From 4th – 6th of October 2018 exhibition in Urg3l, Madrid
Opening Thu. 4th, 8pm – 0am
Fr. 11am – 9pm, Artist talk 6:30pm Sa. 11am – 9pm, Artist talk 6:30pm
Countdown CLASH MADRID BERLIN
For the period from 4th – 6th October 2018, 400 square meter space of Urg3l will host an incredibly diverse exhibition of paintings, sculpture and installation, in which Berlin and Madrid’s artists clash together in this beautiful environment in Carabanchel, Madrid’s upcoming art district – a view to the very place of art’s genesis.
He does not attempt to reproduce an accurate representation of the visual reality, instead, he uses upcycling materials such as art magazines and artbooks among others to create his abstract sculptures.
The balance between matter and empty space in between elements reminds us of nerve cells.
Intentionally or not they are made out of information. Dozens of art magazines are crushed into small pieces and mixed with glue to give form to the basic structure of his art works.
He was born in 1976 in Villablanca, a two thousand habitants village in the south of Spain. Manuel studied decoration in Huesca’s art school, fine arts in Valencia, got a scholarship in Sicily, and lived in Córdoba, Cádiz, Sevilla and Madrid, where he is currently based.
All those places had a huge impact on his understanding of the arts. In his work, we find a mix of modernity, tradition and an intense study of gender and masculinity.
After getting fired of his former job as a photographer for an advertising agency he moved to Berlin to pursue his artistic career.
In 2011 started to work with solvents and printed ads from fashion magazines. Those magazines where he was taking the prime material were good to start but he immediately realized that he was surrounded by much bigger printed images; Outdoor Advertising.
His past as a graffiti writer gave him the strength to start intervening the public space.
Today he finds himself comfortable in a middle point between fine art, street art, anti-advertising activism, and expressionism.
She uses the smoke as a resource in her research of fear. In her works fear is presented as a huge and dreadful smoke cloud that only exist in our minds and dissolve when touched. She started experimenting with soot, the black trace of fire. Soot looks intensely black but at the same time it is almost immaterial and very fragile. She creates big clouds of smoke by superiposing transparent layers stained with soot, which have to be kept in acrylic cases due to the fragility of the material. Like a taxidermist, Isabel assembles fear as a hunting trophy.
He started to work as a lithographer when he was young, after mastering the technique he moved to Berlin and decided to break with his past and focus all his energy to become an artist.
He studied painting at the UDK having the painter George Baselitz as his first art professor and Carlo Studike as his master until he finished his studies.
Right after finishing the art university he was discovered and shown for the first time in Italy by the Studio d’Arte Cannaviello. Later on Michael Schultz art gallery offered him his first international art show in Seoul.
After exhibiting all around Europe and Asia, Jan Muche is being represented by Alexander Ochs, who was the first one exhibiting Ai Weiwei in Germany.
Kowalsky paints and creates sculptures. He uses cardboard. A material that he started to use by chance, or rather by necessity, and that gradually inspired him more and more. A building material as sober as possible, layered, thick but yet flexible, and known to everyone. Cardboard goes to us all often by hands, but not so quickly in the context of visual art.
He was born 1972 in Heilbronn, Germany to spanish parents. After living in south Germany and Barcelona he is now living and working between Berlin and Valencia.
Coming from a strong artistic influenced family with his father being a visual artist and his grandfather a musicologist, art has always been a part in his life.
2010 he founded in Berlin the project BcmA facilitating art projects, organizing and curating international exhibitions, since 2012 in his permanent space in the culturally vibrant heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Kunstraum.art is proud to be a sponsor of CLASH MADRID BERLIN. At this three day event, Berlin and Madrid based artists will create a vibrant art space in the heart of the Spanish capital. Kunstraum.art is a not-for-profit art platform. We are art lovers and communications experts. We are dedicated to assisting emerging artists to communicate their inner creative world to the world at large. Through short and personal video snippets made by our artists, we can all discover their moments of creativity and follow their inspirations. Follow the evolution of these artists all under one roof: www.Kunstraum.art
Berlin con mucho Arte ( BcmA) founded 2010 by Ricardo de Larrea, promotes intercultural cooperation between German and international artists, designers and filmmakers who have settled in Berlin. The focus is to enable emerging and professional artists to collectively exhibit, curate, and collaborate in the Berlin art scene. #bcm_arte
“Here or There?”
Where are We when not Here, right now in this moment reading this? Is it a matter for you where you live? Do you live Here or There? What is the difference between being Here or There or somewhere else? Are you happier Here or There? Is the level of happiness measured better Here or There?
I guess nowhere!
(Author: R.de Larrea)
“There are many ways to happiness. One of them is stop whining.” Albert Einstein
Reading the title “Clash Madrid”, thoughts and ideas of a violent and hostile clash come to mind, but far from it.
Four artists living in Berlin are coming to Madrid with their works to celebrate a three-day exclusive exhibition in the heart of Madrid’s Carabanchel art district with three friendly artists living in the city.
The logistically challenging exhibition stands under the sign of the possibilities of bringing together, of cohesion, of two different artistic environments from two places. The mediation of impressions, such as community, beyond cultural and geographical borders is the focus of the artistic clash. The exhibition stands in contrast to the tendency of demarcation prevailing in current events. The visitor is conveyed a sense of belonging, knowing full well that some of the artists come from Berlin. This exciting game of stimulus and emotion develops its power only in moments of closeness: as soon as people are ready to let themselves be grasped by art. Only in such a moment of nearness can art tell of the good life; only then awakens the sense of possibility that our present might need just as well.
“It is simply not a political act for a work of art to say how the world would be better,” writes philosopher Christoph Menke.