Text by Silvia Gubern, artist, poet and designer

 

 

The Horizon

Without it, life is not liveable.

Without it, we are alone.

Without it, man does not prosper.

With it, life breathes.

With it, man expands, opens his senses and knows what he sees.

 

These reflections lead me to assert the importance of the subject that I contemplate today. Like all major themes, it is expressed in a simple way, with the conceptual abstraction of a simple line. A line that marks the difference between life and non-life. Between the static and the dynamic. Between inside and outside. Between despair and hope.

 

This is why I feel a special interest in how the painter Camil Giralt systematically, with determination and sensitivity, tackles this theme in his paintings. Something that, being so obvious and manifest, is often overlooked and we are not able to apprehend.

 

Camil is situated on the very line of the horizon. At the point that marks the boundary between the hereafter and the here. There, where the knowledge of what is not yet portends us a field full of new visions, understandings and possibilities.

 

It requires a certain capacity for abstraction and synthesis, and a transcendent look to immerse oneself tirelessly in the search for new horizons. This is, for Camil Giralt, his point of departure and return.

 

Text by Mireia Puente, art critic

"Camil Giralt is an artist with a great capacity for abstraction and synthesis, capable of capturing what is so obvious and at the same time as obviated as the horizon.

His work is apparently abstract, but inside it hides a deep connection with nature, a need to synthesize something structural and necessary, what situates a landscape in an elementary way and makes it real, what separates the binomial of creation, heaven and earth."

 

"With regard to the proximity of the work of Camil Giralt with that of Rothko, certainly, the formal parallelism between their works is evident, although the wills that lead both to this particular aesthetic are very different. Rothko was substantially abstract and, on the contrary, the creative principle of Camil Giralt comes from a personal interpretation of an existing reality, which culminates in an apparently abstract process. "

 

Text by Daniel Giralt-Miracle, art critic

" ...Camil Giralt makes a refined and spiritual work, close to that of Rothko and Yturralde."

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