Opening 18/02/2016 19:30
If there is an autonomous discipline that has survived post modern iconoclasm, it is drawing. Along the way, other historic arts have become displaced, but drawing, disegno, continues to be a valid, rigorous practice. This affirmation is also applicable to the art of Eduard Arranz-Bravo. The artist hasgone through different artisticstages and attitudes: from the poetic art of the early-sixties to the more experimental and engaged work of the seventies and his present symbolic-monumental period. And, throughout all these stages, drawing has remained his most beloved and loyal resource. Drawing continues to be “art’s springboard”, the private laboratory of utopian experimentation that is essential to achieving, ultimately, the great artistic metaphor.
The exhibition Arranz-Bravo. Drawing in Actionreviews the uses, techniques and procedures used by this artist since the beginning of his career througha selection of pieces from the Arranz-Bravo Foundation holdings, drawings from the collectionsof the Museum of L’Hospitalet, portfolios of previously unseen works on paper from the Monteiro Soares collection in Brazil and, finally, contemporary works on paper made by Arranz-Bravo for the occasion. A full symphony of productions on paper that aims to position Arranz-Bravo in the place that, in the view of many art crítics and historians, he deserves as one of the greatest living draftsmen on the contemporary Catalan art scene