Miquel Barceló: New Etchings
Timothy Taylor Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new etchings by the internationally acclaimed Spanish artist Miquel Barceló. Shown for the first time in the UK, this outstanding body of graphic work titled ‘Lanzarote’ deals with recurring motifs from nature and Spanish culture that have populated his work since the beginning of his career; specifically the bullfight and the sea.
Three delicate etchings of fish display an observance of nature so refined that the images are reminiscent of pre-historic fossils or Japanese woodcuts. Skilled at harnessing the elements in his drawings, Barceló is able to depict a palpable world of the sea.
Six seascapes with aquatint further reflect his fascination with natural forms, both earthly and maritime. Barceló effortlessly captures the fluidity and energy of the ocean. His etching conveys the movement and texture of the sea and translates it two dimensionally without loss of the energy.
Printed in editions of 35 over a period of three years on white Arches wove paper using copper plates, the twenty etchings in this exhibition were produced at Barceló’s own printing press in Lanzarote. Although Barceló is a skilled graphic artist, he produces a limited number of etchings and rarely exhibits them.