1981, Canary Islands
Txemy is synonymous of color, this artist loves colors. A glance at his work is more than enough to realize it. His reality is created through apparently meaningless lines, colored lines in which we get lost, and in the end, once the work is completed, we can see that theselines were fully intended and come alive through its vibrant colors, allowing us to delve intohis imagination .
With Txemy art is innovation, and yet he bases his work on the study and observation of the work of great artists who have been relevant to his training and to the development of current work. Artists like Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and Basquiat, among others.
Opening: Wednesday 25 at 20h.
Workshop + selling small-format work: Friday May 4 at 18pm.
This exhibition consists of twelve parts, each showing a face of an artist who, for his style or his life, have passed into history. The choice of these people is an excuse to represent expressions of any individual that we can cross the street. As time went by building parts unwittingly Txemy was aware that each of the expressions reflected in the tables, were an evidence of his own moods, moments that we lived close to his character. Also, each piece shows us, with its color range and expression of the stroke,the personality of the work of the artist and his paintings, under the eyes of Txemy.
The way to address this statement to the canvas begins with an investigation of photographs of these artists, with a first phase of making contact with museums like the National Gallery, National Museum of American Photo Frame in Washington, the Picasso Museum Barcelona, among other institutions related to each of these characters. Once obtained between 15 and 20 images of the physiognomy of the head and face of these individuals, the confrontation began between Txemy and canvas.
These15-20 black and white prints, the distributed on the floor around him gave way to contemplation and learning of physiognomy, to develop the expression that generates the artist, not based on a single image.
The end result is the sum of layers and layers of paint, trying to find harmony between the different stages of life of each character, to make known to these twelve artists from a new perspective, through Txemy strokes.