BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery in Art Madrid\'15
Jan 21, 2015
Vista de Madrid. Leticia Felgueroso.
The gallery Bat Alberto Cornejo is a space of more than 25 years of professional experience in Contemporary Art sector. With a clear bet for the quality of works and the selection of artists, this gallery counts on a magnific space in which all disciplines pieces are hosted, from sculpture to photography, drawing, painting and print art. Bat is specially focused on the national and international promotion, edition and exhibition of contemporary artists, and with this aim it has attended numerous art fairs in and out of our frontiers, like ARCO, Art'Basel, Art Chicago, Estampa, Saga, Arte Lisboa, Arte Santander and Art Madrid.
House XVI. Rubén Martín de Lucas.
In the gallerism profession, Bat has always shown a special sense to seeking for new creators, with emergent artists with a promising trajectory. In this searching process it is essential to enter into a nearness relationship with the artists and their work, as the own Alberto explains: "Heart is moved first, you have literally to fall in love with the works of an artist. With years passing, the gallerist develops a special instinct that gives us clues. Without doubt, it is necessary to combine heart with intellect and bet always for the work executed with sensibility, intelligence, quality and plastic rigour”.
House XVII. Rubén Martín de Lucas.
Bat's proposal for Art Madrid'15 comes full of established classics and new discoveries: Carmen Pastrana, Pepe Puntas, Gustavo Díaz Sosa, Pablo Lambertos, Leticia Felgueroso, Carlos Alberts, Rubén Martín de Lucas, Diego Canogar, José Ramón Lozano and Xurxo Gómez-Chao.
The work of Rubén Martín de Lucas must be stood out. The professional trajectory of this artists from Madrid has suffered a surprising change when after having started his engineering studies he decided to quit everything so he could completely dedicate to art. This creative immersion, started in 2002, led him to become a prolific artist ant to combine his individual production with the active collaboration in artists collectives. Among them, we must highlight Boa Mistura, creators group characterized by their performances in urban media and their studied and sensationalist plays of perspectives, of big dimensions and spectacular visual impact.¨Ruben brings to Art Madrid a series of oneiric landscapes pieces, with a clear real referent, but burdened of an colourist weight that provides them a surrealistic and important value.
De la serie Burócratas y Padrinos. Gustavo Díaz Sosa.
Another young artist is Gustavo Díaz Sosa, born in Sagua la Grande, Cuba. He started a career as teacher in the own National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”, where he had studied, before he decided to project his professional career in Spain. He arrives to our country in 2004 after having being awarded with the Arteleku scholarship for an artistic stay in San Sebastián, and four years later he decided to settle in the capital. The work of this creator has the characteristic of being at mid-way between the sketch and a finished piece. The lightness of his lines passes on quickness and freshness, and it achieves to transmit the inner sensation of the creative process, like if the author had been interrupted in this exact moment. Among the subjects chosen for his creations, Gustavo does not avoid his critical will of social surroundings in which he lives and, in many times, the matters make reference to the main issues of mankind and its relationship with power and money.