“Exposición Española de Arte” – Meet The Spanish Artists Ramon Vilanova and Joseph Domenech
THIS EVENT IS NOT ORGANIZED BY EUROCIRCLE – just something interesting many of you might want to enjoy
NOTE: Your RSVP is Requested by the gallery: (512) 478-4440
Friday, May 4th 2012 6-9pm
Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery
1137 West 6th Street
Austin TX 78703
Both of the artists live in Barcelona area, Spain.
Acclaimed by art critics in prominent and distinguished collections throughout Europe, Ramon Vilanova is one of the great landscape painters living in Europe. Despite, or perhaps because of Ramon Vilanova’s years as a technical illustrator, color is now more important to him than drawing. Using a spatula, he stains the canvas, and then he uses the dripping and splattering techniques of oil impasto to create his intensely colored, densely textured work. Vilanova works exclusively plein aire, “at that time and place” giving his compositions a special sensitivity and evoking an emotion of the scene he has chosen to commit to canvas in an expressionistic style.
In his own words, Joseph Domènech says, “I always try to go deeply into myself, searching for the equilibrium, the simplicity – to show just the basic element. I express myself through objects, elements, figures, different situations, feelings, balance, meditation and self-reflection.” His unusual technique began with an economical choice during lean financial times. It involves applying oil with rags and cloths, using diluted color with trementine essence and then adding many layers and eliminating some. He lets the paint dry many times over until he reaches the desired effect. His works of art are, as he says, “food for thought…combinations of emotions are reflected in my paintings.”