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Uriel Segui: A Collage of Drawing
16 Mar 2018 - 29 Apr 2018|
Spanish House London|
Luna13 Galeria presents the exhibition “A Collage of drawings” that shows a fantastic collection of great Spanish artist Uriel Segui’s drawings.
Uriel Segui is a Doctor in Architecture, University Professor, artist, tireless creator and above all a person with a great passion for life. Born in Madrid in 1969, his very large artistic creation covers different techniques ranging from painting on canvas, on wood, on wall to installations and drawings and has been exhibited in galleries around the world like The 8th Floor Gallery in New York, the Circle Of Fine Arts in Madrid, or at international art fairs such as ARCO in Madrid or the Biennials Of Istanbul, Venice and Florence to name a few.
Uriel defines himself as an obsessive and disinterested drawer who cannot go long without drawing. “The art of drawing is a disease I could not live without” and confesses that this vice makes him lose interest in other plans just so they do not interfere with his tireless need to draw.
When he talks about drawing he uses the word articulate, “since the drawings start taking shape as I go along superimposing strokes, as I go creating them”. “Although it is the right hand that articulates the footprints, the sinister is the true promoter and responsible for the vice. It is the left hand the one that, by not working actively, is allowed the luxury of thinking, of holding the vice, of supporting it, of fixing the sheet or the rule in a firm way, so that the other hand can dance without stopping”.
In this show Luna 13 Gallery present a total of 54 amazing abstract drawings, 49 belong to 9 different series and there are 5 individual drawings. The drawings in the series are all of the same size, made at different times, with different techniques and materials that form a large collage of drawings. According to Uriel Segui “This is a didactic exhibition, composed with drawings made with different drawing processes and with different starting points. They have been combined into a large collage of drawings from different backgrounds which have started to communicate with other drawings and other processes. In this way they have become part of a work that always exceeds any of the individual drawings that compose it”.
The opening will take place at the headquarters of Spanish House London on Friday 16th of March from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The exhibition will be opened to the public until the 29th of April and can be visited by appointment only.