The Waves

“The most famous precursors of marine motifs are Hokusai’s “The Great Wave” (1830) or Gustave Courbet’s “The Wave” (1870). As in Courbet’s painting, we don’t see any tourist beach scene here, nor is there any orientation mark or connection to a fixed location or a time zone. Yet Fornieles in his radicalism by far surpasses the French painter: there is no gloomy thunderous sky, no beach, no ship, no repoussoir to increase spatial depth.”
The Waves 2013-2014

Special Mention at the Prix Mutua National Painting Granollers 2010.

150×150 and diptych 180×60 (90×60 each one)

Oil on wood (Black and white)