MATIAN, 1953 Luis Pardo

The artist has understood perfectly that the sea, often, is a mirror of ourselves.

Luis Pardo, who dominates the exact brushstroke, knows that the sea is endless wealth of movement and color.

THE SEA DREAM OF LUIS PARDO

by Josep M. Cadena

Luis Pardo (Matiana, Granada, 1953) is an Andalusian by birth and an adopted Valencian. The light has always accompanied him, and he, in his vital journey, like the rivers that come to the world and borbollegen for the first time in the Sierra Nevada, has gone in search of the sea. Now, in the Rusiñol room of Sant Cugat, he exhibits, under the title Dreams of the Sea, some paintings that attest to the happy pictorial encounter between the luminosity of the ancient Al-Andalus and the waters that make up the Mare Nostrum.

The artist has understood perfectly that the sea, often, is a mirror of ourselves. And so, we contemplate liquid surfaces in a state of stillness, that remember the moments when everything works within us and we are at peace with the environment, or stormy scenes, in which agitation and unleashed violence prevail. The sun star, in the form of a great eye, is the undaunted protagonist of these mood swings in which the waves pass easily with gentle caresses that cradles furious lashes that punish.

At the same time, the sea is a territory colonized by man. The fishing boats are willing to challenge the most adverse