‘UNDRESSING WATER LILIES ON THE SKIN OF A TIGER’ AT THE CULTURAL CENTER OF DEPUTATION OF ORENSE

02/23/06 to 04/02/16
A wide selection of works, carried out with large format oils, will be exhibited in the spectacular and unique Cultural Center of the Deputation of Orense. The title of the exhibition coincides with that of the of the speech offered by the writer Alvaro Bermejo at the¬†Kutxa Foundation in San Sebastian: ‘Undressing water lilies on the skin of a tiger. A journey through the life and work of Alfredo Bikondoa’.

 

‘Undressing water lilies on the skin of a tiger. A journey through the life and work of Alfredo Bikondoa’, by Alvaro Bermejo

 

Infinity is the space of revelation and the source of knowledge. The infinite begins with a brushstroke intensely black, and yet full of light. A brushstroke very material, almost bituminous, and yet perfectly clear, transparent, as the pure emptiness.

 

A door is opened at the bottom of the canvas or perhaps it is a small pond, a liquid door as an emotional bridge to the mysterious, the essential, to all those questions that have no answer. There’s someone lurking inside the picture. Someone who, while painting, erases his own prints. His work resembles an incantation that investigates and overruns at one time. Painting full of life and mystery, deep silences and cosmic outbursts, but above all an extraordinary sensuality.

 

This is the way of a master who works the color with the delicacy of the great Venetians and space with the strength of the first expressionists.