JORDI ALCARAZ. PENTAGRAMAS

Alcaraz’s discourse departs from the classical tradition of painting and sculpture to reach a reflection on volume, language and time through the use of materials such as water, glass, mirrors, reflections, or books that include this idea.

His artistic language is dominated by visual transgression, the play of different looks and the conjugation of transparencies and holes that allow glimpses of hidden, magical spaces. Thus Jordi Alcaraz establishes, through his works, an unprecedented, surprising and metaphorical relationship with the world.

Sculptures, paintings and drawings, always through his peculiar treatment of materials, and his poetic games of words and unexpected titles. Games of pigment bags that sink into glass surfaces, poetically showing the beginning of the painting, wooden sculptures that cross the methacrylate urn in which they are, passing from the darkness of the night to the light of day, colors that flee from their pots through imaginary holes, impossible portraits.

Due to his obsession with the craft of art, in his latest works he delves into the exploration, almost obsessive, of the artist’s work: drawing, sculpting, painting…, focusing to a greater extent on the exercise of doing, and not on the work as the end of that action. As a result, works appear in which absence is more important than evidence The absence of almost everything, the protagonism of the disappearance of the work, the permanence of the action. What matters is the sensation of drawing, what is there at the precise moment before doing it, the impression at the end, but not the work itself, not the resulting drawing. There is no image or reference to any idea, the artist draws but there is no drawing left. We can see the space left, the trace of the material used, but the absence of anything else is almost absolute.

Jordi Alcaraz breaks the material in different ways, everything is less evocative, and more sharp. Layers of materials are superimposed like protective shields, and build different and more complex layers of meanings.

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Jordi Alcaraz
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