Exhibition

Juan Francisco CASAS

(A)utopic

 

Space Proyect

May 14 to June 13 2015

 

Artist Juan Francisco Casas (Jaen-Spain, 1976) is presenting his project (A)utopic, which brings together almost 40 drawings made with a blue BIC pen. However, in this occasion, the drawings are almost all in small format. The title of the exhibition is born from the combination of the English words autopic, short for auto-picture, and utopic, which refers to the representation of an idealized world constructed as an alternative to the world that actually exists, understood here as the territory of the virtual and that of social networks that feature the auto-pictures, or selfies. By merging the two terms, Casas proposes a concept that unifies, on the one hand. the autobiographical component that runs throughout his entire creative production, and on the other, the form of capture known as the auto-picture or selfie, which refers to the oh-so-trendy pictures taken of oneself, alone or in the company of others, through mobile phones, tablets or webcams, and uploaded almost instantaneously to social networks. Casas’s work has a close relationship with photography as his starting point and as an essential tool in the creation of his works.

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Jorge CABIESES

"Fruto Prohibido" / ("Forbidden Fruit")

Project Space

June 18 to August 6, 2015

 

In his first exhibition in Colombia, the young and renowned Peruvian artist Jorge Cabieses (Peru-1971) presents his project for the gallery's Projects Room, which is called Fruto Prohibido. Cabieses opts to play in shorthand with the images that he has intuitively selected from old magazines that used lithography as a printing technique. With geometric figures and lines, the artist hides certain parts of the images, suggesting the possibility of a double emancipation: that of the promise of what is hidden, and that of the reality of what it is hidden by.

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Starsky BRINES

 

Mariana MONTEAGUDO

"Personajes extraños"

 

Gallery

April 17 to May 9 2015


Galería El Museo presents the Personajes Extraños [Strange Characters] exhibition, which seeks to strike a conversation between the works of two Venezuelan artists, Mariana Monteagudo and Starsky Brines. These artists have created exceedingly particular characters in their works: Starsky by alluding to the social situation in Venezuela and the behavior of the modern individual in the city, and Monteagudo with her characters and creatures inspired by various ancient cultures, fused with the fashion and trends of modern society.

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Aurora LARIO

"Dulce Punzante"

 

Project Space

April 17 to May 9 2015


In this latest work, Aurora Lario (Madrid, 1967) strengthens the relationship with two constants in her work: memory and history of art. For Lario, flowers occupy a privileged place in artistic language and their meaning goes beyond their materiality. Beauty, smell, color and the ephemeral life cycle of flowers are repeatedly identified with attitudes, feelings and values. The artist conveys a strong interest in expressing and claiming the beauty in her work through painting.

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Tribute to

Rodrigo CASTAÑO

 

"Folder HJCK"

 

Unique Works

April 17 to May 9 2015


At the unique piece room, Luis Fernando Pradilla wanted to pay tribute to his dear and recently deceased friend Rodrigo Castaño Valencia, with whom he released a collection of graphic works on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the HJCK station in 1990, which was then led by Álvaro Castaño Castillo, Rodrigo’s father. The artists chosen back then were already enjoyed recognition, and now 25 years later, the ones who have died (Manuel Hernandez, Carlos Rojas, Lorenzo Jaramillo, Gustavo Zalamea, Edgar Negret, Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar) and the ones who still live (Jim Amaral, Ola de Amaral, Álvaro Barrios, Becky Meyer, Maria Isabel Rueda, Umberto Giangrandi, Maripaz Jaramillo and David Manzur) are among the most important Colombian artists of the twentieth century.

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Lenguajes en Papel


Gallery
February 11 to March 8 2015

The exhibition will continue until April 11th


In its sixth edition, Lenguajes en Papel (Languages on Paper) will gather approximately 60 artists. The purpose of this exhibition is to show the multiple artistic possibilities of paper as a resource of expression in contemporary artistic practice. Consolidated, emerging and young artists will come together in a single space to show artistic techniques that are currently generated from and with paper and the possibilities offered by paper. New technologies have also made available a wide range of technical and material resources to artists that have dramatically influenced the way the work of art is created and perceived, which is how paper - in its assorted formal variations – has gone beyond a simple plastic support to become the main character of the work.

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Sophia VARI

"Pueblos de Colombia"


Unique Works

February 11 to March 8 2015

The exhibition will continue until April 11th


Greek artist Sophia Vari, internationally renowned for her sculpture and jewelry, shows great artistic independence in her work, where she investigates the different possibilities of expression in contemporary sculpture through dynamic and sensual forms by following some of classical rules of the Renaissance.   Sophia Vari’s travels have permeated her work in countless ways, but have especially allowed her to see things with her own eyes. This is how Vari has been able to develop a series of stylized formal languages in which she involves schemes of geometrical patterns linked to her interest in the ideal of beauty, understood as a need to express harmony in the proportion and vitality of matter.

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Sebastián DÁVILA

Monólogos (Monologues)


Space Project

March 12 to April 11 2015


For this exhibition, his first for sculpture, Dávila takes the moment when humans inhabit a space as his starting point. This ambiguous and continuous reflection on existence becomes the focus of Sebastián’s work. Monólogos (Monologues) is created as a project resulting from the artistic and thematic process that Dávila has been developing over the past two years. The artist began by photographing spaces he built on paper, and then spent time working on paper as the medium itself. Later, he embarked on a sculpture project mainly using iron, concrete and wood. Monólogos (Monologues) arises from opposite objects and elements that the artist rethinks as scenarios

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MASTERS

  1st Floor Gallery December 4 – January 29 2015 Text Room Even though national artistic practices found their splendor in the illustration of the stories of their history during the years prior to the arrival of the twentieth century, and allowed clear access to the fragments of the past, it can be said that they were not the greatest contributors to the formation and structuring of the history of twentieth century art in our country. By contrast, some of the most important tools for the development of this history are directly...

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Carlos ROJAS

“Retrospective”   “2nd Floor Gallery December 4 – January 29 2014 Text Room Carlos Rojas was a collector and insatiably curious man. His art, based to a large extent on scientific models, aims to show an approximation of the deepest exploration of human beings through reason and feeling. Carlos Rojas’ creative processes formed an abstract artistic project. Now he is considered to be one of the biggest representatives of geometry and abstractionism in Colombia.   With clear influences from Picasso, Klee,...

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