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Paricio – Picasso
9 Mar 2019 - 24 Apr 2019|
Halcyon Gallery is proud to present a new exhibition by contemporary Spanish artist, Pedro Paricio, Paricio – Picasso. Over two years in the making, this seminal exhibition sees Paricio take up the gauntlet through new paintings, sculptures, works on paper and print, that are both a dialogue with and a homage to one of the greatest artists in history, Pablo Picasso.
Paricio takes his inspiration from David Sylvester’s provocation ‘Picasso is the one to beat, Picasso is the fastest gun in the West, the one every budding gunfighter has to beat to the draw in order to prove himself’ (David Sylvester, About Modern Art: Critical Essays, 1948-1996, 1997)
Seeing Picasso as inspiration, an artistic idol and mentor, Paricio has crafted an intriguing and captivating exchange with one of the fathers of modernism.
Paricio is known for his bold and dynamic use of colours that mesmerise and entice his audience’s senses, transporting them into the artist’s world. Building on the success of his critically acclaimed Dreams (2016) exhibition, Paricio returns to a familiar theme explored in his inaugural Halcyon exhibition, Master Painters (2011), firmly establishing his artist lineage in the appropriation and re- interpretation of past masters. This time he sets his sights on the artist he describes as the ‘monster of modern art’, Picasso.