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"Vicente Pascual: a la Vida, a la Muerte y a mi Bienamada"
2007-04-11 until 2007-05-12
Galeria Pepe Rebollo
Zaragoza, , ES Spain

Galeria Pepe Rebollo is very pleased to announce an exhibition of the new series of paintings  "a la Vida, a la Muerte y a mi Bienamada" by Vicente Pascual. The geometry in these works is severely simplified and represents the latest and most stringent in a set of self-imposed rules that Pascual initiated when he abandoned representation. Within this highly restricted field, the artist sets out to find a liberty of discipline that is opposed to license. In his latest series, this program is inflected and perfected, with his art sounding its perennial note that invokes return and control as against innovation, and correction, repair, and refinement in lieu of unceasing chaotic cultural upheaval.

Vicente Pascual's work is characterized by centralized arrangements of extremely simple geometric forms on monochromatic grounds. When one views his canvasses, once experiences the presence of unity in the manifold and the timeless in what is temporal. His paintings also represent a harmonious wedding between rigor and freedom like the cosmos itself in which one observes the presence of rigor, of geometry and of laws combined with the freedom and exuberance of life and its transformations.   Vicente Pascual's images are almost readable symbols. The ground is rich in these paintings, with the watery markings and textures of its application, and never seems static.

Vicente Pascual was Born in 1955 in Zaragoza, Spain. His work began to be presented in private art galleries and museums in 1970. He had his first solo-show with the Hermandad Pictórica group at the Galería Atenas in Zaragoza in 1971.

Pascual's intense career includes nearly hundred solo shows, including two large retrospectives: "Angel y Vicente Pascual Rodrigo 1970-1986" at the Palacio de Sástago, Zaragoza, Spain; and "Vicente Pascual 1991-2002" Casal Sollerich, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. His work is in numerous international collections including Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington; Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani, Palma de Mallorca; The Hispanic Society of America Museum, New York; Museo Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza and La Caixa, Barcelona.

In 1992, after a decade practicing in Mallorca, Pascual moved his studio to the United States where his art underwent a severe external change, reducing forms to fundamental geometry.

In 2006 the Government of Aragóon, in collaboration with Olifante Ediciones de Poesia and CDAN / Fundacion Beulas, published "Las 100 vistas del Monte Interior / En recuerdo de los antiguos locos", a Vicente Pascual book with 101 project-specific drawings accompanied by short verses written by the author, a paraphrase of the "One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji" by Hokusai.

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