Curated by Conchi Álvarez
This exhibition is a sample of this genre painting through the works of four artists:
JAVIER INFANTES- LANDSCAPES OF THE MEMORY
Landscapes of the memory, presents seven works done in recent years by Javier Infantes, an artist who currently lives and works in New York. These paintings are the result of painstaking research and deep and learned insight about the interior of the human brain. The dissection of the thoughts (“Journey and trace of a thought”), the artistic form “Gestation of a feeling”, the delicate convolutions of an emotion (“Structure of an emotion”) or the delicate mental labyrinth of ” Smells and sensations”, they all appear in four works made with ink on parchments. Another two works, “Transition” and “Gold and sweet,” approach the cerebral convolutions to the birth of a galaxy, undertaken with a trickle or “dripping” of exquisite elegance. “Short Memories”, “Lightness” and “Emotion in red” belong to the series of “fragments – memory”, which reflect on black background the deepest palpitations of the memory.
ANNABEL OVERBURY- INTIMATE LANDSCAPES
Intimate landscapes, from the British artist Annabel Overbury, so personal that it could be called annabelianos for all the gamut of moods that the works exude. The water is the main character in many of her views, as whispers of fresh water (“Flowing”, “Crystal Serenity”), as the soft murmur of the ocean of a vivid and longed for beach (“Remote Island”), as a feared extensive space (“Open Sea”), as a wild and turbulent stormy sea (“Storm at Sea”), or as a beautiful hallucination (“From another angle.”) And raising lyricism in two small works, with watercolour “Glimpsing Casares” and “Golden light over Monte Mayor.”
CONCHI ALVAREZ-MAGICAL LANDSCAPES
Magical landscapes of Conchi Alvarez, convey the excitement of the author taken by the Alcazaba in Malaga, pictorial project from several years ago, which she continues working on. Broad perspectives, and small castle nooks, full of colours as adorns aspiring scenes from “Thousand and One Nights” in Malaga. Real architectural spaces, which are touched by the personal perspective of the artist, illusionist fantasies deployed (“The Moan of the Eucalyptus”, “Little imperial staircase”). Two large paintings (“Non-drinkable water” and “Viewpoint of the Alcazaba”) flanked by eight small paintings, all acrylic on boards, with impressionistic brushstrokes and southern brightness which exudes optimism and positive view.
JUAN MANUEL ALVAREZ CEBRIAN- PERSONAL LANDSCAPES
Personal Landscapes offers a particular way of approaching the genre of Juan Manuel Alvarez Cebrián. From a neat and exact academicism, he presents four studies of a simple and beautiful dovecot, transformed by the changes of lights. Four stories which invite to a sad reflection on the evolution of life, time and ourselves. He shows himself more analytical in three works, where humble stones are the object of his gaze, emphasizing “Study of stones”, executed impeccably, a clear tribute to the Quattro cento Renaissance.