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Top abstract colorful artists. When the canvas surface is not enough.

yago hortal, barcelona art, galeria senda

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.

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Yago Hortal at Galeria Senda, Barcelona

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.

Gerhard Richter, painting abstract art

Gerhard Richter abstract painting

Roy Lichtenstein brushstrokes, pop art artists

Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke

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?

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Yago Hortal painting. Color, volume, gesture and additional surface. The moving effect looks like he wraps up the canvas.

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Yago Hortal. Painting, sculpture or something new?

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N. Dash. Elegant creation

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Painting beyong the canvas margins. Can´t find the artist name. If you know it, contact me.

There are many other examples about modern artists that creatively and intentionally do not respect the canvas surface?

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