Espírito Santo exhibits in Senda a new series of watercolors, produced during the months of confinement. The artist inaugurates the use of color while remaining faithful to his own refined and austere style.
The attention to the forms and the delicacy of the tonalities are the main aspects that intertwine the whole series, exhibiting a softer facet that, nevertheless, maintains its own conceptual references.
One of the distinctive aspects of Espírito Santo’s work is his reductionist aesthetics. In this exhibition, he builds geometric representations perfectly balanced as a result of his focus on detail. The paulista artist chooses monochromatic tones, making use of gradient and soft colors to give depth to the works. The watercolors create a dialogue between the precision of the details and the purity of the forms. In this series, Iran do Espírito Santo reinvents itself throughout his work and invites us to get in touch with another facet of his visual language by proposing a new aesthetic experience.
The exhibition is the product of the long worked project El Pangolin, an anthology that includes the publication of Enrique Juncosa’s writings co-published by SENDA Ensayo and Turner.
The watercolors illustrate this anthology and create a connection between the two poetic: the pictorial discourse and literature are harmonized in a single aesthetic, in which the delicate works of Espírito Santo give shape to the play of ideas proposed by Juncosa.
The series of watercolors The Pangolin transports the visitor to the multiple realities constructed by Espírito Santo and invites us to redirect our view on his compositions.
Iran do Espírito Santo (Mococa, 1963) is internationally known for his ambitious site-specific installations, as well as for his figurative or abstract sculptures, which are part of the aesthetic translation of minimalism. His works are part of collections at the MoMA in New York, the MACBA in Barcelona and the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo.
Enrique Juncosa (Palma de Mallorca, 1961) is a writer, exhibition curator and cultural manager. He was director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin from 2003 to 2012, for which he received the Order of Civil Merit from the Spanish State, and before that he was deputy director of the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid (2000-2003) and the IVAM, Valencia (1998-2000) and is one of the most solid voices in the field of abstraction on the Spanish curatorial map.
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