Curated by Olga Rodríguez Pomares and Juan García Sandoval .
Galleries 1 y 2,
Cristobal Gabarron Museum
Realistic artist, Nono Garcia with his works traps the viewer. His compositions where dominates the frugality of silence, in which the warmth of everyday objects (teapots, glasses, ...) exists. They are the interpreters, alone or surrounded by other kitchen utensils or flowers, works full of technical mastery, which distinguishes a successful use of light game, a light and precise brushstroke.
Silent Nature, inanimate objects, as if they were vegetables taken from the garden, flowers just cut a few minutes before. Works created with a refined expertise, stand out for a great conceptual quality and reflection, soul, feeling, inner expression, in a contemporary world where the artist goes beyond, with captivating iconographies, full of iconic and representational density.
Nono Garcia, studies and gives continuity to the great masters of the Baroque still lifes, this exhibition goes beyond, the silence reigns in his iconographies, evolution of a humanistic expression, which sensitizes and gives the viewer an understanding of the reality of the world, with the translation of the vanity of all things in the freezing of everyday objects and the meaning of the earthly. Paintings that speak of the fragility of appearances, of the transience of beauty, of the passage of time, are still lifes that dialogue with the work of Sánchez Cotán in the response of freezing time, at the same time that silence reigns.
Datos de la Exposición:
Title: Silent Nature
Artist: Nono García
Curators: Olga Rodríguez Pomares and Juan García Sandoval
Opening: Friday, May 20, 20:30 h | Dates: 20.05 – 11.09.2022
Location: Galleries 1 & 2 | Museo Cristóbal Gabarrón. C/San Francisco, 14. 30170 Mula (Murcia), Spain
Biographical sketch of Nono García:
Nono García, artistic pseudonym of Antonio García Sánchez (1972, Mula. Spain). He began his artistic studies at the School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trades of Murcia, today School of Art of Murcia. He receives lessons and courses from the hyperrealist Antonio López (2005), from the master of light Pedro Cano (2004 and 2010), and with the multifaceted Cristóbal Gabarrón (2006-07).
Nono Gacía at Museo Cristóbal Gabarrón
His pedagogical spirit has led him to give very specialized monographic courses in Central Europe. His participation in biennials and national and international competitions has earned him important awards and his work can be found in significant private and public collections.
From his extensive exhibition career we highlight these solo exhibitions: Archaeologies, Museum of the Roman Theatre, Cartagena (2019) Patina del tiempo, Palacio del Almudí, Murcia (2018); La espera. La realidad Subjetiva, Casas Consistoriales, Mazarrón, Murcia (2017); Latitud 37.4, Fundación Cajamurcia, Águilas, Murcia (2016); Variación Ascética, Museo-Convento de San Francisco, Mula, Murcia (2015); Trayectos de Levedad, Fundación Cajamurcia, Lorca (2015), Madrid (2014); La verdad de lo visible en el Museo San Javier, Murcia (2014); Espacio evanescente-paisajes y utensilios, Palacete Huerto Ruano. Lorca. Murcia (2013); Opera Intangibile at the Museo della Carta e della Filigrana in Fabriano, Italy (2013); Diálogos at the Museo Ramón Gaya. Murcia (2013); Transeúntes in the different museums of the Gabarron Foundation in New York (USA), Valladolid and Casa Pintada in Mula (2011); Figuraciones at the Museum of the Pedro Cano Foundation in Blanca, Murcia (2011); Exhibition Toledo Puche International Award at the Museum of Siyasa, Cieza. Murcia (2010); The color of time in the room the Garden of Molina del Rio Segura, Murcia (2011). Also individually he has exhibited in various art galleries, among others: Ephemeral Spaces, Meno Forma Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania (2016); Watercolors, Bratec Lis Gallery, Moscow (2015).
Artist's web www.nonogarcia.es reflects the expressive norm of his ideas.
Special program on the Night of the Museums Saturday, May 21:
Open day: free access to all the Museum's activities and rooms until midnight on Saturday, May 21 (00:00 h).
Guided tours by Nono García: at 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.
Concert by José Joaquín Aroca Amorós: 20-minute performances at 21:00 and 22:00 h.
Free improvisation in interaction with the plastic work and the space it inhabits.
After the guided visit to the temporary exhibition dedicated to Nono García by the painter himself, will begin the intervention of the saxophonist and improviser José Joaquín Aroca who will start from the work of Nono García for his first intervention. Afterwards, we will be able to follow the musician on a visit to different parts of the museum.
The intervention is structured in several improvisatory pieces articulated by the exhibition space itself, the character of each of the exhibited works and the type of saxophone used.
Biographical sketch of José Joaquín Aroca Amorós (1969, Abarán):
Saxophonist-improviser. He is a professor at the Conservatory of Music of Murcia, where, in addition to Saxophone, he has taught Music History, Chamber Music, Saxophone Ensemble and Band. From his main work, teaching, he has commissioned and premiered a series of works for Band, Saxophone Ensemble or Saxophone and electronics. He is currently researching improvisation as a pedagogical and expressive resource, approaching different languages such as jazz and avant-garde music.
His most recent productions are "Diálogos", which could be seen at the Centro Párraga in the city of Murcia together with the composer Juan García Escudero and the multifaceted Josep Lluis Galiana and a variation of this, "Frente al mar", which was designed as part of the contemporary art exhibition "Circumnavigatio" that took place in the summer of 2021 in Sanlúcar de Barrameda and that he defends alone.
Together with the sound artist Juan Jesús Yelo he has intervened in the first performative action of the project "Ámbito" by Cristóbal Gabarrón. He is a founding member of the Tecné collective focused on the promotion and dissemination of contemporary music.