RUTH GÓMEZ AND HER URBAN BEAUTY

Stampede, vinyl, Ruth Gómez

 

 

Ruth Gómez Valladolid, 1976. This artist, licensed in Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca, is easily recognizable by its flat colors and urban aesthetics of graffiti and illustration. His baroque compositions often suggest concrete stories despite the fact that many are often autobiographical. The most current general societal themes are frozen in vibrant drawings and neo pop aesthetics. The comics, advertising and video games connect with winks to the classics of history, such as Jules Verne or George Melies.

 

 

 Zzz, Ruth Gómez

 

 

In her work, the animals suggest a very specific aesthetic, which tells the Parisian behavior of the central district, city in which she lived after finishing her studies. The animation and alternation of colors, put this illustrator in the spotlight for all those who enjoy this artistic technique. Motionless animation and capturing the moment are the two attributes that stand out in her work. In this show, the paths of the animal world and the more contemporary urban are united, plays with the metaphor of the mirror. The social importance of its icons relaxes following the inspiration of fantasy and its own creative world.

 

 

Pets 11,2005, Ruth Gómez

 

 

"At home" shows part of the work of the artist along with works created only for this occasion. The animals are the protagonists, so it shows all facets of these, portraying occasionally in their maximum splendor, as is the case of the series "stampede" or drawing the more tender and quiet side as in the "Zzz" project. Its vinyls represented as a 3D vinyl break the bidimensionality approaching the viewer in an organic and unrestricted way.

 

 

Project by Ruth Gómez

 

 

In addition, a selection of videos complete this exhibition. These videos are projected on the facade of the Cortes de Castilla y León . These, are the testimony of their concerns, and the evolution that has undergone over the years. A show, endearing and colorful that will leave them with good taste. If you are in Valladolid, go there.

 

 

 

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.