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Joan Soler (1963)

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Born in Mallorca in 1963, Soler was unknown to me until we visited the FUNDACIO PILAR i JOAN MIRO some decade ago and we encountered within this museum teh paintings by Soler. We learned that some time before they had held an exhibition to show the relation between Soler and Piet Mondrian whose works i know very well from my time at the gemeentemsueum Den Haag. I took an interest in this artis and liked the way he uses color with his absytract compositions. Both use geometric forms and lines , but the differnce there is a stronger sense of 3D.

Solor builds his paintings with layer upon layer, realizing this a way a 3D image. Fascinating to see. The catalogue in which Soler travels the road Mondrian took is available at

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James Lambourne (1957)

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I thoughtn I had lost the book….. but a few weeks ago it surfaced agian after rearranging all my titles and putting them back in order again…….and there it was, a small book i bought when we visited Mallorca and the Fundacio Joan  Miro on the island.

I remember buying 2 of these books, because i was impressed by the works of this artist…James Lambourne. It has the quality of Richard Long his stone circles, but instead of a horizontal object these were vertical like paintings.

Observing nature is the basis of James Lambourne’s artistic creation, building an iconography and a personal language that connects us to the shapes, colours and elements of his surroundings. This is how the art critic lookos at his works, but what struck me personally was the bond i felt the artist had with nature, making for me personally these works being attractive. This smust have been teh reason to buy 2 copies of the book of whcih one is now available at