“Non Plus Ultra” is primarily an experience, a feeling. The spectator is constantly confronted with the limits of space, made up of glass sheets, visible but also transparent obstacles. Limits you could break, cross, if you choose to take a risk. Breaking limits is scary. We live with the fear of going beyond the limit, always accompanied by the feeling of uncertainty. But I believe that the artist within society precisely plays this role, transgressing the limits imposed by the rules” Borondo said.
Since the beginning of his artistic activity, Borondo has seen glass as an interesting material to explore, a source of original creative possibilities, attracted by the opposites that characterise it: transparency and hardness; fragility and resistance; protection and danger. He is also interested in its relationship with light and the elegance it transmits.
In recent years, Borondo has tackled the subject with a multidisciplinary approach, articulating innovative formal solutions that combine skills from different areas and that have seen the practice of “glass scratching” evolve in relation to the artist’s intentions: to enliven painting and to experiment with silkscreen printing. “Non Plus Ultra” is the result of a visionary perspective on screen printing, where the rules are shifted towards the unusual, where error is enjoyed, the cause before discovery, where the technique goes beyond the limits imposed by the blank sheet.
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“NON PLUS ULTRA” by Gonzalo Borondo in Salamanca, Spain