Azul Bleu : Javier Toro Blum

Javier Toro Blum crosses his work and French culture, he takes as a starting point for his exhibition Azul Bleu a dialogue between "two blues": the color IKB (International Klein Blue) invented and patented by the French artist Yves Klein (1928 - 1962) and the luminous blue of his own works. The latter is the product of research he has been developing since 2015 around the interactions between light and dark, through filters, materials and certain colors that come close to darkness in the electromagnetic spectrum. This quest has led the artist to produce a large part of his work using glass and filters of a very deep blue which, without interior light, borders on black.
Recently, the French paint manufacturing company Ressource, in collaboration with the Yves Klein archives, developed a commercial paint using the IKB. This painting covers the walls of the gallery with an opaque tone whose velvety texture contrasts with the liveliness of the luminous works. This project is not only a formal proposal but also a desire to put various artistic proposals in dialogue and above all to intertwine French culture with the work of the artist as well as his research related to color, which evokes the phenomena astronomical in an imaginary connection with the specular and the primitive.
Azul Bleu names a color in its two languages, a same physical experience that is linguistically modified by the cultural and the historical. The question remains how the formal and the phenomenological are able to permeate the cultural and the human. This exhibition proposes to take an interest in the subjective and in the conjunction between the observer, the work and the architecture of the place in order to make present the social relations in which the project is located.