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Rafael Grassi

In his works, Rafael Grassi reconciles the attachment for the pictorial matter and the intention to create an illusion of perspective, a deceitful figurative image. Figures are the starting point  taht gradually dissolves , getting free from pre- conceived meanings, and generating a pictorial surface full of paradoxes and chromatique diversity.

Formal analogies and linguistic pollutions are some of the ideas drafted in his work, some of the strategies used by the artist to prove the nature, possibilities and boundaries of the physic and conceptual materials he uses. Drawing, photography and painting are mixed in a creative process in which the working methodologies of each of them are exchanged in a game of roles and breaking ups. The elements conquer now an autonomy free of any concrete meaning. 

 

 

Publicaciones
FRAC Auvergne (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain): Rafael Grassi-Hidalgo
LES PAS PERDUS, "Le mot chien ne mord pas". Jérémy Liron
Rafael Grassi. Easy Paintings.
Rafael Grassi. Un univers spécifique, quasi a-gravitationnel.
Prensa
"El nuevo tono de la melancolía", Fernando Castro Flórez sobre Rafafel Grassi. Presencias. ABC Cultural
Videos
Presencias. Rafael Grassi, en NF/ NIEVES FERNÁNDEZ
https://youtu.be/sE59FIbyPV8
Rafael Grassi - Studio visit
https://youtu.be/tHWbKQLsGYo
Rafael Grassi, La caída del Imperio (I) [La chute de l’Empire I], 2010
https://vimeo.com/7206740
Rafael Grassi, La caída del Imperio (II) [La chute de l’Empire II], 2010
https://vimeo.com/7207331