Derived from the latin word _coquina_, the kitchen is not only the place where food is made, it is also the heart of the home and embodies the emotions and aromas of our childhood. Our very identity is created around the memory of its textures and everyday experiences.
Pastel is a painter and architect. His work is rooted in a consideration of public art as urban acupuncture. In his compositions plants and flora are both descriptive and conceptual tools that represent a place and symbolize the events that marked it, resulting in artworks that stand as contemplations of the dialogue between mankind and space, and the confrontation between industry and the natural world.
Working with flora as social symbolism, the artworks invite reflection on the nature of man and his surroundings. The existential, real, pure and tragic, almost forgotten in modern society.