Manuel Chabrera: life and works

By Gwylym Owen

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Manuel Chabrera. Spanish architect and artist, born in Tarragona in 1952 and raised in Andalucia; Chabrera, like Pollock, manages to make the no question gesture of painting the subject business of the piece. As Sandra Miller, British art historian, said, “The subject issue of his compositions is the outcome of the misuse of the physical skirmish to which Chabrera commits himself; and although watching him paint may admiration his observers, the results are compositions of great beauty.”

Action painting was the herald originally coined by Harold Rosemberg to describe the doing of artist Willhem de Kooning, and it is, perhaps, de Kooning who is referenced following describing the accomplish of Chabrera. But Chabrera remains firmly figurative, albeit at a Gestalt level. Although there is a correspondence in the middle of abstract expressionism or measure painting and the personal expressionism of Chabrera, there are moreover important and substantial differences. Instead of prioritising the court case of painting over the answer result, Chabrera inverts the process, prioritising once once again the mammal object on pinnacle of the concept or idea.

When the European Academy for the Arts, based in Leuze (Belgium), named Manuel Chabrera Adiego as a member, it did hence in nod of the singularity of this architect’s work, where in the concept of a space, sculpture and painting are integrated as soon as the playing in the way of being of lights and volumes. His achievement has been displayed on the world for beyond 30 years, appearing in cities such as: St. Petersburg, Mexico City, Montreal, Beijing, Shanghai, Guanzhou, Luxembourg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Chicago, New York, Indianapolis, Buenos Aires, Geneva, Zurich, Bern, Miami and London. The presence and accomplish of his deed is made evident by the numerous articles that have been written practically him, as skillfully as the many recognitions he has received over the years. The books “Inside his paintings: Manuel Chabrera” and “Manuel Chabrera” review the extensive career of this man who not lonesome paints, but as a consequence does sculpture and prints. Manuel Chabrera has founded the Chabrera Foundation which is dedicated to promoting art to under privileged kids and adolescents through the distribution of recycled computers, as skillfully as promoting young artists through international exhibitions, and finally to help and make public the fake of Chabrera. Currently, the Foundation is experimenting with the distribution of Open Code software taking into consideration the set sights on of allowing children and adolescents to spread themselves creatively through new technologies as Creative Commons 1.

This performer is the founder of the “Crudismo” movement (in Spanish).

In 2010 Manuel Chabrera, accompanied by a series of plastic artists and from the world of flamenco, led the show “Modern Art and Flamenco Artists”, an Itinerant exposition which incorporated upon each city the feat of their local artists.

Manuel Chabrera was accompanied in the midst of others by the next artists: Francisco Bella, Polisse, Tilen Zbona, Branislav Nikolić, Predrag Terzić, Milenko Aćimović, Kristina Pantelic, Gordana Nikolic, Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, Clara Von Aich, Angel Orensanz, among others.

This exposition was carried out in the subsequently cities: Havana, New York, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Seville, Granada and Palermo.

The defense for this exhibition was to integrate substitute cultures and types of arts and back participation in everything Spanish and local artists from each country visited. The exhibition was carried out within the framework of the Spanish dispensation of the European Union during the year 2010.

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