Irène Laub Gallery is pleased to present A day with you, the first solo show of Spanish artist Guillermo Mora in Brussels.
In the last few years, Guillermo Mora has charted a unique path in the field of painting. Working at the crossroad of other disciplines, he raises fundamental questions from a physical and corporeal perspective.
The pieces presented in the exhibition set up a story and construct a collective portrait through an autobiographical perspective. The origin of the project is a series of memorization exercises inspired by people who crossed the artist’s path. While first retaining the colors of the clothes these people were wearing, Mora subsequently materializes them in his studio by assembling and overlaying small pieces of paper.
This visual diary, made up of delicate and colored sketches compiled on a daily basis, constitutes the core of this exhibition. Each work embodies one of these patterns, one of these people. The pieces hence not only display a particular range of color but also reflect a name, a day, a meeting, a wish, a memory.
Through a unique pictorial process of superposition, concealment, tearing and unveiling, Guillermo Mora literally “dresses and undresses” his paintings. A day with you is above all a story documenting the people Mora encountered in the past year. Through this collective portrait, which is both specific and abstract, the paintings transform themselves into pages; paintings as pages, pages as paintings, as dates, as characters passing through one’s life and that ultimately testify to the artist’s closest and most intimate environment.
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This solo show is supported by the Spanish Embassy in Belgium.