EXHIBITION BARJOLA MUSEUM 10/4-01/6 2014
” The organic is also frequently the subject of works of Organicidad. In many of these pieces, the forms evoke bio-organic figures, vague ethereal structures that emerge from a stroke or stain and a play of gazes, atmospheres or amniotic climates, pulsating, animated or at least changing. Elusive configurations of a lyricism and an expressiveness that shares territory with the most poetical and subtle international and Spanish abstract art of the second half of the twentieth century.” Juan Carlos GEA, Asturias24
ART FOR THE SENSES
From Thursday 10 April until Friday, June 1 at the Barjola Museum, Gijón (Asturias, Spain)
Titled “Organicidad ” artists José Antonio Menéndez Hevia (born in Oviedo 1938) and Nina Grønn (born in New York 1974) show for the first time in public, a collection from more than 10 years of joint work and research.
“Their art doesn’t look like anything familiar and perhaps seems like everything. Their paintings are not intended to be abstract but seem so. Escaping reality and ending in it. “- Ana Maria Fernandez Garcia, Art Historian, University of Oviedo. (Click here to download her entire review A beauty where words are unnecessary)
The work that José Antonio and Nina present in Barjola Museum is a reflection of creative intuition and evidence that technique is not an end in itself but a necessary medium to convey emotions. The work also introduces new techniques in their use of materials and tools.
The expression of the two artists is rooted in nature, their source of inspiration, and it is their intention to communicate this in Gijon, where they have been based for many years. The title of the project “Organicidad” illustrates the essence of their work, the interpretation of the organic, whose forms, light and movement are motivated by a constant observation from the micro to the macro.
José Antonio Menéndez Hevia and Nina Grønn’s Exhibition is based on different techniques: drawing, painting, graphic art and concrete reliefs. In the latter, the most extreme sensations are collected; from the blunt and arid to the smooth and subtle, inviting also the blind to a tactile dialogue. An interesting experience in which the visual sense is not the only way to appreciate the fine arts.