Universitat de València’s cultural centre, La Nau, is hosting an exhibition titled ‘Bosques y montañas. La naturaleza de Rosa Torres’. It can be visited at La Nau’s Sala Estudi General from June 14th to September 16th. The showing introduces us to the pictorial expression of the artist Rosa Torres.
According to the exhibition’s commissioner, Martí Domínguez, around twenty large pieces (150cm x 180cm) are exhibited. Most of them were painted in the 80s, some of them were shown at Bienal de Venecia, but the most important thing is that most of them are unknown to the public.
Rosa Torres particularly focuses on the landscapes in this exhibition. She tackles woods and mountains, thus reducing the essence of the Mediterranean nature to several colour notes. As a step forward in the analysis of our nature, this technique is applied to the interpretation of urban gardens.
For the artist, the exhibition means ‘rediscovering the landscapes I painted in the 80s, which were in the former gallery Sen’. She states that she likes to see all her works together in order to ‘observe the barroque expression’s evolution into a simpler one, both regarding the strokes and the way of representing the image.’ The artist has donated the work Penyagolosa to the university.
Besides the works, there are 60 sketches which the artist drew before doing the final painting. They are very suggestive works since the small format allows here a new versatility, different from that of the final work. This way, the visitant will see the steps followed by the painter.
The exhibition is completed by a catalogue, a poliphonic work, which has had the cooperation of the critics J.F. Yvars, Alfonso de la Torre, Román de la Calle and Francesc Miralles, as well as an introduction by Martí Domínguez.
Last update: 14 de june de 2012 13:42.News release