Modern Shapes Gallery is pleased to present Enric Mestre soloshow and book presentation
EXHIBITION from 10.09 till 04.10
OPENING thursday Sep 10, from 17:00 to 21:00
Modern Shapes Gallery
Kleine Markt 13 - 2000 Antwerpen
These past decades we’ve seen the ceramic arts regain popularity and how clay has been reclaimed by multidisciplinary contemporary artists as a means of artistic expression. This has had a liberating effect and increased visibility on an otherwise often marginalised mastery. Enric Mestre is one of the masters that helped pave the way to consolidate the artification of the medium.
Through dedication and commitment he pushed the technical boundaries of this demanding yet humble material and helped elevate it to a sculptural art form in it own. As one of the important artists of the Spanish school, his name is mentioned in one breath, together with artists of the likes of Jorge Oteiza and Eduardo Chillida.
His sculptural objects seem sober, almost austere. But appearances can be deceptive: these objects have an immense poetic force that looks right back at the beholder. His sculptures command the imaginary and forces a contemplative state.