Nicolas Aguilar

Collection

About the artist:

The line is an instrument of strong artistic power. It divides, it connects, it distances, it’s rigid, it’s straight, it’s curved.

I work with the line with the lightness of creation and the rigour of the line. My paintings are the expression of an ensemble of colour and contrast. 

The works of François Morellet gave me the desire to express this creation, to launch myself into the personal expression of the line and abstraction allowed me to imagine the line as a whole. 

Once I understood as a child how to play with my pencil and how to join two points with a line, I played with lines. My school notebook was filled with abstract drawings, shapes, gradations, volumes. Time led me to associate colours, to draw lines and to create the forms of my art.

I love to talk about line because it evokes lightness, rigour, the sharp, the curved. Everything that refers to life, to the awakening to life.

The rigour of the line leads to the lightness of the look. The sharpness gives the limits of space. The curve brings the movement of creation. I work on the background to free myself from the white page, the graffiti can allows me to create a blur of colour. The brushes bring a dynamism and the whole opens me to the line. 

It’s at this moment that I lay down my lines, my curves, my forms. Creativity comes to me to harmonize the painting, the layers superimpose other layers until there is nothing more to say, nothing more to paint. I sign the painting and everything stops, until the next painting.