INTERVIEW: Adalierd. Pure Painting
What can we see in this exhibition?
I selected a number of paintings that I believe fit the feeling of this space. Working inside a gallery is dramatically different from a public place. This selection of paintings has two objectives, first, to try to give the space a new character during these 10 weeks, and secondly, to show the paintings themselves.
There is a selection of 14 paintings from my last 4 years of work. The exhibition offers a small pictorial tour. It is the first time that these paintings are shown in Austria. A large part of this work has traveled from my studio in Barcelona to Vienna. Everyone will be able to see something different inside of these pieces of art. I think we will all agree that it will be a completely authentic and personal sample of paintings.
Does this show have something special for you as an artist?
Yes, each sample is special in itself. I find it interesting to have an open and public space that offers a different service, not just displaying art. In this case, it is a restaurant and cafe. Dining, having an aperitif or simply having a coffee at any time of the day, while being able to observe the paintings and enjoy the moment is a privilege. Especially, if you're just passing through.
I like these things, when something that is normally thought of in one way may end up being another.
Why have you selected Village restaurant, does this place have something special for you?
I usually go there every morning to have an early coffee and smoke a cigarette. It’s a good time of day to organize my work. It's amazing how conversations are productive early in the morning.
One day, after talking a little about art and painting with the owner Mr. Ernest we got this idea, which after a few weeks finally became an interesting possibility. At the time, I was painting practically every day. It is very interesting for me to have my work in a place of this type. It gives me the option to invite people from the art world who have an interest in observing my painting in person. It’s also very interesting for the restaurant as well.
Will we have some kind of presentation or vernissage?
Yes, I don’t know if you could call it a presentation but for sure they will scheduled a couple of days to do a vernissage. I will also play music to delight the attendees. It is about appealing to several senses at the same time. We are working on the list of people that we are going to invite that day. It will be interesting, quite a peculiar mix of personalities will be able to share a small toast, fresh tunes and authentic art.
The paintings will both be on display and also have the possibility to be purchased in Austria for the first time. It’s an interesting opportunity to have access to enjoy a piece that came directly from my studio in Barcelona, and of course, if you fall in love with one, we could arrange a new home for any one of those paintings.
Opening: Friday, April 5 - until Jun 19
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Friday April 26. 6:30pm
Village Café - Restaurant
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