Forma y Color, Lo Spazio
15/12/2021 - 19/12/2021
Forma y Color will be presented from Thursday 16 to 19 December, our new POP-UP Show at Lo Spazio, where we will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the most outstanding works of our represented artists: Jo Hummel, Patrik Grijalvo, Dirk Salz, Cesc Abad, Michael Craik and Carsten Beck.
The ceramics of Cesc Abad (1973, Barcelona), far from being an archaeological discovery, are an iconographic discovery with multiple figures and readings, accompanied by a very special colouring that gives his works an infinite number of visions and interpretations. On the other hand, the work of Jo Hummel (1982, Hampshire) is characterised by a painted and collaged paper surface in which she employs spontaneous variations of space, colour and form. Although her pictorial collages have a physical and material character, the context is deliberately anthropological and Hummel’s works are inspired by human habits and behaviour. Dirk Salz (1962, Bochum, Germany) is interested in simple forms and the transparency of colour, playing with impressions of depth, which do not impose themselves through planes or complex compositions, but through their reduction. His images are placed on smooth surfaces that serve as metaphorical mirrors for the viewer, mirrors that reflect the viewer’s own image within the space, and the possibilities of our relationship with it.
Danish artist Carsten Beck (1986, Copenhagen) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. His paintings can be considered a Scandinavian minimalist expression transferred to oil on canvas. The paintings are a mixture of a geometric perspective on shapes and figures with a mathematical attention to detail and high quality materials. Michael Craik‘s (1972, Edinburgh) practice explores the interplay of colour and repetition as a method of producing a quiet, contemplative work that is concerned with colour, quality of materials and process. Craik creates paintings by repeatedly applying paint and removing it again. This process of reduction appears throughout his work, alluding to the forces of erosion that shape our landscape. Finally, we will present the work of Patrik Grijalvo (1984, Bilbao) where he transforms photography into sculpture. Pieces of a delicate and subtle volume, achieved by a serene composition of planes. The result, far from being capricious or redundant, conveys a harmonious sensation. The artist does not impose any three-dimensional form on the images, but constructs it from the attributes of the photographic surface.