FOR YOU, INSTAGRAMMER

After the first days of celebration of the fourteenth edition of Art Madrid, we have been able to immerse ourselves in social media, especially in Instagram, to know which works are the most photographed. In this article, we show you the pieces that you can not miss when you come to visit Art Madrid'19.

José Ramón Lozano

Sin Título (VI), 2019

Acrylic on canvas

170 x 190cm

Undoubtedly, one of the most appealing works to visitors is that of the young José Ramón Lozano (BAT Gallery Alberto Cornejo). His very close-up female portraits are, looking directly at the viewer, equally seducing and intriguing him. A painter specialized in portraiture, Lozano affirms that through this genre "he can transmit more of his work to the spectators". His work is a perfect manifesto of the new possibilities that even today can characterize such a traditional discipline and genre, as well as being a clear example of the unlimited power of young creation. Likewise, in the same stand, are the works of the Slovak photographer Mária Švarbová and those of Lantomo, a great Italian artist passionate about Chinese culture, these are also featured on social media.

François Bel

Ringringring, 2018

Acrylic glass

40 x 14cm

Rafael Barrios

Tumble, 2018

Lacquered steel

57 x 45cm

Peter Anton

Raspberry-Lemon Ice Bar, 2017

Mixed technique

56 x 23cm

Naturally, the sculptures of François Bel (Galerie Barrou Planquart), known as "Big Bangs" are one of the most shared images on Instagram. This artist, interested in new realism, street art and pop culture, makes impressive encapsulations in synthetic glass of a decisive moment, but at the same time reflects some of the great icons of the contemporary world: the concern of time passage, self-centeredness or materialism. He shares the critical vision of the state of things with another of the most prominent artists on social media: Layziehound Coka (ODA Gallery), a South African artist who works from a very gestural figuration and who will be accompanying us throughout the celebration of Art Madrid.

Gerard Mas

Guardian, 2018

Madera de teka quemada y vidrio

103 x 27cm

Many attendees have photographed the works of the Galería Hispánica stand (Madrid-Mexico City), where you can find pieces by American, Italian and Spanish authors, such as Rafael Barrios, Peter Antono, Paul Rousso or Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta). The same is happening at the 3 punts gallery stand, where the works by Samuel Salcedo, Gerard Mas, Alejandro Monge or Kiko Miyares stand out, this last one also being present in the space of the Gallery Arancha Osoro. The works by Collage Habana artists, Andy Llanes Bultó, Ernesto Rancaño, Roldán Lauzán Eiras y Daniel R. Collazo, have been photographed and shared on social media.

Carlo Borer

Cluster, 2011

Steel

45 x 65cm

Oliver Czarnetta

Spektrum, 2018

Resin

41 x 17cm

In the stand of Schmalfuss the works by Carlo Borer also stand out, abstract sculptures made of steel in which the spectators find an interesting game of reflections; likewise sculptures by Oliver Czarnetta, mysterious faces isolated with secrets inside. In the Robert Drees space, the most portrayed are the pieces in rubber by the South Korean Sun Rae Kim and paintings by the Spanish Pepa Salas. Also, within the proposal of the Bea Villamarín Gallery are works by Carlos Tárdez, Patricia Escutia and Mònica Subidé, whom we also find in the Yiri Arts gallery. We also highlight the works by Isabel Alonso Vega (Fucking Art Gallery), made from smoke and methacrylate, pieces that speak to viewers of "the intangible, of what is present but can hardly be seen, it is almost impossible to touch and much less to catch".

Alejandra Atarés

Jardin con fondo rosa, 2018

Oil and acrylic on linen

150 x 150cm

Manuela Eichner

Bruja, 2018

Collage on wood

60 x 45cm

The One Project space, the program curated by Nerea Ubieto, is having great success on social media. Pieces by Nuria Mora (Gallery About Art), Virginia Rivas (DDR Art Gallery), Manuela Eichner (RV Culture and Art) or those by Alejandra Atarés (Víctor) Lope) are the most shared images by instagrammers. Finally, we are happy to see that Rubén Martín de Lucas's audio-visual installation that welcomes the audience at the entrance is one of the works that is being recorded and photographed the most. We hope that this small guide will help everyone who wants to keep and share what they have seen in Art Madrid'19!

 

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.