Guillermo Fornes | Entropy
Guillermo Fornes’ work is an incarnation from our landscape to the interior, from the colossal to the intimate, reconciling that rare intermediate place where you can manifest the sublime. The news of the sublime, appointed by Barnett Newman.
Everything that is simple, everything in us that is strong, even everything durable, is the gift of the moment. Braided in the obsessive tissue of stares we have the weightlessness of the forms, the glare, the search for purification and yearning for transparency, but also the desire for sobriety, manifested in the work of Guillermo Fornes purified, with an absolute fidelity to poetry.
An archetypal Guillermo Fornes oeuvre reveals an extraordinary poetry of happiness, we are trapped in the value of it’s paradox, the overwhelming lightness and fascinating forms bring us closer to the inexplicable. “All the great works”, observes John Berger, “the works that enslave us forever, are close to what inspired them”.
Guillermo Fornes (Bilbao 1964) started his career 30 years ago in London, where he studied Fine Arts at Kings College of Art, collaborated with the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and worked with the Bilbao-Arte Foundation. His work has been exhibited at American and European galleries as well as in institutional projects. His work can be found worldwide in public and private collections.