From March 21 to June 29, 2013
This exhibition consists of sculptures from the series “cursed items” and thirty gestural paintings. The gesture is another way to face the empty canvas. It gave full value to stroke himself and spontaneous character of the wrist, arm, fingers and body of each artist. Llongueras not give room for chance, but the mood of the moment, which is what influences and guides the gesture. Neither subjects nor seeks painted shapes. Only you’d better search for an image that has visual quality and originality. That does not look like any other work.
In the 70s, Llongueras had planned works within the limits of political and socially incorrect. We tried to make sculptures, somehow, shocked. In the history of sculpture pieces were missing as well. Transgressive pieces in society and called him “fucking pieces” which are now displayed in Lleida.
Salvador Dali who was inspired and encouraged Llongueras conducting this series of sculptures. Llongueras enjoyed capturing them in their ideas, such as his idealized androgynous. There is no denying that Dali has influenced Llongueras much for his character, his attitude and his daring in life and less for their art.
According Llongueras “Dali was unique and I am proud to have been able to interpret it as a person – full of complexity – and a great person. A inimitable artist. Therefore I took inspiration from him and never tried to imitate him . Why is inimitable. Dalí was an inspiration both in art in the field of media image. ”
Louis Llongueras Esparraguera born in 1936, discovered early age his artistic vocation: as for the 50 sold in bookstores Christmas cards made by himself. However, he began work as an apprentice hairdresser at the salon Can Dalmau Catalonia Ramblas, where it was decided by the barber profession.
A few years later, in 1981, being drowned looking for a hobby and art to help you escape the excessive responsibilities. Enter the Massana School where she Workshop Sculpture courses, discovered that the flat shapes of the painting no longer seduce.
Currently and for the past few years, their efforts focused on the burning stages of artistic development and conceptual style, to give meaning to the nearly twenty years of work in a discipline such as sculpture.
Lluis Llongueras is an artist who fights with all his strength because what counts is their work, not their past.