Throughout the month of August 2011 the art exhibition “Wind Water Wrecks” by artist SALOMÉ DE CAMBRA will be held in the exhibition hall of the Barcelona Swimming Club. This exhibition is a tribute to the forces of wind, water and the human being as well as the harmony between these elements combined with water sports.
Art has been seeking Salomé for a long time, but it was not until now that art has definitely caught her. Gone are the days when the young girl designed fashion for her mother’s boutique and decorated the walls of the family home in the Aragonese Pyrenees with graffiti.
Salome has emerged as a talented artist, displaying in her work the same initiative, courage, respect, integrity and accountability which built her a reputation throughout her career in the health sector. Her personality, knowledge, critical mind and personal experiences are now scattered on the canvas.
How does Salomé paint? She uses trowels, plaster and what is at hand in the same way she has lived so far: with determination, doing what needs to be done. She is ready to take risks, learn and innovate. She takes chances with the topics and techniques she chooses. She plays with color and nuances expressed through movement, light, wind and water. These are recurring themes in her work which evoke emotions. The stroke is unmistakable but suggests a fleeting moment. Perhaps later, or somewhere else it will be expressed unequivocally in a different way, because "the only constant is change." Only on the bottom of the sea, where the remains of serene shipwrecks rest, the artist finds peace: timeless, intimate and fantastic.
Salomé is here now, fascinated by lights, by colors, by the shapes of the world, by the places of her own roots and by the magnetism she feels for the south of the Mediterranean: the culture and the Arabic calligraphy. She never gets tired of using her brush to capture the extraordinary commonplaceness that we find in people and in the streets of Fez or Marrakech, in general in North Africa.