The Agrait family brings to Art Madrid the best selection of international and mediterranean contemporary art
|Directed by Jose Antonio Agrait, the second generation of the Agrait family, PUNTO gallery takes hard its international interest and organizes exhibitions curating working for the constant renewal of artistic proposals by promoting emerging artists working closely with museums, galleries, public and private institutions.|
|Artists participating in Art Madrid'15: Julio Le Parc, Carmen Calvo, Valerio Adami, Juan Genovés, Victor Vasarely, José María Labra, Equipo Realidad, Natividad Navalón and José María Yturralde.|
Equipo Realidad (http://www.art-madrid.com/artista-participante-am15/equipo-realidad), formed by Joan Cardells and Jorge Ballester, was born in Valencia in 1966, in the context of the Franco developmentalism, and voluntarily was dissolved ten years later. Equipo Realidad joins the critical figuration, which develops a painting with strong political and appropriation of images from everyday reality and history of art. Through serial works, the team analyzed the social transformation of the sixties, marked by expanding technology, consumerism and takeoff mass media. Your making critical position, demystifying the consumer society, underlies the treatment of iconographic symbols through the values that always have a double and ironic reading evidenced in works like 86 misses in swimsuit.
Equipo Realidad said: "What interests us is not reality, but his image", and therefore, taken as reference for his works images from magazines, advertisements and catalogs. They have been defined as a "radical painters that while denying authorship postulate teamwork, social criticism and political commitment", which cost them an absence of critical and without it, they had great difficulty in selling their pictures. Currently the work of Reality Team arouses great interest for both collectors and gallery owners, due to historical and political values associated with it, the same that caused the dissolution of the team in 1976.
Jose Maria Yturralde. (Valencia, 1942. BA and PhD in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia. Professor of Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Valencia. In the mid-sixties went through a stage of experimentation in the "material informalism", from which evolved into geometric abstraction and the "Op Art" that characterizes him, in which the influences of Vasarely and the Italian specialists and constructivism are detected .
In 1966 he worked at the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art in Cuenca, founded by the painter Fernando Zobel. At this time he started working in monochrome with synthetic materials. In 1967 he was a founding member of the Prior Art Group, led by Aguilera Cerni, and began to make Kinetic Art; This interest in technology was accentuated by participating in seminars center Calculating the Complutense University of Madrid, who introduced him to work with computers.
In 1975 he moved to Massachusetts (USA) where he researched and taught at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies. In the eighties, after further the kinetic direction with his "flying structures", he returned to the plane with an attitude that, while remaining constructively rigorous, is more poetic, because of the interplay of colors and instability of the compositions . Currently he is director of the Painting Department of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.