Artist/Printmaker
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Arde el Windsor (2006)

Arde el Windsor Series (Windsor Burning)

On February 12, 2005, the Windsor Tower in Madrid was gutted by a fire. Yolanda del Riego created these works based on a few snapshots she took of the fire that night. The works were first exhibited in November 2006 at a solo exhibition in Madrid titled Welcome! (Galería Rafael García), along with the Desmontaje Series (Windsor Dismantled).

…estas dos series de estampaciónes digitales de Yolanda del Riego, cuya excelencia técnica resulta seductora en todo, desde las variaciones de su color-luz y de sus texturas —en celdilla de panal, en tejido de encaje, en efectos de “algodón de azúcar”…hasta los logros de su doble estrategia de “añadir y quitar” elementos—, y su capacidad de convertir el espacio pictórico en auténtico escenario de representación del suceso accidental y del proceso deconstructivo. Virtual o real, pictórico o digital, vacío o arquitectónico…, el espacio y su sensibilización se reafirman aquí como los retos cardinales que siguen siendo del arte de la pintura.

— José Marín-Medina, catálogo de exposición, Welcome!,
diciembre de 2006, Galería Rafael García (Madrid)

English translation:

... these two series of digital prints by Yolanda del Riego, whose technical excellence is seductive in everything, from the variations of its color-light and its textures -in honeycomb cells, in lace fabric, in "cotton candy" effects "... to the achievements of its double strategy of" adding and removing "elements, and its ability to turn the pictorial space into an authentic scenario of representation of the accidental event and the dismantling process. Virtual or real, pictorial or digital, empty or architectural ..., the space and its awareness are reaffirmed here as the cardinal challenges that remain in the art of painting.