“From the first moment I had the opportunity to see Calixto Ramirez
at work, more than ten years ago on a shared exploration trip to the
north of Spain, I was impressed by his ability to improvise artistic
actions. Actions that combine a profound poetic capacity with
surprising touches of humor and irony. A sensitive understanding of
the context and the materials that surround him. The mixture of a
privileged artistic intuition and an extensive knowledge of art history.
New encounters, Palermo, Rome… Calixto merges with the places he
inhabits, literally and physically. He also acquires a political position
with a context that affects him and is affected by him. An echo that
has the capacity to return with more force, capering in the wind.
Calixto makes, acts, and any material, object, or reference, has the
potential to be transformed into a piece. The drift, the assembly
(physical or mental), the balance, the composition… they are
all assimilated and twisted stretching the rules of the game.
This exhibition allows us to peek into his world, his language, through
his body. A present body, a vehicle for the creation of a crossed narrative
that encloses a large number of layers that are gradually unveiled as we
join the dots of a constellation that he is forming with his movement.”
Marseille, October 2022