Fernando Gaspar | Separated Land: Agartha

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Fernando Gaspar | Separated Land: Agartha
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Bill Lowe Gallery says
Bill Lowe Gallery presents Separated Land: Agartha, the latest of a series of exhibitions shown in both Atlanta and Lisbon by Fernando Gaspar. In this third iteration of the Separated Land series, Agartha, the legendary civilization said to exist at the Earth’s core, becomes the analogy for the austere manner in which we contain our innermost anxieties, strife and turbulence. In these paintings, Gaspar’s journey has grown introspective, revealing light through sudden veils, protected and revealed by rigorous lines like boundaries.

“With a mysterious force, concentration of the invisible in speed that shakes and throws us, in the still body it happens, the motive is born, the will. Seminal tremor, coming downwards, penetrating the inside of the nut, through the fontanelle piercing thinly into the most internal gland. Surprising what from these rivers runs, what from this inside seas is released by the new moon. It is new. Time for warm breezes. ”
- Fernando Gaspar

In Fernando Gaspar’s work, the written word is often the starting point. That is where it begins. They are then essentially developed from exploring the stroke, the drawing - more than the color. His quest for the essential is an insistent, physical movement. In his large-scale canvases, he paints over charcoal, a secondary matter, layer by layer, overlapping, sometimes opaque, and sometimes transparent. The endless quest for the minimal - and for all - is an impulse, a line. His enigmatic work drifts and returns - it does not repeat or mince. Gaspar’s works are not always objects of easy empathy; nor should they be. They are never smooth planes, nor dermal exercises. Often there is thickness that the paint and stroke silence. He writes about them, to better construct, understand and open them.
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By: Bill Lowe Gallery

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