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Miguel Angel Campano

Galeria Carles Tache

In this show, Miguel Angel Campano exhibited 21 thematically related paintings made over the last two years. In each of the paintings, he crowds different structures onto compact surfaces; these structures are fragmented in surprising ways that obviate any harmonious resolution. The painting becomes a depthless window through which objects are seen. Campano reinterprets two distinct genres: landscapes are treated as if they were still lifes and still lifes as if they were landscapes. In several of the paintings, the two genres are seemlessly integrated.

Disparate elements come into relation with one another: houses, moons, trees, and hills are grouped with fruits, knives, pitchers, goblets, and candles. Their sizes are not in proportion to one another: a rural building can have the same height as a goblet or a candle. As in dreams, the images do not occupy a specific place and are superimposed;

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