Last Friday was the opening of Shadow Shining, Spanish artist Dourone‘s first solo exhibition at Galerie Orlinda Lavergne in Mulhouse, France.

Shadow Shining is the result of a personal and artistic development that started after he met Elodieloll in 2012, with whom he has been travelling and painting around. It was after a road trip together that he decided to reconnect with his studio work, translating the language developed in his murals to canvases and sculptural pieces.
The subsequent year marks a turning point for both artists when they decide to focus on figurative work dominated by a palette of bright oranges and blues. The desire of building a strong personal identity becomes more and more important, being this new solo show a good expression of this.

Dourone’s artworks are figurative and surrealistic, they combine bright colours with that illustrative line work so characteristic of his paintings, always dominated by the female figure. Allegorical portraits that speak about womanhood and concepts like responsibility, solidarity, complementarity and creation, but also about a whole and infinity. Reflecting his “sentipensante”* style and revealing the artist’s humanist ideals that question our place and responsibility in this world. And this is exactly what the new show reflects.

Shadow Shining runs through May 26 at the gallery located on 33, rue de Trois Rois, 68100 Mulhouse, France.
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In addition to the work presented at Galerie Orlinda Lavergne, Dourone created a large-scale mural in Mulhouse featuring that characteristic style already seeing so man times during the past couple of years.

Image © Garik Ghazaryan

(*)The term sentipensante comes from the Spanish words “feeling” (sentimiento) and “thinking” (pensar), and was coined by the Uruguayan journalist and writer Eduardo Galeano.


Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.