Surreal abstract expressionism recently came to the classrooms of Mojácar’s Rey Alabez Secondary School. Thanks to the artist, Emilio Vieites and a grant from Mojácar Town Council to the Valparaiso Foundation, twenty students of the Mojácar School enjoyed a master class in painting.
Emilio Vieites, who has a degree in astrophysics, combines his passion for science and painting in his works. Highly regarded in the art world, with a future as bright as his own work, he manages to capture the light and the universe like no-one else. His canvases seem to move in front of you and change with the light, drawing in the viewer towards infinity and outer space.
The students were allowed to create their own work under the direction of Emilio who, at the same time pointed out and explained the steps of his own painting technique to the young artists. They had the opportunity to admire the artist’s work through a short video of his art and the work he has done in his workshop, as well as participate in this painting technique that the author himself has called, “dream-like abstract expressionism”.
During this very special session the young people made two magnificent oil paintings which were signed by all of them and will remain at the school, hung in one of the classrooms. It was certainly a very different lesson and, all thanks to his visit to Mojácar and the Valparaiso Foundation.