Enjoying Quim Bove

Pom here, as you may know, I am a Silver Dapple, Miniature Dachshund. I am so excited because I’ve started my new job with my mom. She’s the director at a New York gallery, which I’m told is a big deal. She told me I have an important job, too! I am the assistant and it’s my job to greet all the visitors and make them feel welcome, I have to keep an eye on all the artwork and do regular inspections, I also have to sit at the front window and monitor what happens on street. If I see people or dog friends, I will invite them in.  

I am still learning about all of our artists and don’t know all of them yet because I am just a puppy. But the first artist I got to learn about was Quim Bove. Bove is a Catalonian artist known for his symbolic, abstract paintings, executed through dynamic brush strokes. I heard Mom explain to some collectors that Bove developed and refined a sophisticated layering technique that creates depth transcending the two-dimensional form of the painting, and resulting in a powerful and complex surface in which the reflection of the viewer becomes part of the art piece, thus creating a visual dialog.  

To learn more about Bove and his incredible work Mom had me watch this video and I thought you should see it too:

As a puppy, I am not certain what everything means, but what I do know is his paintings are so cool.  

Some of his paintings make me feel really big! 

...and others must be 100 feet tall!

There’s one painting that’s black and it has spots like me.

It is one of my favorites to stare at. I look straight up and sometimes when I am playing outside, I get distracted and stare at it through the window. Sometimes my mom asks what I am looking at and I don’t understand why she doesn’t sit with me and enjoy it as much as I do. When you come into my gallery, I can show you where it is and we can sit and gaze at it together; I know you’ll love his work as much as I do and then Mom can show you many other Bove paintings we have as well.  

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Written by

Rebecca Rosenfield

Director, Bonner David Art Boutique

 

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