THE WOMEN?S GALLERISTS ARE STRONG IN THE NORTH ... AND IN ART MADRID

We are pleased to see how women gallery owners have strengthened their presence and visibility on the stage of contemporary Spanish art and, from Galicia and Asturias, some of their best representatives arrive at our fair.

 

Lino Lago. Yellow paint on Gioconda. Oil on linen. 122 x 81.5 cm. 2016

 

 

Moret Art is a company formed by a team of professionals specialized in the contemporary art market with a firm commitment to the dissemination and development of the work of emerging artists, both national and international, for which they have incorporated documentary supports, activities Didactic, artistic encounters and technological resources, both online and offline. In Art Madrid'17 we can see the work of his artists Xurxo Gómez-Chao, Miguel Piñeiro, Daniel Sueiras and Lino Lago.

 

Lino Lago and Daniel Sueiras are betting on a portrayal and figurative painting that bring us closer to consumer culture, giving new meaning to fixed stereotypes. Along with the others they make of Moret Art, a obligatory stop inside the fair.

 

 

Los Barreiro.Containers. Containers. Mixed technique (objects and painting). 2016

 

 

The Montenegro Gallery, in this case directed by Víctor Rodeiro Montenegro, is based in Vigo and was founded in 1987. It represents Spanish and international artists framed in Historical Vanguard and Modern International Art, reserving a special section for Galician art. Francisco Pazos, Los Barreiro, Adolfo Schlosser and Jorge Barbi are the artists with whom we are surprised in this edition, two very different visions on contemporary sculpture.

 

Los Barreiro in particular, a team that stands out for the fusion of aesthetic and conceptual ideas of both. It results in a new contribution to the object-art of single piece, with reminiscences that go from the pop art and abstract to the industrial style. A safe bet based on the current culture.

 

 

Yolanda Dorda. Sin título. No title. Mixed media on paper. 150 x 108 cm. 2016

 

 

The new Luisa Pita Art Gallery project was born to continue the activity of the Bus Station Space Gallery, founded and directed by Luisa Pita, in Santiago de Compostela since 2012. Focused now from the experience acquired as a more ambitious cultural project, With its own and more personal meaning, as a meeting point for artists of recognized prestige and emerging. The works of Yolanda Dorda and Rebeca Plana compose their proposal for Art Madrid'17.

 

Two women, with very powerful work that with great narrative expression will delight us with their presence. The oil on canvas and mixed media will meet on the stand of this gallery so fresh and dynamic.

 

 

David Morago.  Lion's Head. Acrylic and graphite on wood. 113.5x 99.5 cm. 2016

 

The gallery owner Aurora Vigil-Escalera is one of the veterans at Art Madrid and runs a new space, Aurora Vigil-Escalera Gallery, which brings together two key factors: experience - with more than 30 years in the sector - and quality. The variety in the cultural offer and the category of the artists represented become the hallmarks of this new project that is updated and adapted to the personal concerns of its director and to the continuous changes in the art sector. The ambitious proposal that brings us to the fair includes artists such as David Rodriguez Caballero, Pablo Genovés, Rafa Macarrón, Herminio, Isabel Muñóz, Juan Genovés, Ismael Lagares, David Morago and Mariano Matarranz.

 

The photographer Isabel Muñoz has been able to highlight the diversity of proposals that characterize the contemporary Spanish photographic scene, betting on the platinum styling technique and the large format with the aim of reinforcing her discourse: her passion for the body as a form of Approach to the study of the human being. While David Morago, bet on a more wild and animalistic aesthetic with his mixed techniques on board.

 

 

 Eric Bocanegra. Eric Bocanegra. Virio 2. Oil on canvas. 116 x 89 cm. 2015

 

 

The Arancha Osoro Gallery is an art space located in the exhibition center of Oviedo, dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art, discovering and working with new promises in wide collaboration with the artistic and production centers. His proposal is simple: to physically and emotionally bring current art to the people, doing it in an active way, that stimulates, that makes you feel. In Art Madrid'17 we will approach the work of Kiko Miyares, Covadonga Valdés, Eric Bocanegra and Pedro Fano.

 

Eric Bocanegra in particular, develops a style that allows him to unleash his imagery, ghosts and worries. The painting becomes his life, and this speech knows how to bring the table through oil and acrylic. A very intense and minimalist work.

 

 

 

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.