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Paco Pomet writes: "Since my childhood, the observation of different states of light in certain landscapes has been the trigger, and in many cases the condition, which fostered an intense aesthetic experience. Generally associated with dusk, at twilight, although often embodied in the vertical and oppressive light of the summer midday, this intense experience before the light and the landscape could provoke fear and anguish on some occasions or, on the contrary, an overwhelming enthusiasm. The difference between a painful experience or an enthusiastic one rested in a certain whim of the spirit that I have not always been able to control.
In the majority of occasions this experience was translated into a joy, a reverential communion before the ecstatic beauty of the spectacular unfolding of the world. A celebration of ‘being in the world,’ a commemoration of ‘the figure and the landscape.’ But, in others, this experience was tinged with hurt before the immensity of the world along with the consciousness of lightness, smallness and finitude of one’s self-existence. In these cases, the landscape revealed itself as a sinister scenario where the changes of light were filled with threatening intentions, showing the disturbing vastness of the space as well as the awareness of the inevitable passage of time."
About the artist:
Born in 1970, Granada, Spain. Lives and works in Granada, Spain.
Pomet received a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Granada, Spain, in 1993 and graduated from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 2004. Pomet’s works are in the permanent collections of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Madrid, Spain; Spanish Academy, Rome, Italy; Santander Museum of Fine Arts, Spain; IVAM (Valencia Institute of Modern Art), Spain; and Colecciōn Solo, Madrid, Spain.