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Miquel Navarro

Galeria Joan Prats

Much recent art points to the endurance of an intense desire for abstraction, although redefined according to the varying contexts in which it functions. The old process of eliminating the formal attributes of an object in order to remove all signifiers and achieve the maximum plastic literalness loses its meaning if the discourse that assigns the signifier stops being an absolute frame of reference and its boundaries are dissolved in the natural processes of interpretation. Nevertheless, the artist now, more than ever, is looking for plastic purity. But instead of mercilessly reducing the assured identity of forms and materials, he eliminates all conventional guides, taking advantage of the metaphoric energy that these forms possess and dissolving it in an unlimited poetic engagement.

Criticism, however, has confused this method with a desperate search for a canon of communication. On the

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