Fabio Camarotta illustrates the Trofeo Conde de Godó

The Argentine artist Fabio Camarotta has exhibited his works in area 2- Hospitality (first floor) of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell-69 Trofeo Conde de Godó. Five pieces created specifically for the tournament that use the unique technique of pressed-paints using acrylic paint. An exhibition that has taken place thanks to the agreement reached between the management of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell and Art Büro, a contemporary art consultant from Barcelona.

The series, entitled Godó in 50,000 drops, bears this name because each canvas has been painted with 10,000 drops of acrylic paint and where historical moments and symbols of Godó recovered by the photographs found in the Real Club’s photographic archive are reinterpreted. Barcelona Tennis. Camarotta, has become known for the “Pressed Paints” technique, in which photography, drawing and acrylic painting intervene to create a work between figuration and abstraction. As explained in the presentation of the exhibition, which took place this morning, the creation system begins with the pencil recreation of a photographic image transformed into a drawing and, subsequently, this image is subjected to a pixelation process analog through micro decomposition in thousands of boxes that receive drops of acrylic paint. Lastly, a piece of glass is superimposed on the canvas with which the drops of fresh paint are crushed, generating an image that is very different from the initial one, if observed from close up, but it recovers its sharpness as one moves away.

The artist from Buenos Aires, but who has lived in Spain since 2005, has been satisfied with his exhibition, the first artistic initiative of the Conde de Godó Tournament, a project that “creates a meeting point between the great event, tennis lovers and the local art world.” The art work can  be purchased exclusively during the event.