Art Madrid'23 – 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.

 

In the year 2020 in the heart of Barcelona a wandering gallery was born, the same one that in February 2021 would debut at Art Madrid with an exhibition proposal focused on contemporary portraits; with this subject matter it would manage to create a powerful dialogue between artwork and audience and make the seal Inéditad remain in the history of the event that contained it.

Jean Carlos Puerto. Protección. Oil and copper leaf on wood. 60 x 48. 2021. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Since that first time and until today, the wandering gallery has managed to build projects on otherness, has repositioned in the spotlight the discourses on the LGTBIQ+ collective, has consolidated a group of artists who share its principles of resilience and empathy and the best thing is that it continues to bet from the professionalism and commitment to give voice to the difference.

Claudio Petit-Laurent.. El Joven de la Perla. Oil on wood. 30 x 30 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Inéditad Gallery, thanks to its founder Luis López, its collaborators and the infinite possibilities manifested in the works of the artists it represents, is a gallery that has demonstrated its capacity and courage to stimulate the sensibility of the public through art and seduce a generation that moves between the glass window and the analogical story. Inéditad is a nomadic gallery that has gathered around it a community of artists and has moved the context with exhibition projects that think about LGTBIQ+ art without prejudices.

Pepa Salas Vilar. Las marcas del arcoiris. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm. 2022. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Pride and Prejudice was inaugurated. An exhibition that brings together the works of sixteen artists: Abel Carrillo, Alex Domènech, Carlos Enfedaque, Silvia Flechoso, Jamalajama, Daniel Jaén, Claudio Petit-Laurent, Jean Carlos Puerto, Fernando Romero, Pablo Rodríguez, Pepa Salas Vilar, Jack Smith, Pablo Sola, Bran Sólo, Elia Tomás and Utürüo. Painting, illustration, photography and digital art are the manifestations that bring into dialogue around fifty neatly threaded pieces, in a discursive line that discusses such a latent phenomenon as discrimination. To achieve this, the artists invited to the exhibition question themselves whether: Does discrimination exist within the LGTBIQ+ collective?

Pride and Prejudice Official Poster. Image courtesy of the gallery.

With approaches on and from the body, the proposal invites to celebrate diversity, proposes to question and self-question the prejudices and attitudes of society against the collective. Pride and Prejudice is a space for dialogue about the constructs imposed on us by society. It is also an oasis in which to deconstruct with tolerance and respect the subjectivities that sometimes prevent us from approaching the production of the participating artists, simply because "the beautiful" does not fit in an androgynous body. The subjugation of stereotypes are pressed with determination to find the beauty of diversity in other palpable facets of reality.

Pablo Sola. All men are dogs. Photography. 2014. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Throughout these three years Inéditad has stimulated the vindictive projection towards bad practices, has questioned estates around the LGTBIQ+ body and the most admirable thing, is that these capacities have resurfaced around the dialogue and the visual narrative of the stories that are told from the visual: Artworks that are people, art that is, per se, humanity. Overcome impositions and accept what is different in order to continue fighting against homophobia, biphobia, lesbophobia or transphobia and defend the equal rights that all the acronyms of the collective deserve in our community.

That's Pride and Prejudice: One creature, the happiest in the world. And maybe other projects and other people have said it - or felt it - before, but none so fairly.

Silvia Flechoso. Hola, soy maricón. Oil on canvas. 73 x 54 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

From June 8th until June 22nd you can visit Pride and Prejudice. Carrer de Palau núm. 4. Canal Gallery space. Barcelona.