Michael Biberstein, Miguel Ángel Campano, Alan Charlton, Dennis Hollingsworth, Luo Min 罗敏, Lin Mo 林墨, Cristóbal Ortega, Álvaro Soler-Arpa, Julian Schnabel and David Tremlett are shown in this edition of ARCOmadrid.
Michael Biberstein (Solothurn, Switzerland, 1948 – Sintra, Portugal, 2013) is strongly influenced by European landscapes and by the minimalism of the sixties. His creations are an eternal and infinite vision of the universe. Painting is used as an excuse to carry out research on space and color, exploring through its large formats, the perceptual and emotional effects on the viewer.
Miguel Ángel Campano (Madrid, Spain, 1948) is one of the central figures of the artistic period of the eighties in Spain. Campano is influenced by the Eurpean historical avant-gardes and the minimalism. His creations are between figuration and abstraction.
With regard to Alan Charlton (Sheffield, England, 1948), his work shows a creative process near minimalism, where non-color predominates. His canvases draw attention to space, showing sobriety and balance, which allows him to re-define the traditional relationship between the artwork and the viewer, with space and the layout of the canvas being those that carry it with meaning.
Dennis Hollingsworth (Los Angeles, United States, 1956), belongs to the new American Expressionists. He uses oil paint as low-relief, a particular and unusual way of painting. In ARCO 2018 he offers a contrasting evolution in his new creations, always between geometry and the freedom of breaking the surface of the painting through the sequence of characters.
The artwork of Luo Min 罗岛 (Sichuan, China, 1968) is related to beauty, colorfulness and expressiveness. The essence of the painting of Luo Min 罗津 is defined by the hidden emotions, the firmness and the silence that is transmitted in the brush strokes of her canvases.
East and West are connected in the colorful canvases of Lin Mo 林墨 (Harbin, China, 1962). He goes beyond temporal and space limits, to reflect on the connection between human beings and Nature. He investigates his deepest identity through the free expression during the creative process.
The pictorial creations of Cristóbal Ortega (Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga, Spain 1970) are about harmony in contrast to chaos. His artworks arise from the harmonization of opposites: of the impetus and the containment, of the expression and the formality, of the foundation and the form, of what lies deep and what moves on the surface.
David Tremlett (St. Austell, Cornwall, England, 1945), you will see a work without artifice, simple, clear, sharp, and by those same qualities, deep and quiet. In its geometry, a uniformity is not established. All the pieces have a binding point, sometimes more specific and defined, and others, only an allusion to a strong and defined common nexus.
Soler Arpa’s (Girona, 1974) work is a symbiosis of reality and fiction, in which his creatures are lined with wire, decorated and filled with luxury elements such as Swarovski crystals and mixed with plastic elements.
The artworks of Julian Schnabel (New York, United States, 1951) emphasize the strength and expressiveness of the brush strokes on a large layer of pictorial material. Historically, he is related to the American neo-expressionism, with a later evolution towards conceptualism and minimalism.