THE BEST ART GALLERIES FROM CATALONIA IN ART MADRID\'17

They all come from Barcelona and portray an interesting range of possibilities within contemporary art, from pieces with the unmistakable imprint of the Spanish avant-garde of the XXth century, to icons of urban art and emerging artists of enormous projection.

 

 

 José Benítez, Pavilion of Prayers, 2016. Mixed technique

 

 

3Punts gallery works in the promotion of contemporary art in its different expressions, paying special attention to the work of new creators in contrast to others of consolidated trajectory, and collaborating with other national and international galleries. The proposal they bring to Art Madrid'17 includes artists Gerard Mas, Mr. Brainwash, Ramon Surinyac, Samuel Salcedo, Alejandro Monge, José Benítez.

 

Among the artists who will exhibit at 3 Punts gallery booth, the work of the Malaga artist José Benítez stands out. His sublime landscapes of monsters, ruins and labyrinths allow the viewer to enter the personal and utopian universe of the painter.

 

 

Joan Miró, Tête, 1975. Chinese ink and waxes on Japanese paper 

 

 

Marc Calzada Gallery, founded in 1996 and located in the center of Barcelona, is specialized in national and international 20th century authors, with great attention to the classical avant-gardes. We will have the pleasure of showing some impressive pieces by Antoni Tàpies, Antonio Saura and Joan Miró, in the fantastic dialogue between masters that the gallery has proposed.

 

The Marc Calzada Gallery proposes an exhibit in which it establishes a link between the three artists, both artistic and personal. 

 

 

Ivan Franco, Untitled, 2016. Pencil on paper

 

 

Galería Miquel Alzueta combines contemporary art with 20th century architecture and design within an old 500m² factory in the heart of Barcelona. In constant renewal, international artists with Spanish artists of different generations live together. Their list of artists, in continuous expansion, aims to be a reflection of the art of the XXI century. In Art Madrid'17 the will show some the artists Bruno Ollé, Manolo Ballesteros, Ivan Franco, Lídia Masllorens and Maria Yelletisch.

 

The artists that will exhibit in the stand of Miquel Alzueta, although with very different techniques and themes in their works, are a great sample of the quality of the artistic proposals of the young values ??of our country.

 

 

 

Rosa Solano, And to show a button, 2017. Assembly on iron

 

 

Alonso Vidal, founded in 2004, has always focused on the promotion and dissemination of contemporary art in all its techniques, with national and international artists whom it supports from the beginning of its career. 


From his gallery comes the Catalan artist Rosa Solano, winner of the XII Visual Arts Prize José Mª Vidal of the Arena Foundation in painting mode, that will exhibit at Art Madrid their iron assemblies of the series "Y para muestra un botón". In addition, Xavi Carbonell (Alcoy, 1971) will present his works inspired by children's art and naif style, not only from a formal point of view, but also in the issues he paints.

 

 

Eduardo Marco, Colorfield 21, 2015. Photography

 

 

The Zielinsky Gallery is one of the youngest participants in Art Madrid’17. It was born in 2015 and represents contemporary artists, mainly from Europe and Latin America. It promotes artistic and cultural exchange between the two continents and wants to break away from hermetic projects and unilateral ideas, creating links between collectors and neophytes in the art world, bringing them closer to different cultures. In our fai we will see pieces by his artists Yamandú Canosa, Daniel Orson Ybarra, Eduardo Marco and Luca Benites.

 

Memory is a key in the work of the Uruguayan artists Yamandú Canosa and Daniel Orson Ybarra; Brazilian artist Eduardo Marco will surprise us with his photographs that uncover "what is hidden from the common gaze", and the architect and artist Luca Benites will share with the public a work defined by a look to and from the city.

 

 

 

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.