Art Madrid'24 – THE CREATIVE UNIVERSE OF M.C.ESCHER


Maurits Cornelis Escher, February 1938. Woodcut, 39.1 × 67.7 cm Collezione Giudiceandrea Federico All M.C. Escher works © 2016 The M.C. Escher Company

 

The Dutch artist Maurtis Corneils Escher, 1898-1972. He is known worldwide for his wood engravings. Escher's style is a paradigm, his relationship with mathematics and geometry have managed to create impossible figures that still escape our reason today. Their imaginary worlds are a constant in his work. His drawings in 2D and 3D move the viewer into stranger places.

 

 

Maurits Cornelis Escher's work, xylographic engraving

 

 

Escher's work has traveled all over the world. He was one of the most copied artists in history, to such an extent that the last years of his career was dedicated to destroying the original pieces so that they do not copy. Many of his works are distributed worldwide in public and private collections. Now, we can enjoy more than 200 works collected in the palace of Gaviria.

 

 

View of the exhibition

 

This space was closed for many years. Thanks to the Arthemisa, an Italian group that produces and organizes the show, they have filled with games of logic the palatial stays. The exhibition, curated by Mark Veldhuysen (CEO of the M.C. Escher Company) and the collector Federico Giudiceandrea. The exhibition includes such emblematic works as "Hand with reflective sphere" "Relativity" (or House of Stairs) and "Belvedere". Thanks to these pieces we can get a little closer to the twisted mind of a scientist.

 

 

Maurits Cornelis Escher's work, xylographic engraving

 

 

In addition, the exhibition counts on scientific experiments, play areas and other educational resources to bring the art closer to the little ones. A safe bet for all audiences and a unique opportunity to enjoy a rare artistic experience. Also noteworthy is the section "Eschermanía", which includes drawings, lithographs, etchings and woodcuts of the artist that have influenced the world of film and design, among other fields.

“I paint in a completely free way, I don't have a plan, it's chaotic, but everything has a reason. I don't prepare anything before I start painting, what I paint is what I feel or try to communicate at that moment, so it changes a lot (from one work to another)”.

Chão limpo e o resto. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Cultura Inquieta once again joins the experience of discovering and celebrating creative talent within the broad spectrum of artistic expressions present at Art Madrid'24. As a supporter of culture and contemporary art, its commitment to promoting and supporting emerging artists is reflected in a special initiative in this edition: highlighting and supporting the work of the REVELATION ARTIST of the 19th edition.

Só durmo na minha almofada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In this context, Ana Malta emerges into the contemporary art scene with a fresh voice and her own visual aesthetic. Born in Lisbon in 1996, Malta is a talented visual artist and freelance designer who has captivated the public with her distinctive approach and bold exploration of the beauty of everyday spaces through her investigations of color.

Her studies in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, as well as her Master's Degree in Creative Industries Management at the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, have provided a solid foundation for her artistic practice. Currently, she also collaborates in the Communication and Production Office of Carpintarias de São Lázaro - Centro Cultural e Galeria Belo-Galsterer, showing her commitment to the cultural fabric of her community. She is also part of the artistic collective VÊS.TRÊS.

Ana Malta has been recognized in several platforms and media, including the 14th Edition of QUADRANTE, Melancia Mag and the SCROLL program of the RTP2 channel. Her participation in the book (AS)ARTISTAS - Ensaio Gráfico sobre Histórias e Práticas Artísticas no Feminino and in the April 21st Edition of Nova Awareness Club underlines her impact and relevance in the contemporary art scene.

Só um é que ganha. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Ana Malta's work is characterized by her exploration of color, patterns, composition, and texture. These elements are not only vehicles of her plastic and visual expression, but also embody an intimate dialogue between aesthetic restlessness and the transformation of error into opportunity.

It is exciting to see Ana Malta make her debut at Art Madrid'24, represented by Galeria São Mamede (STAND B3). Her presence promises to further enrich the artistic experience of the event, inviting the public to approach the visually captivating and conceptually stimulating universe that the artist creates to narrate the chaos she rearranges in shapes and colors.

Não fico pendurada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In a world in constant movement, Ana Malta reminds us of the importance of experimentation and continuous exploration in the search for authentic and sincere artistic expression.

Her work has been REVEALED to us in the 19th edition of ART MADRID, thanks to the precise point of view of CULTURA INQUIETA as a testimony of the transforming power of art. In her hands, the entropy of forms brings us the possible memory of an endless summer; the luminosity of the sun becomes the caress of everyday life; we may even be surprised by the formula of happiness turned into a companion animal.

Ana Malta's pieces combines the restlessness of a space that appears to be in a state of chaos with the delicate synesthesia of vibrating at the velocity of light, nuances, lines and colors in her paintings.