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Virtual Exhibition

Joaquim Chancho


Chancho
Start 22/12/2015

Committing to a Pledge of Absence*

 

Space is uncertainty: I continually need to demarcate it, to design it...

Georges Perec

 

"A cut opens up a new possibility, it leads to a new alternative” Joaquim Chancho tells me while I flick through the pages of his unpublished book which begins with the solitude of a horizontal line and develops a discourse which ends with the same line being cut. This Sequence from the 1970's, which stimulates and modifies situation as much as thought, has a bearing on both the exhibition at the VolArt2 gallery of the Vila Casas Foundation and committing to “a pledge of absence”, a pledge of no storyline, “as an act of continual...


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EXHIBITION PAINTINGS: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
100 Figures
2008
Painting


Fragment of a piece by Chancho called 100 Figures, in which he explores the many routes to abstract creation. In them, the importance that geometry has for him becomes apparent. He abandons symbolic character to concentrate on the study of colour, form, method and serialisation. His language aids him, perhaps, in speaking, via abstraction, of painting, his own world and creation. As he says, “In a painting, I do not understand a love for anything that is not a love for painting.”
Paper 277-278
2005
Drawing
Gouache on paper

The elimination of a complex colour scheme, demonstrates in this piece, a return to origins. A clearly constructive language makes its presence felt and interacts with the viewers’ perception of the limbo between two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality. Chancho tautens the limits of the perception of space. He simplifies by use of black and white the interaction to which we are subjected. Far from trying to understand the logic of the painting, we find ourselves perceiving, simply, pure abstraction.
Políptic 12
2006
Drawing
Gouache on paper

The use of series is a constant in the work of Chancho. What apparently seem to be fractals make up the artist’s material universe, stripped of adornment. The lines, almost as therapeutic gesture, lead to an existential unity. Vibrations, imperfections, are the essential material of this piece. It is based, like many of his works, on successive sequences or elements that are virtually calligraphic. It is perhaps a representation of what he defines as the nature of the human species. “All we have learned is to multiply numbers and ourselves."
Pintura 08.7
2008
Painting
Oil on canvas

Work of great visual dynamism. Once again, Chancho’s strokes swing between calligraphy and gesture. The zigzags characteristic of his work display a dualism between the static and the agile. Diagonal in composition, his black “stripes” impact on a radical red tone. Some of these forms were already appearing in his drawings in 1969. Some of his works more contemporary with this one, such as Painting 80.21, Painting 08.18 and Painting 08.5, explore variations on this same concept in an almost obsessive manner. The mutations of colour and composition do nothing more than reformulate the idea that the artist faces up to in each work with meticulous preparation. And each section has been interiorised by means of repetition, practically eliminating chance and letting spontaneity become part of a meticulous and thorough process.
Pintura 08.6
2008
Painting
Oil on canvas

The work presents itself as an enigma. The strokes oscillate between sign and geometry. The colours are complementary and opposing, typical of the artist’s palette. The image is torn between pure abstraction and the recollection of the arable fields the artist contemplated as a child. Gesture swings between spontaneity and meticulous preparation. The drawing is achieved by the subtraction of material; less becomes more. It is perhaps a mirror. Two identical images, exact, but at the same time opposing and complimentary.
Pintura 937
2007
Painting
Oil on canvas

Pintura 08.25
2008
Painting
Oil on canvas

A 32
2008
Painting
Oil on canvas

A 32
2008
Painting
Oil on canvas

Dibuix 99
2005
Drawing
Gouache on paper

Dibuix 98
2005
Drawing
Gouache on paper

Pintura 08.3
2008
Painting
Oil on canvas





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