From June 7 to July 3 · CCMBM
Centro Cultural Manuel Benito Moliner. Avda. Martínez de Velasco, s/n.
From Monday to Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00.
From the Greek word for “graphic”, the suffix grama is represented by signs or drawings.
This exhibition is based on existing images, frames from films made by award winners of the City of Huesca Carlos Saura Prize the Huesca International Film Festival, over the last 31 years.
All the works have been made freehand, without the intervention of computer procedures or tracings, and using three different techniques on paper: acrylic, oil and watercolor pencils.
Madrid, 1973. It was in my first year of school when the teacher asked me why I painted the mountains blue instead of brown or green. Perhaps this is my first contact with colors and how to apply them on paper. From the car window, the rocky and bluish mountains of Gredos appeared in the distance over Vetton lands. The multiple contrasts, indigo and violet, exited my retinas.
Since then, I have continued to study drawing and painting in different academies, more or less regularly. All over these years, cinema has been the main reason for my persistence to paint. A movie, in my mind, is nothing more than a continuous display of future pictures waiting to be painted. While watching a film, I imagine myself transferring those admirable images to the canvas with tubed colors.
The pandemic represented an amazing opportunity with time to paint, watch movies and create. This is how Gramas arose.