YOUNG ARTISTS IN ART MADRID’20

Art Madrid ’20 will feature almost 200 artists from around the world in this 15th edition. Within this wide-world international artistic panorama, the fair maintains its commitment to the professional development of the youngest. Artists whose career is their initial or intermediate state and that, despite their youth, already have a recognised place in the art market.

There is nothing more avant-garde than what we can observe in a fair. The need to give testimony of the historical evolution of art demands to originate an intergenerational representation. Artists who do not exceed 35 years and who are an essential part of the paradigm of contemporary art bringing an indispensable artistic reality in the eyes of who looks.

Cristina Gamón

60 Marina, 2016

Mixed media on methacrylate

81 x 130cm

Cristina Gamón

Colores Fronterizos, 2016

Acrílico sobre metacrilato

100 x 70cm

Art Madrid condenses, year after year, the whole work of the galleries, which strive to bring and show their best artists and their latest projects, and, among them, we cannot miss these artists who are in full creative and identity development. In this edition of Art Madrid ’20, the painting by Cristina Gamón (Valencia, 1987) stands out. She was granted the Gold Medal of the BMW National Painting Prize at her 24s. Shiras Gallery brings the work of this painter who is already present in public and private collections such as AEPE Foundation, Casa de Velázquez, Valencia City Council, Pierre Cardin, BMW Collection or Bilaketa Foundation.

Mária Švarbová

Origins, Trio 8, 2017

Digital print on paper

60 x 90cm

Mária Švarbová

The Tribune, Chill, 2016

Digital print on paper

50 x 50cm

It is worth to highlight this year, not only the youth of these artists but the representation they make of the multidisciplinarity present in the fair, as it happens with the photography of Mária Švarbová (Slovakia 1988). With a clean and direct style, she captures the subject's sense of psychology through experimentation with space, colour and atmosphere, moving away from the traditional portrait. Švarbová has worked for high-impact magazines such as Vogue, Forbes or The Guardian. In addition, she has won important awards, among which the Hasselblad Master 2018 stands out and has participated in exhibitions and fairs worldwide.

Misterpiro

Meanwhile, 2019

Esmalte acrílico y spray sobre panel de madera

120 x 120cm

Misterpiro

Meanwhile, 2019

Esmalte acrílico y spray sobre panel de madera

120 x 120cm

The fair defines itself as a dynamic space in which clearly, the work of these young artists reinforces also the approach of contemporary art to the younger audience. The urban style of Misterpiro (Madrid, 1994) is appreciated by this young audience. He was recognised by Forbes España magazine in 2017 as one of the 30 young Spaniards under 30 with the greatest influence in various activities. His work leads us to travel from complete abstraction to the figurative in all types of media.

We can also observe that social consciousness materialises strongly in younger artists with artistic impulses linked to the current historical moment. Nina Franco (Rio de Janeiro, 1988) leads us to deepen into contemporary socio-political conflicts through her work with a great visual impact.

Nina Franco, “Clandestinas”, installation, 2019

Within the curated program One Project, we cannot miss the youngest artists such as Julio Anaya (Málaga, 1987), with a marked artistic identity. He recreates iconic works of art and hides them in abandoned places, giving way to impressive contrasts. The ephemeral nature of his work makes photography fundamental because it gives meaning to artistic action by allowing the documentation of the work. The story closes with this gesture: the painting of a painting, which no longer exists.

Julio Anaya

Francisco de Goya - Vuelo de Brujas, 2019

Acrílico sobre cartón

100 x 75cm

Julio Anaya

Bocklin Zoom, 2019

C-print

80 x 100cm

Artists of medium-career artists are also present in the program of activities ART MADRID-PROYECTOR'20, framed in the action art and video art. The work of Maia Navas (Argentina, 1986) stands out. With her 33 years, besides teaching classes such as University professor, this artist and curator, directs the PLAY -Videoarte- Festival at the Cultural Center of the University Extension (Universidad Nacional del Nordeste). She has exhibited in various festivals of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, Italy, Portugal and China and won the award for the best Latin American Video Art at the VideoBabel Festival (Lima, Peru).

Maia Navas, “Restos de amor” (photogram), 2017.

And we must mention the other young talents that will be present at the fair: Adlane Samet (El Harrach, Argelia, 1989), Alejandro Monge (Zaragoza, 1988), Onay Rosquet (La Habana, 1987), Gerardo Liranza (San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, 1987), Roldan Lauzán (La Habana, 1987), Joaquín Lalanne (Buenos Aires, 1989), Leonardo Moyano (Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1991), Chen Yun (Taiwan, 1988), Guim Tió Zarraluki (Barcelona, 1987), Lai Wei-Yu (Taipei, 1989). These are just some of the on-their-thirties artists who are part of the Art Madrid '20 exhibition.

We invite you to know and observe their work in this edition of the fair, where a great artistic diversity is presented from the different angles and characteristics that make up the contemporary art sphere in this 2020.

 

One more year, the well-known and innovative brand of acrylic paintings Liquitex, joins the sponsors of Art Madrid to develop a series of dynamic and participative actions, this time together with the School of Plastic and Design Education Artediez.

Liquitex is one of the brands collaborating with the program "The Fine Art Collective", through which it establishes synergies with artistic organizations and institutions around the world to support emerging practice through workshops, projects, exhibitions, residencies and student grants. In this edition of Art Madrid, Liquitex will collaborate with Artediez to carry out an educational action, a masterclass to explore the different creative possibilities of acrylic painting, "intermixable" in its different formats and its range of additives (focus on inks, spray, marker and some additives).

The theoretical-practical workshop: "New acrylic formats, new creative possibilities", will take place on Tuesday 25th February from 17:00 to 19:00h in the Auditorium of the Artediez School and will be given by the Liquitex resident artist Miguel Torrús, using the brand's range of acrylics and additives.


Formulario de inscripción

The Escuela de Artediez is a public centre in Madrid that has a great experience in the teaching of Plastic Arts and Design in all its variants (graphic, interior, industrial and fashion). The school contributes with its teaching method, to the development of a favourable environment for design and artistic activities.

Another action developed by Liquitex is the endowment of a prize in materials valued at 1,500 RRP to one of the participating artists of Art Madrid who uses acrylic painting as the main medium in his creations. The winner will be announced on the last day of the fair (Sunday 1st March) with a function (with a symbolic check), and will be decided between the organisation of Art Madrid and Liquitex.

The company Liquitex has been offering innovations in the field of acrylic painting since 1955. This year it celebrates its 65th birthday defending the same slogan as when it was born: **"create without borders". The creator of the first water-based acrylic paint currently offers a range of intense and vibrant acrylic paints in different formats (thick body, fluid body, inks, acrylic gouache, markers and sprays), acrylic mediums and various accessories. Liquitex products, having the same range of colours in the various formats, can be mixed allowing any artist to experiment with their colour palette without limits.