Enric Ansesa, Homage Fields, 15.7 x 15.7 inches, mixed media on wood, 2014. Courtesy the artist.
This piece is from a studio visit in Spain this summer with an important and talented Catalan artist whose work is not only admired in Barcelona and Madrid, but has also exhibited throughout Europe and the US. The work is technically perfect and wonderfully nuanced. This artist employs a dramatic black painted surface as a backdrop for bold sculptured markings that offer the viewer a contemplative experience. The resulting works achieve a balance of subtle strength and elegance.