ARMANDO MELÉNDEZ REVIEW
PERSONAL CHAOS BY ARMANDO MELÉNDEZ | LOS CAOS PERSONALESDE ARMANDO MELÉNDEZ
“Chaos was, in the beginning, complete darkness. But when light was born, colored chaos was born. First nature, and then man took charge, from the first day, of transforming the divine order of things into the magnificent disorder of the jungles, the seas, the sunsets and the storms. Also of cities and of the incalculable asymmetries of human animal behavior.
When abstract art was born, the untransmissible personal chaos was born: in other words, the individual vision, of each artist, of the possible transfigurations of form and color, which are infinite.
The personal chaos of Armando Meléndez are, like those of other painters, not those that he pours into his canvases, but those that he finds in them, thanks to a search that sometimes seems endless.
To this is added a mystery: in his paintings, there are often glimpses of thick veils that seem to hide something from us. Perhaps they also hide it from the author himself. But the important thing is that these territories of the imagination, configure as a whole fantastic landscape, full of colorful, sometimes dazzling, sometimes somber, destined to awaken in the contemplator, joy or bewilderment. But never indifference.
Installations, performances, video art: welcome to all these manifestations of art that diversify their forms of expression. But also welcome are all those painters who yesterday, today and always, will continue to overflow their passions in paintings to hang on walls and walls, and thus open in them windows to new and surprising worlds.
Welcome to the work of Armando Meléndez”.
Fernando del Paso
Miguel de Cervantes Award 2016