Cyclic Spaces

José Antonio Echevarría October 2004

Amid Blues and More Blues

Brilliant and pure colors are the essence, not of beauty in general, but of a special kind of beauty the visionary one.
Aldous Huxley

Amid blues and more blues; amid “an elephant that jumps // becomes a big fish”; amid paradoxical and playful: José Antonio and his cyclic spatialities.

As in previous occasions, another turn of the screw, the game with the forms, the technical mixtures, the superimposition of planes create a conceptual crescendo that becomes a unique playful cosmos where the author appropriates perhaps like never before, or perhaps like not always  the total space in such unusual way that, since the visual has the priority over the anecdotic, the individualizing parallel text becomes evidently emphatic.

Amid these general keys to JA’s poetics emerge blues and more blues, José Antonio’s blues, blues for the devil, now transformed in the chromatic ingenuity of the palimpsest or covered by an equivocal simplicity, since just the way it occurs in the very well-known jazz piece Blue Skies, where the theme goes from piano to drum and from there to the mute trumpet in this case the subject is divided, atomized and put in concrete form in each one of the fragmented canvases in which symbols, winks and complicities are displayed, playfully and definitely trapped in the emphatic painting effect of José Antonio’s blues.

Jorge Núñez Motes

Artworks

Good-bye

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

The Kiss

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

The Fool from the Hill

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

Art Decó

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

The Eye in the Snail

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

Far from Me

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

Throughout the Universe I

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

Acrobats I

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

Acrobats II

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

The Afternoon

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

The Square

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

The Light Shining in Your Eyes III

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

The Night II

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

Rain I

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

The Light Shining in Your Eyes II

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

Margaret, the Sea is Beautiful

José Antonio Echevarría 2004

Artists