Mr. Manuel Robles, Mayor of Fuenlabrada,
and the Councillor for Culture, Ms. Maribel Barrientos, are pleased to invite you
to the opening of the exhibition ILUSIONES EN ÓXIDO by RICARDO MORAGA
to be held on May 10th at 20.00 h.
at Room B of the Art Center Tomás y Valiente
Exhibition May 10th to June 17th, 2012
Monday to Saturday from 10 to 14 h. and 17 to 21 h. Sundays and holiday days from 17 to 21 h.
Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente. C/ Leganés, 51. Tel. 91 492 11 20. 28945 Fuenlabrada (Madrid)
This is the text displayed in the invitation to the exhibition "Ilusiones en Óxido (Illusions in Oxide)" to be held by Ricardo Moraga at the Centro de Arte Tomas y Valiente (CEART) in Fuenlabrada, Madrid.
Ricardo is a poet. The subtlety with which he spreads the paint on the canvas speaks of the overwhelming warmth of his way of understanding life. He is able to portray illusory reality sketches, and to set them against the hardness of the most corroded metal oxide. The joy and nostalgia come together in works of great sensitivity.
The creator is fueled by a hyperrealism far from its usual crudeness. Difficult juxtaposition, using pieces of reality and provide them with a delicacy that turns almost violent when we look at his strongest oxides.
Moraga is a magician, an illusionist. He shows a hopeful reality in an environment of corrosive acid. Traces of life in his sheets are dematerialized when observing the damage caused by the passage of time in his rusty surfaces.
"We are infinite secrets, in the path of
time that doesn't stop.
We are textures in the sun, changing and
absolute, eloquent marks
of having been there.
I'm turning back to go forward.
The imminent oxide my hands
drops the light on my footsteps "
Thank you, Ricardo, for letting us dream and for rescuing us again.
Joan Carles Vicente