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GALERIE LICHTPUNKT - AMBACHER CONTEMPORARY : LONDON CALLING VOL I.
Ernesto Canovas - "An other day at the office
- 16 Mar 2012 to 5 May 2012

Current Exhibition


16 Mar 2012 to 5 May 2012
Tuesday-Friday : 13-18h
GALERIE LICHTPUNKT -
AMBACHER CONTEMPORARY
Lothstraße 78a
80799
Munich
Germany
Europe
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Ernesto Canovas, "An other day at the office", 2011
Mixed Media and resin on 9 boards,
210 x 300 cm
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Artists in this exhibition: Ernesto Canovas


LONDON CALLING VOL I.

"An other day at the office" - ERNESTO CANOVAS

Concern in the Eurozone - panic on the streets ! America's social infrastructure collapses as Republicans posture about outdated morality ! Economic chaos, Crisis in the Middle East...
it's just Another Day at the Office (for the human race) !

On the surface Ernesto Canovas' works are smooth, and sometimes we can see our own reflection. Characterised by their physical depth and layering, Canovas' work encourages the viewer to study what lies behind these surfaces at images which become so obscured as to almost, but not quite, vanish. Bright flashes of colour seduce the eye into an examination of the darker imagery that lies beneath. Regardless of any mystery and ambiguity however, the sheer delight in the gestural use of paint is an inherent quality that remains constant.

The vocabulary of Pop Art combines with old and new media source materials to produce work which perfectly captures the zeitgeist of our times.

Ernesto Canovas' works are based on pop cultural images from recent history and contemporary life. The departure point for his artistic process is a visual harvest: Canovas gathers images from vintage photographs and electronic media, and applies these onto wood. He relies on the pattern of fibres in the wood, working with the grain to discover and suggest rhythms and echoes. Canovas' paintings feature bright, abstract shapes that reinforce this sensation of dynamic movement. His multi-layered approach lends perceptual depth and emotional moodiness to the artist's oeuvre.

Ernesto Canovas received a BA in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art and a MFA on Painting at Slade School of Art, London. He has shown his works in the UK, Berlin, Amsterdam and the USA. He recently exhibited at the Saatchi New Sensations 2011 and has been selected for The Open West Award 2012.

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SERIES LONDON CALLING VOL I.
Ernesto Canovas »An other day at the office«

16.3. - 5.5.2012

»An other day at the office«
Ein ganz normaler Arbeitstag ...

„Sorge in der Eurozone – Panik auf den Straßen! Die soziale Infrastruktur Amerikas bricht zusammen, während die Republikaner über veraltete Sittlichkeit diskutieren! Wirtschaftschaos, Krise im Mittleren Osten … ein ganz normaler Arbeitstag - (für die Menschheit)!“

An der Oberfläche sind die Werke von Ernesto Canovás glatt, und wir können zuweilen unser eigenes Spiegelbild erkennen. Mit seiner charakteristischen physikalischen Tiefe und Schichtung ermuntert Canovás‘ Werk den Betrachter dazu, zu erkunden, was hinter diesen Oberflächen der Bilder liegt, die so verschleiert wirken, dass sie fast (aber nicht ganz) verschwinden.

Leuchtende Farbblitze fordern das Auge zur Erforschung der darunter liegenden dunkleren Bilder auf. Ungeachtet dieser geheimnisvollen und zweideutigen Seite ist das bloße Entzücken bei der gestischen Anwendung der Farbe eine angeborene Eigenschaft, die konstant bleibt.
Das Vokabular der Pop-Art verknüpft neues und altes Quellmaterial der Medien, um ein Werk zu erzeugen, das den Zeitgeist unserer Epoche perfekt einfängt.


Ambacher Contemporary
Lothstraße 78a
Ecke Görresstraße, Nord-Schwabing
80799 München
Tel +49 89 32 55 72 | Fax +49 89 324 19 13
info@ambacher-contemporary.de

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