Pedro Paricio: Nine Portraits
The exhibition, as its name suggests, will present nine pictorial portraits as well as a video installation. On the occasion of the exhibition, a limited edition catalogue will be presented, the text of which will be written by the Paris-based writer Noelia Terrón-Laya and designed by the Valencian-based creative artist Ana García Segura. In this new series of paintings, Paricio approaches many of his references -the pictorial tradition, the history and philosophy of art, intertextuality, narratology, cinema...-, but he uses a different chromatic range and incorporates renewed expressive techniques, in a work that the Canary Islands artist himself has defined as "a painting with a pop appearance but with a classic spirit".
Pedro Paricio thus presents his fourth solo public exhibition in our country, after the one at the ICAS in Seville – curated by Juan Manuel Bonet, 2012-, the one at TEA in Tenerife – curated by Isidro Hernandez, 2014- and the one at CAB in Burgos – curated by Javier del Campo, 2022. He is an artist who, despite his youth, has been developing a totally personal and characteristic project for 15 years, which makes his work immediately recognizable. At the age of 26, Paricio presented his first exhibition in Barcelona and, at only 29, he had his first solo show in London, where the prestigious Halcyon Gallery has been representing him internationally for thirteen years and with which he has had 6 solo exhibitions. A gallery that has just opened its new flagship at 148 New Bond Street -Mayfair, London-, and that combines contemporary art, with that of the great masters such as Monet, Picasso, Hockney and Warhol. And that has been able to spread the work of the Canarian painter among the best collections of the five continents, both public and private, being for example the only contemporary Spanish artist included in the collection of the Norton Museum of Florida, in the United States.
With this upcoming exhibition, Paricio continues to vindicate himself as one of the international referents of his generation both internationally and in Spain, about whose work authors as relevant as Francesca Gavín, Rocio Robles Tardío, Suzanne Fagence Cooper, Sara Rosen, Tomás Paredes, John Finlay, Philip Wright, Giovanni Casini or the aforementioned Juan Manuel Bonet, Isidro Hernández and Javier del Campo have written about.. And it will do so in a privileged space such as the one that the Mapfre Foundation has in a majestic neocolonial building surrounded by a subtropical garden, in the characteristic Vegueta neighborhood of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands.