Antonio Jimenez (1945-2011)
Everything starts with the material. The visible support of his work is a mixture of marble powder agglomerated with glue and varnish. The work then takes the gestures of the sculpture, in full matter and directed towards the final project. The oil, most often comes after. The colors then invade a space already formed by a relief that delimits the general organization of the work.
This close relationship between sculpture and painting places a point of departure where the accident and vision of the work are closely intertwined. But essentially, the pictorial project is above all a contact with a physical reality. The direct presence of matter is already, by itself, the realization of the need for Jiménez's artistic expression. This work, constant, daily, almost obstinate, on the matter designates the center of gravity of its existence.