Pepita-Lumier presents in Drawing Room the work of Agent Morillas and David de las Heras
Contemporary drawing wins its place in Madrid between 'Cazadores' and 'Ecosistemas invisibles'
• The gallery has a specialized trajectory parallel to the fair hosted by the Círculo de Bellas Artes between February 21 and 25 in its commitment to this artistic manifestation
Monday, February 19, 2018. Pepita-Lumier arrives for the first time at Drawing Room with the aim of reinforcing her specialized commitment to contemporary drawing and approaching the collector who will visit the event coinciding with the week of Arco in the capital. Thus, the Valencian gallery opens in Madrid with 16 drawings by Agent Morillas (Málaga, 1984) that make up the collection 'Invisible Ecosystems' and 3 pieces by David de las Heras (Bilbao, 1984) belonging to the 'Cazadores' series.
'Ecosistemas Invisibles' is the project presented by Agent Morillas (Mamen Morillas) in the Drawing Room based on the interest that nature awakens in her. Its formats, between 15 x 15 cm and 90 x 60 cm, show the evolution of that natural concern of the illustrator in a progressive development. For the gallerist, Agent Morillas has "a naive and simple language, although the background of his work is much deeper and philosophical."
For his part, David de las Heras, comes to Drawing Room with five works from his collection 'Cazadores', a project that addresses violence and the ability of the human being to exercise pain as a hunter of the emotional, reason and fear . A human being who ends up imposing his most brutal side in search of a trophy that ends up being, because of the conflict, an empty reward. The cartoonist based in Madrid and of Basque origin "has a formal pictorial and realistic resource but its theme is very metaphorical and even, sometimes, dreamlike", qualifies the gallerist.
The profile of the collector of drawing and comics in Spain
Initiatives such as the one undertaken by Pepita Lumier serve a collector profile that seeks in the specialization of formats opportunities for the discovery of artists and investment. In the specific field of drawing and comics in Spain, according to Lucía, "we locate two collector profiles: the one of contemporary drawing and illustration and the one of cómic, although this also feels very next to the illustration depending on the author". What both profiles agree on is that "they opt for younger authors already consolidated or with a firm track record, because there the market offers more opportunities in terms of return on investment and revaluation. Also, because they feel the work closer and identify more with it. "
However, the gallerist emphasizes that "art is always an investment". "Drawing, illustration and comic is a growing market," he continues, "partly because of its proximity and affordability. Depending on the artist's career at that time, his revaluation will be faster or he will go a little slower ".
Unlike the profile of collector of other artistic manifestations, the one of drawing and cómic is more ample and heterogeneous, "from the youngest that begin their collections until more adult ages. Anyone can enjoy and acquire works of our artists, they are for everyone, "explains Lucia.
Pepita-Lumier is a gallery specializing in drawing that pays special attention to comics and illustration. The gallery was born with the intention of filling a gap in the sector of specialized galleries. Pepita-Lumier is a fictional name that plays from this character with the real identity of its creators, Lucia and Cristina. There have been and there are specialized galleries or more focused on photography, for example, or in urban art but none had focused solely on drawing and, even less, giving priority to illustration or comic. Like Drawing Room, this gallery of Valencian origin began its trajectory in 2015, with drawing, illustration and comic as axes of its catalog for collectors.