10 ARTISTS UNDER 35 AT ART MADRID’22

Selection by Natalia Alonso Arduengo Guest curator of Art Madrid 2022

Art Madrid is committed to young art and proof of this is the selection that we present here and in which 10 names of artists born in the 80s and 90s of the last century are compiled. An equal selection of creators from countries such as Spain, Portugal, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela. In it, we can find painting, sculpture, textile art... Many different disciplines and styles (figuration, geometric abstraction, realism, the heritage of graffiti...) but with something in common: the freshness of the beginnings of careers in full swing, not yet mediated by the art market and who create from absolute parameters of freedom. These artists will integrate the next generation and will become consolidated. Putting them in the spotlight is a good option for that collector looking to discover new promises.



ALBERT BONET (INÉDITAD) Riba-roja d'Ebre (Tarragona), 1996

Winner of the International Painting Prize in the Realism category at the latest edition of FIABCN (Barcelona International Art Fair), Albert Bonet's work is characterized by an acid social criticism inspired by his closest surroundings. Through this interpretation of the world around him, this young artist shows both conceptual and technical maturity, which interferes with his work by playing with POP themes and with a markedly realistic style. Artistically, he has been trained at the Barcelona Academy of Art. He has been selected in the DKV Young Art Contest ''Fresh Art'', where he was awarded an honorable mention at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2015). This promising artist has two individual exhibitions to his credit, the last one last November at the Mutuo Gallery in Barcelona. He now exhibits for the first time in Art Madrid at Inéditad Galería (Barcelona).

Albert Bonet

La ventana oscura, 2020

Oil on canvas

162 x 130cm

CAROLINA SERRANO (GALERIE ALEX SERRA) Funchal (Portugal), 1994

Carolina Serrano (Portugal, 1994) lives and works between Cologne and Lisbon. Serrano's work and research revolve around the temporal dimension of sculpture. The sculptural thought of the artist collapses, in a recurring way, with the notions of light and shadow; with the ideas of destruction and appearance; and with the duality between interior and exterior and between full and empty space. Serrano is interested in the concept of a restricted, inaccessible, and therefore unknown "place" and the uncertainty of its extension. In recent years Carolina Serrano has worked almost exclusively with paraffin for its plastic possibilities, such as the reflection of light, but above all for the theoretical and conceptual possibilities that this material can originate in the field of the observer's imagination. Serrano is also interested in the idea of ​​a potential transmutation and spiritual transubstantiation of the sculptural object.

Carolina Serrano

Gume, 2021

Parafina

48 x 16cm

COSTA GORELOV (DR.ROBOT GALLERY) Moscú (Rusia), 1993

Costa Gorelov was born in Moscow in 1993 and continues to live and work in Moscow. He studied at the Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting, where he graduated in Film Directing. In her work, Costa explores people's emotional and psychological states, often depicting them through a figure's interactions with different spaces, objects, and fashion items. Fashion, in particular, is paramount to her self-expression. It is also a symbol that unites eras, times, and traditions. Gorelov grew up in the North German Renaissance tradition. German music, literature, painting, culture, and language have greatly influenced him and have played a major role in shaping his style. The basic principles that he uses when creating his paintings are those of the Baroque, the Renaissance, and interior design. Architecture plays a major role in his art, particularly his foundation in stone and the golden ratio. Gorelov strives to incorporate elements of Gothic and Baroque architecture into the daily lives of his characters through bags and accessories that carry the DNA of this architectural heritage. He wants to show that, despite the changes in trends and the different times, what is fundamental is immovable and immutable.

Costa Gorelov

DeadLine, 2021

Oleo sobre lienzo (díptico)

240 x 260cm

ELENA GUAL (ARENA MARTÍNEZ PROJECTS) Mallorca, 1994

Elena Gual has a marked and recognizable technique inspired by the image of interracial women despite continuing to open new lines of work and even venturing into abstraction. Her work is characterized by the use of the palette knife and her knowledge of the techniques of Renaissance painters and classical sculpture. All this, thanks to the three years of training at the art academy in Florence. Later he moved back to London, where she lived from the age of 16 to continue her training at the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins. She has exhibited in Monaco, Paris, Venice and London. Back in Spain, Arena Martínez projects presents her work for the first time in her country at the Estampa 2021 fair, on the occasion of the Art Madrid fair her work can be seen for the second time in Spain.

Elena Gual

Calma, 2021

Oil on canvas

40 x 40cm

FRANCISCO MAYOR MAESTRE (AURORA VIGIL-ESCALERA) Madrid, 1990

The childhood and adolescence of Francisco Mayor Maestre in Rivas-Vaciamadrid was marked by daily trips to the capital in which he observed the changes in the landscape and the identical gray buildings on the outskirts of the city. The contrast between these indifferent working class architectures and the small touches of color and personality that can be glimpsed as manifestations of the people who live inside, lead him to dedicate his production to the transformation of these cold facades. His oil paintings flood the whole with color, excessive vegetation, impossible planes that break the figuration of the work. It highlights curtains, awnings, laundry, air conditioners... in an investigation around the freedom of painting, the exploration of spaces and the vindication of individuality.

Francisco Mayor Maestre

Todo lo que me gusta engorda, 2022

Oleo sobre tabla

190 x 150cm

GABRIEL RAÚL CISNEROS (COLLAGE HABANA) Las Tunas (Cuba), 1990

Graduated from Intermediate Level in Visual Arts (2009) in his native province and from the Higher Institute of Art of Havana (2015), where he also served as a sculpture teacher. He is always interested in the game, the apparently unreal or uncertain, that which in its ambiguity we cannot assume as true or as false. For this reason, it covers everything from the nature of the material used - resin mixed with plaster to simulate a stony, marble surface - to the words themselves. All of which explains the sarcastic, inquisitive, provocative gesture of his sculptural representation. He has been a disciple of the Cuban sculptor, José Villa Soberón, for more than five years, with whom he has made a considerable number of commemorative sculptures. He has participated in dissimilar collective and personal exhibitions, in Cuba and abroad. His work has collected in Panama, Mexico, United States and Lebanon. He won the Second Prize in Post-it 6, a Cuban art contest for emerging artists. He lives and works in Havana.

Gabriel Raúl Cisneros

Sin razón, sin aliento y sin nada. Happening, 2015

Resina. Dimensiones variables.

100 x 70cm

ISABELA PUGA (GALERÍA BAT ALBERTO CORNEJO) Caracas, 1997

Isabela Puga lives and works in Madrid. Graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona with honorable mention in the Final Degree Project: Cracks in space; starts her process of pictorial research through the material and its perception. The color black and gold leaf are established as the main and recognizable materials of her work. Later she moved to Madrid, where she studied a master's degree in Art Market and Management and continued the development of her artistic work. During this last stage, her interest in architecture and urbanism increased, both disciplines being an important part of her creative process and adopting a geometric style. Starting from opposites: the brightness of gold and the darkness of black, the artist questions and investigates basic elements in her works such as depth, color, light and space, her intention being to promote the relationship between subject-object-space. In other words, the work necessarily requires a viewer to observe it and explore its perspectives and superpositions of planes, taking up a more elemental/minimalist language. Thus, Isabela Puga's pieces result in an analytical and "presentative" work, where the concepts of spatiality and contemplation are simultaneously considered.

Isabela Puga

M_CB_01, 2022

Técnica mixta y oro de 22 kt sobre madera

180 x 180cm

ISABELLA DESPUJOLS (JACKIE SHOR ARTE) Varquisemeto (Venezuela), 1994

Visual artist focused on textile art, specifically manual embroidery. She graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Miami International University of Art and Design, United States (2014) and a Bachelor of Art History from the University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2020). She has participated in different collective exhibitions such as: "Juried Show" at Curator's Voice Art Projects Gallery, Miami, USA (2014); “Young Art Show” at Espacio Cabrera, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2017); "1st Exhibition of Painting with Textile Intervention" at the Argentine Center for Textile Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2018); worked on a textile art installation at Casa FOA, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2019); participated in the collective exhibition “Artistas da Galeria” at the Periscópios Arte contemporânea gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2020) and in the SP-Arte fair together with the Jackie Shor Project (2020). Among his individual exhibitions are “Multiple Forms of continuity in space” in the Periscope Contemporary Art gallery in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2021) and “Embroidered Geometry” in the Garaje Lola space, Madrid, Spain (2021). Her work is currently part of the collection of the Inhotim Institute Museum (2021).

Isabella Despujols

34, 2020

Lienzo bordado

80 x 120cm

LARA PADILLA (3 PUNTS GALERIA) Madrid, 1988

The work of Sra. D, a.k.a Lara Padilla, encompasses disciplines such as painting, sculpture, dance, performance and fashion design. Her mostly figurative pieces draw attention to the power of female representation through the deformation of the body and the use of color and textures. A vindication of gender exhibited through large hands as powerful instruments of battle or heavy feet, an image of the perseverance of women in their struggle. Mrs D. understands art, not as a silent showcase, but as a path of political action and intervention. Her aesthetic is an ode to diversity, portraying all types of bodies in order to promote a look of equality and authenticity.

Lara Padilla

Rainbow tangle, 2021

Mixed media on canvas

170 x 170cm

VOVA PERKIN (DR.ROBOT GALLERY) Moscú (Rusia), 1995

The world the artist creates is full of bright, positive, contrasting colors. All of his works are connected, with places and characters moving from one work to another. Its plots unfold as stories that tell of the ancient and wonderful world of Ugar. Vova Perkin is the founder of the movement called Perkinism, leader of the artist group Nasha Utopia (Our Utopia), and founder of the Perkinnale for Contemporary Art. His development as an artist was shaped through significant experience in the art of graffiti.

Vova Perkin

Don House Relaxed, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

200 x 250cm


The seventeenth edition of Art Madrid, which was held in the Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles from 23 to 27 February, closed its 17th edition with more than 16,000 visitors, a similar figure prior to the pandemic. The fair was attended by, among others: Andrea Levy, Delegate for Culture, Tourism, and Sport of Madrid City Council; Begoña Villacís, Deputy Mayoress of Madrid City Council; several Ambassadors; representatives of museums from all over Spain; and heads of important national and international collections.

Photo by Christian Monsalve from Too Many Flash

Alberto Cornejo, director of ART MADRID, says: "We are very satisfied with the results of this edition. After these years of uncertainty due to the pandemic, we are happy to see that the public and collectors continue to respond to the fair with the same enthusiasm as in previous years". And he adds: "It is interesting to note that sales at this edition have been very important, which means a remarkable dynamization of the Spanish art market". In this respect, it is worth noting that our VIP program of advice for collectors, directed by Ana Suárez Gisbert, has been a great success, providing a service to experienced collectors and generating new buyers.

Photo by Maria Astorga from Too Many Flash

The selection of 35 galleries at ART MADRID'22 was made up of: 3 Punts Galeria (Barcelona), Alba Cabrera Gallery (Valencia), Arena Martínez Projects (Madrid), Art Lounge Gallery (Lisbon), ARTITLEDcontemporary (Herpen), Aurora Vigil-Escalera (Gijón), Collage Habana (La Habana), DDR Art Gallery (Madrid), Dr. Robot Gallery (Valencia), FLECHA (Madrid), Galería BAT alberto cornejo (Madrid), Galería de la Bálgoma (Madrid), Galería Espiral (Noja), Galería Hispánica Contemporánea (Madrid-Mx DF), Galería Jorge Alcolea (Madrid), Galería Kreisler (Madrid), Galería La Aurora (Murcia), Galería Luisa Pita (Santiago de Compostela), Galeria São Mamede (Lisbon), Galerie Alex Serra (Köln), Galerie LJ (Paris), GÄRNA Art Gallery (Madrid), Helarea (Madrid), Inéditad (Barcelona), Jackie Shor Arte (São Paulo), Kur Art Gallery (San Sebastián), MA Arte Contemporáneo (Palma), Marita Segovia (Madrid), Moret Art (A Coruña), Nuno Sacramento (Ílhavo), Rodrigo Juarranz (Aranda de Duero), Shiras Galería (Valencia), Studija Mindiuzarte/Kaunas (Kaunas), Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo (Barcelona), Yiri Arts (Taipei).

Photo by Maria Astorga from Too Many Flash

The Fair consolidates the proposal "One Shot Collectors", an initiative that encompasses a collecting program directed by the advisor Ana Suárez Gisbert and the curatorial route ICONOSFERA, coordinated for the second consecutive year by the critic and independent curator Natalia Alonso Arduengo. Regarding this initiative, Gabriela Correa and Nuria Blanco, directors of the Kreisler (Madrid) and Moret Art (A Coruña) galleries respectively, both veterans of the fair, point out that the collectors' program is a very beneficial service that helps to boost sales during the fair and even in the days following the fair.

The Parisian gallery LJ Galerie, in its second year at the fair, makes a positive balance of its participation. Its director, Adeline Jeudy affirms that on the first day of the fair they already sold an important piece by Léo Caillard (the artist whose work was the image of the poster for this edition), and some works to new collectors. "The fair has a large number of visitors, an interesting public that is very open to buying works at a considerable price and by artists who are little known in Spain. We have also noticed the presence of an amateur public that is very interested in the work of the artists we present".

The Brazilian gallery Jackie Shor, participating for the first time in Art Madrid, also obtained good results in terms of sales. All the works presented at the stand by their youngest artist, Isabella Despujols, were sold. Most of the sales were made to local or foreign clients residing in Madrid. Moreover, its directors comment that "Art Madrid is a fair that attracts a diverse public profile, and that is very interesting".

Photo by Maria Astorga from Too Many Flash

DDR Art Gallery (Madrid), sold works by the four artists in its exhibition proposal. The gallery sold two large pieces by the Venezuelan artist Roger Sanguino, both of which will form part of two very important collections in Spain. The acquisition of two of the "avatars" by the artist Roberto López Martín, also by renowned collectors, and the great interest generated by the work "Los refugiados en las Meninas de Velázquez", by the photographer David Delgado Ruiz, also stand out.

Photo by Maria Astorga from Too Many Flash

This edition featured more than 190 national and international artists, including young artists such as the Russian Costa Gorelov (Dr.Robot Gallery) and the Portuguese Carolina Serrano (Alex Serra Galerie), and other mid-career artists such as Kepa Garraza (Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo) and Juana González (Arena Martínes Projects), both national artists.

ART MADRID has been sponsored by One Shot Hotels, Liquitex and Catawiki; and with the collaboration of the Proyector platform; 9915. Contemporary Art Collectors Association; and the photographic entrepreneurship school Too Many Flash.