José María Sicilia
24 mars - 5 mai 2007
The Chantal Crousel Gallery is proud to announce José María Sicilia’s new exhibition. “Eclipses” is the title given to a cycle of paintings (oil painting on beeswax) and drawings (gouaches, graphite on Japanese paper) that explores the butterfly phenomenon as an image of fugaciousness.
"We could almost risk the hypothesis that a different aspect of the butterfly’s life corresponds to each fundamental dimension of the image: their beauty and the infinite variety of their shapes and colours; the temptation and the impossibility of a thorough knowledge about those frail and ever multiplying things that are both images and butterflies; the paradox of the form and the formless implied by the metamorphosis."1
After “La Luz que se Apaga”, the “Eclipses” series is an expression of that stealthy light, still central in José María Sicilia's pursuit, which echoes his attempt to approach the intangible mystery of death.
1 Georges Didi-Huberman, "L'image papillon", in "José Maria Sicilia, Eclipses", ASSN publishing, Chantal Crousel Gallery, 2007