Author: Irma Secanell
Edition: Museu de la Noguera - Ajuntament de Balaguer
Característiques: 52 pàgines, 24 x 17 x 0.5 cm
Publicatoin: desembre 2107
The work of Francesc Borràs is essentially a pictorial testimony of the Balaguer character. His paintings show life in the streets, people and everything that shaped the city's collective narrative. However, apart from the work devoted to markets, everyday scenes and life on the streets, everyday scenes and life on the streets, Francesc Borràs also made a series of pieces to earn a living. Often these are pictures portraying the most prosperous and influential families, and they are the most commercial part of their work.
In this genre he was a very prolific artist, as well as custom-made portraits, he also did it with his family, the people around him or, even, anonymous characters. Thus, the work of Francesc Borràs, on the one hand, brings together multiple testimonies of the customs, colors and forms of life in the streets; And, on the other, it is also a reflection of social identity, especially of the most prosperous classes.
This double aspect of his work can serve to understand two ways of conceiving his work: on the one hand, there is the most personal aspect of his career, which pushed the artist to go out and be seduced for everything that surrounded him; And, on the other, the will to record, through custom portraits, of the identity of individuals that were part of the society of the moment, is apparent, understanding that these portraits became a testimony of a time.
The exhibition "Francesc Borràs. El retrato de la mirada" presents different themes that share a key element in this artist: the representation of the gaze. This formal element is distinctive in the portraits of Francesc Borràs, as it helps to highlight the technical and expressive capacity of the artist and understand his work through the will to show what differentiates us and which conditions the very expressiveness of the artist face