ART AND FRESH AIR FROM LEVANTE TO ART MADRID\'17

Calo Carratalá. Jungle Study 1. Pencil composed on paper. 122 x 181 cm. 2016

 

 

The Alba Cabrera gallery began its activity in 1987, and since then has been holding temporary exhibitions and participating in national and international fairs, with the clear objective of promoting and publicizing the work of its artists. In recent years it has focused mainly on the diffusion and promotion of young values, without neglecting the exhibition of its most consecrated artists. Victoria Santesmases, José Juan Gimeno, Cristina Alabau and Calo Carratalá.

 

Among the artists that will be exhibiting at the Alba Cabrera gallery stand, the novelty of Art Madrid Cristina Alabau and Calo Carratalá stands out as the first interlacing of the natural and abstract, Mediterranean light takes on the most prominence. While, Carratalá bets on more suffering and neutral works. Two very new bets in this edition.

 

 

Juan Uslé. Submerged Word. Vinyl, dispersion and pigments on canvas. 198 x 112 cm. 1993

 

 

The Benlliure Gallery was founded in 1984 and has been developing its activity towards a quality line in preference to consolidated values, without leaving aside young artists living with the School of Paris, Grupo El Paso, historical avant-gardes, Spanish landscaping Of the 20th century and modern and contemporary artists. They participate in our fair with works by Fernando Zóbel, Rafael Canogar, Esteban Vicente, Juan Uslé and Carmen Calvo.

 

Carmen calvo, an experienced artist in the field of contemporary conceptualization of the fragment and Juan Uslé who bets on a practically abstract painting with figurative resonances that starts from a specific motive: the maritime and romantic landscape of shipwrecks or mythical voyages. They are two of the strongest proposals of this gallery.

 

 

Angel Mateo Charris. The question. Oil on canvas. 75 x 150 cm. 2013

 

 

The La Aurora Gallery, in Murcia, opened its doors in 1994 and works with over 350 artists, making a total of 7,000 works of art, eminently original graphic work of some of the great names of art such as Picasso, Dalí, In Art Madrid 17 we can enjoy a proposal made up of the artists Ángel Haro, Ángel Mateo Charris, Gonzalo Sicre, and Marcos Salvador Romera.

 

Gonzalo Sicre, in particular is one of the most interesting figurative artists in Spain. Together with Ángel Mateo Charris, previously mentioned, Joel Mestre and Dis Berlin, formed the collective The Dock of Levante in the early 90's.

 

 

Andrés Ferre. Gynaika II-020. Photography, technique of the artist. 131 x 98.26 cm. 2013

 

 

Galería Leúcade, founded in 2013 has wanted to innovate the art world in Murcia and offers diverse styles within contemporary art, cultural activities and workshops with new artists, helping them to make their way in the artistic world. It is a living space in which you can enjoy the art every week in a different way than usual and there are those who have compared it with The Factory, since it is a meeting place for many artists of all disciplines, in addition Of being used as space of creation for some of them. Lucas Brox, Andrés Ferre, Óscar FERRENAVARRO, Celia Reche and Jean Carlos Puerto are the artists with whom they participate in our fair.

 

One of the main characteristics of the Leúcade gallery is its commitment to local art, since all its artists are from Murcia. Although there is no direct thread between them, eclecticism and variety are strong.

 

 

 

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.