The exhibition is formed by a group of 27 works and one video that date from 2001 to 2011. According to Jaume Vidal Oliveras, Escribà's work can be described as "fragments of paint ripped from the painting, sheets cut in strips that are rolled up, works that are exhibited facing the wall thus showing their back side, canvasses that are folded concealing the pigments that show through the joints…" Indeed, for Escribà every side of a work of art (front, back, side) is important and he treats them with exactly the same level of importance. The show demonstrates that, for him, painting is important in itself. Painting's ability to describe an image of something is only important if what it describes is the act of creating in itself.
Xavier Escribà. La face 'au culte' de la peinture
June 16th - July 28th 2011
AVUI, 14-07-11, Maria Palau