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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
02/06/15.- ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES, (Elche 1949) has made a Retrospective Exhibition with the title of Geometry, Color and Musicality, digital diagrams and painting 1991-2015, in the Municipal Exhibition Center of the city, Elche-Elx.
Julia Sáez-Angulo, vicepresident of the Madrid Association of Art Critics, AMCA, and member of the AECA / Spain International, writes in the catalog:
Geometry, Color and Musicality are three concepts of the harmony that emerges from the artistic work of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES.
Geometry in which the rhythm of a musicality visible to the eyes is appreciated, inaudible, only in appearance.
She draws the dancing rhythm of a musicality that manifests herself in the wise administration of color on the support of paper, canvas ... geometry that dances; a musicality that is expressed in colors. Kandinsky already talked about it when he attributed musical notes to colors. Look at the sounds, hear the color.
Since the 90s, ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES has a coherent research trajectory in Geometric Art, painting, sculpture and digital diagrams, from hers works of Continuous SpatialTracing, Combinables to El Hilo de Ariadna. Geometry, color, rhythm and musicality are present in a creative world of lines, circles, squares, pixels ... A kaleidoscopic flicker, ordered by an artistic mind. Without leaving the painting, she uses the new technological means, which are fundamental in the generation of her innovative geometric works.
Geometry, Color and Musicality, is the conceptual key that describes the digital and pictorial geometrical work of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES.
The lines drawn in the space reticular square, horizons that expand in cartographies of the musicality, express in the digital geometries of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES a perception of she at different countries, continents or cities: MUSICALITY-Sweden-Madrid-South America-Berlin -NewYork-MumbaiBombay-Beiying-Europe-GreeceGrecia-Tokyo-Paris-Nepal-Brooklyn-Africa-Universe.
ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES in 1965 entered and she studied for Professor of Drawing at the Superior Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid and the Complutense University. She lived in Madrid until 1997 and then in London, was a guest artist at Gasworks Studios in London, and since mid-1999 resides in Alicante. In 2000 he returned to London to make an exhibition at Hortensia Art Gallery, Kensington and Chelsea College in London.
In 2003 ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES presented her geometry research, El hilo de Ariadna-Combinatoria, with the new technological media. Geometric art: one hundred works (200x100 cm.each) for the Art Collection of Hotel H. Amerigo, Alicante.
In Continuous Spatial Drawings, the female author highlights each brushstroke in an affirmation of the energy, lines in brushstrokes of unique gesture, singular each of the lines in the meditative trajectory in the realization, rhythms in color gradations in the squares of her works of the Geometric Art. ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES continues to create geometry compositions with the new digital media, with the pixels being the structure of the lines.
Published by Julia Saez Angulo y Dolores Gallardo en L.M.A.
SOUNDS OF PAINTING (2004)
ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES, (Elche, Alicante, 1949) has made a decided commitment to geometric art, developing orthogonally organized shapes and colors. Following paths already opened by the geometric Kandinsky of the German Bauhaus, author of POINT AND LINE ON THE PLANO, and Dutch Neoplasticism, Iluminada García-Torres understands hers painting and hers sculpture as a mathematical system of proportions and geometric shapes.
ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES achieves to formulate, in 1991, a basic reticular module of squares, where she drew the points and lines. This module will be the beginning of future experimentation in Geometric Art.
A geometric and mathematical cosmos. In which the geometric forms nest, that ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES considers independent worlds, but participants in the totality. They are perfectly calculated according to systems of proportion in their measurements. These forms signify the concept of the full and empty. The relation between full spaces and empty spaces is dialectically dynamic, because it generates multiple variations, determined by the color, shape, number, and direction of the lines. We are, therefore, before an interactive space that generates an integrating harmony of all the geometric elements in the composition, with effects close to the Optical art.
The thread of Ariadna, is the generic name that has adopted to denominate to hers works, inspired in the marble sculpture of Ariadna of the Museum of the Prado, ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES discovered in this work an internal harmony of geometric and mathematical order that went to preside over your future work. The space research has been formally complicating his proposals with a multiplication of sequences of rhythmic sequences, parallel to the world of music, pictorial geometries that she calls Continuous Space Path. From this proposal hers work is incorporated into the new technologies applicable to the art of painting.
The recent works of ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES offer us geometries of infinite development thanks to the combinatorias of color and the process of the image generated by computer where the brushstroke is now structured by the pixel (picture element), dot in a rectilinear grid of points to form a geometric digital image.
With this digital process of the image, she has made the geometries of the present exhibition Música y Arte II. They constitute the beginning of a new series whose dot of expansion is musicality.
ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES has been able to see and work on the aesthetic aspects offered by the graphics of the musical notation. The pentagram or tetragram constitute the linear structure where the musical "signs" are deposited, she tries to evoke the true graphia, which allows it to develop formal investigations related to Optical art and suggest virtual movements.
Text by Laura Sanz García (2004) Carlos III University of Madrid
Pascual Patuel Chust University of Valencia
SOUNDS OF PAINTING Exhibition catalog Music and Art II.
Palau de la Música of Valencia 2004
Selection of texts written by art critics of exhibitions made by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES of Pictorial, Sculpture and DIGITAL GEOMETRIC ART that she started in 1991 with COMBINABLES and TRAZADO ESPACIAL CONTINUO formulating continuous mathematics and geometry of her works. Previously, she dedicated 25 years (1965-1990) in pictorial compositions of geometric architecture and in the two paintings realized by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES of the sculpture of Ariadne in the PRADO MUSEUM, MADRID.
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1949 Elche Elx(Alicante) España
1965-1970Studies Professor Drawing in the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid and Faculty of Fine Arts COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY, MADRID.
In the first course his teacher is the painter Antonio López García and in 1969 Eusebio Sempere, year that reconciled the teaching with the investigation in the Center of Computer, Complutense University of Madrid.
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