Pintores con Letra Grande
The former are celebrities like writers such as G. Grass, the Spanish Nobel-prize winner Camilo José Cela, Mario Benedetti; the artists are Roy Liechtenstein, Edward Hopper, Juan Miró, Diego Rivera. What all have in common is that they have accomplished something culturally significant in their lives as authors, painters or actors.Based on small photographies, he pictorially enlarges the portraits in rapid work steps, creating some kind of figurative expressionism based on black and white layers. He uses “poor” materials like re-used wooden plates, white canvas color and toner in printers as colorants. The transitions are achieved by special highlights and shadows modelling faces and giving them intense haptic presence.”
Ode to the Culture
Pintores con Letra Grande 2007
Acrylic and toner on wood 189×96 cm
BecARTE Award 2007 Andalusia
Series inaugurated by the Portuguese Nobel Prize for Literature 1998 José Saramago, Castril (Granada, Spain 2007). Catalogue Foreword series written by José Saramago Nobel.
Catalogue (ISBN): https://www.emiliofornieles.com/publications/