Koi-drac (trilogia de la tranfORmació)
- Title: Koi-drac (trilogia de la tranfORmació)
- Technical: Mixed on paper
- Year: 2018
Description of the work
The artwork Koi-drac (trilogia de la tranfORmació) by the artist Aurembiaix Sabaté
This piece is elaborated with mixed technique (marbled, pencil, colored dyes and gold leaf) on handmade paper.
It has a size of 59 x 73 cm.
The artwork belongs to the series Trilogia de la transfORmació, which consists of three works elaborated by the artist based on the concept of transformation seen from an orientalist perspective.
“The works are inspired by the process of Transformation, the legend of the Koi Carp that turns into a Dragon, the resurrection of the phoenix. The maturation of this process of death and life. The golden, the light, the sun, and the gold, symbol of spiritual wealth. The circle of transformation of the flower itself becoming what will be the fruit. The circle as a symbol, without knowing where it begins and where it ends, eternal. The Koi carp struggles, swims against the current to get to jump the waterfall and when it succeeds, the divine reward is to become a Dragon”.
The artist Aurembiaix Sabaté was born in Bell-lloc, (Lleida) in 1980.
He studied Advertising Graphics at the Ondara School of Arts and Crafts. Also Arts Applied to the Wall at the Massana school in Barcelona. He runs the Socrates / Erasmus program in Hungary, at the “Magyar Iparmüvészeti Egyetem” Faculty of Art. In 2006 he also studied engraving techniques and glass techniques at the School of Arts and Crafts of the Barcelona Provincial Council. He currently resides in Solsona.
Aurembiaix Sabaté’s work is full of symbolism and a mixture of ideas, beauty and poetic content. With a predilection for painting and engraving on various media, the artist is interested in both cognitive and spiritual dialogue between human beings and their environment.
The artist also offers us some keys to delve into his work:
The impulse that guides me to discover the true essence is manifested in the creation of the series of works “Transformation and Alchemy.” Inspired by alchemical literature and a series of symbolisms, a part of Greek mythology and Japanese mythology, the form emerges, figures that blur as I delve into what is deep.Darkness, descend into the interior of the cave itself, to ascend to the sky and light.All sustained by the circle, the perfection of the four elements, which is dense and subtle, always in continuous cosmic harmony “
Anquin’s Art Gallery, Reus. (2015), Teknon’s Ars et Scientia Program, Memorial Gallery, Barcelona, (2013). Issim Solsona Gallery, (2011). CAATB Art Space, Barcelona Association of Surveyors and Technical Architects, (2008).
SELECTION OF COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
Tarragona Museum of Modern Art, Art Biennial (2014). Department of Culture of the Generalitat in Lleida, Meetings in Contemporary Art. Pinnae Foundation, Caixa Penedès Culture Classroom, (Anquin’s Gallery, 2014). Convent of Sant Bartomeu de Bellpuig. Sant Jordi Fine Arts Painting Prize (2014). AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, Brussels, Anquin’s Gallery, (2014). Univers Femeni, Espai Cavallers Gallery, Lleida (2020).
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Selected for the Salou Prize for pictorial research (2014). Selected at the art biennial (Tarragona Modern Art Museum, 2014). Fourth Honorable Mention in the Sant Jordi Fine Arts Prize of the Catalan Countries (2014). Selected for the IX NATIONAL CONTEST OF CONTEMPORARY PAINTING “Casimiro Baragaña”, (2013). Finalist XIV “MIQUEL VILADRICH” INTERNATIONAL PAINTING PRIZE, 2013.
For more information on the Artist Aurembiaix Sabaté at Espai Cavallers Gallery