JOSEP TORNERO
Oscuro es casi el mediodía, de Josep Tornero
9 May ― 6 Jun 2020

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Espacio Líquido La Gran
Calle Nicolás Morales 38
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"Oscuro es casi el mediodía" ["Noon is almost dark"] Josep Tornero takes as a title for this exhibition the beautiful but discouraging start of a dispute in the form of a poem that Pasolini maintains in the mid-fifties with other left-wing intellectuals. Not in vain, the inventory of disturbingly beautiful images that the artist shows in his latest works reflects an incessant horror that is nothing but a constant that history repeats while we remain dazzled by the spectacle put before our eyes by power, as described by Pedro Medina. The proposal that Tornero shows in La Gran is developed from an inventory of iconic images of history –fundamentally the most recent– that the artist has captured with different techniques and that refer to the passing of time and the construction of the present. And it represents a re-reading, expanded from his new research on memory and the metamorphosis of images, of his project "The Disappearance of the Fireflies", another poetic title of openly Pasolinian references. In this exhibition layout –shown in 2019 at the Centre del Carme in Valencia– the artist refers to the despair of the Italian filmmaker and poet, who in 1975 metaphorically linked the extinction of the light of the fireflies in the Rome of the 1960s with the blinding glow of the continuity of fascism, whose violent reflectors, fed by the incombustible energy generated by fear, razed the dim light emitted by the thousands of small lampreys that build the culture and lucidity of peoples. (...) See https://www.lagran.eu/josep-tornero-oscuro-es-casi-el-mediodia


Catalogue
Josep Tornero
Monografías sobre la aparición, 2020, 195 × 245 cm
€10650
Josep Tornero
Camino a Damasco o La conversión de Saulo, 2019, 150 × 195 cm
€8350
Josep Tornero
Love Will Tear Us Apart I, 2016, 33 × 41 cm
€1210
Josep Tornero
Helter Skelter, 2018, 190 × 130 cm
€7870
Josep Tornero
Helter Skelter II, 2018, 190 × 150 cm
€8350
Josep Tornero
Untitled, 2020, 70 × 50 cm
€2300
Josep Tornero
La hora del lobo, 2020, 41 × 33 cm
€1210
Josep Tornero
Mnemosyne, 2016, 27 × 35 cm
€970
Josep Tornero
Love Will Tear Us Apart II, 2016, 20 × 20 cm
€730
Josep Tornero
The Hooded Boy, 2019, 180 × 180 cm
€8720