“The forest is big and profound… serene
I observe the light peering through the dark leaves
the forest is friendly and powerful…
in silence I share its peace”
ANA BRÍGIDA looks, from a modernistic angle, at the essential landscape of La Palma; grand, abundant and wild. The creation of a paradisic, abundant nature is her favourite theme.
Her artistic (Academy of the Fine Arts) and technological education (Deliniation and Design) are the base of her drawing technique and handling of perspective. She reflects the atmospheric light effect and its impact on the natural scenery. By means of dots of colours, juxtaposed and little fused, she develops her creation. She defends painting in the open (“plein air”, atmospheric condition as an important element of composition) not only as a theory, but attempts to realize the main part of her works outside (soaking up air and light).
In the specific case of Ana Brígida, small brush strokes in relief and pure colours (in oil) are mixing or separating in an imprecise way on the very detailed canvas, and gives us the impression of pointillism, although she herself doesn’t define her work as such. It’s more tonal than colouristic, with a facility of direct poetic communication, provoking emotional sensations in the spectator.
Words of the artist: “What I pretend is a reflection of and an apreciation for the island.”
Vicente García de Diego
“Art is creation, the first abstract expression was born with the Big Bang, its evolution is the creation of shapes, of the concrete; the spirit of the concrete is abstract”.
PEREDA DE CASTRO, born in Santander, settled in La Palma; licensed in Bellas Artes by the University of La Laguna. Distinguished and recognized sculptor which expresses himself with an authentic passion.
Creator of “Monumento a la naturaleza” (“Monument to nature”) in El Paso, and “Salto del pastor” (“the shepherd’s jump”) in Tijarafe, and many others on international scale. His oeuvre is a coherency of light and graceful shapes, in mass and movements; with hard and heavy materials, as steel and weathering steel (COR-TEN Steel). Mathematical and geometrical references with a poetic inspirational source. Brilliant and pure colours, with a patina or total chemic oxidation. Expanding, flying shapes, wings to material, dynamic impulse that escapes the implacable gravity.
A great “Abstract Expressionist” of iron and steel.
Vicente García de Diego