MEJUTO Vitor

Peinture
Né(e) en :1969
Nationalité :Espagne
C/Pedregal n°4 Portal 5 1°A
15220 Ames Beramirans
GSM : +34 629 466 402
vitor.mejuto@lavoz.es
http://www.vitormejuto.es

Brión Boogie Woogie - 2012 - Acrylique sur toile 200x200

At the start I had a rough brushstroke outlined. My initial concern was introducing a feature calming the yearning expressionist element present. Not reaching a satisfactory conclusion, I inclined for secondary aspects such as boundaries between colours, the treatment of backgrounds or the composition.
I was a matter of time for the figure to disappear, leading me to focus on an area of great interest for me since then: space and its order. The drawing, treated as a generator of new figures, and the colour became my new theme.
Seduced by minimalism I began reducing the number of elements. My primary target was to reduce the human traces as much as possible, in order for the remaining figures to speak for them selves. The resulting painting had to be self-sufficient.
As I have mentioned, my chain of thought centred on the drawing, in its artificial element and volume convention. Taking into account the mechanisms converting the drawing into an effective stance, perspective and space simulator, identical laws were employed in order to create tension, unsettledness, volume sensation and, on occasions, ambiguousness. My intention is not to create a logical, and hence naturalist, drawing, but one that is suggestive, unreal and, therefore, abstract. Nature is not one of my inspiration sources. All my considerations happen from within me and all paintings lack any ideological or literary elements.
With regards to the colouring, my aim is to be austere. In the majority of my work only two colours are involved, interacting over a neutral background, which I have named “no-colour”, which tries to be empty or silent. In order to achieve this grey or dirty colours are used, or even the unpainted material.
To conclude, it could be said that I find myself anchored in a “there and back minimalism state”. Reducing the number of elements involved in my work does not mean negating the painting any of its requirements. Not forgetting what a velar or a certain texture can add to the final result. It is important to be concise, but also to be generous.
Spanish artist Vítor Mejuto works in an abstract style, within the tradition of geometric abstraction, the movement which is found within Russian constructivism and that produced Bauhaus and the Dutch De Stijl movement, and which was later taken up by the informalists of the New York School like Frank Stella o Kenneth Noland.
Some of these trends came from Minimalism, others, as in the case of Peter Halley, the work of these great masters came to be known as Neo Geo, which takes advantage of space and its properties, of color and its behaviour, speaking more of painting and less of emotions. Though this last characterization is arguable.
Vítor studied fine arts at the University of Salamanca.



Selected Individual Exhibitions

2010- “El camino de vuelta” Galería Atlántica, A Coruña, Spain
2010- “Popular Mechanichs” (with Jason Hoelscher and Connie Goldman) Parisconcret Gallery, Paris
2009- “Ícaro Ortogonal”, Centro Social Caixanova, Vigo, Spain
2008- “Rebelión de Polígonos”, Galería Sargadelos, Ferrol, Spain
2008 - “Anatomías soñadas”, Galería Sargadelos, Barcelona, Spain
2008 – “Mundo Troquelado”, Galería Geométrica, Madrid, Spain
2007 - “International Style” , Galeria De Opsteker, Ámsterdam
2007 - “Rombo”, Galería Arte Imagen, A coruña, Spain
2006 - “La silla Tubular”, Casa de Galicia, Madrid, Spain
2005 - “La linea plana”, Galeria Kera 5, Donostia, Spain
2004 - Galeria MC, Santiago, Spain - Sala de arte Caja de Burgos, Aranda de Duero, Spain - Galeria Borron 4, Cambados, Spain
2003 - “O ángulo romo”, Caja Madrid, Pontevedra, Spain
2002 -“ Compás” , Sala de exposiciones Anton Rivas Briones, Vilagarcia, Spain
1999 - “Soños de Volume” Sala del Colegio de Arquitectos de Galicia, A Coruña, Spain
1998 - Casa de Cultura, Vilagarcia de Arousa, Pontevedra, Spain



Group Exhibitions

2011 – “Saturation Point”, The gallery on the corner, Battersea, London
2008 - Territori di Confine, Primmopiano Living Gallery, Leche, Italia
2001 - Arte natura 3. Asociación micológica A cantarela, Sala de exposiciones Antón Rivas Briones, Vilagarcía, Spain
2000 - Arte natura 2. Asociación micológica A cantarela, Sala de exposiciones Antón Rivas Briones, Vilagarcía, Spain
1999 - IV Xose Malvar Painting Prize, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
1998 - Sala Porticos, Vilagarcia de Arousa, Pontevedra, Spain
1997 - Sala Porticos, Vilagarcia de Arousa, Pontevedra, Spain
1995 - Sala de Arte Caixa de Pontevedra, Spain - Borde Cultural, Argentina, Spain