Everything is landscape in Panta rei: the river, the mountains, the sky, the body. Nature is always flowing, and we are part of that cosmic eternity, together with birds, river algae or those small, lightweight stones.
Everything flows – Panta rei – is the concept of existence introduced by Heraclitus in the 6th century BCE.
A flowing existence, subject to the laws that govern the never-ending cycles of birth and death, the constant transition from darkness to light, a world not created by the gods.
In recent years, a remarkable number of national and international artist’s books have become part of the Banco Sabadell Art Collection, giving rise to one of the few private collections of artist’s books in Spain. The exhibition Salto de página (“Page break”) takes us on a journey through this collection. The works on display are divided into five sections: historical background, artist’s books, book-objects, photo books and self-published books.
Acrobatics is the main key Auladell has been making use of as a professional illustrator, a sort of balance between projects that come up from the pure will or need (shared later with the readers, but those projects would have also been done without the prospect of being published) and the commissioned work (which, to a large extent, provides him with a livelihood and also makes the former possible).
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