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Perejaume, Exvotos (detail), 2011, wax; twelve elements, depicted, from left: 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 13 3/4“, 7 7/8 x 25 1/2 x 7 7/8”, 26 5/8 x 7 x 5 1/2“, 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4”.

Perejaume

Galería Soledad Lorenzo

Perejaume, Exvotos (detail), 2011, wax; twelve elements, depicted, from left: 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 13 3/4“, 7 7/8 x 25 1/2 x 7 7/8”, 26 5/8 x 7 x 5 1/2“, 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4”.

Born not far from Barcelona in 1957, Perejaume is by now considered one of Spain’s living legends. And yet both the artist and his work are located in a realm of withdrawal, hidden in some corner of nature far beyond reach. This sense of remoteness constitutes the thread that ties his oeuvre together. Over the course of what is now a nearly thirty-year career, this rara avis of contemporary artmaking has whetted his solitary fascination with the understated poetry of the ties that bind nature to culture. His artistic identity is deeply rooted in the soil of his homeland, Catalonia, and in the Mediterranean Sea. Using drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and video, he invokes a stage of perception that precedes that cultural construct we call “landscape.”

Perejaume has been showing his work regularly at Galería Soledad Lorenzo since 1991. In his recent exhibition there, “

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