Art Madrid'24 – OneShot, Oficial Hotel for Art Madrid\'15

The contemporary art fair Art Madrid'15 renews its partnership with ONE SHOT HOTELS, so that they are the official hotels of gallery owners, artists, organizers and collectors fair. Also, on this occasion, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Art Madrid, the hotel ONE SHOT Recoletos04 will host one of the exhibitions of the Parallel Program of the fair, a photography exhibition with the work of some of the most personal and prominent voices in contemporary photography and a special curator.

"Believe you can and you're halfway there" with this maxim of Theodore Roosevelt and a credit of 100,000 euros starts the history of the hotel chain ONE SHOT, spontaneous hotels, unique and unrepeatable, as defined by its creators and with a vocation focused in contemporary art as the backbone of the project. ONE SHOT HOTELS are linked especially with photography. "One shot" is an exclusive release, a single master shot and a limited edition, in photographic slang, and so are the hotels of this young project: all different, each is a "one shot".

 

Javier Ayuso. Untitled Project.

 

A HOTEL IN MOTION WITH ITS OWN ART PROJECT
 
To support and promote private initiatives contemporary art, ONE SHOT HOTELS have created a cultural sponsorship project: ONE SHOT PROJECTS. For what purpose? To achieve that art, culture, beauty and creation becoming a part of everyday life of each of its hotels, as part of their identity and business philosophy and, by extension, as part of the identity of their customers.
ONE SHOT PROJECTS aims to be not only a draft presentation of the latest creative processes, but an initiative that shares reflections through talks and meetings with artists, educational activities and participation in the artistic program of the city where we are . In ONE SHOT PROJECTS have already exposed the work of Jorge Fuembuena, Marta Soul, Javier Ayuso and Alfonso Batallla.
 
Diego Pedra. Vagabundeando.
ONE SHOT RECOLETOS 04 AN ALTERNATIVE SPACE FOR ART MADRID'15
 
The art fair Art Madrid repeats in its 10th anniversary edition, the collaboration with ONE SHOT HOTELS in February 2015. It will not only be the Official Hotel of the fair, with special prices and facilities to gallery owners, customers and collectors, but one of the alternative spaces of Art Madrid'15 within its parallel activities program.
 
During February, the hall and corridors of the hotel Recoletos 04 ONE SHOT will host a magnificent photo exhibition curated by sociologist and independent art critic Nicola Mariani with the work of David Catá , Irene Cruz, Karina Beltrán and Victoria Diehl, four of the most prominent and most promising names in contemporary photography.
 
The exhibition reflects the common thread that unites the work of four photographers, who from different concerns, aesthetic premises and formal solutions, reflected a poetic dimension of existence, in which the prevailing uncertainty and the suspension between reality and fiction; description and evocation; inner and outer; natural and artificial; history and memory. In short, between life and death, between experience and desire.
 
Art Madrid'15 celebrates its 10 years with the best in the best possible space.

 

“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.