music-numerical.blogspot.com by ILUMINADA GARCIA-TORRES
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.
ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES
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.
ILUMINADA GARCIA TORRES
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