THE PORTUGUESE GALLERIES OF ART MADRID FAIR

While Art Lounge repeats in Art MAdrid, Nuno Sacramento and Arte Periférica are premiered in this edition with new artists and others of recognized trajectory. An opportunity to get closer to the Portuguese art market.

 

 

Papartus. Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 200 x 200 cm - 2014

 


The gallery Nuno Sacramento was founded in the city of Aveiro (Portugal) in 2003. In 2009 the gallery changes its headquarters to Ílhavo, where it has a space specially designed to be a contemporary art gallery. Nuno Sacramento performs six individual and collective exhibitions per year, and publishes catalogs about its artists. In addition, he actively participates in museums and cultural centers in many Portuguese cities and around the world, highlighting those made in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Havana and those of the CEART Museum in Madrid.

 

Nuno Sacramento comes to Art Madrid’17 with a monograph by the artist Papartus, who returns to the cultural scene in Madrid with recent works of large format. Some of the artist's pieces are in public collections such as the Huarte Museum in Navarra, the Malaga Architects Association and the Pamplona City Hall, among others.

 

 

Joâo Noutel. Untitled - Mixed technique on MDF - 130 x 68 cm - 2016

 


Art Lounge Gallery, one of the veteran foreign galleries in Art Madrid, selects artists from many different origins, defending the importance of cultural exchange and promoting the work of artists little known in Portugal. Its intention is to enhance the internationalization of the contemporary plastic arts.

 

The gallery will exhibit in its stand the work of artists with very different lines, like Fabio Camarotta, Ana Michaelis, Joâo Noutel, the Spanish Carmen Calvo, Angela Bassano and Felix Farfán.

 

The work of Farfán (Brazil, 1960), for example, has enjoyed great recognition in South America, especially in his native Brazil, in the 80's of last century. His work has participated in numerous collective and individual exhibitions in Brazil, Brasilia, Recife, Olinda and Sao Paulo. In his art works, with a style very similar to Carmen Calvo's, the artist mixes drawing with the assemblage and collage, traditional symbols and popular culture in colorful mixed techniques on which embroiery, rips and colors to create their particular universe.

 

 

Camilo Alves. Zé Povinho according to Vetrúvio. Oil on canvas. 100x100 cm. 2014

 

Arte Periférica Gallery was founded in 1991 by Anabela Antunes and Pedro Reigadas and, since 1994, occupies a special place in the popular Cultural Center of Belem, on the outskirts of Lisbon, where it also has a shop of Fine Arts products. During 25 years of activity it has been outstanding for promoting the work of young artists from inside and outside Portugal, with special dedication to Spanish and Asian artists. Arte Periférica has imposed an ambitious agenda with 12 annual exhibitions.

 

His proposal for Art Madrid includes the work of Angela Sanchez, Eva Navarro, Eva Armisén, Camilo Alves and Isabel Sabino.

 

Isabel Sabino (Lisbon, 1955) has exhibited individually in Lisbon on numerous occasions, with Arte Periférica Gallery but also with the Galería Novo Século and at the Casa Museo Jorge Vieira. He has participated in collective exhibitions such as the Biennial of Lagos or the Biennial of Vila Nova de Cerveira. Her work, eminently on paper, is expressed in mixed techniques, watercolors and drawing to talk about an almost surrealist figuration in which the scenes - ilusions , allegories and dreams- appear fulled of color spots, geometric structures and apparently delocalized elements in a Painting full of energy.

 

 

 

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.