Aurora Vigil-Escalera Gallery, from Gijón to Art Madrid\'15

Obra de David Rodríaguez Caballero.

 

Aurora Vigil-Escalera Gallery comes to this edition of Art Madrid with work of Luis Feito, David Rodríguez Caballero, Javier Torices, Mariano Matarranz, Pablo Genovés and Rafael Canogar.

 

The hyper-realism that Javier Torices reaches with his paintings seems more the result of a meditated, analytic and detailed study work than a simple image. The brightness and naturalness of sea movement, his scenes of waves and clear beaches, transmit the freshness of the frozen moment, the liveliness of the enclosed movement. This precision in the execution, nevertheless, is not grown into the walls of a study, but it is captured au naturel. Javier Torices is an artist that moves all his belongings there where it is the element that inspires him at every moment. Particularly known by his acrylics in which the sea is a recurrent subject, he has also worked other genres like urban landscapes of big format, many times focused on his birth city: Madrid.

 
 

Javier Torices. Buscando la ola.

 

Pablo Genovés is able to build new universes a mid-way between surrealism and fantasy. The use of photographic technique and the intervention on images with other artistic techniques achieve a surprising and unique result. The Exhibition Room of Canal Isabel II dedicates to this artist a monographic exhibition with pieces from 2009 to 2014, entitled "El ruido y la furia", that will keep opened till the 22th of March, 2015.

Pablo Genovés. Templo del Sol.

 

Aurora Vigil-Escalera starts this year a new phase after more than thirty years sharing the family work of the previous Gallery Van Dyck. In this recently begun 2015 she starts an own space in Gijon (Capua Street, 1), completely dedicated to Contemporary Art, with a clear bet for established and emergent artists, whose work is characterized by its quality and future projection.

 
Luis Feito. Sin título.

 

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.