Dividing his time between Barcelona and Lisbon, Eduard Arbós (Barcelona, 1959) has dedicated himself to the study of space, annotating architectural elements which he presents, through paintings and sculptures, as “a reflexion about space and its representation, proposing through a process of decomposition and synthesis, a dialogue between concept and experience that questions, at the same time, the very mechanisms of perception.”
Eduard Arbós reflects upon space. In his work, he explains, “the parts are relevant in an of themselves, not as constituent elements of a whole, but for their condition of interlinked fragments. There is no unity, body, centrality, but a succession of elements, fragments, which make up a stage, a circumstance, a possibility. The multiple, treated as a substantive thing means that everything can be connectable, changeable, alterable and even replaceable. What is relevant, therefore, are the connections, the relationships and vanishing points that are generated, thereby conforming an open and changeable path.”
For this exhibition Arbós distills the essence of virtual architectural space in a series of paintings on paper and canvas presented in a formal sequence. Since 1993 Arbós has exhibited widely in galleries in Spain and Portugal and his work can be found in the permanent collections of La Caixa, Caja Madrid, Chirivella Soriano, CAB Burgos and the Otten Kunst Raum in Austria, among others.