Outside Roots by Lorenzo Sanjuan

Lorenzo Sanjuan presented in New York Outside roots, which implies an intelligent retrospective of the main ideas, messages and concepts that illuminate his work. The sensitivity and imagination of this creator have been building the notion of home, the house of creativity: home with foundations and flying roots.  That notions feeds on the experience of the look outside, from the origin in a small town near the Pyrenees passing through Barcelona, London, Tokyo, until the apotheosis of the architectural madness, New York, where we can see the gable roofs. Walls and roofs with wings that, in the case of one of the most original sculptures are made of gongs, of cymbals, that awaken the desire of the creation.The privacy of the creative impulse also becomes a sound message to his contemporaries to attract attention to the need for the creation and art in our society.

Free painting, warm and simple, with homey light, sometimes illuminated by the flash of the obsessions of childhood, by the simple and sincere line of the truth and the passage of time. And influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi. To understand the beauty as wisdom in natural simplicity from the modest, rustic beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear. Fujiwara no Sadaie, Japanese poet of the XII century could reflect in this poem the authentic spirit of the wabi-sabi:

As I look afar
I see neither cherry trees
Nor tinted leaves
Only a modest hut on the shore
In the twilight of an autumn eve.

 However, Lorenzo, in his cosmopolitan flight surpasses the haiku wabi-sabi with new explorations of identity and nature. It appears the game of faces of Janus: double gaze,  indoor and outdoor, to the past, and to the uncertainty of the future. Faces of a double glance, of constant questioning. But from the creative impulse can even build spaces, giving rise to the third dimension in nature, as in the case of the sculptural project for Socrates Park in New York.

Lorenzo Sanjuan, in his first solo exhibition in New York, in the heart of Brooklyn, offers us a sample of his creative world, chaired by the same spirit that dominates these pages: the desire for the creativity and profound conviction that the creation and art can change the world.


Ground Floor Gallery
343 5th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11215

August 21 to 30, 2015



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