Art Madrid'24 – 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.

 

 

 

“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.