From 15 February to 9 May the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting a series of paintings by Alberto Reguera (born Segovia, 1961). The artist has taken his starting point from a work in the museum’s permanent collection, Moonlit Landscape with a Road beside a Canal by the Dutch painter Aert van der Neer (Amsterdam, 1603-1677).
One of the defining characteristics of 17th-century Dutch landscape painting is the importance conceded to the sky and clouds in all their infinite variety. This has also been an ongoing focus within Alberto Reguera’s work. In his abstract landscapes the floating pigments add lightness to the pictorial material and suggest subtle atmospheric conditions and luminous effects.