Antonia Ramis Miguel
Constructivism: The Structure
September 17 - October 15, 2016
Reception: Saturday, September 17th 5-7pm
Meet the Artist: Wednesday, September 28th 6pm
Structure, and balance of the elements. Line, Texture, Tone or Color,
the elements to play with: to tame.
my teacher Alceu Ribeiro would say...
"The subject is the excuse to paint."
When In front of the easel and confronted with a white canvas the battle is to find a way to bring all those elements to an understanding that will allow for the idea to evolve to the physical reality of the painting.
The subject is the invited guest.
Antonia Ramis Miguel returns to Watergate Gallery continuing her approach to Constructivist art which combines the strength of structured line along with color and abstraction to create a dramatic visual effect that arranges the parts of a subject into a whole.
She was born in Spain and has been painting since childhood. She studied with Edgardo and Alceu Ribeiro, students of the renowned constructivist Joaquin Torres-Garcia. The influence of her native Spain, particularly the use of saturated color is still visible in her work.
As I many times say: "It's not what you paint; it is how you paint, it that will make the difference."