Mariajosé Gallardo

Mariajosé Gallardo | Hogar dulce hogar

Mariajosé Gallardo

Hogar dulce hogar, 2018

Oil, enamel and gold leaf on canvas

81 x 65 cm

Galería Luisa Pita

Santiago de Compostela, España

Programa General A25

about Mariajosé Gallardo

Vilafranca de los Barros (Badajoz), 1978

Mariajosé Gallardo graduated in Fine Arts in the speciality of Design and Engraving, at the University of Seville. Throughout her various projects, María José Gallardo has built her own plastic vocabulary. She has made her works easily recognisable. Representative emblems, symbols, religious, esoteric, heraldic, ex-votos or reliquaries are always present in her representative lexicon; offering the possibility of thinking about painting from parameters other than strictly plastic or aesthetic.

It is common to find in her creations cathedral plants, showing her fascination about places of power and how in those same territories different religions have coexisted throughout history. Where time ago there was a pagan temple, a Visigothic hermitage or a mosque now stands a church being clear the sacred quality of the terrain marked perhaps by the existence of energetic vortices that favour in that enclave the divine and holy coexistence. Religion, history, cinema, fashion, music, comics, the plastic arts and, above all, the history of painting, are the sources that originate and shape the aesthetic territory of Gallardo.

about the artist's works

Her work is intense in every way, in the details, in the strokes, in the symbology. Emblems, symbols, religious motifs, esoteric, heraldry, ex-vows or reliquaries are always present in their representative lexicon; offering the possibility of thinking the painting from parameters other than strictly plastic or aesthetic. Religion, history, cinema, fashion, comics and, above all, the history of painting, are the sources that originate and shape Gallardo's aesthetic territory. She mixes tradition and culture emphasizing in her compositions the cut of the figure on flat bottoms with an intense mastery and use of gold leaf, providing drama to the compositions and making them very attractive. María José Gallardo is one of the most prominent figurative artists of the current art scene.

Featured works

Andrew Schoultz | Full Spectrum

Andrew Schoultz

Full Spectrum, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

91.5 x 76.5 cm

Clàudia Valsells | Untitled 2

Clàudia Valsells

Untitled 2, 2019

Mixed media

140 x 134 cm

Efraïm Rodríguez | Castor

Efraïm Rodríguez

Castor, 2016

Madera Encina Ciprés Nogal

89 x 36 x 40 cm

Hugo Alonso | Untitled 30

Hugo Alonso

Untitled 30, 2019

Acrylic on paper

152 x 120 cm

Gustavo Díaz Sosa | De la serie Huérfanos de Babel

Gustavo Díaz Sosa

De la serie Huérfanos de Babel, 2017

Mixta sobre lino

130 x 97 cm

€6,050.00

Juan Olivares | Beyond II

Juan Olivares

Beyond II, 2019

Pintura vinílica sobre lienzo

180 x 200 cm

Maria Angélica Viso Penso | Deshojando

Maria Angélica Viso Penso

Deshojando, 2018

Acero al carbón

45 x 45 cm

€1,800.00

Nicolás Laiz | Nopalia II

Nicolás Laiz

Nopalia II, 2019

polvo de mármol, resina, hierro y laca

73 x 42 x 37 cm

€3,025.00

Toño Barreiro | Dibujos infinitos

Toño Barreiro

Dibujos infinitos, 2018

Tinta plana sobre papel fabriano

90 x 75 cm

Roberto López Martín | Blancanieves

Roberto López Martín

Blancanieves, 2015

Ceras y collage sobre papel

21.5 x 31.5 cm

Misterpiro | Satellite

Misterpiro

Satellite, 2019

Esmalte acrílico y spray sobre panel de madera

110 x 110 cm