Pascual Tarazona, Rituales VI, n.d. R12000.00
Pascual Tarazona, Rituales VI, n.d. Mixed media on canvas, 1400x1650mm. Provenance: Obtained from the artist.
MORE ON THE ARTIST
PASQUAL TARAZONA (Spanish spelling)
PASCUAL TARAZONA (International spelling)
Tarazona's work displays a Romantic sensibility. A main feature of Romanticism is the notion of and desire for another world (transcendence). Many Romantic works reveal an engagement with the unknown or a void, which links to transcendence; a sense of duality (here and there, different worlds, evident in the The Way and Desire/Deseos works, for instance); and a lone travelling figure in the unknown, such as forest, a wilderness or a landscape (evident in Tarazona's Don Juan figure). The Romantic spirit in the artist's work is intertwined with Spanish Expressionism and gushing emotional colour. A sense of hybrid identity is continued in the Africanness that seeps through in the use of raw materials such as sticks, broken glass, metal and black pigment.
Tarazona has lived in Madrid, Paris, London, New York and Johannesburg. He began tailoring at the mere age of 14 after leaving school in rural Spain. Tailoring created the roots of his later career in fashion. In Madrid Tarazona studied his true passion, theatre, but was unable to nurture a career on the stage due to his struggles with dyslexia and memory. So it was time for change. He worked in fashion in Paris and in London, where he also attended the prestigious St Martin’s School of Art. In 1975 Pascual came to South Africa for a holiday, on which he humorously comments, “I am still on holiday.” He moved to Johannesburg where he excelled as a fashion designer, winning the Coty Designer of the year award in 1981, and in 1983 he won the Coty Avant Garde award. But it was in 1984 that Tarazona had a change of heart and craved a new creative outlet. It was then that he studied under the tutelage of renowned South African watercolourist Joyce Leonard for seven years.
Until the beginning of 2020, Tarazona has worked his studio on a farm west of Centurion, with no television, no computer and no car. It is in this isolation, that Tarazona says he has found his inspiration, by focusing almost solely on his work with music and books as his companion. He has been producing profusely and has exhibited regularly both nationally and internationally since 1985. He has had numerous solo shows, such as at the Sala de Exposiciones de Torrent in Valencia, Spain; Everard Read Contemporary Gallery, Johannesburg; Fried Contemporary Art Gallery, Pretoria; and UJ Gallery. His works are in many public and private collections, such as the Municipio de Torrent, Spain; Unisa Collection; Sanlam Permanent Collection; Telkom Permanent Collection; and Rand Merchant Bank of South Africa.
SHIPPING AND RETURNS
All goods are subject to availability.
If on receipt of your order the goods are out of stock, Elfriede Dreyer Gallery will inform you and refund or re-credit you for any sum that has been paid by you for the unavailable goods.
Shipping & Delivery
Once payment is received, it can take between 5 - 7 working days to dispatch your order excluding the shipping time, depending on which option you choose:
Within South Africa:
Shipping options available at checkout:
We make use of Stuttaford Van Lines Fine Art Packing
*0 - 2kg
*Delivery is achieved within 48 -72 hours to Main Centres, depending on the destination.
How do I know if it’s a main centre?
There are too many areas to list all destinations, but 50km around each of the following areas are usually considered a main centre: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Polokwane, Rustenburg, Nelspruit, Vaal Triangle, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, George, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Stellenbosch and Richards Bay.
Stuttaford Outlaying Area - incl. insurance
*Price to be determined by chargeable mass.
*Delivery is achieved within 2 - 5 working days, depending on the destination.
What is classed as an Outlying Area or Secondary Centre?
Any destination outside of a 50 km radius from one of the stations listed above.
Stuttaford Van Lines Fine Art Packing
* Price to be determined by chargeable mass
* Delivery is achieved within 5 - 15 working days, depending on the destination border control.
* A Final Shipping Quote will be confirmed once the Export Duties & Taxes have been confirmed by ALL INTERNATIONAL destinations.
Other Important Factors:
If large quantities are ordered, this must also be taken into consideration, so please allow for extra delivery time.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Occasionally factors outside of our control can delay the delivery of an order, so we ask for your patience if this happens on the odd occurrence. Once your order is on its way, we will be in touch again to let you know.
Should you need us to resend any parcels which are returned to us due to an incorrect or incomplete address listed on the order form, and/or parcels which could not be delivered after 1 month and is therefore returned to us, you will be liable for the additional charge for the delivery.
Should your purchase arrive and in the unlikely event that the item is damaged, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should a package not be delivered through no fault of ours (for example: no one on the premises to take delivery, you are unable to answer calls or an invalid or incomplete delivery address is provided) we will attempt a second delivery after which, if the package is not delivered, you will be liable for all additional costs associated with the delivery of the package. Should you request a refund as a result of these failed attempts, you will be refunded the price of the products less the additional delivery costs.