Liquitex acrylic brand in Art Madrid\'16

 

 

 

The 11th edition of the contemporary art fair Art Madrid has a special collaborator, Liquitex paints, American acrylic brand of professional paints used by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Frank Stella, among other masters. Liquitex will fill with art and color the lounge area of ??the fair with artistic interventions, sample products and live painting.

 

 

 

 

 

A team consisting of Miguel Torrus, Liquitex resident artist, Rebekah Khamlichi and Antonyo Marest, collaborators of the brand, will be responsible for customizing and direct intervention to the furniture in the lounge area of Art Madrid'16, with elements manufactured by CartonLab Architecture + Design.

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, from Wednesday February 24 to Friday 26, every day at 18:00h, will happen the #EspacioLiquitex, a break in the day dedicated to painting with the participation of the artists Cristina Mur (x 24), Santiago Picatoste (j 25) and Javier Torices (v 26), who will paint a huge mural dedicated to Madrid in which the audience can participate.

 

 

 

 

 

Liquitex is characterized by its versatility and is used in such diverse disciplines as painting, installation, urban art and sculpture because it has developed a complete system of professional acrylics in multiple formats (tube, ink, spray, markers ...) making possible the "intermixability" unique in the market. One advantage that we can see with direct interventions in the fair.

 

 

 

 

A little history ...

Liquitex was created in 1955 as a result of the obsession of Henry Levison by permanent pigments. In that time he developed his first acrylic paint water-based and, from there, a whole series of products resulting from ongoing research: the first bright acrylic, the medium matte, the first acrylic varnish in 1967 (Soluvar Gloss Varnish) and the first acrylic spray. Liquitex is also a pioneered professional painting brand labeled according to standards ASTM of toxicity, quality and lightfastness. Today, as then, Liquitex and now Art Madrid guarantee professional quality for the most restless and avant-garde artists.

 

 


 

The CEART opens this Thursday, November 14th in the room A an exhibition dedicated to this master of photography, which will be open to the public until February 9th. The show includes one of the artist's latest projects, focused on the hard work carried out by the miners of Serra Pelada, an open gold mine in the heart of Brazil where employees daily risked their lives.

Immigration, poverty, marginal life, slave labour, man's relationship with the land, the use of natural resources... are issues that have always fascinated Salgado. From the beginning of his career as a photographer, his work has opted to give visibility to the most disadvantaged groups and to create with his images a vivid and impressive visual story without fakes. With a raw black and white, this author's work transits between photo-reportage and naturalistic photography.

And the idea that permeates all his work is human dignity. Salgado portrays employees, miners and gatherers from a purely humanistic approach that wants to value their integrity, their strength and their resilience.

“If you photograph a human, so that he is not represented in a noble way, there is no reason to take the picture. That is my way of seeing things.”

Salgado entered this discipline long after completing his studies in economics between Brazil and the United States, and a doctorate in statistics in France. But in 1973 his life took a turn, and he decided to start his career as a photographer. He achieved to work at the Gamma Agency and Magnum Photos for more than 15 years until in 1994 he founded his own agency “Amazonas Imagen”.

With the “Gold” project, the photographer portrays a harsh reality that takes place in the Serra Pelada mine, a name given to a totally devastated and anarchically excavated mining enclave, the world's largest open-pit gold mine, through which more than 50,000 people have passed. In the heat of the legends about the mysterious “El Dorado”, the enthusiasm for this precious metal led to the development of strenuous exploitation practices for the workers and to originate tales of grief and glory, of human victory and defeat between the soil, the tunnels and the cargo baskets.

The CEART exhibition brings together Salgado's full portfolio in his characteristical black and white and large-format photographs that leave no one indifferent.