GALLERY SCENE + Art Walk
Santiago Giralda is represented by the gallery Moisés Pérez de Albéniz www.Galeriampa.com. His landscapes are amazing, super layered with thick impasto, masked angles which reveal the canvas layer and gives incredible dimension. It’s a mix of abstraction, tuning you in and out of a surreal mountains, lakes, valley’s, rock formations and bodies of water.
STEFAN RINK at GALERIA ALEGRIA
The stone carvings by Stefan Rinck, as he describes, “Ultimately I want to reveal the figure, …which is hidden in the block”. Pretty much sums up what Michelangelo once exclaimed, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” Although Rinck’s figures aren’t classical angels or carvings dedicated to the church, his work does release other worldly creatures and beings into the world. I can appreciate the amount of labor in these statues, the polishing of stone and the odd style he implements. I feel as though I’ve been enlightened by his work and in a way these feel like ‘contemporary relics’, timeless works.
Often when traveling I do as much research as I can to find galleries to visit that suits my taste. Swinton Gallery and Grant, served as a bookstore, coffee shop and gallery. The gallery was below deck and was a good size. It had various smaller spaces that receded into areas where you could lurk. On this particular day they were exhibiting the work of SANER and GNOSICK’s Atlantico. SANER is known for his street style art that depicted masked indigenous figures and natural spirits of the earth. GNOSICK’s art had a stellar geometric style and they quite complimented each others work.
GALERIA CASAS INFIN
Daniel G Andujar, El Capital. La Mercancia, Guilloche, is a series of illustrated currency and how it affects mankind. A mix of what seems to be vector art and 3D wire framing on printed paper. We happened upon this unusual money grid as we wandering La Latina. You have to get buzzed in to gain entry and the space was narrow probably 8 ft x12 ft in dimension. Standing at the doorway you face a 12 foot wall filled with art, it makes for cozy company and forces you to be engaged with what’s in front of you. The galleries in Madrid really make good use of space. I’m inspired and content with these smaller art spaces.
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