Antonio Ballester Moreno
Ballester Moreno is guided by a reivindication of the traditions, the craftmanship and the manual work usually forgotten in this over-industrialized society. A palette of primary colors and foundational geometric shapes are his key artistic elements. His works refer to patterns and colors found in nature: yellow for light; blue to water; and the mixing of the two creates green, the color of vegetation; circles are cycles of the moon and sun; triangles are trees and mountains. All of these shapes are created through careful hand-eye coordination, resulting in subtle variances and a spontaneous quality of line.
Through his application of simplistic and determined shapes and colors, Ballester Moreno has developed a personal vocabulary upon which he builds his own world, creativity as the reflection of the people’s health. And while ultimately rooted in abstraction, his work evokes the history of pattern and decoration, craft, tapestry design, and African, Islamic and Ottoman influences.