The headquarters of the Cajasol Foundation (Round of the Tejares) Cordova will welcome this Tuesday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m., the fifth of the cycle Cultural meetings coordinated by Dr. Manuel Concha. On this occasion, the painter Juan Cantabrana will present the painter from Córdoba Francisco Escalera, who will offer a conference titled The memory of the landscape. Architecture, river and city, in which he will take a virtual tour or guided tour of his painting through five large blocks or pictorial series, such as Landscapes of passage, Déjà Vu, Summer, Guadalquivir and Italy.
Taking the landscape as a pretext, the visit reflects the feeling of experiences lived and remembered on the trip with the surrounding environment, where the appearance of reality is established in the analysis of geometric shapes and metaphysical spaces, seeking the existing relationship between everyday places where people live and cohabits with rotund forms existing in them, as well as suggestive color dialogues between said selected areas.
Water as a pretext and reflection
Water acts as pretext and reflection with the surrounding landscape acquiring prominence and searching through sensations of shapes and colors, transcendent spaces and compositional lines, a transformation of the current landscape, elaborating the work paying attention to suggested memories after a vital journey and a documentation of reality.
Recently, Francisco Escalera has been awarded a honorable mention for his work From the Barefoot Bridge, Venice (130×195 cm. Mixed on canvas. Italia Series) in the prestigious international competition “12th Figurative Painting & Sculpture Competition”, organized in Barcelona by the MEAM (Museu Europeu d’Art Modern) with more than 3,000 registered works that confirm him as one of the great exponents of contemporary landscape painting in Spain. In the previous edition (2021) he also received the same award.