as he knows best how to communicate, is through the line, pencils and paper. That is why he always carries a notebook with him.
Pérez Mora clarified that the book began to be drawn on the first day of 2020, in Paris. It ended on December 31st. in Madrid. Without foreseeing that the year would be marked by the pandemic. The author pointed out that he was looking for a “different” drawing. So he decided to "learn to draw" with his left hand. Less polished sketches, compositions in which what "before was a mistake" remained and "was part of the project."
In printing, the book has used a 50-gram paper, very light, in order, Tito Pérez stressed, “to allow us to intuit [by making transparent] the rest of the drawings”.
Finally, the mayor addressed the audience calling the book and the images it contains a "magnificent work" for expressing "what you felt as you lived through this pandemic and its consequences." Toni Pérez appreciated the creative effort of the Benidormense but, among all the images, he said he preferred to stay with El Nadador, "with the mural", for being integrated into the public thoroughfare, despite the fact that "urban art is ephemeral because it is subjected to in the open ”, recalling the large number of exhibitions that have been taking place in the streets and avenues of the city.
Then, before closing the event, a question time was opened with all the attendees.