SPIRIT OF THE DREAM

MENCHU LAMAS


Belonging to that brilliant and large generation of painters who, taking advantage of the favorable winds, hatched throughout Spain during the eighties, Menchu ​​Lamas (Vigo, July 16, 1954) has managed to resist as few the implacable step of time and the vertiginous decomposition of the art scene. This is surely due to the coherence of its evolution, to the fidelity it has professed to its confrontation of the fabric as an essential chromatic space where the ranges exert a determinant plastic function, which constitutes both the figure and the background, a field where he usually prints dark isolated and fragmentary figures belonging to his own peculiar imaginary (symbolic animals such as the hippocampus or elements of the body, especially the hand), generating complex images, characterized by their evocative value between dream and lyric, as well as for its peculiar unreality.

 

 

The current exhibition presents works from the last three years. The visual metaphor of the dream allows him to make an unfolding of the figure transformed into shadow, on which the forms and signs of his world unfold. The works he presents in this exhibition reflect the symbolic intensity or emblematic energy that his painting transmits. Chromatic vitality and gestures in its wide fields of color. A personal Vocabulary of plastic signs will configure a proposal that seems to transgress the usual boundaries between abstraction and figuration. Geometry and pictorial action are deployed to materialize a consolidated plastic itinerary. Human footprints that refer to tactile sensoriality, intuitive figurative presences, figure and background merge to propitiate the plastic event.