Works 2006-2005

Isabel Valverde

FEB 4TH 2006-MARCH 5TH 2006
Works of Isabel Valverde always have as reference the literature. Sometimes they are philosophical texts, other times they are texts that raise aesthetic issues such as the Balzac’s novel “The Unknown Masterpiece”. The references to literature are always linked to an analysis and reflection on aesthetic theories.
The Space of the Fable was a series of paintings and drawings inspired by the story of Balzac ‘The Unknown Masterpiece’ 1831. The issue of the artist, who searches the absolute in the story is the central idea of the series of works, which highlights the controversy in the contemporary artistic creation.
The works shown in the exhibition space called The space of the fable in The Orange Room of Valencia (2006), are paintings and drawings in which the following titles, such as, ‘Malevich’s Suprematist converses with Breton’, ‘Ariadne is with de color fields’, ‘Sol Lewitt visit to Pollock’, demonstrate a concern for the perception and each work, as well, simulates a fundamental limit surface that configures dualities: reason versus desire, reality versus dream, mirror of reality versus fantasy.
These surfaces are formed by celestial bodies, reflections, landscapes, simple geometric forms, walls, which make up a recognizable image, resolved two-dimensionally, almost without the representation of space. And if in works as Malevich meets Breton, or inside The Suprematist creates a vestige of perspective this is only illusory.
In these conceptual paintings, the artist claims concept and moves away from notion such as well as from the style. In the work Sol Lewitt visits Pollock, the reference to the modern abstraction is evident in order to challenge the myth of the unique work of art and their quest for originality. Surfaces take ownership of modern abstraction in order to challenge their aspiration to originality and ask the viewer for a critical and reflexive regarding the role of contemporary art.