15-25 July, 2021
Emptiness dominates in Pol Pintó's work, occasionally with drops and stains of paint that could be considered mistakes. These are the result of an unrepeatable and spontaneous action, every action leaves a trace, sometimes involuntarily. From the legacy of the movement “Acción 02” is born: an abstract, sober and austere exhibition. Consisting of a series of pictorial pieces, an installation and a soundscape created by Ben Hesketh.
The origin of Pol Pintó's pictorial work focuses on urban art, understood as a means of free expression without filters. In this environment, speed becomes essential. Facing it, is what forces Pol to move away from his obsession with perfection and have to look for other types of tools in order to develop his work. This search led him to the discovery of the chalk line, using an instrument widely used in construction and engineering to draw straight lines. With the use of this, beyond streamlining the process, Pol realised all the other nuances that he brings to his work: expressiveness, inconstancy, randomness. Including error. In addition, the use of this chalk had clear connotations that would become the connecting link to define the evolution of his work: austerity and the continuous search for the primary.
All the pictorial works on display have been produced with the chalk line (or an interpretation of it), applied directly to raw materials. This simple instrument fills the surface with nuances and with barely any contact by the artist on the canvas. The line is projected approximately where the author has determined, leaving space for accidents, forcing the work to be rethought and reconfigured continuously. This repetitive gesture does not have a specific purpose. Rather, it is the product of endless routine and continuous repetition. How to live a life.
The trace of the action is even more evident in the sculptural installation. These pieces have been used as auxiliary furniture for the realisation of all the exhibited works. Inspired by the minimalist artist Donald Judd, but unlike his clean and immutable works, they have been stained and used, reassigning new meaning. This recording of the development of the paintings, each drop of paint, each mark becomes part of the process, as well as the work itself.
The sound that accompanies the exhibition is the result of the recording of a work session, with the noises and silences obtained. Subsequently processed, this ambient sound has been generated, which mixes together the interior with the exterior, moments of productivity with moments of reflection, action and apparent void.
This exhibition shows seemingly unfinished works, open to change. These works are the record of various actions.
ACCIÓ 02 opens on July 15, 2021 and will run through July 25, 2021.