Miguel Gómez Another step toward nationalist modernity.



Those who think that the artistic modernity and authenticity come from New York or from Paris will not be able to fairly appreciate the painting that Miguel Gómez exhibits today.

Artist of personal memories, Gómez leaves in the canvas that today shows us a clear and defined consciousness that his objective is to approach a definition his own way through the topics carnival, dance an color.

It is my convinced opinion, after years of knowledge of the efforts and the work of this artist, that color, as I pointed above, is a thematic element amid his painting.

The only intention of making out of the color an objective obliges him to transform it into the main character of this scenes as we appreciate in go many examples.

Color, so independent that imposes to the vision of the figures, of the atmospheres, of the objects.

This statement is important given the fact that Miguel Gómez carefully considers the chromatic tradition of the first and third generations of the national artist of this century.

Skillful and capable, he doesn’t lose sight of his surroundings. He doesn’t have to look to Paris for authenticity, nor does he have to look to New York to be modern. He looks into his own history. He works with the elements that a nationally incomplete art history puts into his hands. With authenticity he makes an effort, with meaningful achievements, to approach the quality of his expression keeping a variety of elements taken out of what is vernacular, out of the Caribbean art.

The result is, perhaps, a hybrid, notorious enough and valid (due to the degrees of freedom that it allows) of inherited expressive resources of schools that today seem so old as the futurism and the cubism, while other resources, openly abstracting contribute to what is undoubtedly a new figuration.

The character of this visual space will continue to carnival, the scenes of vendors, the popular romances…

It is not a coincidence that in his expressionist practice, in which those fundamental aspects of the nationality are expressed, he lays hands on the resources that throughout art history have played an important role in the development of that revealing school.

Perhaps Boccioni of Carrá were not but Italian expressionist rustic of movements. Their futurism was an expressionism of collective and positive look. This way there would no exist critical expressionism (Enso, Munch, Kokochka…) and another positive (Matisse, Carrá, Boccioni…) In the shapes of the most authentically local and qualitatively best appreciated Latin American art, cubism and futurism used to constitute and at the same time critical and positive expressionism, according to the cirsunstances.

Diego Rivera, Orozco, Siquerios, Anita Malfatti, Portinari, Segal, Di Cavalcanti… Left a good sample of this dualism, in which the earth is seen with the love of the romantics while it was pushed toward the change.

I know that for many, according to their criteria of vogue, I should ask for permission to talk about humanism amid the explanatory frame of the modern painting. On the one hand it is possible to think that the philosophical essence of art may be validated against humanism, and on the other hand, it is possible there may be spirits fanatic enough with the tendencies to be unable to judge them with objectivity. So that I will appear as a desert of the (is there safety when one turns around the corner?)

I must confess that I liked this return to the practice of paint looking at our own culture, support of authencity. I like this Miguel Gómez grown ups that into his own ; owner of his own personality, sincere with his practice. Quality and authenticity are the two adjectives that I shall use to refer to the basic qualities of the painting that he now shows us.
And as for those who look toward Paris or to New York to be and , may I ask forgiveness of my nationalist sensualism. So far as I will not have anything. I will enjoy what given to me. Because of that I will not be prevented of enjoying the painting of Miguel Gómez.

Ignacio Nova
President
Dominican Section of AICA
President/Editor Contemporanía Magazine

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Hábil y capaz, Miguel Gómez, no aparta su mirada de lo que le rodea. No mira a París para tratar de ser auténtico. Ni ve hacia Nueva York para ser moderno. El mira su propia historia. Trabaja con los elementos que una historia del arte nacionalmente trunca pone en sus manos. Con autenticidad se esfuerza, con logros significativos, por acercarse a la calidad de expresión, manteniendo un conjunto de elementos salidos de lo vernáculo, del origen.

Al mirar la pintura de Miguel Gómez nos da la sensación de que estamos frente a un escenario policromo de un teatro en movimiento que presenta las imagenes en el interior de una estela de vapor.

Anclado en las experiencias del expresionismo, Miguel elabora una pintura para expresar el universo de festividad que le rodea.
Miguel representa a su pueblo a través de sus danzarinas. Danzarinas frente al sol, acumuladas, graciosas y casi humorísticas. Porque en su desenfado el artista mira todo como quien disfruta de lo pasajero como quien pone trazos para levantar imágenes y artificio sin pretender que las cosas sean mas que su propio ímpetu y que los rostros no sean mas de los de quienes no tienen rostro, aunque estén pletóricos de experiencia y de bailes.


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    24" x 72" - Oil on Canvas

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  • "Cabezas del Mundo"

    24" x 72" - Oil on Canvas

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    Mix Media on Canvas
    37" x 30"

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    De la Serie - Al Ritmo de Carnaval

    "De la Serie - Al Ritmo de Carnaval"
    Oil on Canvas
    40" x 50"

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    Ecología y Vida

    "Ecología y Vida"
    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 30"

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    Encuentro Fortuito

    "Encuentro Fortuito"
    Mix Media on Canvas
    30" x 24"

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    Figurando como Siempre

    "Figurando como Siempre"
    Mix Media on Canvas
    24" x 30"

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    Guitarra Suena mas Bajo

    "Guitarra Suena mas Bajo"
    Mix Media on Canvas
    40" x 30"

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    Origen Animales de la Vida

    "Origen Animales de la Vida"
    Oil on Canvas
    20" x 30"

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    Pecao con Coco

    "Pecao con Coco"
    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 30"

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    Percepción I

    "Percepción I"
    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 30"

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    Reflejo de la Vida Social

    "Reflejo de la Vida Social"
    Mix Media on Canvas
    24" x 24"

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    Rumba Popular

    "Rumba Popular"
    Oil on Canvas
    24" x 24"

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    Rostros Azules de Amor

    "Rostros Azules de Amor"
    Oil on Canvas
    30" x 40"

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