Boiler Room. Bonfire. Alberto Beltrán
We are pleased to present Bonfire, the first solo exhibition by Valencian artist Alberto Beltrán in Luis Adelantado’s Boiler Room.
In Bonfire, Alberto is presenting his new pieces, works on canvas, board and paper in which we find reasons that appeal—from abstraction—to the emotional, referencing simple things and the sobriety of colour as fundamental values, together with others that nod towards figuration—mainly through landscape and still life—, as we can find for example in the small work Skull Surfer.
The simplification of elements leads us through alternative readings, where the palette, the fields of colour and contrast ranges seek complicity on the part of the viewer. Here, the plain, abstraction and figures are broadly interpretable.
For Alberto, experimentation is a fundamental process in his work routines. That is why he tends to reject everything he has been taught. He preserves it, yet continues his research towards a free and fluid stroke on the canvas.
In short, Alberto’s work scrapes the limits of formal representation on endless routes. In it, the gesture of painting flows freely between the surface and some subtle paper.