From Levante arrive at Art Madrid the Valencian galleries Alba Cabrera Gallery and Benlliure that next to the Murcia La Aurora Gallery and Leúcade Gallery bring us fresh proposals of sculpture, work on paper, photography or new Spanish figuration.
Calo Carratalá. Jungle Study 1. Pencil composed on paper. 122 x 181 cm. 2016
The Alba Cabrera gallery began its activity in 1987, and since then has been holding temporary exhibitions and participating in national and international fairs, with the clear objective of promoting and publicizing the work of its artists. In recent years it has focused mainly on the diffusion and promotion of young values, without neglecting the exhibition of its most consecrated artists. Victoria Santesmases, José Juan Gimeno, Cristina Alabau and Calo Carratalá.
Among the artists that will be exhibiting at the Alba Cabrera gallery stand, the novelty of Art Madrid Cristina Alabau and Calo Carratalá stands out as the first interlacing of the natural and abstract, Mediterranean light takes on the most prominence. While, Carratalá bets on more suffering and neutral works. Two very new bets in this edition.
Juan Uslé. Submerged Word. Vinyl, dispersion and pigments on canvas. 198 x 112 cm. 1993
The Benlliure Gallery was founded in 1984 and has been developing its activity towards a quality line in preference to consolidated values, without leaving aside young artists living with the School of Paris, Grupo El Paso, historical avant-gardes, Spanish landscaping Of the 20th century and modern and contemporary artists. They participate in our fair with works by Fernando Zóbel, Rafael Canogar, Esteban Vicente, Juan Uslé and Carmen Calvo.
Carmen calvo, an experienced artist in the field of contemporary conceptualization of the fragment and Juan Uslé who bets on a practically abstract painting with figurative resonances that starts from a specific motive: the maritime and romantic landscape of shipwrecks or mythical voyages. They are two of the strongest proposals of this gallery.
Angel Mateo Charris. The question. Oil on canvas. 75 x 150 cm. 2013
The La Aurora Gallery, in Murcia, opened its doors in 1994 and works with over 350 artists, making a total of 7,000 works of art, eminently original graphic work of some of the great names of art such as Picasso, Dalí, In Art Madrid 17 we can enjoy a proposal made up of the artists Ángel Haro, Ángel Mateo Charris, Gonzalo Sicre, and Marcos Salvador Romera.
Gonzalo Sicre, in particular is one of the most interesting figurative artists in Spain. Together with Ángel Mateo Charris, previously mentioned, Joel Mestre and Dis Berlin, formed the collective The Dock of Levante in the early 90's.
Andrés Ferre. Gynaika II-020. Photography, technique of the artist. 131 x 98.26 cm. 2013
Galería Leúcade, founded in 2013 has wanted to innovate the art world in Murcia and offers diverse styles within contemporary art, cultural activities and workshops with new artists, helping them to make their way in the artistic world. It is a living space in which you can enjoy the art every week in a different way than usual and there are those who have compared it with The Factory, since it is a meeting place for many artists of all disciplines, in addition Of being used as space of creation for some of them. Lucas Brox, Andrés Ferre, Óscar FERRENAVARRO, Celia Reche and Jean Carlos Puerto are the artists with whom they participate in our fair.
One of the main characteristics of the Leúcade gallery is its commitment to local art, since all its artists are from Murcia. Although there is no direct thread between them, eclecticism and variety are strong.