SHIRAS GALERÍA TRUSTS IN LOCAL ART
Feb 17, 2020
Shiras Galería is committed to local art in Valencia and in its proposal for this edition of Art Madrid will exhibit work by five Valencian artists and one Zamorano artist based in Valencia.
Founded by its current artistic director Sara Joudi, Shiras Galería gives visibility to local art in Valencia, as well as national and international art, and does so by offering a proposal for inter-generational dialogue between consolidated artists and young emerging artists with great potential for projection. Shiras Galería is a member of the Consortium of Spanish Contemporary Art Galleries, LaVAC (Association of Contemporary Art Galleries of the Valencian Community) and the Valencia Excellence Association.
Toño Barreiro (Zamora, 1965) participates in Art Madrid with the proposal "FLEXIA". Defined by the critic David Barro as: Toño Barreiro proposes to "visualize the skeleton of thought" and for this he uses the line in a sinuous and organic way (Dibujos infinitos) or as a constructor of flat geometries, which combines and moves in structures of inspired three-dimensionality (Flexia). Through new technologies and creative processes, the artist in his most recent creations, develops a multidisciplinary work in which he breaks completely with the traditional frame, making a symbiosis between painting and sculpture.
Juan Olivares (Catarroja, 1973) is an interdisciplinary artist who works between China and Spain. This year he is participating in the fair with the new series "Beyond", recently exhibited in Shiras, where he shows us his ambivalence between the poetics of the Eastern world and the chromatism of Western abstract expressionism. He makes his collages by cutting out fragments of vinyl paint on paper and combining them in such a way that the formal limits of the pictorial are lost. For the artist, abstraction is the search for the essential in the work.
Horacio Silva (Valencia, 1950), is included in Art Madrid's proposal with his recent project "intro-versions". Prestigious artist and professor of the UPV. In his work, mimesis and colour come together in a clear transition towards abstraction in which the element of "unity" makes it an explosive display of emotional tensions, from which his unmistakable personal stamp emerges.
The artist Josep Tornero (Valencia,1973), uses his masterful command of classical technique in a contemporary way and with it constructs a work in which he travels through the image both from the real and the imaginary where we find a constant concern for the material element that configures it. Her black and white oils, which resemble a blurred photograph, have a background of social denunciation. This makes her paintings unmistakable.
Shiras' exhibition proposal for Art Madrid is completed with the most recent works by Nanda Botella and Cristina Gamón. Stripes, colours and cracks merge in the work of Nanda Botella (Valencia,1960), who expresses her deepest feelings through a metaphysical language. The colour in its maximum vivacity is a fundamental element in the current work of the Valencian artist, in contrast to the work based on black and white of her previous stage. On the other hand, the young artist Cristina Gamón (Valencia, 1987), makes a show of color on surfaces of metacrilate, obtaining diffused and transparencies that remember to primary organisms submerged in aqueous spaces located in abysmal depths.