jueves, 11 de noviembre de 2010

SUPERCHARGED







Matthew Porter es un fotógrafo de Pennsylvania. Colaborador de New York Magazine, Vman, o Exit, nos presenta en varias series un imaginario compuesto por vehículos en plena explosión de potencia, haciendo una demostración de su poder. Estas imágenes aparecen a veces dotadas de una carga onírica, cuando muestran a los coches casi levitando en parajes bañados por la luz. Otras veces esa demostración de poder es meramente estética, y muestra primeros planos de motores al más puro estilo hot rod que se muestran en reposo, logrando una estética ubicada en ese maravilloso camino intermedio entre lo macarra y lo kitsch, como las ilustraciones de panteras y tigres que se muestran reposados pero amenazantes.

lunes, 8 de noviembre de 2010

CRASH BOOM BANG

METAL DESGARRADO






Nicolai howalt es un fotógrafo de Copenhague que nos presenta esta serie titulada “car crash Studies” la cual se centra en las muescas, abolladuras y desperfectos de diferentes coches accidentados desde una perspectiva pictórica que los acerca a la abstracción. De esta manera, el azar y el accidente aparecen reflejados como actos generadores de belleza, que transforman de manera violenta la superficie brillante y pulida de los vehículos.

lunes, 1 de noviembre de 2010

SPANISH YOUNG ART: THE NEW GENERATION



Dear Friends,

It is a great pleasure for me to write a few words of introduction to this admirable exhibition that represents the new Spain and what is going on in the Spanish contemporary art field.

In particular, let me point out the individual artists who have been chosen to be represented in this show, Javier Arce, María Cañas, Óscar Carrasco, Carles Congost, Ángel Hernández Tuset, Cristina Lucas, Pablo Pérez Sanmartín and Fernando Sánchez Castillo, all born between 1970 and 1980 and forming a part of the new generation that has revolutionized Spanish art.

These artists reflect different aspects of the art world in which they review the past in order to analyze the future. The artists concentrate on expressing ideas over the importance of material objects. It is this specific focus that has caught the eye of international art critics, museums, galleries and the general public.

These artists are now included in most major art fairs such as Art Basel and ARCO (the International Fair of Contemporary Art). I sincerely hope that you take as much enjoyment out of viewing these remarkable young people as I have.

Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo

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Ambassador of Spain to the United States of America

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Pablo Pérez Sanmartín is noted for his style eminently pop. He works with very different means such as serial digital drawings, digital projections, inflate sculptures, T-shirts editions, stickers, commercial polyptychs… all of them with apparently soulless. But over this superficial emptiness, Pablo reflects about strong subjects. The banality of life, the aesthetics mutation and the futility of pop trends are some recurrent topics in his work. His aesthetic is influenced by music culture, B movies, advertising language, design and the teenager subcultures.

Ironically, “Democracy Rules” recovers the languages of design and advertising to reflect and react against the consumer society. Using the same weapons than capitalism, the artist fights against the idiosyncrasies of the contemporary society subjugated to the excessive and superfluous consumerism. His work is stripped of any trace of the author's work and creates his own corporative brand as identity image.

Untitled (Democracy Rules)
2006
Lamba print on aluminium
39.4in x 27.6in
Untitled (Democracy Rules)
2006
Lamba print on aluminium
39.4in x 27.6in
Untitled (Democracy Rules)
2006
Light box, aluminium,
methacrylate and print on vinyl
33.5in x 43.3in x 6.7in