Artist invites viewers to “see the light”
The Argentine-Spanish artist Guillermo Vázquez Zamarbide exhibits until February 1st in the old Santo Domingo convent the pictorial work “Giro a contraluz” in which he invites the viewer to delve into the light that surrounds his works.
The exhibition, organised by the Department of Culture of the City of La Laguna, directed by Atteneri Falero, may be visited from 11am to 2pm and from 5pm to 8pm., Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings.
The painter explains that the pictorial exhibition is formed by 33 oil paintings, worked with a spatula, of small and medium formats.
“Each of them is a metaphor charged with a message, not always rational, that invites us to move freely in its paths and atmospheres, and to be surprised by its contradictions, certainties and feelings,” he explained.
The palette of chosen colours, the earthy ones and the blue ones, coincide with the elements with which they live together and are part of the invitation to introspection proposed by the author.
The name of the exhibition alludes to the moment in which when seeing the light in front one can not see well and as a consequence it slows down the pace and thinks well of the movements that it must do. According to the author, the feeling he wants to generate in the viewer is to “decelerate from the dream programme of life that guides society and think if it is really what we want to do and with whom we want to do it.”