“I would like my EKG to be colourful. I do not rule out that it is so." It is the printed message of the communicator, showman, humorist and painter Andreu Buenafuene at the Espai Cavallers gallery in Lleida, where he opened his exhibition Constants vitales this Friday, 47 pieces of acrylic and oil painting, some large with influences from Paul Klee , Igor Kandinsky or Joan Miró and also the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Santiago Ramón y Cajal.
It is an explosion of color that emerges after the pandemic. “In a certain way _he says_ we've had a hard time and we're still living, we're moving on. If that is an expression of this vitality, we will have achieved something”.
Works for between 400 and 6,000 euros, bright, worked in his workshop, enjoying painting while preparing programs. And they have not always been so bright. “Maybe they reflect how I feel. Things are going well for me. I feel loved, I feel recognized. I have a great family. I have a girl who keeps you young and alert. I think, you are privileged.
The exhibition, in Lleida until June 22, begins with the Tensió space, 27 small pieces, on paper, recently created as a family, and continues with the Temperatura triptych, which the curator of the exhibition, Mercé Puy, says balances the transition between times. Opposite the pieces of the Breathing area of the Jazz collection. The exhibition continues with the Batec and Origen spaces, with the most current works, including the latest by Buenafuente, an oil and acrylic on canvas: Tot a l'hora.
The gallerist of Espai Cavallers, Roser Xandri, surprised Buenafuente with a clone of one of her paintings. Rouge 2, converted into a cake, the work of pastry chef Chaimaa de Arenas, which the attendees at the inauguration shared.