Nacho Amor: “Moments of contemplation”. 37th Anniversary Sala Rusiñol

11 May — 13 June, 2023

Nacho Amor develops his first formation academic in Barcelona. He attended the EINA School for a few years, along with the training in the Faculty of Geography and History.

In 1979 he settled in Aramengo d’Asti (Italy), focusing his training at the Laboratorio di Restauro Nicola, remaining in it until the end of 1984 and collaborating in the Restoration of works exhibited in different museums and Italian public entities. He works on works exhibited at: The Sabauda Gallery, Civic Museum, Egyptian Museum and Royal Palace in the city of Turin. He also intervenes in the cathedrals of Asti, Vercelli, Chieri and Novara, in the Olivetti complex in Ivrea, in the Langosto Palace in Casale, on the churches of San Pedro de Porto Venere, of Santa Cruz de Bosco Marengo and in others museums like the Medieval one in the city of Bologna.

In 1985 he opened his own studio in Barcelona collaborating with the Generalitat de Catalunya, museums and with public and private entities.

He moved to Valldoreix, Sant Cugat del Vallès, in 1994 where he lives and has his studio currently.

He has been exhibiting his painting since 1996 and this intense experience in the restoration of works of art, allows him to enter the world of material and ancient and modern textures, knowing first-hand colors and techniques from different eras: from ancient times Egyptian to the contemporary of famous artists from all over the world, going through great masterpieces of gothic and renaissance.

His direct contact with all these works has given the artist an experience that is impossible to separate from his current work. The taste for the surface and the material, together with the contrast and chiaroscuro, has been outlining an intimate style and absolutely its own and with character.

In these years he has exhibited in different galleries, both national and foreign and his works are in different private collections in Europe, America, Africa and Middle East. They can also be seen in some entities such as; Palau Solterra-Vila Casas Foundation (Torroella de Mongrí, Girona), Testimoni Collection-“La Caixa” Foundation (Barcelona), Drawing Museum-Sabiñanigo (Huesca), International University of Catalonia-UIC (Barcelona), Mainel Foundation (Valencia), Harvard Business School-Harvard University (Boston USA), EMD- École de Management (Marseille, France).

Nacho Amor makes no noise and subtly drags a surface with his brush so that it ends up crying out and exploding in intense patches of light and shadow. It is the edge itself. It is the rupture, the discord, the breakdown, the abrupt reality of existence, which transforms this thought into the chiaroscuro of nature. He does not paint trees, nor skies, nor waters…. only opens with the power of white the light of the objects of creation.

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Dates: May 11 to June 13, 2023
Location: Santiago Rusiñol, 52, 08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona
Hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m – 2 p.m 5 p.m  – 8 p.m  Saturday 10 a.m – 2 p.m
Telephone: (+34) 93 675 47 51
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