Boiler Room. Anganxada. Clarence Guéna
Luis Adelantado is pleased to invite you to French artist Clarence Guéna’s first exhibition in our gallery’s Boiler Room.
Clarence’s work feeds on an imaginary that is modified by means of a palimpsest or further engraving. Through different techniques—such as industrial reaming, cross—stitching or painting as a medium that transcends between the classical and the contemporary, his work is seen as a game between know-how and mechanical and manufacturing execution.
It can therefore be said that these paintings are composed of successive covers. The resulting layers of this process are engraved and superimposed with archetypal representations, revealing—within their own subtlety—a pulsing abstraction.
The project exhibited in our Boiler Room links his works—hybrids which include painting, engraving and superimposed layers—with the gallery’s own space, that will become yet another canvas on which to display his ideas. In fact, two walls will be covered by painted paper, which, following the rhetoric of the Guéna’s pieces, will offer a glimpse of their inner layers.
At this point, multiple emerging layers from the exhibition itself will become something unique, echoing the gesture of painting in a dialogue between the ornamental and the crudeness of the gesture itself.