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GUILLERMO PÉREZ VILLALTA. 2012 - 2014 Galería Fernández-Braso. Madrid. November 2014.


Guillermo Pérez Villalta (Tarifa, Cádiz, 1948) opens at the Art Gallery Fernández-Braso his latest paintings, made between 2012 and 2014 in his studies of Seville and Tarifa. Pérez Villalta not work in more than one work at a time. Do not start a new terminated, without giving prior. Because of this process, the artist alternating series that differ conceptually and thematically to avoid monotony and to rest physically and mentally from one another and play. The works of the earlier period were focused on exploring the possibilities arising from the Rococo along with a certain classicism inspired by Cézanne. In this last stage, 2012-2014, dominated by two series. "Malevich Amalfi" explores the relationship between constructivism and metaphysics. "Invitation to the Dance" celebrates the Hollywood musicals of the 50s through surreal scenery-psychedelic air. From a technical standpoint, this new group of works by Pérez Villalta is characterized by the desire to enhance a Mediterranean vision of the play through the use of light to the target and the use of a limited range of colors. At the same time, a number of constants remain in the works of this artist. The narrative and the Mannerist derived which are embedded in his paintings ̶ highly symbolic and intellectual ̶ load. The tendency to eclecticism. Hybridization of pictorial genres (still lifes and landscapes that seem to still lifes and portraits treated group). Dialogue with key artists and periods of art history; adapting various themes to contemporary conceptual needs. The balance between representation (the set) and abstraction (of the parties). The geometry, essential for structuring the work. Accused perspectives and multiple viewpoints. And the drawing. The drawing, visible and present, as a scaffold of the various elements that make up the work. The end result of this new series of works affects therefore in the position of an artist who believes that goes against the "prevailing academicism", by performing works that go beyond the conventions established and which are not only knowledge source and vehicle of transmission of ideas, but also part of a discipline that delights our senses through images that give off beauty, pleasure and excitement.


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