After the utter success harvested at the contemporary art fairs Art Madrid and JustMAD last February, Aurora Vigil-Escalera Art Gallery presents, from March 16th to May 16th, its next exhibition entitled Contemporary figuration featuring works by artists Jorge Hernández, David Morago, Alejandro Bombín, Samuel Salcedo, Gerard Mas and Paula Anta.
This exhibition comprises a careful selection of the latest works by two artists who are already part of the gallery, such as Jorge Hernandez and David Morago, and in turn, presents a series of creators with a great artistic scope who join the gallery and confirm Aurora Vigil-Escalera’s support of young values of contemporary art, as well as its firm commitment to the most modern art.
The pictorial aspect of the exhibition has a wide representation that is given by Jorge Hernández and his unmistakable paintings of glossy and shiny finish, in which he poses imagined scenes in the way of frames combining the everyday and the unexpected under a pop-influenced painting. Each work, in the way of a frame, tells a story and the resinous patina that covers it encapsulating the scenes granting timelessness and a certain mystery. In contrast, David Morago proposes a painting of realistic and exuberant profile, centered, as it is habitual in its production, in the Animal and wild world. A nature that presents itself as fascinating and resounding, yet enigmatic and impenetrable. For his part, Alejandro bowler uses in his work recurrent topics such as error and memory. Morago´s approach is based on the reproducibility, transience and over-informative thrust that characterizes the technological image of our time. His works are part of images that belong to the past, to emphasize the appreciation of the image as a metamorphic record, of ephemeral and perishable character.
The sculpture section is represented by Samuel Salcedo and his sculptures predominated by industrial materials. Salcedo emphasizes in its sculptures his great capacity of imitating forms, textures and shades, as well as the facial and corporal expressions’s verismo present in his characters. Intelligently applying the logic of the mask, makeup and disguise, Samuel Salcedo addresses the anomaly, the sense of humor or abject. For his part, Gerard Mas’s starting point is classical sculpture, but giving the characters of his creative world of grotesque attitudes. They are figures that amalgamate irony, tradition and contemporaneousness. These are small visual poems capable of transforming the most everyday reality into anecdote.
The photographic section of the exhibition is taken by Paula Anta, which presents in this exhibition a small selection of his series LAAL, focused on disturbing large images in which shows intervened landscapes through which seeks a relationship Between nature and the artificial. Paula performs her photographs in a performative way, building scenes that take several hours. It observes the landscape, she inhabits each piece and gives it an ephemeral appearance covering this landscape with red pigment and identifying this color with what emanates from a place, a culture and a light that defines it in its essence.