BEATRIZ GIL GALLERY EXHIBITS SPACE ISOMORPHISMS BY ADRIÁN PUJOL
Known as one of the most recognized landscape painters in contemporary Venezuelan painting, this time Pujol presents 27 of his most recent works, made on the island of Mallorca. These are acrylic paintings on canvas of medium and large format, as well as a set of watercolors on paper.
Adrián Pujol's solo exhibition, "confronts us with an unpublished body of work that seems to inhabit the antipodes of his critical thinking." indicated Ruth Auerbach curator of the exhibition in rooms 1 and 2 of the Beatriz Gil gallery space.
For Auerbach, the exhibition is the result of a reflective process of change and transformation: the work is reoriented towards an abstract expressiveness. However, she adds, the apparent abandonment to representativity and to all figurative vestige should not be interpreted as a hasty refusal, since these achromatic fabrics - black and gray - reveal an analytical argument in which another idea of "landscape" underlies. It implies a “revolution”, a break from the reasoned exploration of the notion of space, the structural arrangement and the formal development.
Pujol conceives the Na Foradada suite of watercolors as a result of the reunion with the native panorama, in them the brushstrokes and transparencies are spaced until they reach the atomization of the structured landscape. This disarticulation of the image “leads him to create a series of paintings that establish the most transcendent break in his production. At the root, it excludes color and frees the compositional structure… ”.
According to the curator, the artist “transmutes the underlying reticular structure of the painting into a kind of isomorphism - the same structure that configures the form in a different way - to reveal its essential nature. The white lines intervene anarchically on the black background and reintegrate a negative drawing in which the unnecessary is shed." In them everything is figure, everything is abstraction, everything is landscape. Espacio Marconi, San Miguel, La Espera or Kill Bill, are paintings whose sensual reasoning locates the geographical scope and thus also the internal diaspora of the creator.