On Saturday November 16 at 6:00 p.m., and framed in the week of activities carried out by the Pedro Cano Foundation on the occasion of the IX Anniversary of its creation, the exhibition of the artist Antonio Tapia entitled 'Universes and looks.
Retrospective (2000-2019) ', which includes a summary of his last 20 years of work.
The exhibition, curated by the museologist Juan García Sandoval, is composed of 40 works done in acrylic on canvas or medium and large format table.
It covers the artistic stages of the creator from the photographic realism of his first period, composed of landscapes and portraits, until in 2007 he suffers a heart attack, a circumstance that causes a catharsis in Tapia and changes his style towards a magical realism, with which he enters in the study of the relationship between society and the individual in his series 'Incommunication' (2007), and memory and time in 'Wounds of time' (2009).
Later he enters the study of Jung's psychology, and in 'Guardians of Dreams' (2012) he analyzes the archetype of person, that image we create of ourselves to show ourselves to others.
This work is composed of works in which playmobil toys are represented, becoming an itinerant project that falls into 14 rooms throughout the Region of Murcia to bring art to the little ones.
Likewise, with the series 'Intruders' (2014), divided into two work series, he investigates the conscious and the unconscious.
The long illness of his mother that ends painfully in 2017, leads him to inquire about the relationships between women and emotions, where the brain and its neurons are the architects of consciousness.
Exhibition that can be seen under the title 'Captive emotions' these days at the Murcia MURAM Museum of Modern Art in Cartagena until February 2020.
With more than 20 individual and countless collective exhibitions, Antonio Tapia is a leading representative of the new renewed figuration of the peninsular southeast, having exhibited his work in Italy, France, Switzerland and the United States.
Currently, he works with various plastic and visual records such as sculpture and video art.
The exhibition presented at the Pedro Cano Foundation will be open until December 8.