Everything Confluences in Erick González

Everything Confluences in Erick González

This February 11, the Gelabert Gallery in the municipality of Caibarien, in the central province of Villa Clara, opens its doors to “Todo Confluyes” the most recent artistic work by Erick González. Said exhibition is made up of two apparently different and distanced series in terms of styles, trends and materials, however, at the end of the tour of the rooms the public can affirm that everything comes together.

This exhibition is made up of 23 works including paintings, engravings and drawings, divided into two rooms. In the first, the artist placed his studies of the landscape that for years has occupied a large part of his pictorial work, where oils on canvas and ink washes can be seen with a marked grayscale chromaticism “one of the series that makes up this first space It is called The Dream of Reason Produces Monsters, and I take as a reference that dark stage of Goya's romanticism, where the landscape appears only as a motif”, he explains.

The second exhibition space houses all the informalist and most recent work of Erick González, "in this room I decided to arrange my most experimental works, where the material art that I have been developing for a few years, steals all the protagonism", and it is that The artist appropriates the elements, including the waste that he finds in the landscapes that inspire him and turns them into part of the work, an action that, at the same time as increasing the artistic value, raises awareness in the care of the environment and marine ecosystems. 

"Everything Confluences" surprises us again with Erick González's ability to travel from form to anti-form, through the impressionist and post-impressionist technical references, as well as the technical foundations of Cuban abstract painting of the 1950s. past, such a contributor to artistic cosmopolitanism and the updating of styles in the then Cuban visual arts.

Dealing with the work of this artist means traveling to the History of Art and Cuban Art, from those sources he constantly drinks to expand and update his aesthetic paradigms, where genre and style, marine and abstraction respectively, reserve a place of preference for him. 

By Naimy Herrera, February 2022