Ignasi Aballí

Galeria Antoní Estrany-Mercedes Vilá

Ignasi Aballí's most recent work is clearly concerned with apprehending the essence of light itself and with the incorporation of this inapprehensible substance into the plastic representation of the sensory. In his search for a pictorial language, his mistrust of the act of painting and the validity of pure painting have led him progressively to adopt certain raw materials. Since 1988, he has been using raw industrial materials as a substitute for traditional pigments, practicing a very singular type of material painting. The media he uses include iron (in sheets and reduced to powder), charcoal (in chunks, carbon pencils, or powder) and sulfur, to which he later adds gold, silver, and ash. With these materials he builds his industrial landscapes, gluing his mixtures with latex onto every kind of canvas until he decides to test the material with the least material material—light.


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