Art Büro to exhibit the work of artist Fabio Camarotta
The agreement reached between the management of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell- 69 Trofeo Conde de Godó and Art Büro, Barcelona’s contemporary art consultancy, will make it possible for this year’s edition to exhibit a collection at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 of five paintings based on sets that occurred in the tournament painted by the Argentine artist Fabio Camarotta.
The five paintings have been made specifically for the tournament and have been made using the Pressed-paints technique by applying acrylic paint. The series, entitled “Godó in 50,000 drops” since each canvas has been painted with 10,000 drops of the mentioned acrylic paint, reinterprets historical moments and symbols of the Godó recovered by the photographs found in the photographic archive of the Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona- 1899.
Fabio Camarotta, born in Buenos Aires and based in Spain since 2005, has become known for the innovative technique of Pressed Paint, in which photography, drawing and acrylic painting intervene to create a work between figuration and abstraction. The creation system begins with the pencil recreation of a photographic image transformed into a drawing and, later, it submits that image to an analog pixelation process through micro-decomposition into thousands of boxes that receive drops of acrylic paint. Camarotta’s last step is to superimpose a glass on the canvas, which crushes the drops of fresh paint, generating an image that is very different from the initial one if viewed from close up, but more faithful to the photographic image if the canvas is viewed from a distance.
Works by Fabio Camarotta in relevant Museums and Collections:
IVAN. Valencia. Spain
OLIVA FACTORY FOUNDATION. Portugal
COLLECTION CIRCA 20. PILAR CITOLER. Madrid. Spain
RIBERAO PRETO MUSEUM. São Paulo. Brazil
FEDERICO KLEIM FOUNDATION. Buenos Aires. Argentina
FUENLABRADA MUSEUM. CEART, Madrid. Spain
DEOKYONG FOUNDATION. Seoul, Korea
JOSE LUIS TRANCHE COLLECTION, Canary Islands. Spain