in the year 2021 you could enjoy the first installment of this saga, Factory of emotions Iin which the Xavier Fiol gallery in Palmathrough a selection of its artists, develops a group show around the emotional, kinesthetic and synesthetic feeling if I am allowed the conceptual digression, which the contemplation of a work of art provokes in the viewer when there are at least two circumstances: that the work has sufficient quality to achieve it and that the viewer in turn has the personal quality for the work to achieve it.
Both conditions do not always occur together and in these times it is more common for what fails to be the second one (yes, this is a cloak for young artists, so that they do not get discouraged regarding their works received in silence by the parish).
Factory of emotions II brings together pieces by the following artists: Nicolò Baraggioli, Pep Llambias, Melvin Martínez, Santiago Picatoste, Tomás Pizá, David Rosado, Avelino Sala, Josep Santamaría, Mathijs Siemens, Cecilia Paredes and Sandra Vidal. All of them are well-known firms from the gallery, classic firms except for one novelty: Josep Santamaría (Palma, 1989). This young artist from Palma has just joined the gallery, after a very complete and diverse stage of training that has taken him, from his initial studies in Fine Arts at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in the city of Cuenca, which enjoys a great prestige at an artistic level, up to a master’s degree in the discipline of drawing from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
This exhibition can be visited until the end of February.
His work is balanced and classical in style (referring to the structuralists of the 20th century), using flat and compact color, composition with a millimeter approach, the line as an arbitrator who ensures that the gaze unfolds in the manner most in tune with the abstract and immanent beauty that the images exude. The artist is preparing an individual exhibition in May at the Xavier Fiol gallery in Madrid, which will undoubtedly be his definitive takeoff, from what I have been able to see of his preparation.
This collective exhibition, like others that we have already commented on here and that have been displayed around the end of the year and the start of the new one, It is a good resource to know both the guts of the gallery, the so-called programmatic line, and its bets for the futureits approach to progress (in addition, of course, to allowing a broad vision of what is usually known as “the state of the art” at all times, since it is the galleries that investigate the most in the circuit and bring the news to the public that best fit their stylistic profiles).
Xavier Fiol is committed to an attractive work full of innovative plastic resources.
In the case of Factory of emotions II, Xavier Fiol bets, in his characteristic line, for an attractive work and at the same time full of innovative plastic resources (see, without further ado, the work of Melvin Martínez or the always interesting one by Cecilia Paredes), which sometimes goes through minimalist and even conceptual waters (this last case is that of Avelino Sala), and in others, such as that of Santiago Picatoste , surrenders to the explosion of undisguised color close to Pop Art.
In any case, this exhibition is a treat for the eyes and, in general, as its title indicates, for all the senses and It can be enjoyed at the gallery’s headquarters on Calle San Jaime in Palma until the end of February.
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