Xavier Grau

"Las puertas"

Francisco Carpio

In this exhibition, Xavier Grau shows us the commitment and perseverance with painting. This, his, is clearly indebted to the school in New York, Pollock and Abstract Expressionism in its American side. In the words of the curator of this exhibition, Francisco Carpio: "our artist doesn’t need to resort to elements or motives of a figurative nature, nor to refer to any type or model of referentiality, which increasingly distances him from those allusions of figuration that appeared in the paintings at the beginning of his career, the truth is that, equally as a good abstract painter, he pays tribute, more or less seer, to nature and landscape as sources from which he drinks and hydrates all abstract painting ".

For all this, the viewer is facing an interpretively pictorial artist, making this act his way and way of life. Undoubtedly, this exhibition shows what is no longer shown, to a painter with the firm conviction that painting has always been the beginning and end of everything.
"Las puertas" | Francisco Carpio

Works

  • ST

    Xavier Grau

    "ST"

    1989

    120.00 x 90.00 cm

    Canvas

    Mixed technique

  • 99-III

    Xavier Grau

    "99-III"

    100.00 x 81.00 cm

    Canvas

    Mixed technique

  • Poinciana IV

    Xavier Grau

    "Poinciana IV"

    1999

    195.00 x 160.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic

  • Humboldt V

    Xavier Grau

    "Humboldt V"

    1999

    150.00 x 150.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic

  • 02 BCN - 6

    Xavier Grau

    "02 BCN - 6"

    2002

    150.00 x 135.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic

  • 41822

    Xavier Grau

    "41822"

    2002

    146.00 x 114.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic

  • 02 bcn -5

    Xavier Grau

    "02 bcn -5"

    2002

    150.00 x 135.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic

  • Imago

    Xavier Grau

    "Imago"

    2006

    200.00 x 210.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic

  • Turbio

    Xavier Grau

    "Turbio"

    2006

    210.00 x 200.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic

  • Bon Black V

    Xavier Grau

    "Bon Black V"

    2005

    162.00 x 130.00 cm

    Canvas

    Mixed technique

  • Bone Black II

    Xavier Grau

    "Bone Black II"

    2006

    100.00 x 81.00 cm

    Canvas

    Mixed technique

  • Imago III

    Xavier Grau

    "Imago III"

    2006

    195.00 x 160.00 cm

    Canvas

    Mixed technique

  • Bone Black III

    Xavier Grau

    "Bone Black III"

    2006

    100.00 x 81.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic

  • ST

    Xavier Grau

    "ST"

    1992

    100.00 x 100.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic

  • B-II-VIII

    Xavier Grau

    "B-II-VIII"

    2011

    100.00 x 90.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic

  • B-II-XIV

    Xavier Grau

    "B-II-XIV"

    2011

    160.00 x 195.00 cm

    Canvas

    Mixed technique

  • B-II-XII

    Xavier Grau

    "B-II-XII"

    2011

    160.00 x 150.00 cm

    Canvas

    Mixed technique

  • B-11-XI

    Xavier Grau

    "B-11-XI"

    2011

    160.00 x 150.00 cm

    Canvas

    Mixed technique

  • Sin título

    Xavier Grau

    "Sin título"

    1995

    0.00 x 0.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic

  • Barc 1-11

    Xavier Grau

    "Barc 1-11"

    2011

    170.00 x 195.00 cm

    Canvas

    Acrylic

Reviews

GRAU

LAS PUERTAS

FRANCISCO CARPIO

In this exhibition, Xavier Grau (Barcelona, 1951 - 2020) shows us the commitment and perseverance with painting. This, his, is clearly indebted to the school in New York, Pollock and Abstract Expressionism in its American side.

In the words of the curator of this exhibition, Francisco Carpio: "our artist doesn’t need to resort to elements or motives of a figurative nature, nor to refer to any type or model of referentiality, which increasingly distances him from those allusions of figuration that appeared in the paintings at the beginning of his career, the truth is that, equally as a good abstract painter, he pays tribute, more or less seer, to nature and landscape as sources from which he drinks and hydrates all abstract painting". 

For all this, the viewer is facing an interpretively pictorial artist, making this act his way and way of life. Undoubtedly, this exhibition shows what is no longer shown, to a painter with the firm conviction that painting has always been the beginning and end of everything.

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