Andreu Maimó

Andreu Maimó

Project “Islas del dibujo: trazos comunes”

A painter, sculptor, potter, and engraver, he began to exhibit on his own in 1976. Throughout his career he has taken part in countless collective exhibitions in Spain and Germany, among other countries. In recent years he has concentrated particularly on engraving, using different techniques and exploring lithography and xylography with special interest.
In his investigation of two of the engraving techniques that are without doubt closest to drawing, he continuously practises these art forms by means of thematic approaches with close links to nature. The realism of his drawing does not however exhaust his expressive skills. In the two lithographs and in the xylography shown in Drawing Room, the thread maintains a bewitching and labyrinthine fluidity whether it is drawn on stone or furrowed in the body of the wood.
The body of fig trees, which are naturally sculptural, is presented in these works as a call to the power of the enchantment of nature, leading us to see more with due care and emotion.