Benet Sarsanedas! A kind man, a country man, in love with nature, whose face exudes goodness, veteran painter and very loved at the Rusiñol Gallery. All that is reflected in his paintings (he has brought the best of his work). Ignasi Cabanas praises him with warm words of appreciation.
The current exhibition at the Rusiñol Gallery, since its very first moment, has had a big impact and it attracts the gaze irresistibly. In fact, thanks to its powerful colours, its remarkable texture and the movement of the landscapes the viewer has the feeling of having entered into nature that expresses the fullness of life and its purity.
Mr. Josep M. Cadena confirms all that Ignasi has said. Cadena says that he knows this painter very well, since the years when they met in the legendary snack-bar called “La Punyalada” (very famous in Barcelona). Cadena expresses our feeling when he says that, watching this exhibition, one feels that «a gust of air is passing by… Benet is a painter of the forest».
Sarsanedas is a soul of our country; he was born in Rupit (Vic). «He knows nature very well and he loves it for the things that happen in it, for its mobility. When one is watching his paintings then one has the sensation of leaves making noise, the grass moved by the air… They are active paintings: Benet’s hand sets a moment, but they are moments that keep occurring. One detail, one example: in the sky —which is smaller than the earth— we see clouds ascending…».