Artist: Arantxa Etcheverria
Exhibition title: Vault
Venue: BARIL, Cluj, Romania
Date: October 31, 2018 – January 31, 2019
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and BARIL
:BARIL proudly invites you for Arantxa Etcheverria’s third show in the gallery venue. After Traces in 2014 and Architectures in 2016, under the Vault title, Arantxa displays objects, bidimensional structures, painting and photography. The opening is scheduled for October 31, 2018 at 7PM.
The paintings, the drawings contained in them, starting from what constitutes an opening, a gap in a solid, material reality, are abstract. These gaps are windows and doors seen by Arantxa Etcheverria walking through Bucharest, geometric presences, very strong visuals that arrange the building and the sight – by repetition, by symmetry. In sculptures, the model is the architecture of Giotto’s frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel of Padua. Openings, gaps, huge windows, absent walls, all these signs make up the architecture of an open theater where a transcendent act is produced, an architecture coming from the two-dimensional space and rendered into an object.
Born in France in 1975, Arantxa Etcheverria lives and works in Romania since 2006. She studied visual arts at Villa Arson in Nice and scenography and costumes at the National Theater in Strasbourg. Among her latest solo shows are Red Door (2018), curator Eugen Radescu at Creart Gallery in Bucharest, Interiors (2017) at Victoria Art Center, or Comedy and Given Random at Musette Cube and Atelier 35 (2015). Anatomy (2014) at Alert studio Bucharest, Corner (2014) at Calina Gallery in Timisoara or Studio / Structures (2014) curated by Ruxandra Balaci, at MNAC Anexa. Arantxa He has taken part in several group exhibitions, such as Media Art Festival in Arad (2016-2018) curated by Ileana Selejan and Călin Man, at Art on Stage (2018), Art Safari, curated by Herve Mikaeloff, and in the Awake festival (2018) curated by Atila Kim and Mircea Cantor, Life as a User’s Manual (2017), Art Encounters Biennale Timișoara. She also was artistic director of Treasure, movie directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, awarded in 2015 with Un Certain talent in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.