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"Timeless Women"

Timeless Women by Salvador Aulestia

Salvador Aulestia

25 TOTALLY NEW WORKS DATING FROM 1986 TO 1990, REPRESENTING THE HIGH POINT OF THE ARTIST'S "MILAN" PERIOD. THESE WORKS ARE ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO THE FEMALE UNIVERSE, "TIMELESS WOMEN", ELABORATED AND CELEBRATED IN THEIR ARCHETYPAL, SYMBOLIC, EMOTIONAL ASPECT AND ALWAYS THE MAIN SUBJECT OF HIS EXPRESSIONIST WORKS

the artist

Salvador Aulestia "artist" is truly impressive for the expressive power found in his works, in which sign and colour act with incredible intensity, leaving us sometimes admiring, sometimes amazed, never indifferent. It is impossible to remain impassive in front of one of his works. In each case he captures us hypnotically, with the symbolic and compositional force of his images. Once you get to know him, you can easily recognise his work because of its unique style and personality, which pervades every work he creates, be it painting, sculpture, drawings, writings, music and large-scale projects

Salvador Aulestia

 

Salvador Aulestia
“Mari dove vai?”
acrilico su tela
31 1⁄2in x 23 5⁄8in
“From my more abstract and synthetic point of view, I think it would be important to foster the spiritual growth and development of the human being, considered as a real entity capable of transcendent intent, and not merely as a machine for mechanical work. Pragmatism and enraged materialism are the great evils of modern civilisation, which is totally subject to the tyranny of technology and the laws of economic systems. The development of the art of literature, religion and pure science, stripped of their pragmatic and utilitarian aspect, can be of great help."
(Salvador Aulestia - Diario de Barcelona - 6 settembre 1966).
Salvador Aulestia
“Hanno ancora molto tempo”
1989 – acrilico su tela
39 3⁄8in x 31 1⁄2in
His art is fantastic and is produced as a vehicle for the exploration of the invisible.True Hermeneuta, his work is fantastic and shines in the darkness proudly, without possible comparison. In fact, fantastic art is produced as a consequence of extraordinary personalities, and Salvador Aulestia is one. Therefore, fantastic art is an art of unrepeatable exception as a school, and only visionaries can attempt something in this sense that distances us from reality, from the vulgar, everyday reality that covers the essence of things like a veil. This was precisely the sentiment Rimbaud expressed when he asked himself: "is real life elsewhere?”.

Juan Perucho

 

Salvador Aulestia
“Ricordo di un’equazione sentimentale”
1986 – acylic on canvas
39 3⁄8in x 27 9⁄16
Salvador Aulestia
“Il rimorso certo”
1989 – acrylic on canvas
39 3⁄8in x 31 1⁄2in
Salvador Aulestia
at work in his atelier
Salvador Aulestia
“Donna senza tempo”
1986 - acrylic on canvas
39 3⁄8in x 31 ⁄2in
Salvador Aulestia
“All’indomani dell’incontro”
1989 - acrylic on canvas
23 5⁄8in x 39 3⁄8in

The Spanish master's figures winkingly, sometimes even amusedly, suggest sensuality, communicating their explosive femininity to the observer through a wide range of unexpected poses and gestures. The many women painted by Aulestia seem to be aware that they are involved in the game of portraiture, aware of being spied on by the artist's eye and then geometrically deconstructed by his brush. Whether single figures or double portraits of women, the brilliant Catalan has produced some interesting pictorial snapshots in which the woman's body is the protagonist, conceived as a sculpture in the round and painted according to the canons of a personal reinterpretation of Cubist decomposition, as in the work "Via libera al desiderio" (''Free way to desire'').

Sarah Lanzoni

Salvador Aulestia
“Ore incerte del tardo pomeriggio”
1986 - acrylic on canvas
39 3⁄8in x 31 1⁄2in
Salvador Aulestia
“Colloquio senza successo”
1988 - acrylic on canvas
39 3⁄8in x 31 1⁄2in
Exhibitions. After his first exhibition in Barcelona in 1936, he held more than 70 solo exhibitions all over the world, including eight in the 1950s in the United States, between New York and Los Angeles. In Italy, he held a solo exhibition in 1980 at the Palazzo Reale in Milan. He has participated in events with the leading artists of his generation.  

Biennials. Aulestia was invited to the main Biennales in the world. Among them, the one in San Paolo (Brazil), the Spanish-American ones in Barcelona, New York and Paris, and of course the one in Venice, where he also represented Spain in 1968 with a personal hall.  

Museums. His works can be found in several museums, including the Museums of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Madrid and Las Palmas, the Museums of Modern Art in Paris and Bern, the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf and the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan.

Salvador Aulestia
“Il pronostico è un po’diverso”
1989 - acrylic on canvas
47 1⁄4in x 31 1⁄2in
Salvador Aulestia
“Modesto discorso”
1989 - acrylic on canvas
35 7⁄16in x 31 1⁄2in
8Salvador Aulestia
“Ma non è nata ieri”
1986 - acrylic on canvas
18 1⁄2in x 13 25⁄64in
Salvador Aulestia
“La donna dell’orticello”
1990 - acrylic on canvas
18 1⁄2in x 13 25⁄64in
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Yes. I have had the privilege of knowing the great master Salvador Aulestia closely and profoundly, even on a daily basis, and I will try to tell you something about him in the Man/Artist section, leaving the in-depth analysis of his work to the critics. (extract from the catalogue)

 

Luca Temolo Dall'Igna

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300 copies - color - 52 pages

Salvador Aulestia - "Timeless Women"

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