“Salon de Primavera” at Art EKA Gallery, Madrid

From March 31st through April 13th, 2012, I will be showing two new paintings at the Art EKA Gallery in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition is entitled “Salón de Primavera” and features painting, sculpture and photography from artists based in and around Valencia, Spain.

Below is one of my paintings in the exhibition where I continue with the ideas started in the “Nasoki” series. But now I am exploring the use of a star as a start point to the imagery. I also reveal the origin (or maybe the end) of the line not just the intersecting ones in the middle:

Nasoki 10, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 160 cm, 47 x 63 in

Curated by artist and now gallery director/owner Vicente Heca, this exhibition is my first in Madrid and in Spain as well as my first paintings from 2012. Here is my second painting in the show:

Nasoki 9, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, 27 1/2 x 39 1/4 in

I’m also working on new ideas for drawings incorporating acrylic and pencil on paper:

Mascleta 3, 2012, acrylic & pencil on paper, 19 3/4 x 25 1/2 in (SOLD)

This idea came out of experiencing the Mascleta here in Valencia, Spain during the week-long Mardi Gras type event called Fallas. The Mascleta is a daytime fireworks display where it is the experience of the sound and not the sights that render every muscle in the body vibrating and tingling. While the fireworks are incredibly loud, the closer you are to the source, the less of an impact it has on the eardrums and the greater the sensation to the body. The event culminates in giant clouds of smoke which blanket the cityscape.

To see the entire series and detail images of my Mascleta drawings, please go to this shutterfly album.

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