One way or another we always seek happiness in life, whether in love, children, profession, animals or dawn..., for man to be happy is essential and necessary. Then, the art becomes a way to achieve the so longed feeling, in a society more and more banalized and demanding.
Alberto Lago, as a creator, has managed to transmute the ecstasy, the fullness, the capacity to grant joy and happiness to each one of his paintings. The energy with which his canvases arrive is enormous, powerful, like a volcano of positive emotions that comes over us without being able to avoid it.
Influenced by the bad paiting of the 60s and 70s of the 20th century, the painter born in
Manzanillo, Granma, takes as a reference the classics of universal art to combine the figurative with the abstract. Thus, a new landscape emerges that challenges the mind and its capacity for analysis. How far does the real begin, when does the fictitious begin, and am I in the middle of both states?
The answer, if we need it at all, lies in the strength of the intellect to allow itself to be seduced by change, by a painting that generates a kind of seductive aura, with an almost virgin effect on the gaze of others, where the sensory is matter, will and feeling. With Alberto Lago, contemporary art has "an explorer who paints, a painter who explores", he confesses to Maxima gallery.
The decomposition of light is the foundation of the works that are part of the Maxima collection since 2020. The magic number seven is the figure for the birth of new colors, from the disintegration of this natural resource (light). But it is not a matter of placing tonalities on the canvas in a certain way because they look elegant, exotic and "attractive", but rather there is a logical, balanced order, where the pictorial intentions complement each other and depend on each other.
In this scenario, hearts, happy faces and other ways of showing beauty appear, from known and popular forms that open up paths unexplored by the human gaze. Not all the artists dare to paint with fluorescent colors (a constant in Lago's work), not all of them are successful, not all of them are capable of putting in front of us a mirror of happiness. The painter's intention is to expand consciousness, to put love as a banner, as the beginning and end of a path. Let us extend our arms without fear to receive this creative gift.