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Compostatge de nou pintures, compostatge de sis pintures i compostatge d'una pintura amb marc i vidre, 1994

Composting of Nine Paintings, Composting of Six Paintings and Composting of One Painting with Frame and Glass, 1994
Painting, 3 elements de mides diverses

“Pulverize the notion of work. Make, from the notion of work, pigments. / Bind, with linseed oil, the pigments of the notion of work.” Compostatge de nou pintures, compostatge de sis pintures i compostatge d’una pintura amb marc i vidre subjects the physical ingredients of a painting—oil, canvas and wood—to the composting process. The title alludes to the process of transforming organic matter to obtain compost or natural fertilizer. If the pictorial tradition is based on efforts to represent, Perejaume reduces painting to its strictly material condition.

One of Perejaume’s constant references is painting as a medium for representation, which he links to his interest in the landscape.

Many of the artist’s works, both literary and visual, suggest the links between pictorial elements, the landscape and the specific parameters of pictorial representation. This is the context in which we should place terms such as “despintura,” one of the key concepts of its author. Despintura allows the painting itself to call into question its own foundations. As Perejaume explains, “The elimination of representation through abstraction, monochrome and dematerialization, all subgenres of the final stages of modernity, is radicalized by despintura. Considering painting a predator, despintura seeks a methodical restitution of the materials invested in all of the representation that surrounds us.

Technical details

Original title:
Compostatge de nou pintures, compostatge de sis pintures i compostatge d'una pintura amb marc i vidre
Registration number:
1789
Artist:
Perejaume
Date created:
1994
Date acquired:
2001
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Painting
Media:
Oil, canvas and wood
Dimensions:
3 elements de mides diverses
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Private long-term loan, Barcelona
Copyright:
© Perejaume, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

Accessibility resources
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The MACBA Collection features Catalan, Spanish and international art and, although it includes works from the 1920s onwards, its primary focus is on the period between the 1960s and the present.

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Audio description of the work of Perejaume "Compostatge de nou pintures, compostatge de sis pintures i compostatge d'una pintura amb marc i vidre", 1994
FONS ÀUDIO #16 Perejaume. Deleted scenes
25.01.2013
FONS ÀUDIO #16 Perejaume
31.12.2012
While there are ideas about psychological and emotional developmental processes held within the sculptures I make, the things themselves are actual physical explorations into thinking, feeling, communicating and relating.
Karla Black