The next day May 22, at 12 h. will take place the opening ceremony of the exhibition entitled “Realities”, by the artist Juan Gil, III City of Getafe Award of the Hon. Getafe City Council, in the last edition of the 85 Autumn Salon held in Madrid in the month of November 2018.
At the opening ceremony is expected to attend the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, other members of the Board of Directors and municipal officials, as well as artists, partners and friends, eager to see the latest creations of the laureate painter
Juan Gil paints since he was a child. He was immediately attracted to realism, especially hyperrealism. This show brings us part of his work, including the work for which he received the award.
The painter from Ávila Juan Gil, original, demanding and singular practitioner of figurative style, a pictorial philosophy that he has always known how to defend with powerful practical arguments that serve as forceful reasoning at the first glance.
Juan Gil maintains his style and ability to create a comprehensive realism not exhausting for the viewer and is also able to go beyond the mere copy of reality, in a bet with changes in theme and style.
It always keeps its main hallmark, hyper-realism, but a hyper-realism very careful and with elegant licenses that seem to stain the canvas, but in reality they bring personality and sometimes some magic.
As he himself has declared, “knowing that everything is already painted and that it is very difficult to do something new, I always look for surprise to the spectator”.
III City of Getafe Prize of 85 Autumn Salon 2018
From 21 to May 31, 2019
Room “Lorenzo Vaquero”
Calle Ramón y Cajal, 22
Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.