Collection: Paco Pomet

Paco Pomet lives and works in Granada, Spain. After completing his studies in 1993, Paco has since enjoyed several scholarships in Italy and France and in 2010 was awarded the ‘Excellent Work Price’ at the Beijing Bienniale, China. He continues to exhibit in solo and group shows across the world, participates in art fairs and can be found in several public and private collections. He currently works with galleries in the US, Switzerland, Denmark, Beijing and Hong Kong.

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paco pomet - El frente (The Front)

In this new silkscreen edition titled El frente (The Front), Pomet presents a war image and transforms it to radically change its meaning. At a time when we unfortunately have to see conflicts too close again in Europe, this work seeks a pacifist reversal to the representation of war and the destructive spirit. The rifles have been replaced by paintbrushes and thus, the instruments that embody destruction give way to others that, on the contrary, represent and symbolize thecreative act.

To “illuminate” this idea, the author has hand-painted the tip of each of those brushes/weapons with acrylic in a different color, and he has also done so by varying the order of the tones in each of the copies of the edition . This way, no print is the same as another, which gives a greater value to each one of them.

"My academic training is a Fine Arts Degree in the University of Granada (Spain) and a few more courses taken in other places, but my real training consists in kilometres drawn and scrawled on papers, desks, dusty car windscreens, misted up glasses, floors, sidewalks, asphalt, toilet doors, chalkboards and canvases over the last 40 years."

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" The act of looking causes an excited perplexity in me. I can’t get used to anything that I see, and so nothing bores me and nothing entirely convinces me. The manifestation of the visible is renewed every instant, although the appearances and our natural tendency to safety and protection lead us to think that we have found a valid, everlasting formula to interpret the world. It seems that this formula – normally dressed as culture – is determined to be a sort of armour-plating against something that we are fascinated by and that we fear: change, uncertainty, the unknown, the future. That culture we turn to often operates as a suit of armour, sunglasses, boots, a compass, airconditioning apparatus or an umbrella and ends up preferring to be a prosthesis that protects us from the rough weather of life’s meaninglessness ."

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