February 27th - April 3rd 2014
March 29th - April 18th
In this online exhibition of the work of Pedro Escalona we wanted to show a selection of paintings that had to do with the artist's great passion for archeology:
"I have always perceived archeology as something mysterious, almost like a talisman. The archaeological object transcends. It carries within itself the energy of accumulated time. Archaeology has always interested me a lot, it helps me to relax, as a rest to return to painting later".
Escalona understands archaeology as a science whose vestiges we can see in museums, and so he represents the utensils of ancient civilizations, in their showcases well arranged behind glass. But he also reflects in his paintings a kind of domestic archaeology, where he looks for something surprising in the everyday objects that surround him, arranges them with great care and the painter becomes an archaeologist who traces the archaic vestiges to interpret the present.
His language, apparently simple, communicates emotion through line and color, a color expressed through a limited chromatic range to achieve greater attention to the object, in a constant search for the essence of things.
His brushstroke is fair and expresses, rather than illustrates, a fragmented reality, where objects are supported in shallow spaces with neutral backgrounds, creating an irresistible closeness to the viewer. He shows us a blurred world of tremendous stillness, loaded with evocations of the past.
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