0169_002_hist--imatge-triptic-de-granada
0169_002_hist--imatge-triptic-de-granada
Joan Hernández Pijuan
Tríptic de Granada
Triptych of Granada
1994
I think that mine is a form of painting in which visual space has been – from the moment when I became completely aware of what I was doing – a concern that I would describe as constant. The real problem was – and still is – finding a space as the true protagonist of the picture. I would say the open space of lived-in landscape and not the more imitative space of “background figure.” In other words, space as a living element of the picture and not as a background on top of which one draws or places something. Personal existence and the exercise of it made me understand the validity of emptiness as an element of composition and break away from acquired conceptions which take it for granted that valid elements are denoted only by what one draws and not by the space – positive and negative – that the drawing engenders. It is a way of “seeing,” of CHANGING SPACE INTO SOMETHING ONE LOOKS AT. This is as well, during this long courtship with space, an attempt at a visual understanding of the limits of the surface of the painting. (I do not know whether that comes from my incapacity to learn the measurement of standard stretchers. What I actually do is measure the space indicating the size with my hands in an effort to “experience,” “see,” “learn about” it, as if I had to get inside to understand it.) Consequently, there arises an incapacity to work from sketches so that it is always the chosen surface that as a base engenders, through its own format, its own dimension, what will finally be the picture. Joan Hernández Pijuan, 1988.
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original title
Tríptic de Granada
year of acquisition
1996
type of object
Painting
dimensions
146 x 309.5 cm
Copyright
© Joan Hernández Pijuan, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.0169
date
1994
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Oil on canvas
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
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