Roots of Spain
Solo Exhibition of Monotypes
The Bonhoga Gallery
Shetland Islands / UK
Sun shines through art
The Shetland Times: Richly textures spanish art
His work is unashamedly uncompromising. Vallina seems to identify with the organic quality of materials, in the way that the artistic process becomes a natural process. His means of expression is
textural and includes many non-artistic materials and processes.
As with his fellow countryman Antoni Tápies, a Catalan but an artist who is an obvious reference for Vallina, the materials he uses are taken to extremes. These materials speak just as materials do in nature, in the cliffs, the ground, the plants and the seashore. We can say that his work honestly imitates nature, not in representational terms but in the true use of the word "abstract" and in natural processes. They begin to look like bits of the real world around us.
Geo-Coordinates: 60° 15′ 36.36″ N, 1° 17′ 17.16″ W
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