Linealismo means linearism technique. That first meaning evokes more a specific tecnique than a finished artwork, an outline, a first impulse of creation. In fact, the first glance at Linealismo from Asís Camacho leaves a feeling of perfection and clean shapes. Dynamic and active shapes that all together becomes dimensional. Linealismo is the technique, the method and even the philosophy in a way. But in this case, not the outcome. These perfect, straight and supposedly cold lines have been used by the artist to take out of them shocking volumes, lights and shadows. That gives to any observer, at the same time, the feeling of very recognizable pictures but never captured in this way. Silhouettes, skin, glass, shadows and highlights. Warm in some cases, disturbing in others. Animal-like eyes born of stripes. Ornate Baroque-like buildings that emerge from vertical strokes. High dimensional textures from... simple straight lines.
They are large-scale artworks and there is only light and lack of it, black and white. The tones, the details and the textures are given by lights and shadows which rest in the canvas from different perspectives and angles. He experiments with new techniques, with reflected lights that brings each painting to life, makes it dynamic and even a living object that moves with the eye of the beholder.
This exhibition stands out for its innovation, but also for its development. For its form, but also for its content. At first glance, these paintings might be the result of a purely technical touch. But I feel they reveal their own spirit and so, the soul of Asís. The ropes, the fabrics and the canvases. Vertical stripes that turn this supposed simplicity of volumes and shapes into the dimension and soul.
Directora de Comunicación
Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga