"Dandy Coffin" from Xevi Solà
100 x 100 cm - Oil on Canvas
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Xevi Solà Serra, born in 1969, studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona; his work is having been featured in galleries and fairs in many countries (Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Peru, Brazil, Taiwan ...).
Beyond the diversity of topics covered during this period, these works have in common a visual power they hold in the use of complementary colors, contrasts between horizontal and vertical lines between the most and those areas worked treated more relaxed ...
Boasting its proximity to the Pop art, Xevi Solà Serra multiplies icons quotes of modern art (Van Gogh, Matisse, Yayoi Kusama ...) or cartoon characters, recog- nizable by all, rejecting and any elitism.
These pictorial means, as diverse as they are, all tend to explore the darkest part of consciousness, pre-human, animal and amoral, and convey a subtly disturbing message.
XEVI SOLA SERRA: I could define my work like filming a horror movie, except I am using relaxing pastel tones in order to achieve more effective “scares.” The starting point, the motivation to make the first draft of each work, comes mainly from the need to transmit a disturbing message, subtly disturbing, if possible. I seek ways to give clues that refer to the darkest part of consciousness, the part referring to the instincts, sex, the pre-human and animal part, that part considered amoral, beyond the good and evil. Also, I try to tell a story. In order to do this one tool most useful for me is the idea of psychological portrait, which helps me to express the intention of each character. As to being labeled, I think I am more pop than surrealist since my paintings seem strange but I always strive for the appearance of being true or real, whereas sometimes surrealism seems too easy in my opinion.
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