Director: Ignasi Cabanas i Castells
Address: Santiago Rusiñol, 52
Location: 08172 SANT CUGAT DEL VALLÈS
Timetable: Monday to Saturday, 9h.-14h. and 17h.-20:30h.; Sunday, 12h.-14h.
Tomàs Martínez Sunyol, portrays with his interest for shadows –wherever there is light there are always shadows- much of the present human condition. We are living in a society where the representation of those things we considered fundamental – though, notwithstanding, they still are- we feel are now elusive and shifting, always changeable. And he determines their values and emphasizes that, in spite of being positioned in a second stage –first the light, then the shadow – they can explain the intimacy of the reality surrounding us, which they do much better than with the forms set up.
Walking through one of the alleys he describes, looking at their windows, realizing how the red towels are and perceiving the shadow of the towel the neighbour has placed to the sun to dry – these are just a few examples, but the perception is much larger – allows us to think we are in the core of those things that make us feel safe. He has the courage of establishing the enduring power of what looks complementary but, actually, is so important in the reminiscence of what surrounds us. Losing the shadow in daylight or by the moonlight seems impossible –the Italian Chamizo wrote about this-, but they say this happened with those men that had sold their soul to the devil. Our artist remembers it, because he places all his great creative spirit resisting to temptations in his work.