Step into working class Spain through two master painters: Eustaquio Segrelles and Giner Bueno.
Acclaimed Spanish artist Giner Bueno, born 1935 in Godella (a town along the Valencia coast) defines himself as a painter of vitality. Bueno receives his passion for painting from his father, Luis Giner Vallas, who was a distinguished landscape painter backed by prestigious awards and exhibitions in important art galleries. At the age of twelve, Giner Bueno was given watercolors and oil paints so that he could join his father and his friends while they painted.
Viewers of Bueno’s canvases are presented with a wonderfully unique look at Spanish coastal life. His plein-air paintings reflect images of everyday working class fisherman, peaceful seascapes, and women wearing traditional dresses keeping watchful eye on children at the beach or at a market.
As a professional artist, Segrelles focus is mainly on oil painting. His style is based on an amazing mastery of color and light – becoming proficient in the technique of chiaroscuro. He uses colors only used in nature itself – brown, sienna, white, and indigo. Broad strokes give way to subtle detail, showing faceless characters while bringing to life the Mediterranean culture. He recreates the setting sun, the subtle sea and the daily life along the Valencian coast and features people at work on farms and in the fishing industry.
This show is about common people living their everyday lives as seen by two very different Spanish master painters.
The show opens December 2nd and runs through January 6th.