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Joan Hernández Pijuan, Mi Forma De Mirar

Galeria Ramis Barquet
532 West 24th Street, 212-675-3421
December 1, 2006 - January 14, 2007
Reception: Friday, December 1, 6 - 8 PM
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The feeling of touch and sight unifying to create results, results that since the very beginning act as guides until reaching the moment in which nothing else is necessary and the painting will not accept anything more. The work is finished and will surely reflect my way of seeing, my way of being.

Mi Forma De Mirar, is an exhibition of works by the late Spanish/Catalan painter Joan Hernández Pijuan who passed away almost a year ago in Barcelona. Mi forma de mirar (My way of seeing) is composed of a series of paintings made between 1997 and 2005, all of which have never been exhibited in the United States until now.

Throughout a widely successful career that spanned more than four decades, Hernández Pijuan explored the formal rigor of minimalist abstraction with figurative references to landscape. His work is well known for its lush surfaces and its reductive, yet deeply personal, language of poetic undertones.

The series of paintings that take part in Mi forma de mirar clearly embody the depth of Hernández Pijuan’s surfaces. They reflect the artist’s continuous search for the representation of space, not as a background but instead as the subject matter of his works. This search pushed Hernández Pijuan to reach a metaphysical dimension in each of his works.
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