Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Ithaca? Ítaca!

Did you also learn at school about the different theories about Ithaca's location? Ithaca, the home of the legendary king Odysseus (also known by the name of Ulysses), which appears like a leitmotiv in Homer's epic poem The Odyssey... 
One thing is sure: Torremolinos, in Spain, is now accepted by most scholars to be the exact location of the island ;-)
The new café and bookstore Ítaca is a real island of harmony in our loud and dusty town. A place where, once you discovered it, you always will want to return. The place to be.

I will be exhibiting some of my new work (acrylic paintings) at Ítaca during the months of July and August. 
On Wednesday July 2nd 2014, on 8 p.m., I will be there at your disposal for a charla (informal discussion). If you have time and feel like it, why not join us?  

Where?
Tetería librería Ítaca
Plaza de la Unión Europea 11 [The square with the European flags and the bull]
29620 Torremolinos (Spain)
Tel. 951 10 96 35

The exhibition will run all July and August
Ítaca's opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. 
(closed on Mondays)

Thank you very much in advance for spreading the word! ¡Gracias de antemano para compartir esta información!





Friday, 13 June 2014

Drawings

I love strong colours. Colours are life. But sometimes, it is so nice to work with black and white only. Here some digital drawings. If you like them, you will find more of them here.
















Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Rules

After reading Matt Chinian's blog post Parameters a couple of weeks ago, I began to reflect about my own rules. I knew I must have something like that in mind but had never thought about articulating them...

First rule, here as well: there are no rules and I am totally free.

Second rule: I will enjoy what I do and only do what I am good at. Of course, I am free to try new techniques, subjects, dimensions because there is no creative process without experimenting.

Third rule: I will try to keep a balance between painting and photography. (This rule may disappear one day if I feel that I have no inspiration any longer to paint or do not find enough interesting subjects to capture with my camera).

Fourth rule (same as in life): I will always be ethical. Which means: as a painter, I will never use (copy) a painting or photograph by another artist without asking for permission and/or mentioning the author clearly on the front side of the canvas (if this had to happen one day that I feel like using material of someone else). And, as a photographer, I will not take pictures of human beings without their knowledge and authorization (even if those persons have no clue about intellectual property, right to their image and all that).

Snake



Octopus's dance