ART SWIMMING POOLS III. 10 PROJECTS WITH THE SWIMMING POOL AS THE MAIN PROTAGONIST
Last June we opened the call for entries for the third edition of Arte Piscinas. Perhaps motivated by one of the principles of EXPRESSAN, the non-frontiers between disciplines, one of the objectives of this edition was to reach a greater number of projects, both artistic and design and architecture. After finishing the process I find it interesting to highlight how I have seen many participating artists experimenting with other areas of knowledge.
And the fact is that artistic projects are transforming. There are authors who, although they deal with a single theme throughout their career, the evolution is constant. In the case of the representation of the swimming pool and water, we find David Hockney, the starting point of the Arte Piscinas project. Other authors use this scenario as a one-off inspiration, or represent it in a project by making use of symbolism. An interesting example of the latter is Henri Matisse’s “The Swimming Pool”, a collage piece he produced in his final stage.
In this edition, Arte Piscinas is made up of a selection of eleven artists who, through painting, sculpture, photography and video, bring us closer to different stories about this element. The host artist of Arte Piscinas III, the painter Claudia Suárez, who develops her artistic project fundamentally under this theme, is the one who initiates the narrative of the discourse.
The concept of time runs through each piece, assuming that the present cannot be explained without references to the past, which, in turn, allow us to reflect and question our future.
Throughout the tour we will explore each of the eleven selected projects, not pretending to be exhaustive but with an inspirational air. Arte Piscinas III smells of freshly cut grass, background, falling water and tastes like a summer afternoon. I hope you enjoy it.
CLAUDIA SUÁREZ – ADRIANA BERGES – RAÚL ÁLVAREZ – ANA DE LARA – LUCÍA TELLO – MARIANO LUQUE – MIGUEL NÚÑEZ – VICTOR GONZÁLEZ – MANUEL MEDIAVILLA – CRISTÓBAL TABARES – MARÍA BLANCO