• Poem by Chillida

  • Chillida on Miró installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce

  • Chillida on Miró installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce

  • Chillida on Miró installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce

  • Chillida on Miró installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce

Chillida on Miró

05 June – 26 July 2014

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Fri: 10:00-18:00
Sat: 11:00-15:00


“Miró was a fantastic person, his work inspires an unusual feeling. Everyone has always noticed him because of colour, but I look at the drawings of Miró. The drawings are very important, all the curved lines were always convex, never concave. This was an important problem: I drew concave lines and his were convex. He changed my way of looking at the line and space.” (Eduardo Chillida, quoted in Sculpture Magazine, November 1997, vol. 16, no. 9)

This exhibition was inspired by conversations last summer with Ignacio Chillida. His memories of the summers spent in Saint-Paul de Vence with his family and the Miró family really inspired me to want to know more about the friendship between the two artists.

Every year both artists and their families would spend several months in the summer with the Maeght family working in Saint-Paul. There was a ceramic studio and a printing studio – the press was renamed ‘La Pilar’ after Miró’s wife.

Chillida first met Miró in Paris in the late 1940s when the two artists and their wives – both named Pilar – were staying in the same hotel. Pilar Chillida would vividly recall those early days of the friendship, which grew steadily in mutual admiration and respect. Chillida viewed Miró as a revolutionary, both artistically and in his readiness to support causes he believed in – indeed Chillida himself benefited from Miró’s support during the controversy over his sculpture Lugar de Encuentros III in the 1970s. And he came to see the concave lines in his own work differently, in the light of Miró’s use of the convex. Chillida would go on to be represented by the same gallery as Miró, and in this exhibition we look at Miró’s work through Chillida’s eyes. In the catalogue we include correspondence between the two men: letters, notes and poems that are testimony to a deep friendship.

Catalogue

Chillida on Miró

8 15/32 x 10 5/8 inches (21.5 x 27cm);
94 pages; fully illustrated in colour
Designed by Sinead Madden, London

ISBN 978-0-9570287-8-4

£40.00

If you would like to purchase the catalogue, please contact the gallery at london@ordovasart.com

or follow the link below:
www.amazon.co.uk/chillidaonmiro

Press Release

Press Articles

The Spectator
The Optimism of Light

The Sunday Telegraph
Chillida / Miró, Ordovas, review: 'refreshing'

The New York Times
The Art Gallery as Destination

FT
Critics' Choice

Artdaily.org
Ordovas opens the first exhibition to examine the relationship between Chillida and Miró

The New York Times.com
The Art Gallery as Destination

Mayfair Times
Chillida on Miró

Tim Forrest's E&A
Chillida on Miró, Ordovas, London

ABC
El diálogo eterno entre Joan Miró y Eduardo Chillida

EFE
Londres recuerda la profunda amistad entre Chillida y Miró

El Correo
El abrazo de Eduardo Chillida y Joan Miró

El Iberico
Llega a Londres la exposición ‘Chillida on Miró’

ABC.es
Cultura

ElDiarioVasco.com
Chillida y Miró, una amistad que se recuerda en Londres

El Iberico
Llega a Londres la exposición 'Chillda on Miró'

Ara.cat
Chillida y Miró: La amistad entre los dos artistas se exhibe en Londres

LaVanguardia.com
Chillida y Miró, una amistad que se recuerda en Londres