MEET THE ARTISTS
‘I paint with my hands because I love dropping colour footprints´
After 12 years away from the exhibition circuit, Papartus / Paco Celorrio, returns with two parallel exhibitions in the first days of February.
The two expositions are curated by Robert C. Morgan and collect a total of 40 pieces distributed in two spaces. The COAM shows 25 pieces, that shows the work done uninterruptedly during the years in which the artist has retired exclusively to work in his studio and develop a pictorial project that starts from the gestural abstraction to avoid figurative degrees based on texts signs and attitudes. CEART shows only 15 pieces that complement and dialogue with those exhibited in the COAM, forming a closed whole.
‘La luz posee recursos infinitos para engañar el ojo humano’
ARENA MARTINEZ PRESENTS A LIMITED EDITION OF HAND-PAINTED BAGS, IN COLLABORATION WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS.
Juliao Sarmento, (Lisboa – 1948) is one the most recognized artist nowadays, he has exhibit at the MoMA and the Guggenheim in New York or at the Pompidou center in Paris.
ALBERTO DE LA TORRE
Alberto De la Torre (Zamora – 1974), has made numerous individual and group exhibitions in cities like Madrid, Ibiza, Shanghai and London among others, his career is marked by an antidualist philosophy of the art object, where all certainty or style of form is dissolved in favor of experience as a result, in itself complex and multiform, exploring own obsessions such as botany, the kingdom of insects, science fiction….
JOSÉ MANUEL CIRIA
In the beginning it was difficult for Matías’ work to be integrated into the contemporary art world but it was at ARCO, in 2002, that he obtained an enormous success from audiences and critics.In ARCO 2003 his 6-meter oil painting was the cover of ‘El País’ newspaper announcing him as the ARCO of the year. Since then, multiple individuals, both national and international gallerists have supported him.
Prestigious gallerists such as Begoña Mallone (Madrid), Javier Marín (Málaga), Valle Ortí (Valencia), Espacio Liquido (Gijón), appreciate his work. He also works with foreign galleries such as: “Christopher Cutts Gallery” (Toronto – Canada) and Costantini Art Gallery (Milan – Italy), have made him internationally reputed.
Differents contemporary art centers have welcomed his work like the CAAM – Atlantic center of Modern Art (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) or the CAC Málaga.
In addition to ARCO, in recent years, he has participated in important international fairs such as MACO 2013 – Mexico Contemporary Art, Art Stage Singapore 2013, Art Monaco 2013, India Art Fair 2013, contemporary Istanbul 2012, Art Toronto 2012, Art Moscovo 2012 and Beirut Art Fair 2012.
His work has been exhibited in different places such as Livraria Assírio and Alvim, Ratton, Marília Razuk (Brazil), Giefarte, Galeria111, etc… She participated in groups at Mitra, stag Room, Marília Razuk (Brazil), Vieira da Silva Foundation, City Museum / Pav. Black, Belém Cultural Center, Gallery of the French Alliance (Brazil), João Esteves de Oliveira, Manuel de Brito Art Center, etc.
Her work can also be seen in different public and private collections such as Caixa General de Depósitios, PT Foundation, PLMJ Foundation, banco Espírito Santo, Manuel de Brito collection.
Her work has appeared in different museums and collections such as MUSAC of León, the Museum Court Herreriano of Valladolid, the Collection of contemporary art ‘THE CAIXA’ of Barcelona, the Collection bank of Spain of Madrid, the Collection Caja de Burgos, CAB and the Collection ARTIUM of Vitoria.
It is possible to find his work in the ‘Colección Arts citerios’ (Alicante), the foundation Antonio Pérez (Cuenca), the Foundation of Art (Palacio de Medinaceli – Soria), the gallry mc (Manhattan-New York), the cultural center of Ohrid (Macedonia), the collection of the faculty of the faculty of power of fine arts of Salamanca, the collections of the town hall of Valladolid and the town hall of Wetted (Valladolid), the collection fortress of Segovia, San Quirce’s Royal Academy of Segovia and finally at the Foundation Santa Maria Albarracín (Teruel).