Paintings at ESKFF Residency Set/Nov 2015
The painting of Juan Guillermo Restrepo expands details of the medieval miniatures of the illustrated books. Abstracts the fine and cittle figuration, enlarging them for his flower canvas.
Painting as an exercise where the ingredients play the main role, appeared in the American abstract expressionism, lets thinking the drips of Pollock, canvas that accumulated pictoric material, the big strokes of Willem de Kooning in his intermittent neo-figurative and abstract offer. The absorbed ingredients of the canvas by Helen Frankenthaler or the veils of colors that proposed Morris Louis. An adventure of action and gesture as an exercise that restore the ritual aspects of the artistic creation and randomly awards to the chance and the casually validness to patent results. Particularmythologies have taken a large sector of thought and the artistic practice. Within the painting exercise it has been perceived as a propitious area to execute such presuppose.
Painting as an objective in itself, and as a practice of other languages, as the one done by the video art, performance and installation. Painting in all its instances has remained reinventing itself and analyzing not only of its own environment but its own condition. Each time the way art is materialized become more suspicious due to the demand of the multiple motivations that hurry the artistic practice, if we said that many times the results have motivated post- conceptual results, in the desire to re- construct the past, giving new breaths and incorporating actualized data, ins constructing pertinent reflections of contemporary circumstances.
The painting of Juan Guillermo Restrepo expands details of the medieval miniatures of the illustrated books. Abstracts the fine and cittle figuration, enlarging them for his flower canvas. With live and contrasting colors, the designs become decorative and control the image, so they become an undulating and continuous concern new compositions.
The other group of paintings praise the color and ingredient to be mixed, paint out areas of color, and favors the controled accident as an inherent practice to the work. The big formats and clear facture are other of the appeals of this proposal suited to the high quality of the painting marked by its luminosity and elegant presence.
Miguel Gonzales. Curator.