Honos Art presents Tras una mirada, a solo exhibition of the Spanish Antonio de Diego Arias, curated by Fernando Barrionuevo and Rosa Muñoz.
To get closer to the world of Antonio de Diego, it’s necessary to understand the essence of his painting, characterized by a linear deciphering of the constant and vital codes that time hide from people, contexts and nature. Without never contradicting the complex symbols contained in each one of his works, the artist uses an objective metalanguage that goes beyond the pure aesthetic expression.
The exhibition shows a wide and dynamic time period, allowing visitors to know the different artistic stages, creative processes and territories imagined and recreated by the artist: from the research on time with solid floating cells or pricked thorns to the messages that he creates like a typesetter, through the encapsulation of these elements in supports that can be easily opened. The balanced harmonies that flow into his paintings are completely free from the corporeal concept to approach, by using our minds rather than the technique, the thin line of the horizons endowed by the artist with endless possibilities.
The leading line of his work is therefore based on the disquieting and personal research of each temporal substrate. Emotional, historical and landscape alterations, transformed though their overlapping, create a symbolism that unsettles and disquiets the beholder who should think about how time changes their life and how fantasies are carried away by those intensities.
Antonio de Diego Arias (Madrid, 1960) lives and works in Alhama de Almería, in southern Spain. In the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid he showed a preferece for drawing and sculpture, assiduously attending art workshops of the various departments under the careful guidance of Prof. Rodolfo Conesa, professor of sculpture. After graduation in 1987, he won a scholarship at the Spanish Academy of History, Archaeology and Fine Arts in Rome. During his stay shows the need to investigate the relationship with the other path that led him to take the plastic art as an introspective space of dialogue and inner knowledge. At this time he start a deep collaboration with the Central Institute for Graphics on chalcographic techniques.
After several trips between Europe and the United States moved to Alhama of Almeria, land that will deeply mark his whole artistic production. Today in his office surrounded by nature, in solitude and isolation, continues his introspective research.
1989 Arteara Gallery (Madrid).
1990 La Ventana Gallery (Valencia).
1990 Arteara Gallery (Madrid).
1992 Carles Poy Gallery (Barcelona).
1995 Arteara Gallery (Madrid).
1997 Agora´96 (Colegio de Enfermería de Cádiz).
2007 Meca Gallery (Almería).
2010 Meca Gallery (Almería).
2008 Arco (Madrid) Meca Gallery
2011 Arte Contemporáneo Español, Colegio Español de Paris, Meca Gallery e Art & Planéte Gallery (París)
2011 Room Art Fair (Madrid) Meca Gallery.
2013 Sin Fronteras, Arte Contemporáneo Andaluz. Centro di Creazione Contemporanea, Usine Utopik (France).
2014 Doce Dodici, Cervantes institue of Naples and Palermo (Italy) Meca Gallery
2014 42 Contemporary Art, online exhibition (Miami, U.S.) Meca Gallery
2015 Doce Douze, Cervantes institute of Lione (France) Meca Gallery
2016 Territorio Sur, Museo di Cadice (Spain) Meca Gallery
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