“ONE MORE TRY”
SOLO EXHIBITION BY PACO POMET (ES)
May 15 – June 14, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday 15, 5-7 PM (Torsdag kl.17-19)
NB: (because of “non-working-days” in Denmark, , gallery closed on May 16 + May 29)
Palægade 5, 1261 Copenhagen K. Denmark
Phone: +45 2125 2325 & + 45 2197 2525
Tues – Friday: 12-17, Sat: 12 – 15
For quite a long time, while preparing my solo shows, I have been making an effort to conceive a collection of works gathered under the same topic or a determined story line. This subject limitation had an aim: unifying the displayed paintings and bringing them closer.
At the same time that I was working on each show the margins of the theme expanded and the restrictions and requirements imposed decreased. The attempt to create something similar to a “series” tended to weaken as long as new ideas emerged, and I ended up founding myself in the studio surrounded by works that couldn´t make up a crew. The paintings wouldn´t get along, and defenitely were not a gang, a team.
The excess of rationality, systematization and planning required to organize the group of works tended to deny almost completely inertia, spontaneity, intuituion or surprise, all of which are the fuel that helps the scenes and the images make their way into my paintings. And I use the expression “make their way” because this is how the click that generates an idea arises: through a manouver that comes out ignoring the author´s will. Thus, while working in a “series” of landscapes, an interior or a character slipped through; when working with neutral colors, a need for saturation or strong color contrast came up. Trying to maintain a pre-establish plan was so discouraging.
In this new solo show presented at Bendixen Contemporary, the aim, from the very beggining, was creating a group of works that formed an attractive collection, but avoiding the subject unification. The result alternates landscapes and interiors in which situations and scenes can be humorous (The Distance), puzzling (Campaign or The Top), pure surrealistic (El Paso, Outside In or Banking) or works like Glitches, in which pictorial representation is questioned and a metalinguistic aim can be found.
All the displayed paintings have a family resemblance and I would say that the genuine link among them is an unchanging longing for the active gaze of the viewer and an open invitation for interpretation.
Paco Pomet, b.1970, recent did show solo at Richard Heller Gallery, LA, and in Europe at Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada + My Name’s Lolita Art, Madrid. His works has among many places also been shown at fx; Beijing International Art Biennale at the National Museum of China and numerous art fairs, i.e. Armory Show (NY), ARCO (Madrid) and Art Brussels.(BEL)