Cannot Have It Both Ways by Rui Calçada Bastos / Paul Ekaitz / Sergio Belinchón / Frank Kalero / Antonio Mesones / Santiago YdáñezExhibition September 25th - October 4th 2006
Working mostly on large format acrylics, on this occasion Santiago Ydáñez (Jaen, 1968) presents two paintings of small size in which he continues his profound study on the puzzling similarities between human emotional expression and animal gestures.
Rui Calçada Bastos (Lisbon, 1971) will show a continuation of the work seen in his last exihibition at Invaliden1 "WalkAbout" . The video work chosen for the group show is a journey opened to perception, where there is no beginning and no end, and only the sound of the train accompanies the traveller.
The photography of Frank Kalero (Tarragona, 1973) is an intimate and silent search of images that mostly pass us by unperceived, and yet, the artist transforms them drawing our attention to their uniqueness. The photographs exhibited are part of the artists´ project Arboris.
Sergio Belinchón (Valencia, 1971) presents a series of photographs that will travel in the next months to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Sharjah, one of the seven United Arab Emirates. The use of trompe l'oeil and the artists´ keen eye to find surprisingly artificial situations seduces and confuses the observer revealing the humour behind the camera.
The nature of Antonio Mesones' (Torrelavega, Cantabria, 1965) painting is executed in a delicate, sensible, and tenaciously silent manner. Seemingly naïve, the more we observe the canvas, the more we recognise his devotion to art and the act of painting. For this show Mesones has chosen two paintings of big format and dramatic chromatism.
Is art only a scenery? Is it a mechanism of scenic language? Is it maybe a teensy fake, a non reality? These are some of the questions that Paul Ekaitz (Barcelona, 1977) bows the spectator with renaissance elegance in his work On The Other Side, a maybe-self portrait that insinuates the mystery between reality and fiction.