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JOSEP  MARIA  AVILÉS

P A I N T I N G S

CIRCULOS CON FRAGMENTO ROJO
CIRCULOS CON FRAGMENTO ROJO

Mixed media on panel 139.5 x 110 cm. / 55 x 43¼ in. 2008 REF 2786

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PARÁMETRES NEGRES
PARÁMETRES NEGRES

Mixed media on canvas on panel 75 x 55 cm. / 29½ x 21½ in. 2006 REF 3440

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ESPACIO  ORNAMENTAL
ESPACIO ORNAMENTAL

Mixed media on panel 130 x 97 cm. / 51¼ x 38¼ in. 2008 REF 2780

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CIRCULOS CON FRAGMENTO ROJO
CIRCULOS CON FRAGMENTO ROJO

Mixed media on panel 139.5 x 110 cm. / 55 x 43¼ in. 2008 REF 2786

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S E R I G R A P H S

L’ABRE DE LEKU
L’ABRE DE LEKU

Serigraph on Arches paper Edition: EA 1/13 77 x 56 cm. / 30½ x 22 in. (overall) 29 x 35 cm. / 11½ x 13¾ in. (image) 2012 REF 3054

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EL CAPITELL
EL CAPITELL

Serigraph on Geler satimat paper Edition: EA VI/X 70 x 50 cm. / 27½ x 19¾ in. (overall) 33 x 26 cm. / 13 x 10¼ in. (image) 2012 REF 3072

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LES OMBRES
LES OMBRES

Serigraph on Arches paper Edition: EA I/XV 77 x 56 cm. / 30½ x 22 in. (overall) 27 x 45 cm. / 10½ x 17¾ in. (image) 2012 REF 3058

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L’ABRE DE LEKU
L’ABRE DE LEKU

Serigraph on Arches paper Edition: EA 1/13 77 x 56 cm. / 30½ x 22 in. (overall) 29 x 35 cm. / 11½ x 13¾ in. (image) 2012 REF 3054

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2021 CATALOGUE

JOSEP  MARIA  AVILÉS BIO

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b. 1942

Born in Barcelona, Avilés began his studies in 1964 at the prestigious Conservatorio de Artes Suntuarias Massana where he later served as Professor of Enameling and Drawing from 1970 to 1994. In 1969 he began to exhibit his work in many group exhibitions including the Salón de Mayo, Chile and other major venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam and Vienna.

 

Avilés’ mixed media paintings are characterized by an architectonic manipulation of the space rooted in his appreciation and knowledge of the Russian Constructivists. His paintings are grounded in a combination of relief and flat structures which culminate in a diversity of concave forms. Avilés’ palette is fundamentally black and white with the addition, usually, of one other color; black expressing “the absence of clarity” and white “conserving the presence of space.” Because of the raised pictorial surface, the illumination of the work from oblique angles creates a multiplicity of shadows, the composition altering with the direction of the light source.

 

Within these bas-relief works created from ‘found objects’, Avilés creates an axial tension between the vertical and horizontal thrust of the composition referencing the landscape with horizontal space connoting the earth below and the sky above with the introduction of oblique elements to animate the stillness.