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2024

LUX. DRAWINGS BY ISIDRE MANILS 2018-2023

Opening Frebruary 17 at 12 a.m. 
From February 17 to April 20 2024

NULLA DIES SINE LUX. DRAWINGS BY ISIDRE MANILS

"The appropriate phrase, "Nulla dies sine linea" by Appelles, the renowned painter of ancient Greece, means "no day without a line", no a day without drawing or writing at least one line. That is the purpose of Isidre Manils with his drawings. Paraphrasing the classic quote, I am giving it a different meaning. I understand Manils'drawing with the clear purpose of not lettting a single day pass without studying the light: "Nulla Dies Sine Lux".

Over a high quality paper giving off an intense white light, the artist begins his ritual and transforms the luminous surface into a completely dark one using Siberian charcoal. He reaches the deepest of black tone and then, once he faces such darkness, he fins the white light again as he removes the dust using a rubber and thus getting rid of the substance [...]

His drawings and paintings entail an artistic manifiesto of evancescence and of extreme ligthness. As it removes the dark matter, the artist allows the images of the world to vitally settle, to fall like veils, like steam or smoke, like breaths of life on the delicate surface of the paper".  Jesús Martínez Clará

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