EUROPEAN GALLERIES PARTICIPATING IN ART MADRID\'17

Some of the galleries participating in Art Madrid'17 travel to Spain from Italy, France and Germany, all of them with an important representation of local artists from each of these countries, as well as Spain and Latin America. They are: Unique Galleria (Turin, Italy), Schmalfuss Berlin (Berlin, Germany) and Norty (Carrières-sur-Seine, France).

 

 

Deflet Aderhold, Makes My Eyes Rain, 2014. Mixed media on canvas

 

 

Galleria Unique from Turin, was founded in 2008 and it is committed to searching new trends and contemporary artists. The gallery is not limited by stylistic restrictions, and its physical space is open to any artistic current, giving options to an interesting and quality contemporary art.

 

Unique will present in Art Madrid'17 a fresh proposal with artists from different parts of Europe. The artists who will exhibit in Unique’s booth are: François Bonjour, Detlef Aderhold, Diamante Galasso, Francesco Cusumano, Rebekka Hatzung and Robert Süess and the Madrilian Mirian Herraez, who uses a wide variety of materials such as acrylic, Ink, marble, pumice, pigment and solvent, among others.

 

 

 

 

 

Willi Siber, Floor Object, 2016. Varnished chrome

 

 

The German gallery Schmalfuss Berlin was originally founded in 1998 in Marburg. In 2011, its director, Michael Schmalfuss, opened a second space in Berlin. In both galleries take place a great variety of exhibitions with consolidated artists and young contemporary German artists, all with an international trajectory. Schmalfuss Berlin is focused on realism and figuration in painting and sculpture.

 

In Art Madrid'17, the gallery will present the work of three sculptors: Anke Eilergerhard, Jürgen Paas and Willi Siber, and the painter Bim Koehler. An eclectic and groundbreaking proposal, with artists working with different meanings, individual expressions and dynamism, main characteristics of the artists represented by the gallery.

 

 

 L’homme Jaune, Syria, 2016.Acrylic on canvas
 

 

Norty Gallery, founded in 2013 in Carrières-sur-Seine, participates in Art Madrid as a representative gallery of France. Norty presents emerging artists, mainly painters, selected for their committed and risky work, projecting their careers at and international level. The gallery proposes Art Brut style as a new artistic line.

 

The artists represented by Norty in Art Madrid’17 are two women and two men, all of them with very different techniques and styles, but very close to the Art Brut line. This artistic team is formed by: Carmen Selma, Rusudan Khizanishvili, Adlane Samet and L’homme Jaune

 

 

Normunds Braslins. Two Girls - Oil on canvas - 100,5 x 80 cm - 2015

 

 

Maksla XO, our Latvian gallery, is supporting contemporary and emerging artists since 1999. The proposal that brings this year to the twelfth edition of Art Madrid brings together the work of four latvian professionals. These projects have consecrated these authors not only in a local context of Latvian art, but also at international level. Their names are: Ivars Heinrihsons, Helena Heinrihsone, Normunds Braslins and Ieva Iltnere.

 

The work of the artist Ieva Iltnere, stands out for its ornamental and aesthetic beauty and the ironic documentation of this era, speaking of fetishes and icons that we worship today. With a touch of irony, she approaches issues of politics and fashion, anthropology and ethnography, allowing the user to detect nuances with which they can identified themselves.

 

 

 

If visual arts arouse emotions in the viewer, and also gastronomy, at its finest, can cause a similar effect, the relationship between both "disciplines" is more than demonstrated.

Cheese is a fundamental piece in gastronomy, its diversity allows it to be part of gastronomy different moments, from starters to desserts, and that is why Art Madrid includes it in this year’s edition of the Fair from an ambitious place. Cheese is given this way a closest view to the creation of a work of art, both from the point of view of the time spent in its execution process and the almost personalized study dedicated to each piece during its elaboration.

Like a plastic artist, the Cheese Master Affineur executes a series of actions making each piece an exclusive and individualized element. This is what Madrid cheese factory QAVA de Quesos and its Master Afinador José Luis Martín achieve.

QAVA & MARTÍN AFINADOR is a new store concept: a unique space designed to taste, learn, promote and buy cheese in Madrid, in the heart of Retiro district."

José Luis Martín is a key piece in the QAVA cheese factory. He has been working in the cheese world for more than 30 years, providing training throughout the world, visiting cheese shops, consulting and advising on the design and implementation of one of the most emblematic cheese shops in Spain. The fact of knowing the producers personally, and even advising them on the manufacture and design of their products, allows him to select specific batches, at different stages of maturation, to complete the cheese ripening and then convert each piece into a unique product, different and with its own distinct character, the signature of the Cheese Master.

In the profile of the Master Martín Afinador experience and pure knowledge merge. Martín Afinador is an advisor and consultant for artisanal cheese factories and product design, and for the best-specialised stores in the country, director of Gourmetquesos, director and coordinator of the Championship of the Best Cheeses in Spain during nine editions, technical director and jury in national and international cheese competitions and tastings, collaborator of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Academy of Spanish Gastronomy, director and coordinator of the cheese section of the Repsol Guide to the Best Foods in Spain and trainer for hospitality schools and food centres teaching, among other activities.

Cheese ripening is a complex process that requires time and dedication, in addition to a developed use of the senses. The Cheese Master Affineur, as a specialist in the field, works in all cheese stages (varied and complex), controls all stages of raw material transformation, supervises the evolution and development of cheeses according to the characteristics of each one of them, verifies the quality and the state when the cheeses arrive at their cellars, checks their care and conservation, and; finally, he controls its packaging and the type of wrapping suitable for its best preservation.

In Qava de Quesos they have two Cheese Refining Cellars. In these "tuning caves" or refrigerated chambers designed in constant conditions of temperature, humidity and ventilation, "we take great care of the cheeses until they reach their optimum point of consumption". The work of refining involves placing the cheeses on wooden shelves, turning them over daily and/or washing them frequently, brushing them periodically, as well as other regular handlings.

Among the services offered by Qava de Quesos, we can find specific courses and workshops, events for groups and companies, and advice on shop design and ripening rooms.