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Alfons Borrell. 2.IX.20

Sala I. Acadèmia de Belles Arts de Sabadell.

 

Inauguració, dimecres 2 de setembre a les 19.00 h.

Exposició del 2 de setembre al 2 d’octubre de 2020.

 

Pintor dels sentiments, els seus quadres duen la taca latent d’una nebulosa plena de vida o el gest madur del traç d’un llamp. Els colors plans escuden o comprimeixen als altres, però sempre hi ha l’escletxa per on s’escapen; un tros de tela per on la taca, la vida, esdevé lliure, omplint tot el llenç, tot vessant el color dels límits del bastidor.

 

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JORDI ALCARAZ, PAULINE BASTARD, ERICK BELTRÁN, ALFONS BORRELL, CABELLO/CARCELLER, CABRITA, VICTORIA CIVERA, HANNAH COLLINS, CARLES CONGOST, LUIS GORDILLO, ANNIKA KAHRS, LOLA LASURT, FABIAN MARCACCIO, ENRIQUE MARTÍNEZ CELAYA, MUNTADAS, JAVIER PEÑAFIEL, PEREJAUME, PABLO DEL POZO, FERNANDO PRATS, CAIO REISEWITZ, MARCEL RUBIO JULIANA, JULIÃO SARMENTO, JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA, TERESA SOLAR, JUAN USLÉ 

 

 

“Escric amb rius i turons / sobre el paper de les planes”    Perejaume*

 

Spring has been marked by a radical transformation of our ways of moving, relating and exchanging. Suddenly everything has changed. Our perception of everyday things and also of the most relevant things has been questioned. What seemed essential to us becomes not essential. We have realized the precariousness of life, we have known the importance of solidarity, of family, of our loved ones, of our environment. Nature and the environment have also taken a leading role that they did not have before.

 

Facing this, we have dared to ask the artists of the gallery to participate in this exhibition that we now present, with works which they have carried out during this time of social isolation. They are diverse answers to the same question, they have in common the use of paper as a medium, common for some –like Victoria Civera or Perejaume– and unprecedented for others –like Hannah Collins or Annika Kahrs–.

 

The making of these works has been able to become an escape route, a tool to continue working despite the difficulties and, at the same time, they allow the spectator to enter the intimacy of the studios and the heads of their creators. They are, in most cases, works made at home, with house’s tools, testimonies of a unique and, we hope, unrepeatable moment.

 

‘Think about the size of the universe, then brush your teeth and go to bed’ takes the title of a work by the artist Annika Kahrs. Starting with humor, it invites us to reflect on the balance between micro and macro levels and on the search for meaning and identity within the unfathomable universe of which we are a part, reflections that become fundamental in the current context.

 

The result of this exhibition has been a series of diverse works. In some cases, we see that the themes that worried the artists, before the pandemic, have maintained their leading role or, even in others, they show fragments of their work process and are linked to future projects.

 

In other cases, we find proposals that speak directly of the current moment: reflections on personal relationships, the political situation, messages from the media or vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly.

 

Finally, we would also find a third group of works that focus on observing the closest environment and nature.

 

 

To provide you with more information and images, please contact galeria@galeriajoanprats.com

 

 

* “I write with rivers and hills / on the paper of the plains” Perejaume

borrell

Sala dels Trinitaris, Vilafranca del Penedès

24.11.2018 – 13.1.2019

Inauguració 24.11.2018 – 12h

 

Comissària: Patrícia de Muga

 

Alfons Borrell (Barcelona, 1931), concep la pintura com un espai de relació amb el món i, a la vegada, com un impuls, una emoció. La seva obra es caracteritza per la importancia del color i es debat entre la subtilitat i la intensitat, entre l’obertura vers la natura i el replegament introspectiu.

 

Vinculat des del 1955 al llenguatge de l’abstracció, ha estat influenciat en diferents moments de la seva vida per Anglada Camarasa i Brossa, dos artistes que, més enllà d’una estètica, li aportaren una actitud vital i ètica en front de l’art. El treball de Borrell ha estat i és actualment intens i constant, movent-se sempre dins uns paràmetres que va repetint amb rigor i dedicació.

 

L’exposició que acollirà la Sala dels Trinitaris és una selecció dels darrers treballs d’Alfons Borrell inscrits, la majoria, entre els anys 2016 a 2018. Aquestes darreres obres, que destaquen per la seva contenció i depuració, reclamen a l’espectador formes d’experimentació lliures i obertes per sentir-les i transitar-les.

Alfons Borrell

Barcelona, 1931 – Sabadell, 2020

 

 

Alfons Borrell is one of the most prominent representatives of lyrical abstraction in Catalonia.

 

After attending the studio of Anglada Camarasa and the School of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Alfons Borrell began his artistic career in the fifties, within figuration at first. His work evolved into abstract expressionism and, already in the sixties, to the gestural painting.

 

In the mid-seventies he developed the style of its own, detached of any label, characterized by a sober chromatism that  is consciously disassociated from the material informality. In his painting, the color is imposed on the form, from a language that waives any reference, craving and seeking restraint and rigor.