October 6 - 28th, 2017
"The stars rise and the universe hug us, everything else is a lie. Claws scrape the earth looking for magic. It’s here, I can smell it.“
For her first Arch Enemy solo collection, Argentina-born, and Barcelona based artist and painter Peca once again transports us into a cosmic dimension where spiritual beings steeped in symbolism appear as guides.
“Through my art I try to understand my own existence. Each character has it’s own mission and represents a specific enigma. My paintings are the materialization of the dreams within my mind which are all connected to the universal experience. For me, the Hopis and other aboriginal cultures I paint, represent wisdom and connection. They warn us and expose our ignorance.”
The new show, titled after a Renaissance oil painting technique, developed during the that uses strong tonal contrasts between light and dark to model three-dimensional forms, often to dramatic effect, shows the struggle of light and darkness intertwined, as a cosmic trial and error in search of balance.