The Nudity of the Nude
«Lust-Repulse. In general, and apart from other considerations, these are the two emotios that produces in us the vision of a nude. The consideration of this fact may open to us the door to a new vision, more balanced and healthier. Maybe Fidias would nod with a smile»
«Alons Artero Diéguez expresses through his works the commitment with the reality that is present in each daily detail and the capacity of working with the quotidian things as a way to achieve the essential, which isn´t under the laws of thought, neither time nor space. His constancy for learnig and developing an exquisite and refined technique is understood as a tool that brings the freedom of movements to the essential. His capacity to enjoy while creating, surrended to the inspiration of meditation, is a way to wisdom.»
Reyes Alejandre Escudero
Alons Artero’s works show for the most part nudes of women and men. When I look at them, I gradually approach the pictures, slowly immerse myself in them. I first see naked bodies: strong, tender, light and heavy, all different; breasts, legs, abdomen, arms, necks, hair, skin, muscles, gestures…
When I have then contemplated this for a while, my gaze concentrates as if by itself on the eyes of the figures, and something special happens: I notice that the figure does not look at me directly. I see their eroticism, their inner connection, but it is not exhibitionism on their part. It is not one to approach the viewer and try to convince him of himself. Her gaze seems to come from this inner intimate point from which even toddlers look at us. More hearing with the eyes than active vision.
The models are very connected with themselves, at a point where they are at rest, but also at the same time occupied with themselves, where they are beautiful and thoughtful in their loneliness. Although they make your body visible in its intimacy, they are on this inner level where they do not want to flirt with the world under stress. The figures are collected and concentrated as in a meditative state.
Finally, in the works I see the work of the artist. His handling of colors, the balancing of light and shadow, of space and form. His knowledge of the anatomy of the body gives me the impression that he does not paint a body from the outside, but shapes it from the inside, knowing about the connection and the interaction of the individual elements. I see the gestures and the weighting that the bodies have, the place where the center of gravity is. I see the hands that are resting or held in the air and yet are not empty or detached but have their weight and history. Of course, all this is part of the craft of a good painter, and I would like to say that Alons Artero has acquired this craft and can bring a person to life on a two-dimensional canvas.
The paintings and drawings correct my gaze. The outer form is at first a barrier, pleasant or irritating, but then my gaze goes through it, beyond it and connects me to the essence of the figure, beyond names and words. It is a soothing and healing experience. I feel with my «imperfect» body in the best company, in the area of the everyday and versatile and not in that narrow area of the special and a grafted artificial perfection. It is the path through the physical to the spiritual.
|At “Espacio 120”, Hospitalet
|At Restaurant Guixot, Barcelona
|At Club Hebe, Barcelona.
|At «Gregal Besos» Cultural Center, Barcelona
|At «Torre Balldovina» Museum Santa Coloma, Barcelona
|At «Les Cotxeres de Sants» Civic Center, Barcelona
|Drawings at Santa Eulália Culture Space, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona
|Portraits at Civic Center Torre Llobeta, Barcelona
|Collective of Chinese Paintings in Germany , as a member of the Group of Chinese Artists
|Collective in Belgium, Italy, Germany, etc., as a member of the »TRUC- TROC» Association, Brussels
|«Arts in Europe», Belgium
|Previous selection, at the Drawing Competition «Ciutat de Barcelona»
|Previous selection, at the XVI International Drawing Competition «Ynglada-Guillot»
|Previous selection, at the Drawing Competition «Sant Jordi», Barcelona
|Previous selection, at the 1ª National Bienal of Painting Ciudad de Huesca
|Previous selection, at the III National Drawing Competition »Blanco y Negro», Madrid
|Previa selección, en el XIII Concurso Internacional de Dibujo «Joan Miró», Barcelona
|Collective as a member of the «Internacional Group» at the gallery of the «Auditorium of Innovation», Belgium
|Previous selection, at the International Drawing Competition «Ynglada -Guillot», Barcelona
|Previous selection, at the Painting Competition «Ciutat de Barcelona»
|Previous selection, as a member of the «International Group», at the Collective of the Casino of Spa, Belgium
|Representing Formosa (China), at the Exposition of Chinese Painting, Germany
|Representing Belgium, at International Concourse «Museum 2000», Luxemburg
WORKS IN MUSEUMS AND OFICIAL BUILDINGS
|1 work at the Town Hall of Brussels
|3 works at «Museum 2000» of Luxemburg
Alons Artero Diéguez