Guim TióSpain

Guim Tió (b. 1987 in Barcelona, ES) is interested in pictorial part of the human condition, treated with humor, irony and a strong degree of provocation. In his works, he reflects on a society full of taboos and subjected to a very visual tyranny of television, advertising and, of course, of fashion magazines.

His vast landscapes of memories and pastime experience leads through a journey in which particularities and feelings are melted and inscribed into their environment, opening up limitless fields to wander through the essence of emotions that once were evoked.

Small, indeterminate figures, not much more than mere contours, convey a sense of profound solitude in the face of the sublime and stoic nature that surrounds them. In the serenity of the landscapes a sound of silence is conveyed, that echoes in the uniqueness of one’s own memories. Inscribed in our imprints, they shape and form roots, that perpetually transform through time passing by.

Ranging in size, from large format oil on canvas to miniature watercolour on photographs, some works contain close ups or portraits of figures without faces, transmitting a vague yet palpable presence.

The poetics of the paintings include the observing eyes into the journey through open ended places, encounters and what the memory has left of it.