SPECIAL EDITION PRODUCTS BY OKUDA IN ART MADRID’18

This year Art Madrid has prepared a special offer of products in honor of the guest artist of the 13th edition: Okuda San Miguel.

Art Madrid'18 Poster "The Lake of Desire", Okuda San Miguel

You can get the Art Madrid'18 poster of the piece that the artist has created exclusively for the fair. A colorful mural entitled "The Lake of Desire" that will welcome visitors to the Crystal Gallery. It is the largest studio work that this artist has ever made, a stunning canvas of 3 by 5 meters, and he has painted it by being true to his style, by spray. The Art Madrid'18 poster reproduces this fantastic work in a format of 70 x 100 cm on satin paper of 300 gr.

Tote bag "Skull", Okuda San Miguel

In addition, one of the most iconic elements of this urban artist, his faceted skull, could not be missing, a motif which this creator knows how to make the most of and that it is also the central image of the special engraving of the fair. On this occasion, Okuda’s skull is presented in a purer design, reduced to its essential lines, but with the same force, in a special edition bag for Art Madrid'18. A proposal with the special seal Okuda.

Okuda San Miguel

Grey Skull, 2018

17-ink hand-printed by Inkvisible Prints on 220 g pink fabriano paper

70 x 50cm

Remember that you can get these products at the Art Madrid store within the fair.

The CEART opens this Thursday, November 14th in the room A an exhibition dedicated to this master of photography, which will be open to the public until February 9th. The show includes one of the artist's latest projects, focused on the hard work carried out by the miners of Serra Pelada, an open gold mine in the heart of Brazil where employees daily risked their lives.

Immigration, poverty, marginal life, slave labour, man's relationship with the land, the use of natural resources... are issues that have always fascinated Salgado. From the beginning of his career as a photographer, his work has opted to give visibility to the most disadvantaged groups and to create with his images a vivid and impressive visual story without fakes. With a raw black and white, this author's work transits between photo-reportage and naturalistic photography.

And the idea that permeates all his work is human dignity. Salgado portrays employees, miners and gatherers from a purely humanistic approach that wants to value their integrity, their strength and their resilience.

“If you photograph a human, so that he is not represented in a noble way, there is no reason to take the picture. That is my way of seeing things.”

Salgado entered this discipline long after completing his studies in economics between Brazil and the United States, and a doctorate in statistics in France. But in 1973 his life took a turn, and he decided to start his career as a photographer. He achieved to work at the Gamma Agency and Magnum Photos for more than 15 years until in 1994 he founded his own agency “Amazonas Imagen”.

With the “Gold” project, the photographer portrays a harsh reality that takes place in the Serra Pelada mine, a name given to a totally devastated and anarchically excavated mining enclave, the world's largest open-pit gold mine, through which more than 50,000 people have passed. In the heat of the legends about the mysterious “El Dorado”, the enthusiasm for this precious metal led to the development of strenuous exploitation practices for the workers and to originate tales of grief and glory, of human victory and defeat between the soil, the tunnels and the cargo baskets.

The CEART exhibition brings together Salgado's full portfolio in his characteristical black and white and large-format photographs that leave no one indifferent.