Marceŀla Barceló — Terrains/vagues


Drawing, painting, mixed media

Marceŀla Barceló

Past: September 19 → November 1, 2014

After Phosphènes in 2012, the Galerie Da-End welcomes Catalan artist Marceŀla Barceló for a second solo exhibition of drawings and paintings, entitled Terrains/vagues.

Born in 1992 in Palma, Marceŀla Barceló grew up in the Majorcan countryside, surrounded by dense garrigue and wild shores. This environment inspired her from a very young age and sensitized her to ecological issues, which show today through all her artistic production.

On the occasion of the Terrains/vagues exhibition, the artist presents a series of recent works representing suffering creatures and individuals. To the underlying psychic tensions respond real physical wounds, as so many threatening symbols of the dreadful influence of mankind on its peers and Nature. “Carried by a swell of skimmed haze, of under-reality, feeling everything to the extreme, nothingness stifles” she writes. “Being a wasteland, going to waste / A wave of deficiency / A muted opinion of the real.”

Beyond the colorful and effervescent side of her art, a darker aspect takes shape, that of the swarming abysses, the blood tainted streams and the melancholic forests strewn with detritus. In her oneiric artworks, where innocence and destruction combine, Marceŀla Barceló materializes our modern fears, as well as her own.

While her characters sail through troubling waters, the artist herself likes to blur the boundaries, frenetically tracing the outlines of phantasmal in-between worlds, never truly real, neither truly far from reality.

Also, the amplitude of her pictural œuvre impresses: variety of mediums and formats, spontaneity of the line that she unfols in total freedom, multitude of styles and plastic languages. Marceŀla Barceló gives the impression that she draws and paints like she breathes, though her double-edged images sometimes lead us near asphyxia…

Project room — Invited artists : César Bardoux, Matsui Fuyuko, Hugues Reip, Satoshi Saïkusa, Jan Švankmajer.

  • Marceŀla Barceló Opening Thursday, September 25, 2014 7 PM → 10 PM
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