Ernest Compta Llinàs
Lyrical Narratives and Abstraction
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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Ernest Compta Llinàs


Lyrical Narratives and Abstraction
November 24 – December 15, 2020
Reception: Thursday, December 3, 2020 6-8 PM

Catalan artist Ernest Compta Llinàs is an artist and architect living and working in Barcelona. His works try to express social and emotional diversity through the face. Over the years he has moved between styles and formats, but has always worked with the same subject matter: facial portraiture. His goal is for his each of his pieces capture their subject in a way that they speak for themselves. Llinàs works mostly with acrylics on canvas, though from time to time will dabble in charcoal, oils, or pastels. His stylistic influences include Spanish and Picasian abstraction and Expressionism.

His range of faces, each more intriguing and ambiguous than the last, discourse about the subjects identity, and a deeper consideration of their emotional state. Each of his portraits features a face dripping with expression, with a color palette that enhances the emotion on the subjects face. His ability to employ such a vast great diversity of nuances among a singular subject matter demonstrates his mastery of his genre.