ClotheslineMarques de Jadraque
29 Sep - 29 Oct, 2005 | 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

Clotheslines by Marqués de Jadraque

September and October '05, Hong Kong - Spanish painter, Marqués de Jadraque, who was commissioned to paint Pope John Paul II in 1982, comes back to Hong Kong on his fourth solo exhibition to show his series of CLOTHESLINES.

Obsessed with objects that others might describe as mundane, de Jadraque continues to explore quotidian scenes that remain his passion. The clothesline remains a necessity in all cities of the world and it is in this that Jadraque finds his inspiration. He explores in his painting their simplicity and complexity as well as the beauty of these daily scenes. 

Some say his work is reminiscent of Picasso. Others are struck by his unique ability to mix tradition with the contemporary. His style is not easily categorized, although influenced by Spanish artists like Miro, Dali and Picasso, de Jadraque’s art has his own persona. His bright vivid colors, abstract yet recognizable figures invite the viewer to participate in the artists highly conceptual work.  

Marqués de Jadraque, the pseudonym of Miguel Garcia, was born in Palencia, Spain, where he received his early artistic education, since the age of ten, at the School of Applied Arts and Vocations. He then continued his studies in Barcelona.  

With more than 30 one-man shows, 29 group shows and a multitude of commissions which include the Vatican, de Jadraque brings us a group of paintings exploring the clothesline.