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EXPOSICIÓN GRUPO 21 PLUS

CASA DO BRASIL, MADRID

 

En el mundo de la singularidad

 

(12-1-2006 al 22-1-2006)

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Casa do Brazil, Madrid, Spain, Group 21 Plus art exhibition, from the 12 to the 22nd of January 2006

Basil Barrington Watson, the allegory to the beauty of existence 

 

The personages whom Basil Barrington Watson uses in his sculptures constitute an authentic allegory to the beauty of existence, since he uses dancers, among others, to stage diverse positions of great dynamism, demonstrating the agility and dominion of such demanding discipline as dance. To support the concept of the ideal beauty that in his bronzes of great size one finds, this receives special relevance because it forms geometries in the air, while at the same time, they continue to be human characters, generally a pair of dancers. He makes authentic feats in the scene of space, displaying the gesture of his characters, the variability of the form in a context where time does not exist. Allegorically, he investigates the hidden meaning of existence, looking for the reason of being one in the energy, the same one that transforms matter. 

 

With a small portion of mass at great speed, a great amount of energy can be produced. And that is what, indeed, he demonstrates through his more recent sculpture production. The turns, acrobatic positions, side slips, summersaults, etc. of his personages where a great production of energy of a virtual way is generated, one that inoculates speed to mass, just to make possible its transformation. From there his sculptures are pure energy, from figurations with detail of very studied characters, which use real as well precise movements coming from dance. Basil exhibits with other eight members of Group 21 Plus at Casa do Brazil of Madrid. They are: Francisca Blázquez, Bharat Bushan, Alberto Cerritos, Pongpan Chantanamattha, Christopher Ebejer, J. Martín Rojas, Hugo Pistilli and Noboru Yurugi. 

 

Francisca Blázquez recreates herself with light and forms, looking to express futurist imaginary worlds, which divide spirit, mind and heart. A multidiscipline artist, with more than 330 exhibitions in a dozen of countries, fundamentally concentrates her activity in painting at the present time. Bharat Bushan recreates in the monumental allegory of essentially feminine personages that he shows in scenes in which they develop his daily life. He outgrows the simple, because the simple and local are universal. Alberto Cerritos, inventor and promoter of Complex Art, painter, muralist, sketcher, sculptor and net-art artist. He in addition to theoretician of art and writer exhibits paintings characterized by a fusion between primitive technology and indigenous icons. Pongpan Chantanamattha exhibits faces carved in stone of great roundness, in which the concept is fundamental, since it supports from simplicity a labyrinth idea of existence. Christopher Ebejer is interested in the sculpture of scene rank, through historical and literary characters. J. Martin Rojas is on the side of textures, to tread in the interstices, which fold them a kind of iconic, symbolist and allegorical painting. Hugo Pistilli is an artist who advances with symbols to find the real explanation of a personal development through the poetry of existence. Finally, Noboru Yurugi is based on the calm conception of Ego and super Ego using forms that are complemented, as well attracted like different poles. 


     

 

 

Joan Lluís Montané
From the International Association of Art Critics.

Translated by Alberto Cerritos

    

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