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Pablo García Albizuri

Commentary by Gary Hardy


On Thursday of this week, I once again accompanied José P Ribas on the short five kilometre journey from San Antonio to the Art Gallery at Can Tixedó in Buscastell.

We went there to interview the colourful Argentinean artist, Pablo García Albizuri and when we arrived at the Gallery at about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, Pablo was in the process of packing up the few remaining pieces of his creations that had not been sold as it was the closing of his most recent exhibition.

I’m still standing from the period of being an avid "Arnold Layne" Pink Floyd fan and therefore my initial reaction on seeing the work of Pablo García Albizuri, was that of Gerald Scarfe. “Another brick in the Wall”. “We don’t need no education” to know that the film version of The Wall, which was animated by the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, starring Bob Geldof, followed the album in 1982.

I should imagine Pablo García could do much worse than give his work designation with appropriate titles: “In the Fleash”, “Thin Ice”, “The Happiest Days of our Lives”, “Mother”, “Goodbye Blue Sky”, “Empty Spaces”, “Young Lust”, “One of my turns”, “Don’t Leave me now”, “Goodbye Cruel World”, “Hey You”, “Nobody Home”, “Comfortably Numb”, “Waiting for the worms” or “Is there anybody out there? These of course are songs on The Wall, which was written by Roger Waters?

Nonetheless, after Pablo and I had collected our equipment, José and I drove together and followed him to his nearby casa and workshop, where José continued with his interview, whilst I took pictures of this artist in his home and working environment.

Pablo García Albizuri
“Be Happy”
Latest creations by Pablo García Albizuri that were exhibited at Gallery Can Tixedó in Buscastell
Pablo García Albizuri back in his eventful workshop with José P Ribas
The vibrant workshop of Pablo García Albizuri
José P Ribas smiling together with Pablo García Albizuri

All Pictures © Gary Hardy (Thursday 12th September 2002)

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Gary Hardy