Gaudium Plaeni

December 13th - January 19th, 2007

La epopeya de los animales domésticos, 2007

Técnica gouache sobre papel
30 x 500 cm.

Bandial, 2007

Técnica gouache sobre papel
130 x 145 cm.

Elínkine, 2007

Técnica gouache sobre papel
115 x 115 cm.

Sin Título, 2007

Técnica acrílico sobre papel
150 x 150 cm.

Nyassia, 2007

Técnica mixta sobre papel
150 x 150 cm.

Aire, 2007

Técnica gouache sobre papel
150 x 150 cm.

Karabane, 2007

Técnica gouache sobre papel
150 x 150 cm.

Séléki, 2007

Técnica gouache sobre papel
115 x 115 cm.

Énampor, 2007

Técnica gouache sobre papel
115 x 115 cm.

Étama, 2007

Técnica gouache sobre papel
115 x 115 cm.

José García Navas resorts to a scattered catalogue of graphic
and visual sources in his work. When you gaze out his works
you notice the security of someone that knows the history of
contemporary painting and resorts to a certain expressionism
as well as a particular lyricism. As Javier Maderuelo pointed out
when refering to García Navas work, he builds the painting as a
palimpsest in which every new brushstroke, every trace or
gesture is at the same time supported and erased by the
previous one, building entangled superpositions that form a weft
of affirmations and negations in which the graphisms turn into
textures. The apparent chaos of the strokes is supported
however by structural or directional ideas that confer a
constructive and spatial consistency to his work.