That was then, this is now


Yago Hortal

"This piece is a good example of Yago Hortal’s small, three-dimensional paintings in which the brushstroke has grown so much that it acquires volume. These works can even take on the appearance of pies or cakes, implying a hedonistic and celebratory attitude to the medium, as occurs in SP10 (2012). In this case, the work resembles a sweet or a blown-glass object. If the brushstroke had previously been the element that gave rise to the expanding image, here it seems to fold back upon itself as a kind of knot or bundle, without losing any dynamism or suggestion of movement, though we can imagine that it takes some time for the artwork to dry out. The knot is a powerful symbolic image, as it refers to a closed interior". Enrique Juncosa