Arancha Osoro Gallery in Art Madrid15

The contemporary art gallery Arancha Osoro, opened in April 2012, occupies a privileged place in the center of the city of Oviedo. Opposite the Hotel Reconquista, the gallery is more than an exhibition place, a creative space with various artistic and cultural to bring art to the public with proposals that do actively stimulating the senses.

Bernardo Sanjurjo. Sin título.

 

Directed and founded by Arancha Osoro, her proposal is simple in this era of constant change, with new multimedia and new realities around us, "so it is necessary that art come to us in a more stimulating and actively way" says Osoro, and she sets out to discover new artists, get them to consecrate and promote new media, photography, video, without forgetting the traditional art.

Oliver Montesinos. Nena.

 

In Art Madrid'15, Arancha Osoro participates with a very fresh proposal which features work of Adolfo Manzano, Bernardo Sanjurjo, Marta Fermin, Oliver Montesinos, José Ferrero and two of our favorite artists this year and of which we briefly extended information: Iria do Castelo and Guillermo Ocio. For both of them, it will be one of his first exhibitions in Madrid. Welcome!

Iria do Castelo. Tetera que ríe.

 

Iria do Castelo (A Coruña, 1977). Specializing in sculpture, Stamping and contemporary prints, her work encompasses sculpture, illustration, printmaking and installation. It is a surrealist figurative powerfully evoking fairy books, magical bestiaries and aged prints from another time. Passionate about book-object, the iconography of Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, Jules Verne, Henry Holiday, John Tenniel ... she walks with great influence of lowbrow art or pop surrealism among others.

 

Guillermo Ocio Forascepi. La escritura del agua.

 

Guillermo Ocio Forascepi (Oviedo (1963). Formed in the experimental Humberto's workshop and polished in various artistic disciplines, Guillermo Leisure always fed their constructive eagerness. The artist inner keys movement and language creates forms and colors, which leads him to use the essential circle and red as structural and compositional elements, or cobalt blue, as seabed, as a symbol of work that is gaining greater depth, is safer and perdurable, not as the foam of the days.

 

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.