ESTAMPA 23 AR FAIR
October 19th - October 22nd
From October 19 to 22, 2023 in Hall 4 of IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, Ansorena Galería participates in ESTAMPA 23, in its stand 4D23 wants to highlight the value of realism, as it has been defending in the exhibition program of the hall since its inauguration in 1986.
Realism is part of the contemporary Spanish art scene and Ansorena, throughout his career, has become an indisputable reference of it.
The stand will feature the work of a sculptor and three painters who have been collaborating with the gallery for decades.
Coro López-Izquierdo (Madrid, 1958) reflects on the passage of time through nature, presenting a series of landscapes of the swamp of La Granja where he combines photography on aluminum with painting. Nature means renewal. It is an approach to the natural world, an autobiographical constant of the artist. This series shows the author's investigative zeal.
A plastic exercise in which she faithfully works the representation of spaces, but introduces an enigmatic element in the painted image, thus transcending the visible perception of reality.
The landscape is also the protagonist in the work of Juan Luque (Montilla, 1964), which has become the perfect accomplice to develop both his plastic and emotional arguments. It is a landscape closer to the interior of the being than to the geographic exterior. He does not seek the landscape by looking at it directly, but through the eyes of the other and shows a painting contaminated by cinema and other audiovisual and digital media.
They are resolved with great concern for the procedure and technique in the treatment of painting, which have made him have his own language that is absolutely recognizable.
His personal iconographic world includes elements such as lighthouses and houses, places that are both home and refuge, but also decadent circus tents "in the middle of nowhere".
Urréjola (San Fernando, 1956) has always painted a wide range of subjects, from the city to still life, landscape or portrait. But it is undoubtedly in the urban space where the artist prefers to stop and observe the vital rhythm of contemporary culture, he enters it and transforms it into artistic substance.
In these urban landscapes of Madrid and New York that he presents in Estampa, Urréjola's painting finds its essential foundations, his brushstroke has a lot to do with the Great Spanish Tradition and at the same time adopts aspects of expressionism and even abstraction, all of this is combined in a fusion that finally translates into a very personal figuration.
Jesús Curiá (Madrid, 1969) is a sculptor who takes pleasure in the different materials he works with: bronze, steel, iron, marble and wood. He is able to bring out the quality of the texture of each of them, giving the patinas an almost infinite variety of subtleties.
The figure is the absolute protagonist in his iconography, a figure that does not have a defined face, a type of timeless and ethereal beauty, which tends to ambiguity between the modern and the ancient, with much emphasis on ethnicity, especially African and Asian.
This group of artists, along with others, are responsible for the continued presence of Spanish realism and, more importantly, its projection into the future.