Tomás Paredes
Nature and memory
La Vanguardia, 12 de julio de 2015.


In 2011, Concha Gómez-Acebo went to live to Brazil, to a different enviroment, language and landscape. As soon as she arrived, before she accustomed herself to her new surroundings, she started to paint. Nature, plants, seeds, flowers that she came up with and some memories of past events; in other words, nature and memory, that which holds Silent Nature as a title, and that can be seen in Utopia Parkway Gallery in Madrid until July 17.

Her own house, her study, the scenery around her, twigs in water inside her study, and other common items done with that poetic quietness that she conveys to images and canvas, impregnated with that solitary, bare climate that composes her own figurative, metaphysical, sober language. Drawings, oils and acrylics.

Concha Gómez-Acebo (Málaga, 1960) after her training years starts out as a painter in 1983 taking part in group exhibitions and individual ones since 1989 in Madrid. This one makes her sixteenth individual exhibition. Previously she has shown her work in several cities in Spain, Brazil or Argentina. Since 1998 she has periodically exhibited her paintings in Utopia Parkway Art Gallery which is now celebrating its twentieth anniversary of wide passionate work within the Art sphere and keeps an excellent well defined path.

Although in her previous exhibitions Concha Gómez-Acebo’s work has a strong literary and narrative pattern, her representation has been gradually changing towards sheer painting. Painting done with emotion, with a different light, full of a mysterious magical charm: metaphysical or poetic.