Es Arte Gallery is pleased to invite you to visit our Stand (4) at Urvanity Art held at the Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid.
We will present the works of Miguel Núñez, Alfonso de Torres and Juan Naranjo.
The work of Miguel Núñez is based on the contemplation of the environment and the embrace of tradition, giving rise to representations of classical sculptures and other archaeological elements in the natural environment. Dramatised compositions where the archaeological manifests personal concerns and the landscape is understood as something to be lived and not to be seen.
Alfonso de Torres feels art from Pollock’s expontaneity, a work that emerges from the artist’s entrails expressing itself as something alien but at the same time reflecting his personality. His work combines abstraction with figuration, with pencil strokes that remind us of the magic of childhood, in search of timelessness.
Juan Naranjo’s work stands out for the figurative mastery of the classic portrait wrapped in details of abstract and contemporary loose brushstrokes. Characters without names show the need to protect themselves, to isolate themselves from today’s world. Protected by an abstract helmet, like an imaginary bubble that isolates them from everything that happens around them, growing in a subtle and cryogenised inner world.
To speak of new art is to promote a contemporary project with a historical perspective, because it is clear that “everything that is not tradition is plagiarism”. In particular, Urvanity vindicates proposals that, based on the artistic expression developed in the urban context from the 1970s onwards, today build a dialogue with modernity and, therefore, offer a scenario in which to explain the world. For it is not only a question of attending to the set of formal choices that an artist makes, but also of understanding the public place where he or she configures his or her work and also of ensuring that the latter communicates at least an experience of the aesthetic order.
However, Urvanity also wants to explore and imagine possible future scenarios for this New Contemporary Art, thanks to the complicity with other initiatives and with the different cultural agents of the city. In order to support the production and dissemination of ideas, and to facilitate the access of a wide audience to these contemporary creative practices that outline a vast cultural and urban landscape.