Painting, sculpture, engraving, lithography and xylography in essence, with soul. White and black give prominence to composition, brushstroke and technique. This exhibition shows the importance of how the work is made, despite the final result. In this exhibition, we can find different names of authors who in the course of their careers have defended above all the creative process and the fact of being an artist. This artists are gathered in the same space, regardless of the artistic discourse and the lenguedge exposed through the work itself.
The abstraction dialogues with the figurative by MAGÍ BALETA, LOLA BERENGUER, MIQUEL BRUNET, MIGUEL ANGEL CAMPANO, RAMON CANET, MARIA CARBONERO, EDUARDO CHILLIDA, JOAN CORTÉS, NAUZET MAYOR, JAUME PLENSA, ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA, MIQUEL RIVERA BAGUR, PEPA SATUÉ and CARLES VALVERDE
Although the works belongs to an extensive chronology, they remain in the most up-to-date reality. From the fierce brushstroke in the work of a Maria Carbonero in the early 90s, in a stage of pictorial rawness based on the expressive force of black and white, is the best example of how the way to work is painted is a very important point in the final result. Even the sharpness and neatness of the work of the sculptor Joan Cortés, who elevates the elegance of white and black. The delicacy of the lines in balance and the forcefulness of the sculptor Carles Valverde’s forms, both in the volume and in the original graphic work, derive in the unique composition, thanks to the collage technique, joining disparate materials. These works, are accompanied by the unquestionable solidity of the work of Eduardo Chillida, based on the definition of the contour thanks to the volumes that characterize it, in deep black on the white paper.
The porcelain modeling of Nauzet Mayor increased strength in the human figure without complexes, reinforced by the most challenging social criticism, which contrasts with the delicacy of the original graphic work of the Andalusian artist Lola Berenguer, author of the Original Calendar 6a 2019. Only the domain of being an arrists can set the pace in the works to please direct contact with the observer.
A note by Miquel Rivera Bagur from the early 70s always within the discourse of the artist close to the naive, giving strength to the image thanks to the line executed with a nib, is close to the images created by a Miquel Brunet. Thanks to Brunet, in this exhibition we can find an anecdote turned into a unique work, based on a failed lithographic print of the author from Manacor, closely linked to the 6th Workshop since its inception.
In black and white we can find the original graphic work of the artists Jaume Plensa, Magí Baleta, Miguel Ángel Camano, Ràfols Casamada and Pepa Satué, faithful to their speeches. In the case of Satué, the combination of different techniques marks the composition to the point of finding the volume. In the case of Ràfols Casamada and M. Ángel Campano, we find an important link between narrative painting, blurring the forms, each with its characteristic brushwork. Plensa provides an original engraved reflection of his sculptural work of the mid-90s, which after all is found in materials: in sculpture, iron, and in engraving, copper.
A necessary expository proposal that brings society closer to the wealth of black and white, inviting us to see how artists make the work vibrate from a complex, raw and direct execution. A luxury to finish a great exhibition year of 6A ART GALLERY, thanks as always to a complete combination between art and technique.