MAKSLA XO from Latvia in Art Madrid?16


Obra de Helena Heinrihsons



Since 1999, the Latvian gallery MAKSLA XO, directed by Ilze Zeivate, has focused its activity in the contemporary and emerging art in all disciplines but with special fondness for painting, sculpture and works on paper.



Obra de  Ivars Heinrihsons.


Artists and themes are equally varied, ranging from the traditional representation, to the most contemporary forms of urban and social art.


For Art Madrid '16, the proposal of the gallery is based on the recent work of a couple of contemporary artists of Latvia Helena and Ivars Heinrihsone Heinrihsons.





Obra de Helena Heinrihsone.



Helena Heinrihsone - open, cheerful colors, expressive - works with painting, watercolor, lithography, animation and even porcelain. With its ability to paint a deeply personal way without any limits, the joys and pleasures experienced by the artist become adventures and feelings for the viewer. On the other hand, Ivars Heinrihsons has a sophisticated "achromatic" palette on what the line and the field in black are the basis of everything - expressiveness and stability -. Ivars Heinrihsons has a strong imaginary and he represents differents egos of people (including the the Heinrihsons itself), its original nature, spirit and intellect.




Obra de Ivars Heinrihsons.


Other artists of the gallery are Kristaps Gelzis, Ieva Iltnere, Guntars Sietins, Arturs Berzins, Kaspars Podnieks, Raimonds Staprans, Ilmars Blumbergs, Edvards Grube, Girts Muiznieks, Paulis Liepa, Pius Fox, Michel Castaignet, Tatjana Krivenkova, Jana Brike and Vineta Kaulaca .





In Art Madrid, we love art in all its aspects. Therefore, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary and thanks to , visitors at Art Madrid’20 will have the possibility to enjoy a free guided tour of urban art to discover the street art hidden by Lavapiés, one of the most multicultural and colourful neighbourhoods of Madrid.

With the code ARTMADRID2020

and your ticket to the Art Madrid’20 fair, you can enjoy "Street art Tour Lavapiés" for free, on days 26th, 27th and 28th of February at 11:00 a.m. The capacity is limited, so do not doubt, book your place at Once the confirmation is received, you just have to go with your open eyes to enjoy this magnificent experience.

Street art is the expression of art in public spaces either in the form of murals in restored buildings; graffiti; street painting or curated artistic actions. What are the backstories of each artist? What are the social issues affecting our city? This social, cultural and educational project was born in 2016 to answer these questions and show the message hidden by the works of art of so many national and international artists who have painted the Embajadores neighbourhood. It became the first daily street art tour in Madrid.

Cooltourspain will show you the Spanish capital in an alternative way and its guides will share their knowledge about the best street art in the Lavapiés and Malasaña areas. In the same way, its Foundation collaborates with non-profit projects and local associations so that people at risk of social exclusion can learn the techniques used by Madrid graffiti artists. The tour lasts two hours and begins at the Valle Inclán Theater Entrance.