Works in this exhibition
The sculptural work of Manuel Mediavilla deals with three main objects: water, swimmers and animals, and develops itself around three motifs: lightness, fluidity and humour. These elements appear as a constant in the artist's work, which is capable of making of bronze, his essential raw material, a ductile and malleable component that challenges the senses by transforming into sculptures that are delicate, light and, at times, nostalgic.
The pieces of Mediavilla are full of innocence, the joy of infancy, the positive energy that emerges and emanates from childhood games. This narrative joins the presence of animals, especially goats, an element that the artist introduces in his scenes as a character, perhaps in allegory to their essentially free (or libertarian) and exploring nature, to that intrepid impulse and reckless that makes these animals challenge the heights, conquer saws, venture into the cliffs and dare to...