Duo exhibition of Mª Jesus Ramirez and Juan M. Alvarez Cebrian, comisariada por Conchi Alvarez
“… Forms, colours …”, that simple but, at the same time, profound. Two great painters, Juan Manuel Alvarez Cebrian, a solid pillar of our Gallery, and Mª Jesús Ramírez, an artist full of fresh air, make up this exhibition, incardinated in the generic “shapes” and “colours” from two very different creative positions: figuration “versus” abstraction?
Álvarez Cebrián shows in his latest works, two antagonistic series: “Groves” and “Fabrics”. Antagonistic because, while the “Groves” lull us to sleep in a surreal, magical, attractive, almost melancholic atmosphere, perhaps suggesting, from a close format, that window to the imaginary that we should all have, which we would all dream of peering int. Fabrics ”, on the other hand, are a burst of color, a full symphony of chromatic lights and shapes, perhaps multiple signs that contain a secret code, or simply a masterful game of technical virtuosity. And finally, “Houses”, a painting with a atmosphere of Turner, loaded with enigmatic symbols, the result of a refined technique and apparently nervous brushwork. The maturity that his painting has acquired takes over the canvases and panels, making us savor each sight with delight.
Mª Jesús Ramírez is a painter who loves matter and walks towards abstraction, that is why her landscapes are tactile, conceptual, looking for essences. In this exceptional synopsis exercise, she unravels lyrical images that seem to have achieved a life of their own after their genesis. His is a painting of initiation to abstraction from figuration.
That is why we feel before her work as before the notes of the beginning of a musical piece that we already know, and that we can easily hum.
We have for this occasion the invaluable collaboration of the poet Ángel Álvarez Pando who, in two resounding poems with accurate strokes, forges her personal vision of both artists.
MARIA JESUS RAMIREZ MARIN
Como en un arco iris de colores,
vas buscando la incógnita, el misterio,
tus cuadros, monjes de tu monasterio,
con clausuras de pájaros y flores.
María Jesús Ramírez, los colores,
son lo tuyo, los dioses de tu imperio,
como vibran las cuerdas de un salterio
vibras en el amor de tus amores.
Buscando teoremas, paradojas,
cuando en tu metafísica te alojas
nos muestras tu estatuario monolito.
Tu barca, estío, mar, geometría,
digue pintando así con la alegría
de tu estrella mirando al infinito.
Angel Alvarez Pando
JUAN MANUEL ALVAREZ CEBRIAN
Horizontes que juntan cielo y tierra
son tus cuadros, borrachos de realismo,
Heidegger del pincel, eres tú mismo
abanderado de una paz sin guerra.
Tus bosques de arboledas, panteísmo,
vela del viento azul donde navegas,
tú Álvarez Cebrián pintas en telas
tu verdad, sin oscuro barroquismo.
Le llamas al pan pan y al vino vino,
-Arboledas al borde del camino-.
Piedras, conchas y plumas, caracolas.
Velázquez y Murillo, cada día.
Las cosas como son, geometría
del cosmos que navega en tu optimismo.
Angel Alvarez Pando