The same sap. Verses, oils, watercolors.
The paintings in this exhibition are born very close to the book The same sap. The shared title suggests a dialogue between poetry and paintings.
The poems speak for themselves.
The paintings recovered some initial impulse that moves the paint: paint what moves, what is love, what is beyond us (the experience of seeing), to interrogate the mystery of the living with paint. There remains intense aroma of traditional oil painting: Fillings, turpentine, glazes, long sessions, overlapping layers and accumulated time on the canvas. And the desire to share that reposed taste, slow cooker, with some looks that I appreciate.
Still present the landscape, but not as a description of the external, but as recognition of internally and externally, attempt to double life to that emotion that colors alike experience of contemplation and the picture that recalls, that atmosphere soul, the emotional tone to which Simmel meant by the word Stimmung.
Plant grows presence. The plant resistance. Vegetable heroism (which spoke Octavio Paz in his grammarian Mono). By green habitat -our first home-, and within, can run the same sap. unitive feeling with everything that lives breathes, and especially what is not excessively twisted and complicated by culture distilleries.
Meanwhile, keeps repeating his mantra sea, as few as persistent presence there as the sea. Therefore, always beginning anew, some painted seas trying to show what remains in what changes and what changes in what remains persist. Nothing like the sea, mirror mythical, insists both repeat this paradox that is ours, our identity and our body.
The dialogue between paintings and poems do not want to be explicit and illustrative. It is suggested kinships between what is said by the combinatorics of words and what is shown by combining shapes, textures and colors. This dialogue can be a source of relations intensify perception and therefore visible awareness, knowledge and attitude. Revitalize our visual connection to the living world is a first step out of the darkness. textJosé flavor.