THE ATEMPORALITY OF REGINA GIMÉNEZ

At home Walter, 2004. Painting, collage on wood

 

 

Regina Giménez (1966) born in Barcelona in the mid 60's was born in a world between the imaginary and the real world. Always referring to objects that convey a feeling of loneliness and lead to an introspective journey towards the infinite. Terran balloons, boats or lighthouses, feed that intimate feeling that suggests the loneliness of life in the city. Its main creation are showcases that show a philosophy of postindustrial and consumer life.

 

Your eyes are windows, 2002. Painting, collage on wood

 

 

His collages combine artisan soul with photographic technique. This metaphor on the duality of nature with the urban world are unified in architectures of almost abstract landscapes. The narrative plots within his works, attracting the vintage aesthetics, his iconography and his poetic soul are the transport to that past so near today. The filmmaking of the 40's are also very present in the work of the artist. The free interpretation is the script for the reading of these works.

 

La boutique aux trovailles, 2004. Painting, collage on wood

 

This exhibition suspends the visitor in time, the timelessness, is a resource very studied by Regina. The ocher and not very intense tonality reminds us of photographic techniques used in the 50's, classic and careful typography reminds us of decades frozen in time. We continue with the intimate idea and a rather desolate stage. The static figures try to appear dynamic but at the same time they feel frozen. Midway moves and abandoned places are the common denominator of these collages.

 

Chez Tou, 2003. Painting, collage on wood

 

 

The warm color contrasts with the coldness of past times. Homesickness and melancholy travel the visitor's soul when he visualizes them. Many of these works are clear winks to artists as well known as Miró, this once again demonstrates the artistic knowledge of the artist and her ability to simulate her own creation. This virtual exhibition can be visited at the VIRTUAL ART MUSEUM OF ART CONTEMPORANI CATALA in Barcelona. This is a positive experience of enjoying a distance exhibition.

 

 

In Art Madrid, we love art in all its aspects. Therefore, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary and thanks to Cooltourspain.com , visitors at Art Madrid’20 will have the possibility to enjoy a free guided tour of urban art to discover the street art hidden by Lavapiés, one of the most multicultural and colourful neighbourhoods of Madrid.

With the code ARTMADRID2020

and your ticket to the Art Madrid’20 fair, you can enjoy "Street art Tour Lavapiés" for free, on days 26th, 27th and 28th of February at 11:00 a.m. The capacity is limited, so do not doubt, book your place at Cooltourspain.com Once the confirmation is received, you just have to go with your open eyes to enjoy this magnificent experience.

Street art is the expression of art in public spaces either in the form of murals in restored buildings; graffiti; street painting or curated artistic actions. What are the backstories of each artist? What are the social issues affecting our city? This social, cultural and educational project was born in 2016 to answer these questions and show the message hidden by the works of art of so many national and international artists who have painted the Embajadores neighbourhood. It became the first daily street art tour in Madrid.

Cooltourspain will show you the Spanish capital in an alternative way and its guides will share their knowledge about the best street art in the Lavapiés and Malasaña areas. In the same way, its Foundation collaborates with non-profit projects and local associations so that people at risk of social exclusion can learn the techniques used by Madrid graffiti artists. The tour lasts two hours and begins at the Valle Inclán Theater Entrance.