“El papel del artista”
Irma Álvarez-Laviada, Eugenio Ampudia, José María Baez, Manolo Bautista, Tania Caeiro, Carmen Calvo, Miguel Ángel Campano, Dorothea von Elbe, Fod, Carlos Forns, Pedro G. Romero, Isabel Garay, Luis Gordillo, José Guerrero, Nuno Henrique, Carmen Laffón, Miki Leal, Luz Ángela Lizarazo, Nico Munuera, Pedro Núñez, Juan Olivares, Manuel Ortiz, Javier Palacios, Jesús Palomino, J. M. Pereñíguez, Guillermo Pérez Villalta, Betsabeé Romero, Inmaculada Salinas, Antoni Socías, Juan Suárez, Juan Uslé, Jaime Vallaure, Daniel Verbis, Jesús Zurita.
“The superfluous, a very necessary thing.”
The role of paper as a supporting material. The role of the artist in society. Both, material and concept, will be present in this hybrid exhibition.
Under a somewhat misleading title, we gather here a wide collection of works that allow us to look from very different perspectives to the world of the most current art. Society, immersed in true contradictions, defends both the technological race and the most ecological side; from the most grotesque to the most banal; from the most purely beautiful to the most irrational. In this current uneasiness, the artist offers us his codes to force the viewer to maintain a different vision and to question the different solutions.
Luis Gordillo always says that paper (support) is where he works most freely, without the pressure of the canvas. This humble material is also voluble, foldable, wrinkleable…
With this exhibition, in which we have the participation of 34 national and international artists, we intend to offer a broad overview of the different ways of making art: works in which the only element is paper (Nuno Henrique, Pedro Núñez…); others in which paper is the main support, either with a purely figurative treatment (Carlos Forns, Carmen Laffón) or a more geometric or linear one (José Mª Baez, Juan Suárez, Irma Álvarez-Laviada…); works in which the role of the artist is that of a builder of new symbols (Javier Palacios, Daniel Verbis…); and, finally, works that, made in the most diverse materials, have a clear socio-political message that leads us to reflect on certain behaviors of our current society and on the role of the cultural agitator artists always play (Antoni Socías, Eugenio Ampudia, Pedro G. Romero, Jesús Palomino. Romero, Jesús Palomino…).
This exhibition, with which we close the 2015-2016 season, is a tribute to our artist and dear friend Isabel Garay, who recently left us.