J.M. BERMEJO, RODRÍGUEZ SILVA y TOVAR.
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J. M. Bermejo
"Aleto", 2005.
Técnica mixta sobre lienzo. 146 x 114 cms.


J. M. Bermejo
Untitled, 2005.
Técnica mixta sobre lienzo, 81 x 81 cms.

Group show at Almagro Fúcares Gallery.
From May 13 to June 24, 2006.

Fúcares Gallery in Almagro (Ciudad Real) presents a collective exhibition by Ignacio Tovar, José María Bermejo and Rodríguez Silva.

What these three artists all have in common is that they were born and live in Seville, in the Aljarafe region. There is also another element that they share in their diverse works — their essential support on line as structural element, presented each in a distinct way. Hence the interest of seeing their works together on display at the Fúcares Gallery in Almagro.

Rodríguez Silva (Olivares, Seville, 1960). He covers an aluminium surface with a layer of monochrome oil paint of a succinct range — dark grey, almost black, blue, white, orange… The surface offers subtly deliberate irregularities left when applying the paint. These alterations are hardly perceptible at first sight. Before the paint dries, Rodríguez withdraws part of it, and the result is a net of vertical fringes of differing widths — some are thin, some wide. The surface looks perfect, distant, as if painted mechanically. However, under a more careful gaze, it can be seen that both the small irregularities in the paint and an almost imperceptible shaking in the verticality of the lines belie the human warmth in the hand of the artist.

José Mª Bermejo (Olivares, Seville, 1952). This painter starts his works by filling the surface of the painting with irregular stains, distributed randomly in the background. Then a maze of vertical and horizontal lines is developed over it. The reticle allows seeing a background that, being the same colours as the lines, creates an atmosphere in which background and shape are so close that they seep into each other. In this way, Bermejo attains endless planes, his unique style of painting contributing to it. The lines traced have the width of the paintbrush in use. Sometimes, with the paint still fresh, he paints over it again with other colours to get completely new, and ever original mixtures and shades. In others, with the paint already dry, he repaints the lines more fully so as to get different nuances through transparencies.

Ignacio Tovar (Castilleja de la Cuesta, Seville, 1947). Tovar works on a base of wavy lines whose loops run nearly parallel, with the space between them expanding towards one of the sides of the picture. In his most recent works, he is painting the gap between the lines with different colours and transparent layers of colour overlapping everything, and pervading throughout large areas of the picture. Most of his works are diptychs, wherein colour masses go through one panel to the next, in a flow that sometimes winds up in the melding between the two units comprising the work. Thus, the whole painting is formed by two elements that have certain mutual independence. The titles of these works represent flamenco singers and lyrics.


J. M. Bermejo
Untitled, Nº 6.
Acrílico sobre papel, 70 x 100 cms.


Rodríguez Silva
"Titanio", 2006.
Oleo sobre aluminio, 46 x 38 cms.


Rodríguez Silva
"Ultramar", 2006.
Oleo sobre aluminio, 46 x 38 cms.


Ignacio Tovar
"Antonio El Chaqueta", 2006.
Pigmento y látex vinílico sobre lienzo. Díptico 162 x 130 cms. c/u.


J. M. Bermejo
Untitled, Nº 9.
Acrílico sobre papel, 70 x 100 cms.


Rodríguez Silva
"Nocturno", 2006.
Oleo sobre aluminio, 92 x 65 cms.


Rodríguez Silva
"Encendido", 2006.
Oleo sobre aluminio, 46 x 38 cms.


Ignacio Tovar
"Entorno a la puerta", 2006.
Pigmento y látex vinílico sobre lienzo. Díptico 92 x 73 cms. c/u.