Beyong the canvas surface. Abstract colorful paintings.
(should you want to read the Spanish version of this post, click here)
Yesterday I had the chance to visit a recommendable art exhibition at Galeria Senda, one of Barcelona´s more pushing and consolidated contemporary art galleries.
In this ocassion, abstract paintings of spanish artist Yago Hortal are being exhibited. His paintings and his quite interesting technique not only do not leave you indifferent but also may provoque certain interesting reflexions. If so, please add them below on the comment section.
I find some kind of “similarities” between his sugestive contempory art that could perfectly be classified as “new abstract pop art”, and the one of some other top artists like Gerhard Richter and Roy Lychtenstein … Take a look at the following art pictures and you will understand what I mean.
The other reflexion has to do with the fact that his artwork intentionally transgresses the canvas surface transforming the painting into something else. This technique gives volume and consistency to the artwork and adds additional meaning to it. All in all convert his creations into a new object that may not be seen as a painting any more, although paintings (in this case acrylics) have been used to make it.
There are some very well known modern and contemporary artists that have used this technique in different ways. Doing so, I believe they have pushed art some steps forward. Take a look at the following pictures and you will perfectly understand what I mean. Do you still think that painting is dead?
There are many other examples about modern artists that creatively and intentionally do not respect the canvas surface?
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January 22, 2013 - 4:23 pm
Thank you for the mail, My painting is the opposite! Here, the works become oblets like installations. I don’t really call it “a painting” ! In the dictionary, abstract is subtracted and not added elements. More one remains simple, the more you rest yourself! That’s why I feel my work as the opposite of what I see here. It’s just my point of view!
January 23, 2013 - 2:14 pm
Hello Lepolsk, and thanks for adding your criteria.
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