We are pleased to announce the first exhibition of Joaquim Chancho in Galeria Joan Prats, in which we present recent work, oil on canvas, large format paintings.
Joaquim Chancho’s trajectory, associated to the abstraction, is defined by an intense study that departs from the silence, the geometry and the natural cycles, and by a work that is always guided by a voluntarily laconic syntax. Hereby, the title of the exhibition, Deixeu-me tancar la finestra, is a reference to a series of previous works of the artist, made during the nineties.
The selection of works of the exhibition is characterized by the use of the iteration and the rhythm. This pictorial work makes the zigzag forms that lead the compositions arise. The artist is left to go for the balance systems that govern the world, creating an intense dialog with the geometry, and focusing on the surface of the picture as pure abstraction. The parallelisms, the repetitions and the changes of rhythm take to the exercise of poetry and give form to new metrics. The chromatic prominence and his interrelationship move these paintings away of severity, and shape a rigorous pictorial language.
Joaquim Chancho (Riudoms, Tarragona, 1943) lives and works between Barcelona and El Pla de Santa Maria, Tarragona. Joaquim Chancho is an emeritus professor of Facultat de Belles Arts de la Universitat de Barcelona. Among other museums and art centers, he has exhibited his works in MACBA, Barcelona; National Museum of Contemporary Art of Korea, Seul; Fundació Suñol, Barcelona; Foundation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France; Art Center Berlin Friedrichstrasse, Berlin; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico.