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Contemporary Artist, Abstract Painter, Drawings

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Patrice de Santa Coloma is a French Argentinian Contemporary Abstract Painter Artist who focuses on abstract landscapes, contemporary drawings, and produces large abstract paintings and drawings. Guided by architecture shapes and colours with a colourist approach using a combination of bright colours and pastel tones to elaborate complex abstract compositions where mineral and organic forms evolve like mutations. De Santa Coloma is a well known contemporary Abstract Painter.

André Masson, Giotto, Henry Moore, Pier Kerkeby, Derain, Picabia, Kandinsky, Delaunay, Best Contemporary Abstract Painter Artist
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Estudios – Etudes. 5 études graphite sur papier coton, dessins à l’encre et fusain sur papier.
Cadre bois et élastiques. 59 cm x 99 cm
Liebres - Lièvres. Lin, terre-cellulose, fil de fer, bois vernis 74 cm x 31 cm
Hasta el sol está quebrado - Même le soleil est brisé.
Assemblage de cartons cirés rehaussés de crayon graphite 135 cm x 115 cm
Crédit photo Jean-Luc Feugeas
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Tierra a la vista - Terre en vue.
Panneaux en terre-cellulose sur cartons 138 cm x 123 cm ,112 cm x 290 cm , 97 cm x 173 cm
Crédit photo Louise Elvinger Bernier
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Dans l'atelier de Christophe Massé. Dessins de la série Andamiajes - Echafaudages.
Graphite sur bois 18,5 cm x 14 cm x 5 cm
Crédit photo Jean-Luc Feugeas
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Las batallas de San Martín - les batailles de San Martín. Fusain sur papier huilé, 385 cm x 46 cm
Aperturas - Ouvertures. Installation, bois, brou de noix, graphite,
encre de Chine. 240 cm x 117 cm, 190 cm x 117 cm, 220 cm x 190 cm, 205 cm x 99 cm
Hasta el sol está quebrado - Même le soleil est brisé.
Assemblage de cartons cirés rehaussés de crayon graphite 135 cm x 115 cm
Liebres - Lièvres. Lin, terre-cellulose, fil de fer, bois vernis 74 cm x 31 cm
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Las batallas de San Martín graphite sur papier (détails)
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Las batallas de San Martín - les batailles de San Martín. Fusain sur papier huilé, 385 cm x 46 cm
Aperturas - Ouvertures. Installation, bois, brou de noix, graphite,
encre de Chine. 240 cm x 117 cm, 190 cm x 117 cm, 220 cm x 190 cm, 205 cm x 99 cm
Dessins de la série Andamiajes – Echafaudages. 2 dessins feutre sur papier vergé
crayon cuivre sur carton celloderme bleu, cadre bois et élastiques, 99 cm x 59 cm
Cada Día - Jour après jour, céramique cuite, dessins à l'engobe, support bois 28 cm x 38 cm
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Hasta el sol está quebrado - Même le soleil est brisé.
Assemblage de cartons cirés rehaussés de crayon graphite 135 cm x 115 cm
Crédit photo Jean-Luc Feugeas
Dessins de la série Andamiajes – Echafaudages. crayon cuivre sur carton celloderme bleu (détail)
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Tierra a la vista - Terre en vue. En regard de l'atelier de Christophe Massé.
Panneaux en terre-cellulose sur cartons 138 cm x 123 cm ,112 cm x 290 cm , 97 cm x 173 cm
Crédit photo Louise Elvinger Bernier
Dessins de la série Andamiajes – Echafaudages. 2 dessins feutre sur papier vergé
crayon cuivre sur carton celloderme bleu, cadre bois et élastiques, 99 cm x 59 cm
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Cada Día - Jour après jour Cantines, céramique cuite, support bois 28 cm x 38 cm
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Cada Día - Jour après jour Cantines, céramique cuite, support bois 28 cm x 38 cm
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Cada Día - Jour après jour Cantines, céramique cuite, support bois 28 cm x 38 cm
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Tierra a la vista - Terre en vue. Panneaux en terre-cellulose sur cartons
138 cm x 123 cm ,112 cm x 290 cm , 97 cm x 173 cm (détail) Crédit photo Louise Elvinger Bernier
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Tierra a la vista - Terre en vue. Panneaux en terre-cellulose sur cartons
138 cm x 123 cm ,112 cm x 290 cm , 97 cm x 173 cm (détail) Crédit photo Louise Elvinger Bernier

I also think of you

Only a few pieces remain from his prison period in the Olmos penitentiary (1946-1958). Most of the works having been destroyed or lost. The improbable damaged, wobbly frames reflect the artist's aborted painting projects: "it's because to finish something, you have to at least start it" he would say ironically. Because Castel is in permanent renunciation and denial. We imagine him in front of the scattered elements of his little factory: he contemplates and projects what “it” could give, he opens up a whole field of possibilities but he no longer undertakes anything that he does not lead to the end.

In reading his work, one perceives the need he has to avoid the irreparable moment of atrocity, this day which will have been, according to him, “the day when the earth gave way under his feet. » When he completes his emblematic work Hasta el Sol Está Quebrado (even the sun is broken), his sun which he wanted "as beautiful and luminous as a Van Gogh", he discovers a black sun which has absorbed all color and all emanation of life.

At this moment he leaves the painter's role to become the artist we know today.

His cell, both a place of experimentation and a space for gazing, seems suspended out of time, like those fabrics hung on fragile frames, remains or shrouds soaked in mud that have reached deathly stiffness. The frames themselves invite to recompose in space, to multiply a look by fragments.

We walk on a narrow path between life and death. The body comes to a standstill and the gaze in the half-light turns towards a black sun, made up of a mosaic of small boxes tinted with shoe polish.

By contrast, the white ceramic trays sparkle with abstract motifs mixed with paintings or engravings representing miscellaneous news facts that Castel noted as testimony to the atrocities of the world.

The large earthen panels placed against the walls evoke the commemorative steles after those of the statues of Buenos Aires dedicated to historical heroes, which Castel designed.

Castel seems to pursue an impossible love in his art, he revisits through his productions a tattered memory made up of fragments of images and snippets of thoughts. Memories of children mingle with those of the present. Images are colorless. Dirty, earthy gray covers everything in its path. "We are only pale reflections of ourselves that move forward in the dark aimlessly and for no reason" he will say.

"Yo tambien pienso en usted" (I'm thinking of you too), a simple phrase inscribed on a ceramic plate as an epitaph or reminiscence of correspondence with the beloved woman, seems to seal his destiny as an artist forever.

Benedikt Deplazes

« I'm thinking of you too » Castel - (1946-1958 the prison years of Olmos)
Sous la Tente exposition d’un jour le 29 avril 2016 de 11h à 21h.
28, rue Bouquière (Bordeaux)

Catherine Pomparat text (french): l'attente réversible

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