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Gran error, 1998

Big Mistake, 1998
Installation, 100 x 100 cm
The artistic trajectory of Ignasi Aballí, an artist that comes from a classical background in the Fine Arts, quickly evolved toward the predominance of the concept versus pictorial illusionism. Aballí suspends the image and annuls any possibility of fiction. ‘I came to the conclusion that I preferred to suggest the presence of a painting rather than show the painting directly. I was more interested in leaving the image in suspension’, explains the artist. With the act of painting becoming problematic, Aballí developed multiple strategies to push the notion of painting to the limit. Elements of the ‘pictorial’, such as the layer of varnish, the stretcher or correction fluid, become an allusion to the non-existent painting.

Technical details

Original title:
Gran error
Registration number:
1671
Artist:
Aballí, Ignasi
Date created:
1998
Date acquired:
2001
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Installation
Media:
Plastic paint and correction fluid on wall
Dimensions:
100 x 100 cm (height x width)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Gift of Jordi Soley
Copyright:
© Ignasi Aballí
It has accessibility resources:
Yes

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