Simon Kroug / Switzerland
Joya: arte + ecología is one of those places that I seek for my work: here, the genius loci allows you to feel the strength of the natural world, to become aware - if not already - of its great fragility, and to live in total harmony with it. The family that welcomes you here is an integral part of this natural world and invites you to contemplate, express yourself and work under the influence of the alpine desert of the mountains of Almería.
By “lived landscape”, I mean “experienced landscape”. A place that has been physically tested, with my feet as well as with my eyes. The resonances of the landscape, of the place, on my being. Its space, its dimensions, through which I can collect energy flow, memories and so many other sensations".