A decade on since his first exhibition, Master Painters, at Halcyon Gallery, Spanish artist Pedro Paricio returns with a reviewed and invigorated interest in his beloved old and contemporary masters. In Tradition, Paricio’s bold and colourful vocabulary tackles the interests and ideas that served as inspiration for the masters, reconnecting them with a 21st Century context.
Pedro Paricio: Tradition With more than 30 works, created over the last three years, the exhibition is a vindication of the pictorial tradition, understood not as a law written in stone but as a fertile field on which cultivate the work Throughout the exhibition, Paricio dialogues with authors such as Fragonard, Sargent, Van Gogh, Dalí, Warhol, Basquiat or Hockney, and against those who see the past as a wall that prevents us from moving forward, Paricio understands history as a springboard to jump into the future. Quoting Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: “Therefore, it is to the source to where you have to go back, and that’s what I’m trying to do right now.”* And It is no coincidence to mention the French master, whom Paricio, among others, He has also returned in this series. Because just studying Ingres in depth can be understood as, from the tradition itself, one can make an aesthetically revolutionary and personal work, revered in this case by Picasso himself. A catalogue will be published with the exhibition, with two essays: Between Tradition and Avant-garde by Giovanni Casini (2022) and My Game and My Game Plan by Javier del Campo (2022) .
Tradition by Pedro Paricio at Halcyon Gallery runs from 7 July until 3 August, more info: