Characteristics of the Artwork
- Acrylic on board and graphite on paper
- 70 x 140cm
- Framed with a dark ribbon
- Antoni Socias
- INITIATORY CONCEALMENT: The precedents to my Ocultaciones (Concealments) go back to 1976, at the Barcelona School of Fine Arts. Alfons Sard, at the time a student and fellow graduate, developed a polychrome object painting in our second year’s Painting class with the title La familia de Carlos IV (The Family of Carlos IV). Once he had finished the work he locked it away in an impenetrable wooden box. That action perplexed me. So much so that ever since then the intention of concealment has become a constant in my work.