October 16, 2020
Isidro Blasco’s dynamic installation piece ‘Solo a Dos Voces’ has been acquired by Generalitat Valenciana for their Collection of Contemporary Art and is currently on display as part of the exhibition ‘Art Contemporary de la Generalitat Valenciana’ at Museo de Bellas Artes de Castellon in Spain.
In ‘Solo a Dos Voces’, Blasco combines architecture, photography and sculpture to create a rhythmic, self-reflexive sculpture of the interior, playing with our perception by interleaving multiple angles within the one unfolding object. This large-scale work uses Blasco’s signature technique of combining multiple photographic views in elliptical succession to produce an object that is at once recognisable and entirely new.
Blasco explains, “I very often wander around cities, looking up and in awe of the buildings and structures. Not just the city I live in, but any place that I visit. In effort to relate to these new and not so new places I take pictures, lots of pictures. In doing so, there is an emotional restraint that follows me, conveying the unsettlingly simultaneous expansion and compression of space that the urban dweller experiences and that I am trying to reflect on with these works.”
In 2017, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports began the acquisition of works of art with the purpose of forming an unparalleled collection of key pieces by practicing Valencian artists, building a heritage of the present that is projected into the future. Since then, a significant number of works have been gathered that make up the Collection of Contemporary Art of the Generalitat Valenciana. The exhibition brings together works by Valencian artists from different generations and sensibilities, who approach the creation process from different technical and stylistic approaches, such as photography, performance or installation in different formats: audiovisual, sculptural, sound or multimedia.
The exhibition shows 21 works by 21 artists that, according to José Luis Pérez Pont, Director of the Consortium of Museums of the Generalitat Valenciana, “reflect different ways of doing and, above all, of seeing the reality of the global dynamics that mark our time.” The acquisition program now totals 73 works of art.
The exhibition is open at the Castellón Museum of Fine Arts, until January 17, 2021. Read more about the exhibition here.