Javier Rodríguez Lozano at Galería Fran Reus

Artist: Javier Rodríguez Lozano

Exhibition title: Lope de Rueda 31

Venue: Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca, Spain

Date: December 13, 2018 – March 3, 2019

Photography: Bartomeu Sastre / all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca

In this project Javier Rodríguez Lozano explores the pictorial potentialities of the doormats from the building he has been living in for the last 8 years. Doormats, daily ill-fated objects normally ignored, have strong symbolic and form traits that interest me: their minimalistic designs, tied to the symbolic; the body-language closed in their use; as the fact that they are one of the few identity objects in the landings of the buildings.

The result of the project are oil paintings where the doormats’ designs are synthesize, apart from being enlarged or shrunk. Sometimes the wood stretcher is exchanged for foam, a flexible material, adding malleability to the painting.

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, Lope de Rueda 31, 2019, exhibition view,  Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, Lope de Rueda 31, 2019, exhibition view,  Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, Lope de Rueda 31, 2019, exhibition view,  Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, Lope de Rueda 31, 2019, exhibition view,  Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, Lope de Rueda 31, 2019, exhibition view,  Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, 2º D (2018), Oil on canvas; 4º B [Pepe] (2018), Oil on ceramic

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, 2º D (2018), Oil on canvas; 4º B [Pepe] (2018), Oil on ceramic

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, 5º C (2018), Oil on canvas

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, Lope de Rueda 31, 2019, exhibition view,  Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, 4º D (2018), Oil on canvas

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, 2º D (2018), Oil on canvas

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, 2º B/C (2018), Oil on canvas

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, 4º B [Dio] (2018), Oil on ceramic

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, 4º A (2018), Oil on canvas

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, Lope de Rueda 31, 2019, exhibition view,  Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, Lope de Rueda 31, 2019, exhibition view,  Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca

Javier Rodríguez Lozano, Lope de Rueda 31, 2019, exhibition view,  Galería Fran Reus, Mallorca

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