Ballester Moreno uses untreated jute canvases, a coarse, fibrous material, to paint with primary colours. Through the use of recurring motifs, he explores line, shape, and colour in his paintings. Despite having a strong abstraction-based foundation, his paintings frequently use a limited visual language to express natural shapes, events, and cycles, as in Lluvia. His style makes use of organic shapes that may be understood through simple metaphors, such as circles for the moon and sun’s phases, triangles for trees and mountains, and yellow, blue, and green for vegetation when the two colours are mixed. Ballester Moreno has created a distinctive language via the use of straightforward yet decided forms and colours, which he then applied to create a whole universe of subtle variations and symbolic arrangements. Despite the fact that his creative process is focused on abstraction, his work conjures old patterns and decorations, crafts, tapestries, and themes, as well as inspirations from Africa, Islam, and the Ottoman Empire.
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