THE MADRID GALLERIES OF ART MADRID 17

 

One more year the Madrid galleries are betting on fresh and innovative proposals and do it with the help of powerful artists and with character. Some of them, are premiered in this edition, as 6mas1 and gallery Jorge Alcolea, while the others consolidate as veterans.

 

 

Julio Falagán. Untitled - Assemblage of skies of popular landscapes and landmarks - 125 x 230 cm - 2016

 

 

The gallery 6mas1, is a young and dynamic space that bets on the emerging art both national and international. In 2010 they moved to a new venue with sufficient capacity to hold exhibitions that would improve the conditions of their most contemporary proposals. The result was the expected one, since it has become a space that invites to the reflection of free autonomy for artists, being the visitor the first link of the participatory chain. It is defined as a window to a creative laboratory, which pretends to be the place of emotional exchange between artists, spectators and themselves.

 

His proposal for the 12th edition is Julio Falagán, Mar Cuervo, Joel Blanco, Pachi Giustinian and Louis Lambert. The latter, an urban artist who has wanted to blur the boundaries between art and craftsmanship using rough materials (such as cement) and popular themes that change the frame to which they are usually adjusted.

 

 

Joseba Eskubi. S.T -Oil on canvas - 55 x 46 cm - 2016

 

 

The Estampa gallery was founded in 1978, its main objective is to give visibility to contemporary artists both national and foreign. The new figuration is its main feature, but its functions do not stop there, they have also specialized in publishing books of limited edition artists. A resource that increases the exhibition value of the gallery.

 

The artists selected to exhibit at the fair are Juan Ángel González de la Calle, Joseba Eskubi, Norberto Gil and Luis Mayo. Eskubi, offers us a proposal based on a gestural painting, that combines techniques and processes that emphasize the material qualities of the image. The pictorial gesture creates a credible figure, but it is at the same time deconstructed as something strictly physical. His work produces an obsessive effect, as something absurd and indomitable where a serial and repetitive structure expands the body of the painting.

 

 

José Ramón Lozano. Cara Delevingne - Acrylic on canvas - 150 x 150 cm - 2016

 

 

The BAT gallery Alberto Cornejo, has more than three decades dedicated to the contemporary art sector. After having been growing throughout this time, not only on a personal level but with the expansion of space. The current one, offers a great home to house the work of a great number of artists. The charisma and the more youthful art are protected under the umbrella of this gallery. They have attended a great number of national and international fairs.

 

In the field of graphic and original work their fame go before them, thus maintaining the most nourished funds of the art market. One of BAT's winning bets is the confidence it offers its young artists who follow an expressive and very contemporary line. The artists selected for the fair are Gustavo Diaz Sosa, Pablo Lambertos, Leticia Felgueroso, Carlos Albert, Rubén Martin de Lucas, José Ramón Lozano and Marc Quintana.

 

 

Aurora Cañero. Canon II - Bronze - 170 x 33 x 33 cm - 2007

 

 

The Kreisler Gallery was born in the mid 60's in Madrid. It has continued to expand, opening other spaces in cities such as New York, Barcelona and Miami. Throughout the year, this gallery renews its individual exhibitions every month offering a varied and collaborative program, since many of them are presented together with cultural institutions, inside and outside Spain. They also publish original graphic works and participate regularly in national and international fairs.


One of the skills that characterizes them, is the commitment to urban art with projects such as "Past, present and future. 6 proposals / 6 artists, "a selection of artists from different generations and styles from abstraction to figuration and among whom is Okuda San Miguel, author of Kaos Temple, or reinterpretation of the church of Llanera, Asturias. The other five participants are Carlos Evangelista, Carmen Otero, Aurora Cañero, Jesús Velayos and Juvenal Ravelo.

 

 

Abraham Calero Grifo - Photo-reconstruction on 8 digital photographs - 120 x 110 cm - 2015

 

 

The Jorge Alcolea gallery has been established in Madrid since 1989. Its director, Jorge Alcolea, began in Barcelona to bet on contemporary art, at the moment in which he moved to Madrid those projects were transported with him. Those artists who in the beginning were a discovery, are currently the cornerstone of his gallery, counting among its ranks with internationally outstanding artists.

 

The careful dedication with which Jorge chooses his artists frames him in a current discourse and very thought that makes the identity of his gallery stand out by itself. The artists chosen to show their work are Eloy Morales, Abraham Calero, Carlos (Ceesepe) Sánchez Pérez, Isabel Ramoneda, Juan Escauriaza and Mario Pavez. Calero in particular bets on the subtle and minimalist photography, highlighting the identity of everyday objects that surround us, a solid proposal with a lot of presence inside the stand.

 

 

Rafael Barrios. Vertical Dislocated in two times - lacquered stainless steel - 192 x 53 cm - 2016

 

 

The Hispanic Contemporary Gallery, has its origins in Madrid but at the moment has an expansion in Mexico City. The direct relationship between the two spaces makes possible a fluid communication between the two streams, alternating national and international artists and emerging and consecrated. The mixture, makes possible a great success in the elaboration of his transoceanic speech.

 

Its annual programming offers a wide range of artistic modalities, such as Photography, Original Artwork, Painting, Sculpture or installations and its artists are Manolo Valdés, Hugo Fontela, Mel Bochner, Xavier Mascaró and Rafael Barrios. Barrios bets on a geometric and risky sculpture that will not leave indifferent to any lover of said discipline. The vibrant and colorful colors accentuate the personal brand of this.

 

 

 

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.