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Manuel Velasco

Valladolid, 1966
Pequeño telón, oil and iron on linen, 20 × 20 cm

About the artist

Basically, I work in series based on a theme, an idea. The number of works, production, time and depth of the series depends on multiple factors, creative process, curiosity, successes, mistakes, conclusions, etc., and the appearance of new reasons that lead me to investigate other arguments. I can work and I work in several series at once, the works dialogue with each other and suggest new approaches. The discoveries in a series can be applied in the following.

The presence of nature and the boundary between figuration and abstraction is a constant in most of my works, sometimes obviously, others just underlie. There is a very thin border, barely non-existent, that goes beyond small details, nuances and perceptions.

Some previous series are:

Wetpaint and Panta rei.

Two series have got similarities in the technique and both on the idea of continuous change, impermanence or becoming (Heraclitus). In these series, the displacement of the paint applied to the surface is vertical due to the effect of gravity as a “collaborating agent”. I applied the paint horizontally and dried vertically, so that the paint shifted, “transmuted” into something different.

Barridos.

Around the idea of speed in which we are immersed in the daily life of our life. In this series the displacement of the paint is horizontal by rubbing the paint with the brush horizontally; producing the loss of image details and causing a paradoxical effect of speed and calm simultaneously, similar to photographic panning.

Azulejo 1, oil on linen, 30 × 20 cm
Azulejo 2, oil on linen, 30 × 20 cm
Azulejo 3, oil on linen, 30 × 20 cm
Azulejo 4, oil on linen, 30 × 20 cm
Azulejo 5, oil on linen, 30 × 20 cm
Azulejo 6, oil on linen, 30 × 20 cm
Esquerdes 1, tempera painting on linen, 30 × 40 cm
Esquerdes 2, tempera painting on linen, 30 × 40 cm
Esquerdes 3, tempera painting on linen, 30 × 40 cm
Esquerdes 4, tempera painting on linen, 30 × 40 cm
Esquerdes 5, tempera painting on linen, 30 × 40 cm
Esquerdes 6, tempera painting on linen, 30 × 40 cm
Esquerdes 7, tempera painting on linen, 30 × 40 cm
Esquerdes 8, tempera painting on linen, 30 × 40 cm
Esquerdes 9, tempera painting on linen, 30 × 40 cm
Grietas 1, tempera painting on linen, 46 × 38 cm
Grietas 2, tempera painting on linen, 46 × 38 cm
Grietas 3, tempera painting on linen, 46 × 38 cm
Grietas 4, tempera painting on linen, 46 × 38 cm
Grietas 5, tempera painting on linen, 46 × 38 cm
Collage planchas 1, oil and iron on linen, 33 × 50 cm
Collage planchas 2, oil and iron on linen, 37 × 54 cm
Collage planchas 3, oil and iron on linen, 36 × 51 cm
Collage planchas 4, oil and iron on linen, 27 × 78 cm
Plancha cielo, oil and iron on linen, 55 × 46 cm
Telón Verde, oil and iron on linen, 80 × 50 cm
Telón Caja, oil and iron on linen, 98 × 65 cm
Telón foradat, oil and iron on linen, 38 × 28 cm
Tricolor, oil and iron on linen, 40 × 80 cm
Telón rojo, oil on linen and iron powder, 180 × 180 cm
U.S.A., oil on wood and iron, 38,5 × 33 cm
Shooting stars, oil on linen and iron powder, 80 × 40 cm
Oscar Tusquets Lluis Ventós
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