From July 30 until August 10, Jose Luis Lazaro Ferre will show for the first time his bullfighting works at the Municipal Gallery for Exhibitions at the Convent of San Jose in the locality of Brihuega. In addition, Lazaro Ferré has been selected to represent Spain in the fifth edition of the Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence that will be celebrated in December of 2005. This exhibition presents 20 works dedicated mainly to the bullfighting art in tribute to the tradition "briocense de los encierros" and the fighting of bulls.
I think the easiest way to define my activity as an artist and my intellectual approach to art would be to quote Apollinaire’s thesis in his Les Peintres cubistes: méditations esthétiques, especially the following sections:
... Therefore, as an offer to the spirit, in the plastic arts, the fourth dimension should be generated by the three known dimensions: represented by the immensity of space eternally present in all the dimensions of a given moment …
... Cubism differs from the painting that came before it because it is not the art of imitation, but the art of thought raised to the level of creation …
... Scientific cubism is one of the pure trends. It is the art of painting new compositions with elements taken not from visual reality, but from the reality of knowledge …
... Physical cubism is the art of painting compositions with elements taken primarily from virtual reality …
In my painting, I work with geometric figures arranged on different planes that overlap one another and blend into real shapes (bottles, cats, birds, fruit), fabricated objects (small origami birds and paper boats) and everyday things (hats, shoes, etc.) to create a world of mystery and sensuality. The lines I draw are devised and expressed as sensual, mystic happiness.
My works are full of shapes and visual configurations that diversify, overlap and repeat to activate an imaginary world that is also real in order to create an emotional charge and an atmosphere of poetic expression.
Works in which paint and air combine to create plastic expression.
- Lázaro Ferré, José Luis
Lázaro Ferré was born in Barcelona, 1945. He began his studies in the Baixas Academy and San Jorge Art College.
He attended mural painting school in San Cugat del Vallés, under the teacher Miquel Farré, with a scholarship from the Barcelona Provincial Council.
He studied engraving at the Art College.
He collaborated with the painter Ramón Vincens on the Bankisur mural in Barcelona (Chamber of Commerce).
Lázaro Ferré is currently assistant to Professor Francisco Ribera Gómez at the San Jorge Art College.
Jose Luis Lázaro Ferré has been a Premiere Portfolio artists at absolutearts.com since 2001. View more of his work at: http://www.absolutearts.com/lazaro.
Jose Luis Lazaro Ferre
57 cm x 76 cm
Price: US$ 1700