Art Madrid'24 – The cuban gallery Collage Habana in Art Madrid\'15drid\'15

El sueño del navegante. Roberto Fabelo.

 

Directed by Maria Milian Merique, Collage Habana Is, since 2004, the visual arts entity of the Cuban Cultural Fund, with more than 30 years of work in promoting Cuban artists.

 

Located in the heart of the city of Havana, the gallery brings together other galleries and a diverse array of artists, from national awards as Manuel Mendive and Alfredo Sosabravo even the most novice, also artists such a National Award as Nelson Domínguez and Alexis Leyva Machado (Kcho), reflecting the aesthetic plurality of island art.

 
 

Roberto Fabelo.

 

Collage Habana Gallery is one of the most interesting examples of Cuban art and brings to Art madrid a solo-show of Roberto Fabelo painter, draftsman, engraver, illustrator and sculptor.

 

 

Delicatessen. Roberto Fabelo.

 

Fabelo studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Havana and in the National School of Art and the Superior Institute of Art. He is a member of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and the International Association of Visual Artists. He has received numerous awards and citations, including the UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of Fine Arts in Paris (1996), the National Arts Award (2004) and the Distinction for National Culture, granted both by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cuba.

 

Roberto Fabelo has over 30 solo exhibitions and dozens of group exhibitions worldwide. His works are part of public and private collections as the collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba (MNBA), the Wifredo Lam Center in Cuba, the Museum of Modern Art in New Delhi, Museum of Modern Art in the City of Mexico, Nordillaan Kunstmuseum of Denmark, the permanent collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the UN headquarters in New York among others and in various galleries worldwide.


 

 

 

“I paint in a completely free way, I don't have a plan, it's chaotic, but everything has a reason. I don't prepare anything before I start painting, what I paint is what I feel or try to communicate at that moment, so it changes a lot (from one work to another)”.

Chão limpo e o resto. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Cultura Inquieta once again joins the experience of discovering and celebrating creative talent within the broad spectrum of artistic expressions present at Art Madrid'24. As a supporter of culture and contemporary art, its commitment to promoting and supporting emerging artists is reflected in a special initiative in this edition: highlighting and supporting the work of the REVELATION ARTIST of the 19th edition.

Só durmo na minha almofada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In this context, Ana Malta emerges into the contemporary art scene with a fresh voice and her own visual aesthetic. Born in Lisbon in 1996, Malta is a talented visual artist and freelance designer who has captivated the public with her distinctive approach and bold exploration of the beauty of everyday spaces through her investigations of color.

Her studies in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, as well as her Master's Degree in Creative Industries Management at the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, have provided a solid foundation for her artistic practice. Currently, she also collaborates in the Communication and Production Office of Carpintarias de São Lázaro - Centro Cultural e Galeria Belo-Galsterer, showing her commitment to the cultural fabric of her community. She is also part of the artistic collective VÊS.TRÊS.

Ana Malta has been recognized in several platforms and media, including the 14th Edition of QUADRANTE, Melancia Mag and the SCROLL program of the RTP2 channel. Her participation in the book (AS)ARTISTAS - Ensaio Gráfico sobre Histórias e Práticas Artísticas no Feminino and in the April 21st Edition of Nova Awareness Club underlines her impact and relevance in the contemporary art scene.

Só um é que ganha. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Ana Malta's work is characterized by her exploration of color, patterns, composition, and texture. These elements are not only vehicles of her plastic and visual expression, but also embody an intimate dialogue between aesthetic restlessness and the transformation of error into opportunity.

It is exciting to see Ana Malta make her debut at Art Madrid'24, represented by Galeria São Mamede (STAND B3). Her presence promises to further enrich the artistic experience of the event, inviting the public to approach the visually captivating and conceptually stimulating universe that the artist creates to narrate the chaos she rearranges in shapes and colors.

Não fico pendurada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In a world in constant movement, Ana Malta reminds us of the importance of experimentation and continuous exploration in the search for authentic and sincere artistic expression.

Her work has been REVEALED to us in the 19th edition of ART MADRID, thanks to the precise point of view of CULTURA INQUIETA as a testimony of the transforming power of art. In her hands, the entropy of forms brings us the possible memory of an endless summer; the luminosity of the sun becomes the caress of everyday life; we may even be surprised by the formula of happiness turned into a companion animal.

Ana Malta's pieces combines the restlessness of a space that appears to be in a state of chaos with the delicate synesthesia of vibrating at the velocity of light, nuances, lines and colors in her paintings.