Maru Quiñonero


The show brings together a new body of work developed by the artist in the last few years that combines different materials never before formally used by the artist.
Join us this Thursday 22nd of September at the Opening Reception and book signing in the company of the artist.

«Some ideas need some rest. And so do some colours. I started this project more than three years ago, but I left it in the middle because it wasn’t the right time. Everything in my work evolved around two fundamental elements: volume and color. So, I wanted to play with different surfaces; the dry chalk of the pastel pencils, the matte and light-colored paint on canvas, and the polished and transparent almost ethereal of methacrylate.

It was an exercise closer to collage than painting itself, a game of contrasts that pursued the impulse and the need to work with hands.
To move and try to put pieces together, like a puzzle.
Now it seems to me that this experiment of corporeality, the one of these figures, stops everything. I feel that its stillness fills the work more than ever. They seem more still. But less heavy. Because these colors, soft, powdery, natural and warm, manage to elevate the mood to a state of mind full of peace.

Now I know I have recognized the shapes I was looking for. And the colors have arrived.

They were already there, but I couldn’t find them. It was not the right moment.»

Maru Quiñonero

22-09-2022 to 29-10-2022

Alzueta Gallery Turó

C/ Josep Bertrand, 3
08021 Barcelona

Tel: +34 93 404 16 82

Monday-Friday 10-14h / 16-20h
Saturday 11-14h / 17-20h