MEXICO. Carlos Sagrera “Habit”8 june – 24 august 2019. Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo.

Carlos Sagrera (b. Madrid 1987.)  Lives and works in Leipzig, Germany. Graduated for his Fine Arts study in 2011. The main subject in the work of this young Spanish painter are interiors; different spaces of a home in which time seems to have stood still. The spaces evoke associations with the past and as a spectator you wonder if the interiors really existed, or if they are merely created by the artista.

“Habit: A way of proceeding or repetition of same or similar acts, originated by instinctive tendencies, especially ones that are hard to give up.” The interior space keeps the memory of those whom inhabit it alive, however time might transform the rooms at the will or necessity of those residents.

The domestic deterioration that comes from ordinary use leaves traces on the furniture, the floors, the walls and the ceiling. The routines and habits from those who occupy the space leave evidence of living. These patterns or traces appear in the paintings; fluid and incomplete reconstructions of spaces which are no longer possible to access but through this recreation almost seem tactile. A frozen moment in the slow process of fading memories of places that were once so familiar. (Arróniz press-releaase)

Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo.Tabasco 198. Col. Roma, 06700. Mexico City. Mexico

Image: Carlos Sagrela “Painting the batharoom V” 2017. Acrylic on canvas