Javier de Juan: Painted scriptures | A peculiar biblical imaginary | Online exclusive

23 April - 23 July 2021

A series of new images began to emerge in the studio as if by magic, the magic of art, but they also carried within them aromas that were already known, almost familiar.

 

It is curious, but absolutely true, that in the storehouse of our memories there can coexist such unsuspected things as those stories -which we were told were sacred- taken from the biblical chest of the Old Testament, and which we were told at school, during religion classes. I must confess, with hardly any modesty, that I loved those tales of heroes, battles, epics, deaths and sex, yes, you heard correctly, also sex...

(Paco de Carpio)

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