Curated by Conchi Alvarez
The title of this exhibition invites its spectators to interact with the works of arts, daring to fill in the suspension points with their personal valuation, both on the individual works of art as the whole.
Without doubt, there is nothing easier and, why not say it, cheaper, in these difficult times, than paper or carton. And you can make art over a piece of wrapping paper, over a sheet of paper or a piece of carton from an average package, and what best than recycling! Yes, with different techniques, without the necessity of big costs, it´s enough a simple charcoal, or pencil, and the true artist is able to create. This sample sends a promising, and almost euphoric, message for all the artists distressed by the awful economic panorama we find ourselves in, and also for the art lover who thinks that art is very expensive and inaccessible. The Project considers a large range of techniques and artistic displays on this base. From works of simple monochromatic notes and charcoal sketches, to pencilled drawings and developed grisailles, reaching the colour through faultless pastels, elegant watercolours of fine subtlety, emphatic and vibrating colours, acrylics and oil paintings, tempered egg applied with a brush or with fingers, even works of art with mixed techniques carried out with elegant dripping and…..the most revolutionary: digital work of art, done with a computer, where the “mouse” is the substitute instrument of the pencil or brush. The engravements cannot be forgotten, present in different techniques: xylography, lithography, linen engraved, etchings and water inks, in works done with one or several sheets, of very short series and spectacular result. From the drawing more realistic and thorough, to the most pure abstraction, these varied themes take place: figure, portrait, scenery, dead nature, interior studies with figures, mythology, costumes, history….and formats for all the tastes.
Paloma Ruiz Burgos, Annabel Overbury, Gloria Ducas, Conchi Alvarez, Belen R. Esturla, Julie Alegre, Javier Infantes, Emilio Sujar, J. M. Alvarez Cebrian.