Fundacion Santa Maria in Albarracin, Spain, is most pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition "Turris Eburnea / Memorias de la Torre Blanca" presenting new work by Vicente Pascual. This exhibition is part of "Estancias creativas," an ongoing residency and exhibition program curated by Alejandro J. Ratia. The Fundacion Santa Maria invites one high-profile artists each year to participate in the residency program and present the newly produced work at the organization's art center.
Pascual (born 1955, Zaragoza, Spain) has developed a long trajectory that began in the 70s, when he formed the "Hermandad Pictorica" with his brother Angel. Pascual‚s practice has evolved from politically-charged Pop (70s) to sublime/romantic explorations of landscape (80s) to refined abstractions (90s on). His work today, after more than a decade living in the USA, is characterized by an investigation into the meaning of simple forms and symbols thus proposing a trans-tradition dialogue through austere/severe forms.
This exhibition presents the paintings produced by Pascual during his residency in Albarracin. The art center's Medieval tower, where the work will be exhibited, is simultaneously the object, subject and container of eleven large-scale paintings.
"Turris Eburnea / Memorias de la Torre Blanca" will be accompanied by a book that will include a text by Jaume Vidal Oliveras. The Catalan critic travelled to Albarracin for a brief residency during which he shared the creative experience with Pascual.
Pascual has had close to one hundred solo exhibitions. His work is represented in numerous public and museum collections internationally. Pascual's practice has received wide critical acclaim and has been the subject of numerous monographic catalogues and publications.
Turris Eburnea III, 2004
Acrylic on canvas,
146 x 146 cm.