Dolors Puigdemont. Steel and nature

The sculptor is starring in a double exhibition at Parc dels Estanys and Masia Bas that can be visited until February 18, 2024

Dolors Puigdemont. Steel and nature

The relationship between art and nature has been a constant in the artistic production of Dolors Puigdemont (Amer, 1950) and a continuous source of inspiration. His experiences and experiences in the natural environment of Les Preses have always conditioned him in this connection with the landscape. Flowers, seeds, bark, roots and trees, on the one hand, and natural materials (linen, cotton), on the other, make up a work in which the echo of the plant world is always present. This common thread is what he develops in the two simultaneous exhibitions he presents in the exhibition spaces of the Ajuntament de Castell d'Aro, Platja d'Aro and s'Agaró, which embrace the expressive areas with which he works: from painting and collage to sculpture and installation.

At Masia Bas he exhibits a work linked to structures that recall trees, plants and seeds; decontextualized fragments of a whole, accidental parts that he isolates in order to incorporate them as the main motive of the discourse. Thanks to a set of transparencies, lights and movement, he wants to capture the fluidity of water and the lightness of air. Stripping and nudity as the foundations of his style are translated into laconic visions that have more to do with inner states than with real configurations.

In the Parc dels Estanys, he shows a sculptural set that starts from oval and circular shapes (seeds or eggs) as the formal basis of his structures. A form that never becomes closed but is recreated in tensions, distortions, counterpoints, dislocations, breaks, displacements, movements... variations that it achieves thanks to the decomposition and splitting of the sphere and the diversity of articulations that its parts and segments that unfold in space are the object. He maintains the premise of "less is more", which remains fully valid in his artistic vocabulary.

Forms of closure, however, projected into space in a spatial inquiry and search that becomes even more visible in public sculptures, in which the urban context and the human presence are part of the same work. What interests him is approaching a fragment of space, limiting it, transforming it and creating new interior spaces. A selection of works that offer the possibility of being lived and inhabited, as his sculpture tends towards architectural forms that impose themselves on a large scale.


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