Ramón sobre las greguerías, exhibition by Emiliano Gironella Parra
Ramón sobre las greguerías. There are, have been and will be many ´Ramon´s in the world, but this name linked to the greguería can only refer to Ramón Gómez de la Serna, the great innovator of 20th century Spanish literature who invented the “greguería”, a literary artifice that mixes humor and metaphor. For this exhibition, Gironella selected a series of greguerias and, under their powerful impact, ingeniously incorporated Ramonian images into his work. In addition to these “illustrative” works, there are two others: one based on the description of the Pombo café, which reveals the unique atmospheres of the tertulias, and another, a portrait, made from the revindication Gómez de la Serna makes of his own Name: Ramon.
Ramón’s literary images and Emiliano’s plastic representations share the same freshness, lucidity and ingenuity.
Ramón sobre las greguerías was inaugurated at the Círculo de Lectores Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain, in 1997. The exhibition consisted of 18 works: oil paintings on canvas, linen, and paper, painted woodcuts, a painted and engraved guitar, as well as another wood carving. Some of these works incorporate glass eyes, another features a bird’s wing and yet another a violin bow.
Along with the work of Emiliano Gironella Parra, the second and fourth volumes of the Complete Works of Ramón Gómez de la Serna were presented, a project consisting of 21 volumes.