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JOSEP CISQUELLA

Cisquella thrusts the subject of the painting into the viewers actual space, facing us to engage with his work in a very visceral, very real way. 

Josep Cisquella’s work is concerned with the illusory properties of painting. It is a subject steeped in tradition, with antecedents extending from ancient Hellenic art to seventeenth-century trompe l’oeil to the more recent photorealistic work of Richard Estes and his contemporaries. Cisquella, however, approaches this estimable territory from a perspective that is altogether new. Building on the foundations erected by great artists before him, he finds fresh ways to marvel at a painting's capacity to create realities.

 

Cisquella uses the two dimensional shadow to either echo or imply the existence of a real, three dimensional form. These are canvases that speak to the beauty of details; preserving moments that, in real life, are all too ephemeral. For that reason, and for the care he takes in rendering these quiet scenes, Josep Cisquella’s work amounts to a whole–hearted celebration of painting itself.

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