Pep Agut

Galeria Estrany - de la Mota

Pep Agut’s recent show “Monocrom: N.S.E.W.” (Monochrome: N.S.E.W.) contained two apparently divergent groups of work: four large photographic triptychs and three large abstract works on paper. Strips of green, red, blue, and black colored tape, however, were a unifying element, criss-crossing the pictorial space in each work both horizontally and vertically, leaving small apertures. In the abstractions, the names of primary colors were also written with colored tape, underlining Agut’s affinity for the work of Piet Mondrian.

While at first glance the photographs in the triptychs appear to represent four separate buildings, in fact they depict the sides of a single building under construction. On the northern facade, shown in the central part of one of the works, the words “inevitable” and “inhabitable” appear, accompanied by a cryptic phrase taken from the writings of the Catalan poet J.

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