Germán Aracil is a contemporary Spanish artist, German Aracil was born in 1965 in Alicante. In 1985 he began his studies at the San Carlos School of Fine Art in Valencia, Spain.
Aracil’s first one-man show was held in his home town of Alicante, followed in 1990 by exhibitions in New York, Miami, USA. Subsequently, German Aracil has exhibited his work with great success in Spain, Portugal, Japan, Germany, France, South America and the USA.
On any given day, I entered an art gallery and my soul was broken in a painting, it was a nude, and for those things that chance has, the author was there; They introduced him to me, it was Germán Aracil, his detained hands ignited the memory and in a cry of silence I thought of the great poet and transcendental philosopher Emerson: “the name
is only half of himself, the other half is his expression”.
I acquired the painting, of course, and from that moment I was trapped in its painting like a castaway in the night, subject to an oar of paint; because there was no doubt, that which is elemental to call himself a professional painter, Germán Aracil had it: lines firmly traced, cleverly contoured shapes , and the relationships between the intensity of light and the value of shadows cast by the total singular form, between harmonious chromatic chords, were resolved with apparent simplicity.
Sometimes, it is the color of the skin with all its lust that exults the senses; other times, the devilishly crafted halftones; other times it is the light that gilds the whole picture in a comforting luminosity ; other times it is red or blue, with white prints , of delicate suggestive feminine garments , giving his work a plastic lyric with a firm and sure hand. Its bottoms are a sigil of air in its fingers.
In short, Germán Aracil, immerses himself in the numbness of the human being and reveals the magic of the unknown through his paintings, academic painting, in some cases, but nothing cloying, since the good hand of the trade is seen in the fluency of the perspective drawn and in the cleanliness of its colors, to interpret objective contents from a refined subjectivity.