Influenced by artistic traditions such as Baroque and Impressionism, Spanish artist J. Solà Puig breathes exotically fascinating freshness into the oil painting medium. Richly thick planes of color are confronted with deftly articulated shapes, abstracting familiar yet fanciful landscapes with a subtle flourish. Fiery sensations of blazing light are palpable in Puig’s painting, evoking sublime passion in each of his smoothly tactile brushstrokes. Interested in the relationship between meaning and symbol, Puig uses delicate gradations in tone and texture in order to inspire innovative meanings in the recognizable. Careful, sleek strokes of supple, lush jewel colors evoke sparkling glimpses of the truth in nature; indeed, honesty to the real and present distinguishes these paintings as spiritually mystical. Devoted to painting from an early age, Puig remembers that “when I was a child, my father took me many times with him to draw in the open air,” experiences which continue to inspire him.
J. Solà Puig has exhibited widely throughout his native Spain.