February 19, 2014 – Campton Gallery is pleased to present Through The Forest, a large-scale installation of 15 mixed-media paintings by Regina Saura, stretched to form a single 85-foot canvas mural. The immersive tableau was custom designed by Saura to fit the Soho gallery space. The landscape installation also includes lettering and flourishes painted directly on the walls.
Through The Forest has been in progress for more than a year, which the artist began in her countryside studio in Catalonia, surrounded by the Mediterranean coastal grove that served as inspiration. Saura executes natural colors and forms that are both exuberant and subtle, juxtaposing muted earth tones with bold brushstrokes. Her sophisticated composition and balance of shape and line are the true hallmark of a master landscape painter who has come into her own. Using oil paint, scraping, silkscreen, lithography and collage, the artist presents a mural of staggering proportion that begs repeated viewings.
Regina Saura (b.1955, Barcelona) is a mixed-media artist who has been exhibiting internationally since 1984. Her interpretive landscape and still-life works are shown in solo gallery exhibitions throughout Europe, US and Japan. She receives numerous public commissions, including a permanent mural in L’Illa Diagonal in Barcelona.