Following on from the success of his seminal solo exhibition, Extended Version, at the Caja de Burgos Art Centre (CAB) in 2021, Tradition presents over 30 new works by the innovative contemporary painter Pedro Paricio.
Through an uncompromising use of his distinctive approach to colour, form and texture, Paricio appropriates ideas and motifs from some of the most celebrated artists and juxtaposes his artistic vision with theirs. The works involve 'imitation, adaptation, impersonation, identification, travesty, elision, caricature', according to art historian Giovanni Casini, and 'never passive acceptance'.
Tradition demonstrates Paricio's eclectic sources of inspiration, from a sixteenth-century Russian icon to Jean-Michel Basquiat's representation of a skull (Untitled, c.1981-1982). Laying claim to this diverse range of ideas, the artist assimilates them resolutely into his own visual language.