Luis Benshimol ha visto esta entrada - Meeting Point Gathers the Legacy of Soledad Lorenzo

The Reina Sofía Museum invites us to Meeting Point, the first of two consecutive samples that gather the works of Soledad Lorenzo, the famous Madrid gallerist who donated her collection in 2014.

Spaces Building Geometries

The first sample will deal with spatial, geometrical, construction formulations from the perspective of 15 Spanish artists via 58 works represented by the Soledad Lorenzo gallery. Many of them are Pablo Palazuelo, Soledad Sevilla, Antoni Tàpies, among others. The whole deposit that joined the museum is composed of 392 artworks of 89 artists, mainly Spanish, some of them with international influence (mostly from the U.S.). Most of these works come from different generation, diverse expressions and artistic disciplines in which painting and drawing are predominant. There are also sculptures, photographs, engravings, audiovisual material, and installations.

Under the supervision of Manuel Borja-Villel and Salvador Nadales, Meeting Point is a sample of a heterogeneous set of works of Spanish artists of 3 different generations that allow seeing the path of Spanish art during those 26 years in which the gallery was open.

The title of the exhibition highlights the importance of the gallery as a meeting point of the artists and the public and the implicit bond of the selected works: the research on the spatial and geometrical formulations. There will also be videos, original photographs by their approach or their light treatment and sculptures in a constant dialogue with canvases.

The second sample will be inaugurated 19th December 2017 to March 2018. It will focus on the recovery of figurative language and the evolution of the artistic representation during late 20th century. Both exhibitions will make bonds and contrasts that show the Soledad Lorenzo collection, giving a reading from the generational and chronological perspective, as well as the discursive.


Artists Who Make Possible the Encounter

The sample shows two aspects of Spanish art that are often seen as opposite: the one that works around the material and the poor means filled with symbolic connotations and esoteric profiles as well as the construction of an universal language by the means of geometry. This last one was represented by the outstanding artist Pablo Palazuelo.

Furthermore, the last 20 years Palazuelo can be seen in the Cayon Gallery until November. This exhibition shows an exceptional set of 7 sculptures and 8 paintings in the exhibition called “Sin principio ni fin” that were part of this period of art history.

This is how the decade of his death is commemorated: showing the plastic conclusion of his 60 years of artistic creation. He was based on the implicit order of nature, discovering new organic forms full of life that revealed the exceptional and personal use of his imagination.

There is also Antoni Tàpies and Soledad Sevilla showing their research on space from painting and drawing, and Ángeles Marcos from the sculpture installation. Other artists such as Guillermo Pérez Villalta and Jerónimo Elespe reveal, through the prism of their works, a certain common interest with space, notably despair in their expressions from the renaissance and classic pictorial perspective.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Perejaume introduce the constructive aspect by using the scene perspective. Here works of Txomin Badiola, Pello Irazu, Jon Mikel Euba, Sergio Prego, and Ana Laura Aláez are included.

The exhibition closes with two artists with a generational gap who represent at the same time the internationalization of Spanish art: Juan Uslé, a artist who defines a more temperate geometry; and the young Andrià Juliá, who represented progress to Soledad Lorenzo towards new visual media such as photography and video, and even towards aspects related to concept art.


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