Solano, in order to create her artwork “Signatures nº1” [Signatures nº 1] at The Artists’ Vineyard at Mas Blanch i Jové, drew inspiration from countryside labour and the Mediterranean landscape. The installation is placed between olive trees and involves a delicate transformation of the landscape from a position of absolute respect and knowledge. The party closed with an ethereal and enchanting show by Pep Bou, the magician of soap bubbles, while dinner was served in the middle of The Artists’ Vineyard with wines from the winery.
“Participating in a project of dialogue between art and nature has been very attractive.
It has become possible thanks to the persons of Mas Blanch i Jové, who, with enthusiasm and joy,
sow art in nature once a year.”
Signatures nº1’ aims at drawing from within a field of olive trees and through a metallic gesture
an action from memory, contemplation, poetics and a rigorous respect for the environment.”
“A draft drawn between olive trees, with bright lines and areas of transparency,
which plays with its lines interwoven with the trunks,
which embraces without altering the rigorous aspect of its settlement on the land.”
Opening. Year 4 at the Artists’ Vineyard.
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Susana Solano (Barcelona, 1946) studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Barcelona where she also taught.
She has participated in international competitions such as Documenta VIII and IX in Kassel (1987 and 1992), XIX Sao Paolo Biennale (1987), Skulptur Projekte in Münster (1987), the Venice Biennale (1988 and 1993) and the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh (1988).
She was awarded the Special Prize given by Utsukushi-Ga-Hara Open Air Museum of Tokyo (1985), and the National Prize for Plastic Arts of the Spanish Ministry of Culture (1988). In 1996 she received the prize of the CEOE of the Arts and, in 2011, the Tomás Francisco Prieto award from the Royal House of Currency.
On another note, she has collaborated with architects for foreign projects: José Acebillo, Ignacio Linazasoro, Hans Hollein, Ignacio Sánchez Domènech, Rafael Moneo, Francisco Torres, Javier Romero and Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra.