Thursday, November 26, 2009

Iker Garcia Barrenetxea at Eyre Brothers Restaurant

Exhibition at Eyre Brothers Restaurant in London. Yesterday I hanged three oil paintings and I will change them for new works periodically in the future.
I would like to thank Eyre Brothers Restaurant for their support and specially David Eyre for his help and support.

70, Leonard Street

Friday, November 20, 2009

Peine del Viento XV by Eduardo Chillida

Architecture, sculpture, music and nature in perfect armony. Peine del Viento XV is situated in Donostia- San Sebastian, Basque Country, my home town. Creating a dialogue between the sea, the mountain and the limit of the city itself this is a very special place where when visited it has some magic to it, turning into a temple.

The three sculptures of Chillida are made of steel and are perforated in the actual rocks that resist the powerful waves of the Cantabrico Sea. Such an unsual location for sculpture makes you wonder how Chillida one day figured this out on his imagination. I guess that sculpture being a human act is often more about the human rather than anything else. This sculptures integrate so well with their simplicity and strength in relation to nature that it feels like they have always been there, having nothing to do with humans.

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Odilon Redon, Cactus Man, 1881. Charcoal on paper

I´d like to thank Kris Hoffman who suggested me to check Odildon Redon´s work. I hope you had a great time in Viena Kris. Checking Eduard Munch´s and Goya´s paintings sounds like a great plan already.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Henrik Von Gerber

Paintings by Sweedish artist Henrik Von Gerber. Back in 2003 I exhibited with Henrik at Mall Galleries in London in a group show. The show was titled "I Dreamt in The City". Von Gerber lives and works in Sweeden.
To check more of his works check:
Have a nice week end!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Simon Schama's Power of Art - Rothko, part 1 of 7

Here´s a special documentary about the american abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. A BBC program.
You can easily see the rest of the parts on youtube.

At the moment I am very busy working on a project to create an interesting space in London in collaboration with reputed artists and that will beneffit the community. I have been working on this for the last couple of months and it´s taking a lot of my time, so I´d like to apologize for those that check the blog every day and didn´t find as many posts as usual.
I´d also like to say that I was recently invited to talk about art for a couple of minutes once a month on a radio station in London; the first one will be next week. I will keep you informed.

Also, I´ve got three oil paints at the frame shop that will be hanged at The Eyre Brothers Restaurant in London very soon. I will also let you know about that.
All the best from the freezing London guys!

Marc Rothko

Monday, November 2, 2009


“I am interested in portraits because I am surrounded by them everyday in the media. However I am not interested in drawing someone special but someone whom no one knows. I love to imagine the history and personality of a person simply through what they look like. I usually draw imaginary people rather than specific people because I have learned from many cases that we can never judge a person by his or her appearance. I am curious about what sorts of things can make a person be recognized/ differentiated from others. In order to find what the most important thing to differentiate people is, I create a lot of drawings. Through these drawings which were inspired by the public, I have made my "Imaginary portrait series." (Yuko Nasu /Sesame Gallery)

Yuko Nasu was born in Hiroshima and lives and works in London. Nasu´s paintings will be part of "Represent" at Blackall Studios in group show opening this coming thursday in Leonard Street, London. On this show we´ll see Mathew Small´s work as well. Funny enough I met Matt in person this morning as he was carrying his work to the gallery.
Bye now!

Francisco Centofanti

This is the first painting I saw of this great painter that I met nine years ago when I first got to London, and that became a very good friend of mine. At the moment Centofanti lives in Japan, although he will be back in London soon and we will provably be working together in a nice project. Very much looking forward to it.
All the best from London Cisco!