Ochoa's new project is called A place beyond the end and arises from different experiences in some of the most northern places on the planet, areas such as Iceland, Norway or the archipelago of Svalbard in the Arctic Circle. This is where the artist has been able to see how the effects of global warming are exerting their influence in an evident way. In places where until recently it was difficult to see beyond the ice and glaciers, now however, land and permafrost take center stage. It is the feeling of losing something. Thawing. A change that is taking place in this geological age of the so-called Anthropocene.
Between the trip and the expedition, this exhibition represents a subjective and personal view of the fact that humans are not the centre of everything. It is an interconnection with the landscape as an asymmetric experience, poetics as a form of thought and transcendence through the radical.
From the figurative to the abstract and undefined, Ochoa collects different materials and files which are transformed in their essence by means of paintings, drawings or installations. Lava, salt and oxidations join traditional materials such as oil or acrylic. The nature of these is lost and the subject matter vanishes in the artworks, establishing an undefined territory in which there are questions to be asked.