SUAREZ and Ink and Movement team up to revolutionize the world of jewelry and launch I am Suarez by Okuda San Miguel, collection of unique, bold and elegant jewelry that you can see in # ArtMadrid18.

Looking for new ways of creative expression and projecting the jewelery tradition into the future, I am SUAREZ is born, the alliance between one of the most emblematic jewelery sagas of our country, with 75 years of experience and exclusivity, Suarez, and the Ink and Movement team, pioneers in the creation of great urban art events and representatives of some of the names with the most projection of the "new contemporary art". I am SUAREZ is an initiative that seeks to show the world the talent and know-how of a group of Spanish artists, designers, craftsmen and entrepreneurs who want to understand and enhance the aesthetics of our time. A unique fusion to enhance the value of Spanish creativity inside and outside our borders.

And, of course, the first of the selected artists for this magical combination is Okuda San Miguel, daring, original and elegant as the 5 pieces that make up the collection i am SUAREZ by Okuda San Miguel: 3 rings, a bracelet and a pendant that the artisans have worked hand in hand with Okuda to transfer to the stones and precious metals (rose gold, diamonds, sapphires of Madagascar) the geometric and colorful facets and the motifs and images of his sculptures and murals. The lining has a freehand signature by the artist that winks at the use of the spray.

"Intervening in other disciplines, transgressing formats and techniques, experimenting ... is something that I love. In this collaboration with Suarez, in addition, I had the opportunity to work with the artisans and professionals of Suarez, and therefore to learn from them. It has been a joint work trying to find the elements and types of jewelery with which I better capture my geometric chromaticism on a totally new surface for me", says Okuda.

In #ArtMadrid18, on Thursday 22 during the morning, I am SUAREZ by Okuda San Miguel collection will be presented to the public with the presence of the artist and a master jeweler who will design together an exclusive jewel for a surprise guest.

The audience of Art Madrid deserves something special and, anyone who wants to customize one of the pieces of the collection can do so at the booth of Suarez, arranging a prior appointment, on 23rd and 24th February from 7 to 8 pm in order to work directly with Okuda and the master jeweler.

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.