Group exhibition

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The presence of light in art is so constant and ancient that it is very easy to overlook it. However, we could venture to point out that it is one of the most essential themes in the plastic arts. Already in the Middle Ages gold leaf was used to represent sunlight or the presence of the divine. Indirectly, light played a fundamental role in the architecture of Gothic or Baroque churches. And it would be impossible not to highlight how impressionism makes the representation of natural light the main actor in his works. With this exhibition that brings together pieces by five of the artists of our gallery, about the use of light as a tool of expression in art. On how artists have incorporated it in their works, both in its natural form and in its artificial version. And how this ancient and elusive element manages to trap us with its undeniable transforming capacity.
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Works

  • HL MLL

    Javier Riera

    "HL MLL"

    2012

    75.00 x 120.00 cm

    Methacrylate

    Box light

  • Tiefflug II

    Fabrizio Corneli

    "Tiefflug II"

    1997

    Variable measures

    Copper

    Halogen bulb, light figures

  • The Connection

    "The Connection"

    2011

    194.00 x 182.00 x 5.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic and plexiglass

  • ""

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Capturados por la luz

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The presence of light in art is an essential theme.

During Middle Ages gold leaf were used to represent sunlight and the presence of the divine. Indirectly, light becomes a fundamental element in Gothic or Baroque architecture, which allowed to simulate within its buildings a suggestive divine atmosphere. And it would be impossible not to highlight how impressionism makes the representation of natural light the main actor of his work.

Light captures our attention, because beyond its beauty, there would be no life without it. Light creates, illuminates and transforms.
 

But not only natural light is a source of inspiration. Artificial light has also found a place within this creative universe, being in the 60's when the avant-garde movements began to experiment with this element. 

In our previous exhibition we reflected on the language of color and its capacity to influence us. But what are colors if not light in decomposition?

That is why with this new collective exhibition we want to reflect on the use of light as a tool of expression in art. Reflect on how artists have incorporated light in their works and how light is able to catch us with its undeniable transforming capacity.
 

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