15 Nov FROM REALISM TO ABSTRACTION: SERIES OF LITTLE STILL LIFES
Painters are often loosely attributed as figurative, abstract, conceptualist, etc; it is the mania of many critics and theorists of the art of labels. I sincerely believe that the painter uses at the same time all the resources that he has within reach and his artwork grows and advances by impulses that are a concept, figuration, abstraction, geometrization, gestures and everything that the intuition suggests him, without worrying about which “ism” is transiting in each moment.
This reflection is born not from the theory of someone who has never touched a brush, but from someone who has spent it being fascinated by the countless possibilities – often contradictory, that makes them even more interesting- of shapes and colors, the qualities of various shades and techniques and the surprising state reactions that the pictorial language, when it is used with intelligence and sensitivity, produces in the awareness of the viewer. The step from the realism and the abstraction I show it here with this new series of oil studies of little still lifes.