The 16th edition of Art Madrid hosts 32 national and international galleries that are committed to reactivating the art market worldwide. The fair is taking place at the Crystal Gallery in Palacio de Cibeles to celebrate another year of success, continuing its contribution to the development of the international contemporary art market scene.
3 PUNTS GALERIA
Fascinated by the aesthetic possibilities of symmetrical patterns and tessellations, Add Fuel’s work focuses towards working with and reinterpreting the language of traditional tile design, and that of the Portuguese tinned ceramic tile in particular. Effortlessly blending these two seemingly irreconcilable visual idioms, his current practice seeks to combine traditional decorative elements with contemporary visual references in new forms that reveal an impressive complexity and masterful attention to detail.
ALBA CABRERA GALLERY
Francesca-Poza’s work is always the fruit of a double movement, moving outwards and inwards simultaneously. The action that shapes the body of the work corresponds to a parallel modification of the intimate space, in such a way that the external and the internal spaces are mutually shaped. From this uninterrupted dialogue is born the differential fact of the work of art, its hybrid nature, of inner matter illuminated by meaning. Spinning, weaving, intertwining, wrapping, fitting the pieces together … It is in this cyclical movement that the work provides clues that reveal this internal event that amplifies it; and as for us, we are left with the adventure of following the thread and weaving, together, a new meaning to it.”
The transcription technique of dreams and surrealism influences Andrea Torres Balaguer’s work.
Raquel Algaba’s figures inhabit a liminal space between the mental and the physical, trying to reflect the fragmentary state of the contemporary subject whose unstable condition moves her to organise herself as if her body or identity could be reformulated, changed or replaced.
GALERÍA HISPÁNICA CONTEMPORÁNEA
Fidia Falaschetti explores the relationship between digital and analogue, appropriating materials and elements of the past and transforming them into impactful contemporary objects. He creates work that is satirical and playful but also confronts the viewers to think about how and what they consume.
GALERÍA JORGE ALCOLEA
Carlos Azañedo expresses his experience in his works, portraying imaginary cities as a backdrop to the hustle and bustle of the urban social scene. The colour, the proportion and a precise perspective are elements taken care of in detail, but above all, the cheerful brushstrokes stand out as key to these dazzling works, in which Carlos seeks to express his inner world through a “pure creativity without limits or conditions”.
For Silvia Flechoso, art is the sensitive revelation of the sublime. Through his idea of portraiture, he investigates power and redefines the concept of myth, reinterpreting it under an erotic-mystical vision that seeks to recall the divine nature of man. A figurative style that follows the Venetian tradition of Tiziano or Velázquez and in which he implements a clear contemporary aesthetic.
Yvonne Michiels tells personal stories about vulnerability, beauty, emotions and mortality. She uses topical examples from modern society. The result is an innovative aesthetic that is not only fascinating, but also moving. Her works are characterised by the unusual techniques she uses. As a result, they are surprising, continually reveal new dimensions and bear a very personal stamp.
GALERÍA BEATRIZ BÁLGOMA
Art Madrid is on view until the 30th of May.
The information is extracted from the press releases of the galleries.