February 08, 2009

landscape paintings 2











I was invited last year to exhibit in the Island of Gorée, Dakar, Senegal as part of their yearly Festival "Regards sur cours". 2008 was also the Biennal of Dakar, "Dakar'art", and the artistes at Gorée where included in the OFF from the Biennal.
Gorée is a small island just facing Dakar and part of this big metropolis. There are no cars and bikes in the island and people take a ferry to get to work and back. A small pearl. But also known for being one of the places from where slaves departed to the Americas.
http://www.goree-regards-sur-cours.org/2007/index.html (worth just looking to see the magnificent gardens and interiors we got to exhibit in ).
I made 18 small landscapes, 20 x 20 x 4 cm, acrylic on paper mounted on board. Those five were reserved before I departed to Dakar, so they travelled back and forth. They're now in Portugal as the person never came back for them.


13 comments:

  1. Your works have great atmospheric effects, so full of depth. One just feels the dusty, dry and windy feeling of the locations you are painting.

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  2. thanks Adebanji, you're right about this feeling I try to portray because there is, as well, in the desert areas with plenty of trees and green specially after the rains, but I usually stay inland in the dry months so I'vent experienced myself the times of plenty that come after the rains and that my mauritanian friends keep talking about.

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  3. These are beautiful. What fascinates me is the undetermined area where earth and sky blend together into one field of experience for the small travellers in the picture.

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  4. Preciosos! Preciosos! Preciosos!
    gorgeous!

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  5. Isabel, estas pinturas del desierto son maravillosas.
    Cuanto más las veo más me gustan.
    felicidades!!!

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  6. Isabel, el anonymous anterior soy Josemari Larrañaga.

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  7. thankyou all for your visits and comments

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  8. Simplesmente adro os teus "desertos".

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  9. No último comentário faltou o "o" do "adoro".

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  10. These are wonderful--the colors are so subtle, and the placement of the figures conveys such an awesome sense of vastness!

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  11. Isabel, gracias! y dicho sea de paso, tu trabajo es fenómeno.Algunos bocetos son simplemente magistrales.
    saludos
    alejandro

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