Ernesto Cánovas - In One Breath

IN ONE BREATH ERNESTO CÁNOVAS

IN ONE BREATH ERNESTO CÁNOVAS

‘We are presented with a Cánovas true to himself, more sincere and comfortable with his work, both technically and conceptually’ AINA POMAR

REPRESENTATIONS

‘Summer night – even the stars are whispering to each other.’ KOBAYASHI ISSA

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Dear Kobayashi , 2016. Mixed media and resin on wood; 450 x 300 cm, 6 panels, each 150 x 100 cm

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Photograph taken at Espronceda Center for Arts and Culture, Barcelona, May 2016

Ghostly Maghreb , 2016. Mixed media on aluminium, 29 x 42 cm

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‘Barcelona is in my DNA – hopefully it is in my paintings too’ ERNESTO CÁNOVAS

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The way I thought it was , 2016. Mixed media, ceramic and resin on wood; 300 x 150 x 100 cm, 4 panels, each 100 x 150 cm

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‘ In One Breath should be viewed as a whole – as a narrative in which both the presence of artistic objects and their absence evoke a musical rhythm, a state of mind, a sense of play and, all in all, a masterly exhibition.’ ALEJANDRO MARTIN

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Able to Look Outside , 2017. Mixed media and resin on aluminium, 105 x 140 cm

‘Like the labour-intensive way Cánovas rubs and re-works his surfaces until the image virtually disappears, we worry, correct and revise our relationship to ... place and its relationship to us.’ JESSICA LACK

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Atrium , 2017. Mixed media and resin on wood; 200 x 150.1 cm, 2 panels, each 100 x 150.1 cm

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‘Cánovas’ inclusion of ceramics has opened up a promising path for experimentation with new elements and materials that can add further dimensions to his art, both literally and figuratively’ AINA POMAR

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The Beginning of the End , 2017. Mixed media and ceramic on aluminium, 175 x 215 cm

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Behind the Chair , 2017. Mixed media and resin on aluminium, 160 x 100 cm, 2 panels, each 80 x 100 cm

Belonging , 2017. Mixed media and resin on wood, 100.2 x 150 cm

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‘ In One Breath is based on an authentic nostalgic feeling as it reflects memories, sensations, colours and imaginative moments from when the artist lived in Barcelona’ ALEJANDRO MARTIN

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Call your Mother [ Llama a tu madre ], 2017. Mixed media and resin on aluminium, 175 x 215 cm

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Developed Sensibility , 2017. Mixed media on aluminium, 105 x 140 cm

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Diamond D , 2017. Mixed media and resin on aluminium; 210 x 140 cm, 2 panels, each 105 x 140 cm

Emerald , 2017. Mixed media and resin on aluminium; 210 x 140 cm, 2 panels, each 105 x 140 cm

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Gothic Sacred Jungle , 2017. Mixed media, ceramic and resin on wood; 200 x 450 cm, 6 panels, each 100 x 150 cm

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‘It’s haunting familiarity, reminds us that nothing in the real works is set in stone, but equally once glimpsed, nothing is ever truly erased’ JESSICA LACK

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Paradise ahead (for real this time) , 2017. Mixed media and resin on aluminium; 160 x 100 cm, 2 panels, each 80 x 100 cm

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‘There is something cinematic about Cánovas’ work ... a construction of a narrative in progress. Often his works are made of multiple panels – abstract colour sliced next to more photographic sections that together create their own nuanced story.’ FRANCESCA GAVIN

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Paused , 2017. Mixed media and resin on aluminium; 100.3 x 160 cm, 2 panels, each 100.3 x 80 cm

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Purple Haze , 2017. Mixed media and resin on aluminium; 80.1 x 200.2 cm, 2 panels, each 80.1 x 100.1 cm

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Road to Los Angeles , 2017. Mixed media and resin on aluminium; 35 x 50 cm, 2 panels, each 35 x 25cm

Spherical Mass , 2017. Mixed media on aluminium; 210 x 140 cm, 2 panels, each 105 x 140 cm

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Still raining down there , 2017. Mixed media and resin on aluminium, 105 x 140 cm

Survival of the Fittest , 2017. Mixed media and ceramic on aluminium, 80.1 x 60 cm

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‘The outworking of Cánovas’ intensified perspective is evident in the Botanics , which is distinctly peppered with both exoticism and ideas relating to the sublimity of nature’ AINA POMAR

BOTANICS

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The Botanic Series , 2017. Mixed media and resin on aluminium, Each 40 x 29 cm

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‘I like to take the image to the point of perception where it becomes just colour’ ERNESTO CÁNOVAS

COLOUR FIELDS

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Apollo , 2017. Mixed media on aluminium, 200 x 130 cm

Exterior , 2017. Mixed media on aluminium, 200 x 130 cm

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Gaslight [ Luz de gas ], 2017. Mixed media on aluminium, 200 x 130 cm

Jamboree , 2017. Mixed media on aluminium, 200 x 130 cm

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‘Form is magnified beyond recognition, forging pure abstraction: pure colour, movement and light.’ JUSTIN HAMMOND

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Karma , 2017. Mixed media on aluminium, 200 x 130 cm

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‘The warmth of the daylight colours of the Mediterranean and Barcelona are combined here with the shades of its nightlife ... neon signs, multi-coloured spotlights, the buzz of traffic and sounds of people enjoying the city that never sleeps.’ AINA POMAR

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Otto , 2017. Mixed media on aluminium, 200 x 130 cm

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Razzamatazz , 2017. Mixed media on aluminium, 200 x 130 cm

Universal , 2017. Mixed media on aluminium, 200 x 130 cm

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