Painter (Barcelona, 1950)
N. Aller, Barcelona, 1950. Graduate in Fine Arts, specialising in painting and engraving. Círculo Artístico de San Lucas and School of Arts and Crafts.
She began to exhibit her work in 1978, and has done so on a regular basis, she has taken part in collective and individual exhibitions since 1999. Her plastic work delves into the world of painting, engraving, photography and illustration, photography and illustration work. Neus Aller is mentioned in several dictionaries: "Diccionario Ràfols de artistas de Cataluña y Baleares"; "Diccionario De Pintoras y Escultoras Españoles Of The 20th Century"; "Dictionnari Biographique Des Artistas Plasticiens De France".
A tireless worker, discipline is a constant, as well as research, reading and active research, reading, active listening to everything that can "inspire" her creative proposal.
Neus Aller's work is specified in series, there is no autonomous work, each and every one of them belongs to a set of works that "draw" a specific rhythm. How Aller says “The individuality of each of the paintings can only be perceived from the integration into a cohesive whole. Singular and plural at the same time. One and many with the same meaning and the same emotion”.
There are two catalytic motives in Neus's work: poetry and travel. Words and landscapes are plastically represented, trying to materialize a deep reflection on poetry or other ways of seeing the world, they provoke him. In this way, these reinterpretations are not reproductions of what she reads or sees, but rather reveal part of her own self, her way of feeling. She does not paint what is, but what she sees. She explains it by quoting the words of the author Herman Broch in his book "The Death of Virgil": "The duty of every artist is to find the truth and manifest this truth in himself, and thus the soul aware of the balance between the self and the whole find yourself in the whole again."
Naturally Neus Aller also has the desire to turn her work into a perennial witness of her life, of her feelings, of her way of understanding the world. Again, she Neus finds in the words of another artist, Fernando Zóber, the synthesis of this idea: "Painting can be a quite complex and complete way of existing, or rather of living."
Formal representation is no stranger to all these concerns: it carefully investigates the expressive possibilities of handmade paper by itself, and experiments with the use of textures, natural fibers, bark, organic materials, oxides... using these materials to define the colors of nature, and create compositions of shapes and volumes. The use of different techniques such as painting, photography and engraving bring dynamism to her work. Her transparencies represent various plans of consciousness that lead us to the dazzling white of light; and naturally to the unmistakable darkness of the bowels. On the other hand, she incorporates mathematical elements and the golden ratio to represent the order and harmony of nature, everything to arrive, as defined by the critic J.M. Cadena talking about Aller's work, “to the balance between simplicity and richness”. Her own language.
Aller is not indifferent to the role played by the viewer's gaze when contemplating a work. That is why her titles try to be clues and direct attention to what she wants to show. However, deep down, Neus Aller considers that we all share the same concerns "the transience of the moment and the passage of time, the transformation of matter, the soul, our fragility..." This is the theme of the whole of the work of she.
Acrylic on canvas I 120 x 120 cm
Titulo: Caen las horas
Papel hecho a mano, mixta con hojas orgánicas del bosque
44 x 89 cm