| Artist : Enrique MESTRE-JAIME
Lives and works in Barcelona.
Graduated from the School of Fine Arts, specialising in painting. School of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi. University of Barcelona.
The papers belong to a pictorial series in which Asia is very present. They are wallpapers with mixed techniques, but basically with watercolour and Indian ink. These papers were born after a long trip to Asia. We can discover the stolen archeologies, the monsoons caressing the roofs of Japanese pagodas or the dragons strolling through an already non-existent China that is waking up to become a great dragon in this world that is becoming standardized, globalized and losing its wealth….
Africa is also present in my paintings. They were painted after many trips to this continent. In my paintings, the acrylic technique is the most usual. They speak to us about water, abundance or its absence, the most important element for life…. This element is always present in my painting and in this series it appears represented in the form of boats, dugout canoes or heads of desert animals … to talk about the beauty of nature, water, rivers, or even the fishing with which man empties the oceans and one day he will catch the last fish ….
Man continues his long journey, in a fragile pirogue, lost in his own ocean …