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RAMÓN SIERRA. ZIGZAG
5, at 20:00 h.
If pressed to identify the most important link in the chain of his ideas, forged over the years, it would have to be Marcel Duchamp. The fascinating ability to see something new in an existing reality is the cornerstone of his interpretative virtuosity. This is true of his visual artwork, all of his architectural projects, his analyses of the city and housing, and even his approach to teaching, in which students and professor form an amalgam.
Sierra is a rare breed that some might say harks back to earlier times, to the Renaissance, Baroque and the early avant-garde movements, all of which are springs that have undeniably watered his fertile mind; however, his personality can best be described as that of an artist of vibrant, changing times and a context where local values have imploded upon impact with an intense world. The long string of his creative milestones forms a convoluted spiral, which in this show is illustrated as a zigzag line.
While still a student, he won a prize from
Galería La Pasarela in Seville that identified him as one
of the pillars of the new abstraction, open to the transformations
that were taking place around the world in the 1960s. Since then,
he has never travelled in a straight line. His journey has been
marked by sudden surges of renewal, some of which are recognizable
in the series displayed in this show. The articulation of these
spikes provided in the exhibition is the only way that viewers can
perceive and understand the bigger picture of José Ramón
Sierra's zigzag career.