‘Rema’

‘Rema’ is an ambitious painting project initially created for CACMálaga in Spain -where it was exhibited in 2008-2009- conceived as a reconstruction of the experience of cinema. The project is inspired by a text by Pier Paolo Pasolini and creates different visual topics related to films by using a very reduced visual language.

‘Rema’ was also exhibited in Seven Contemporary Art Gallery in The Hague in 2009.
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‘Rema’ es un ambicioso proyecto pictórico creado inicialmente para CACMálaga en España -donde se expuso en 2008-2009- concebido como una reconstrucción de la experiencia cinematográfica. El proyecto está inspirado por un texto de Pier Paolo Pasolini y crea diferentes tópicos visuales relacionados con el cine utilizando un lenguaje visual muy reducido.

‘Rema’ también se expuso en la galería Seven Contemporary Art en La Haya en 2009.

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A film session with Simon Zabell

(Which you, reading these pages, can join in)
ÓSCAR ALONSO MOLINA


WHAT SHOULD WE DO when faced with the works of Simon Zabell – open or close our eyes? What I mean is: should we give priority to the visual aspect of the Idea, allowing ourselves to be carried away by its expression of feelings, or, on the contrary, reflect on what we have seen, or could see, should we arrive to understanding them in depth? I fear that, when the deepest thing is the skin, so much wanting to see, wanting to see everything, wanting to get to the bottom of things, is modest ambition… Because compressed there below, beneath the atmospheres, beneath the layers of meaning stacked one atop another, the eye opens, bloats monstrously and, when it’s about to blow out, sees unheard-of, inaudible things that would never be believable on the surface.

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Una sesión de cine con Simon Zabell
(A la que puedes apuntarte tú, que lees estas páginas)
ÓSCAR ALONSO MOLINA

¿QUÉ HAY QUE HACER frente a las obras de Simon Zabell, abrir o cerrar los ojos? Quiero decir:
¿conceder prioridad al aspecto visual de la Idea, dejándose llevar por su manifestación sensible o,por el contrario, reflexionar sobre lo que hemos visto, o podríamos ver, en caso de llegar a entenderlas en profundidad? Me temo que, cuando lo más profundo es la piel, tanto querer ver, querer verlo todo, como llegar al fondo de las cosas, sean ambiciones modestas… Porque comprimido allá abajo, bajo las atmósferas, las capas del sentido, sedimentadas una sobre otra, el ojo se abre, se hincha monstruosamente y, a punto de reventar, ve cosas inauditas, inaudibles, que jamás serían creíbles en la superficie.

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'Rema', 2008 Emulsion on fabric 39.4 x 49.2 inches (100 x 125 cm)
‘Rema’, 2008
Emulsion on fabric
39.4 x 49.2 inches (100 x 125 cm)
'Rema', 2008 Emulsion on fabric 18.9 x 23.6 inches (48 x 60 cm)
‘Rema’, 2008
Emulsion on fabric
18.9 x 23.6 inches (48 x 60 cm)
'Rema'. 2008 Emulsion on fabric 39.4 x 49.2 inches (100 x 125 cm)
‘Rema’. 2008
Emulsion on fabric
39.4 x 49.2 inches (100 x 125 cm)
'Rema', 2008 Emulsion on fabric 86.6 x 141.7 inches (220 x 360 cm)
‘Rema’, 2008
Emulsion on fabric
86.6 x 141.7 inches (220 x 360 cm)
'Rema (The Cocktail)', 2008 Emulsion on fabric 70.9 x 78.7 inches (180 x 220 cm)
‘Rema (The Cocktail)’, 2008
Emulsion on fabric
70.9 x 78.7 inches (180 x 220 cm)
'Rema', 2008 Emulsion on fabric 18.9 x 23.6 inches (48 x 60 cm)
‘Rema’, 2008
Emulsion on fabric
18.9 x 23.6 inches (48 x 60 cm)
'Rema (The Kiss)', 2008 Emulsion on fabric 63 x 78.7 inches (160 x 200 cm)
‘Rema (The Kiss)’, 2008
Emulsion on fabric
63 x 78.7 inches (160 x 200 cm)
'Rema', 2008 Emulsion on fabric 18.9 x 23.6 inches (48 x 60 cm)
‘Rema’, 2008
Emulsion on fabric
18.9 x 23.6 inches (48 x 60 cm)
'Rema (Monica Vitti)', 2008 Emulsion on fabric 63 x 78.7 inches (160 x 200 cm)
‘Rema (Monica Vitti)’, 2008
Emulsion on fabric
63 x 78.7 inches (160 x 200 cm)
'Rema', 2008 Emulsion on fabric 18.9 x 23.6 inches (48 x 60 cm)
‘Rema’, 2008
Emulsion on fabric
18.9 x 23.6 inches (48 x 60 cm)
'Rema (Final Credits)', 2008 Emulsion on fabric 70.9 x 86.6 inches (180 x 220 cm)
‘Rema (Final Credits)’, 2008
Emulsion on fabric
70.9 x 86.6 inches (180 x 220 cm)
Exhibition view CACMálaga, 2008/2009
Exhibition view CACMálaga, 2008/2009
Exhibition view CACMálaga, 2008/2009
Exhibition view CACMálaga, 2008/2009
Exhibition view CACMálaga, 2008/2009
Exhibition view CACMálaga, 2008/2009
Exhibition view CACMálaga, 2008/2009
Exhibition view CACMálaga, 2008/2009