In 2007, just at the beginning of the bursting real estate bubble that would give way to the last economic crisis and world recession and later to the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the Mallorcan artist Santiago Picatoste (Palma de Mallorca 1971), was preparing "PETROL", His first solo in NYC (Latin … (read more)
In 2007, just at the beginning of the bursting real estate bubble that would give way to the last economic crisis and world recession and later to the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the Mallorcan artist Santiago Picatoste (Palma de Mallorca 1971), was preparing "PETROL", His first solo in NYC (Latin Collector Gallery) among many experiences, he found an exhibition that would decisively influence his career at the N.Y. Museum of Modern Art. (MoMA). This magnificent exhibition changed his concepts when it came to understanding a new post-pictorial abstraction.
We refer to "Comic Abstraction >> Image - Breaking, Image - Making". This year 2021, full of emotions, experiences, overcoming another world crisis, is the one chosen by the artist to launch exclusively his new series based on all those concepts, sketches and personal annotations of the artist.
Thus, the viewer is going to find a new reading about a more expressionist plastic celebration, with a very strong alchemical component thanks among other practices, to the use of polyvinyl acetate as a binder for its pigment. This binder is manufactured in Madrid and is derived from recycled plastics in the oceans. Picatoste's painting encompasses a dynamic feeling and acts as a catalyst for his own life experience. Oriented towards a hybrid abstraction, between the "hyper aesthetic" and American Pop Art. Emphasizing the use of color, as a leitmotif, since it always appears in his work as a reverberation or structure, like a "specular landscape" loaded with evocations of nature and with a very refined connection of the more "sophisticated" urban art, which collects the trace of the gesture, like the Altamira Cave of the XXI century.All this forms a great balanced orchestration and celebration of the painting. Rise of freedom, a universe tribute that connects with the subjectivist spirit of that New York school that made painting an event in itself.
- Details: 195 x 162 x 4 cm, mixed media on canvas