MIGUEL RASERO “Redes”

Opening: April 7th at 7.30 p.m.
Exhibition: Until June 2016

Miguel Rasero (Doña Mencía, Córdoba, 1955) is one of the most representative artists in the contemporary art scene. His career is characterized by extreme changes in techniques, themes and materials, an attitude that contributes to create Rasero's ever-changing and yet surprisingly coherent artistic universe.

The artist moves to Barcelona in 1966 where he starts painting in the early 70’s. He held his first solo exhibition in 1975 at Estudio Trece in Barcelona presenting a series of still lifes that impacted? especially for the innovative use of the collage technique with a figurative painting style inspired by Morandi and Cézanne.

From that moment on, and especially in the 80’s, the artist devote himself to the collage technique, often rebuilding it during his career and especially in his latest production. At the beginning of the 90’s, through a process of abstraction and synthesis, Rasero creates the intense series of “De Vegetabilibus”, a tribute to earth where collage is transformed into landscapes of roots, branches and vegetables characterized by deep and natural colours, influenced by the landscapes of Arnes, at that time, the residence of the author.

In the mid-90’s, the first acrobats and tightrope walkers appear on the “moon medallions”. The works of this period are characterized by human figures belonging to the circus world, who are represented in a precarious balance, holding geometric elements upon consumed safety nets. These works can be seen as an allegory of the precariousness of existence, of the very condition of being an artist.

In the early 2000, there is another turning point in the artist’s career: those geometrical elements became the main subject of his works, in an ambiguous frontier between figurative and abstract, where the works presented in “Redes” belong to.

The continuous research that characterizes the artist’s career brings him in his latest works to focus on the exploration of space and architectural structures, leading him to the three-dimensional works that one could situate between arte povera and minimalist structuralism of his “white series”.

The artist has a large resume of solo exhibitions, and his work is displayed in public and private collections such as Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), La Caixa Foundation, the New York Summer Collection or the Rotschild Bank in Zurich.

ÀMBIT Galeria d’Art is pleased to present “Redes” (Nets), a selection of works by Miguel Rasero included in his “black series”. The selection displays twenty works linked to nets, central object of this series and privileged symbolic element in the work of the artist.

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