17 Dec Paul Ygartua Winter update, 2018
Paris, Carrousel du Louvre
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In September Paul worked at his favourite studio in Cadaques, Spain, preparing for the Paris Exhibition–The Art Shopping Contemporary Art Show. The Paris exhibition at the Louvre in October was well received—exhibiting Paul’s latest Abstracts and Native Masks.
Procida The Rebel Island
Paul has always been attracted to the Italian culture, the historical cities–from Rome, Venice to Florence–always inspiring and influential in his work.
In November we drove from Paris to Procida– 2,000 kilometers to get to Naples, then a ferry to the Island of Procida. Although Capri and Ischia islands are its closest neighbours, little Procida is an exception. Nested in a small blue corner of the Mediterranean sea near Naples– in stark contrast to its world neighbours, this tiny 3.6 km2 island has managed to keep its existence largely secret avoiding mass tourism—perfect place for Paul to paint.
“A unique hidden gem in the Mediterranean, far from the maddening crowd and more picturesque than most tourist places; having the proximity to the most beautiful village– our apartment on the water, gave me inspiration to return to some scene paintings with a village atmosphere. The availability of beautiful fresh fish and seafood daily, enabled me to relax in the kitchen and create some unique Basque dishes originating from my famous grandfather — the head chef on the biggest ocean liner in the world — La Reina del Pacifica in the 30’s and 40’s.”
GAGLIARDI GALLERY, London
Paul participated in the London show in November, a selection of 35 European artists selected for this special exhibition. An eclectic selection of paintings and sculptures by artists previously selected and presented at the Chianciano Biennale by the Chianciano Art Museum