Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Natural Order of Things by Neil Edward. Aerosol and mixed paints on canvas.

About a month ago I was renting a room at my flat and Neil phoned me to see the space. This is how I met him, and once he was at the flat and seeing my paintings he gave me his website:

Nathan Ford

In 2004 I exhibited at The Mall Galleries in group show with Nathan Ford. His latest show´s been at Beaux Arts Gallery in Bath.
Check his website:

Yan Pei-Ming

"Although such a genre of portraiture is not frecuently encountered in traditional Chinese painting, Ming appears in his portraits to approach the Chinese painter Huang Bin Hong who said genuine paintings are those wich are both completely alike and absolutely unlike.
At close distance, due to Ming´s brush strokes and their large format, his portraits have an almost abstract treatment, wich, as the viewer gradually moves away from, is transformed into astonishing, almost photographic precision." (The Way of the Dragon)

Yan Pei- Ming was born in 1960 and leaves China in 1980, not for political reasons but to study Fine Arts. Today he teaches at Ecole de Beaux Arts of Dijon.

Yan Pei-Ming is one of my big references . Rhythm is something very important when I paint and on his bi-chromatic paintings it almost feels like I can learn the alphabet of rhythms.

Alessia Avellino.

"Gravity 1. Battersea Power Station". Charcoal on paper. By Alessia Avellino.

Alessia Avellino.(2004, The Hugh Casson Drawing Prize, Royal Academy, London.)

Back in 2003 and through a common friend I met Alessia Avellino in London. I used to visit her studio very offten and I´ve seen her work in progress. Her approach to paint and mine are very different I believe but I managed to learn a lot seeing the evolution of drawings and paintings.
You can check her work on this link:

"Hackney Wick Train Station" 2002. Acrylic on board. By Iker García Barrenetxea.

This is the first urban landscape I painted of London.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Madrid desde Torres Blancas" 1976-1982. Oil on board. By Antonio López.

Antonio López is a contemporary Spanish artist that works in different medias. He´s approach in extreme detail to reality through painting, drawing or sculpture shows great talent and a very persistent carear. I reccomend watching "El sol del membrillo" of Victor Erice. It´s a film-documentary that follows the artist in his observation while painting or drawing a subject. There´s an interesting relationship between cinema and painting.

"Casa de Antonio López Torres" by Antonio López.1972-1975

"La Gran Vía" by Antonio López. 1974-1981.