Vila Casas Foundation. Can Framis presents, from February 8 to May 15, the exhibition Fora de camp by Isidre Manils (Mollet, 1948), curated by Natàlia Chocarro, addresses different aspects of the artist's career intertwining meeting points between the different supports on which the painting rests. With an ethical commitment to this artistic discipline and a thorough and concrete method of work, the work of this 'filmmaker' of images becomes one of the most successful and unique in the country.
With a fixed gaze on the world of cinema that he accesses when he is still a child, the painter's work swings between concealment and (un) concealment, between the absence of a presence and the seemingly 'coupling' of images. unconnected of which a great sensuality is distilled.
Over a 50-year career, Isidre Manils has established himself as one of the country's most compelling artists with a discourse and artistic practice in terms of exploring the cinematic gaze in painting.
From painting to cinema and from celluloid to canvas, Manils pours and transmits the legacy of images cooked over low heat, in the course of the different artistic styles that have taken place in post-war Catalonia - that is, the informalism, conceptualism, expressionism - to the point of building a personal language that expresses more than it shows and hides more than it reveals.