Lyrical abstraction. EMERGENCY series.
EMERGENCY – lyrical abstraction
In the EMERGENCY series, Vidal Toreyo practices lyrical abstraction. He is interested in the painting inspired by surrealism and non-geometric abstraction. He creates his own, intimate version of lyrical abstraction. This form of creativity largely determined the nature of his painting. Vidal, as an abstract artist, paints figurative compositions with elements of expressive deformation. He gives the rank of existential symbols to indescribable figures and objects. Virtually everything Vidal Toreyo paints is just his intimate diary.
Lyrical abstraction in Toreyo’s work seems understandable. His everyday attitude implies a distance from reality. The painter is fascinated by surrealism, excels at exposing metaphors, and sometimes goes to the grotesque. His works exude ironic pathos. Thanks to this, the artist obtains a special, intimate atmosphere of his presentations.
In the pictures of lyrical abstraction, Toreyo tells the viewer what he has experienced in a real way. While painting, the artist records his experiences and memories. While working on a painting, all the elements of memories constantly mix. Hence the strong emotional effect. As a result viewer sees and experiences.
The painting layer of Toreyo’s art
The painterly layer of Toreyo’s lyrical abstraction reveals the artist’s extraordinary sensitivity to color. In the EMERGENCY series, this feature has come to the fore. The formal layer of Toreyo’s painting shows a slightly oval blur of intense color and a sharp, decisive line. However, the main „energizing” agent is a strong color that resonates with tension. The compositions are open. Pictures made in small formats skilfully use sounding color with characteristic light distortions. These deformations of light give the works a surreal atmosphere.
Color in Toreyo’s lyrical abstraction
Pictures from the EMERGENCY series attract the eye with their bold colors. This is characteristic of lyrical abstraction. They charm with sophisticated matter. They surprise with a strongly accentuated texture and amaze with a sophisticated liquid drawing. That is why each of Toreyo’s work stuns with its expressive power. Each is distinguished by a different style, searching for forms and shapes that fill the composition. Forms taken from memories have been defigurated. We will no longer notice objects and characters in them. The shapes seem to be torn, as if they were torn apart. They became independent entities in self-existing paintings.