The Saturninite House de San Bartolomé de Tirajana inaugurates today the collective exhibition made up of the graphic work of nine artists selected in the seventeenth contest Gran Canaria of Graphic Works Series, which is convened by the Council for Culture of the Cabildo, through its Engraving Workshop.
In the organization of the exhibition that will remain in the aforementioned cultural space until next August 6, the municipality of the municipality collaborates and can be enjoyed from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., as well as on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Through the language of engraving, the creators Javier Abad Alonso, winner of last year’s 2020 edition with his work The Skull of Man is also the Cosmos. Supremus, Beatriz Pérez Martín with Gods and Goddesses (Second prize), Julio Sánchez with Cosmogomy, Rolf Hakansson with Whispers and Screams, Paco Cabello with Monica, Noelia Verona with Graphic Poems, Elena Jiménez with CMYK Patchwork, Juan Cabrero with Cosmogony and Cristina Martel with Dust you are, offer a heterogeneous perspective that provides the public with an overview of the validity of graphic techniques as an expressive channel and the freedom and versatility with which they can be used.
The exhibition is part of the circuit called Itinerary that the Department of Plastic Arts of the Council of Culture of the Cabildo that directs Guacimara Medina since last year it has been promoting different cultural spaces in the island’s municipalities.
In this exhibition, in which the public will be able to admire different languages used in the field of graphic work production, it shows the series of five monochrome photolithographs with poetic images of the Cosmos named Supremus, the skull of man is also the Cosmos, from the winner Javier Abad. Likewise, the five stamps Gods and Goddesses, carried out by Beatriz Pérez, who obtained the second prize, with the etching technique that humorously revises Greek mythology, in which the gods are presented tattooed, wearing colorful bathing suits and other contemporary attributes.
Of the nine engravers that make up this exhibition, six are Canarian artists or residents of the Canary Islands, linked to the Cabildo engraving workshop, an open space that is offered to artists, students and all those who wish to enter the engraving technique from where work is carried out to promote and disseminate the graphic work in general and the Canarian engravers and engravers in particular, of whose high level this exhibition shows.
The exhibition that opens at the Casa Cachazo y Verde in Aguilar de Gáldar shows how contemporary taste and the work of the artists who work with this ancient technique of expression, oscillates without solution of continuity and with the greatest naturalness between the most traditional techniques and the technological support that the new times lend to creation.
Convened through its Engraving Workshop by the Ministry of Culture, the contest Gran Canaria Graphic Work Series aims to support, promote and disseminate international graphic work, as well as contribute to the dissemination of this artistic technique and the development of activities and proposals related to it. The idea of this contest is to create a visual narrative, (series of between three and five prints) through engraving and presented as an Artist’s Book or engraving-object, which provides artists with the format to generate interesting proposals and display their personal and creative universe.
Parallel to the exhibition, guided tours will be carried out as complementary activities, starring the artists who created the works.