All kinds of things, almost everything, has been written about Carmen Laffón. With a long and extensive career, her presence in the Spanish art scene has been constant since she began her career in the late 1950s.
Since 1981, the year in which we started working with Carmen, we have held three solo exhibitions of this great artist’s work in our gallery. Her creations have also been present in many group and thematic exhibitions. Now, one year after her passing away, we present a new exhibition with a very special character: each work exhibited here has a great value, but not necessarily a material one, but one that emerges from their place in the artist’s vital and artistic journey.
It is not, therefore, a thematic exhibition as such, but rather a succession of memories of the years we spent with her, of our friendship, admiration, and complicity.
The trips we made together —whether to mount exhibitions of her works in other spaces or to enjoy the exhibitions of other artists who were mutual friends—, the visits to her studios in Seville and La Jara, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda —always followed by long talks, both in her garden and in her vineyard—, her doubts and her certainties, speak to us of her disposition and generosity.
With the presence of these works here, we want state our devotion to a universal artist who took on the challenge of always moving forward and committed to it throughout her entire life and career. Until she left us.
Thank you, Carmen.
Seville, November 2022
Actividad realizada con la ayuda del Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte