I need some entertainment and something to lift my spirit.
It feels like we are having at least the 6th week of grey skies and rain warnings – some of them are happening, not as frequent (and necessary) as announced. And now a yellow dusty Sahara heaven like I imagine Shanghai. What to do?
I need some entertainment and something to lift my spirit. What can it be? At least nothing to do outside. I am an artist. If you feel like me – or much better – here I share 3 art events that you can visit this weekend or the coming week.
1) Friday 25th of March: ELARTSenal Inoxis (Alhaurin el Grande)
This will be the opening of a group exhibition in this most interesting culture centre in which you find art, vintage articles and Inoxis – Stainless steel sculptures, classic cars and much more. ElARTSENAL INOXIS also offers a broad music program. The “maker” of this art event, are a gallerist and a stainless steal professional. Be sure, it all will be a great surprise! You find some interesting information and photos here: Artsenal Inoxis – a very lively culture centre in Alhaurin el Grande.
2) Saturday, 26th of March: Nueva Andalucía
As I have never seen the artist workshop and gallery of the artist couple Enar Cruz and Lothar Cames. It is in Nueva Andalucía. This Saturday there is an opportunity to visit it! I am very curious to find out, what can be expected. I love studio visits, open doors. A great opportunity to get to know the artists and their work in a their own creative atmosphere. Always a very special atmosphere.
Sunday, 27.03.2022 “Mar poética” at 12 noon, Cortijo Miraflores de Marbella
This is a very local event. Normally I wouldn’t know about it. But an Spanish artist friend invited me. So I tried to find out what it is all about. As far as I deciphered we can expect: 27 artist de “Artistas mujeres de Marbella” will exhibit their paintings inspired by 27 poems that were made by the Generatción de 27. All this will be accompanied with music and singing of a local singer, Sito Morales. For me a great opportunity to get to know 27 local artists! By the way, what I looked up in Wikipedia: The Generation 27 is a group of Spanish poets and writers, very famous in the 20th of last century till the beginning of the civil war 1936. The name is honouring the baroque poet Luis de Góngora, who’s whose 300th death anniversary was celebrated in 1927. Find the website here.
More to lift your spirit!
I am about to publish my series of giclée prints called (and showing) “My Rose Garden” and going to publish it in my Art News. If you leave your email, you’ll get a dose of inspiring art and art talk once a month into your mailbox. Have a cup of tea or coffee. Relax. Nourish your creative soul! Watch the artist – me 🙂 – working in my studio, get a glimpse into the painting process. Have first excess to available new work and the occasional readers treat! Let me take you to interesting exhibitions – like now – and be up to date about what’s up.
The next edition of ART NEWS will have details about the “My Rose Garden” series, another free wallpaper download for desktop and a special readers treat.
A daily portion of beauty!
As I am about to publish my “Rose garden”, a giclée print edition, I want to share with you my admiration for these wonderful flowers. I love this sentence by Rumi: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY BEAUTY. So true. And so important for us to be aware of it in order to keep up our good spirits.
Enjoy the “Dark roses in white vase” each time you look on your phone! To add to your nice moments in the day I want to share these roses as a FREE DOWNLOAD for your telephone screen!
A collection of beautiful black paintings that shine
A visit not to be missed when in Málaga. Galeria Javier Marin presents black mysteries by José Luis Valverde.
Just a short stroll of 5 minutes from my very appreciated CAC Málaga (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo ) where we admired the exhibition “Gold rush” by Jules de Balincourt we had the chance to see a collection of beautiful black paintings that shine by José Luise Valverde, of whom we had just discovered two paintings which are exhibited in the CAC. About two years ago I got to know the artist quartier Las Lagunillas in Málaga. For my husband’s birthday I had booked a guided tour through this fascinating area which included the visit of several artist’s studios. It’s always so nice to meet artists in their studio and see them at work. The Málaga artist José Luis Valverde shared his studio with Victoria Maldonado, a very gifted artist who’s mainly white and fragile objects contrast beautifully the black and heavy works by José Luis. If you are interested to read more about this quartier and its artists just push here.
After having seen some works in progress in José Luis studio, the happier I am now to see this beautiful collection on show at the Galeria Javier Marinin Málaga’s Soho district.
Have a look into the artist’s studio….
A special experience was it to see an artist working with lots of black oil paintings, imagen!
The exhibition at Galeria Javier Marin
Normally paintings in dark colors are not my favorite. But with this collection I saw at the gallery I can easy be friend with. Of course as a painter who is attracted to vibrant colors I was most driven to a painting that
The Open Studios Gaucín had to be canceled like many other art events. The 17th edition of this beautiful and inspiring event was scheduled traditionally for the last May and first June weekend. Here you can grasp a bit of the art and the atmosphere we all will miss. Enjoy a memory stroll of Open Studios Gaucín 2019!
For me the Open Studios Gaucín have a special meaning as it was the very first art highlight 7 years ago when I came to Spain. I am really sad ( and I guess a lot of others too!) not to stroll through the beautiful village, to visit the studios and discover the works and enjoy the chats with the artists. And I will miss the nice break in one of the many fantastic restaurants!
I have been venturing the idea to make our home a place to feature exhibitions time by time, to make it an event gallery. That would be very convenient for me as an artist, but it was more a thought than a plan. So when I heard about Gallery “Art at Home” I was very keen to see it and meet the people who have the courage and spirit to do it in real!
Veronique Benouaich has maintained and nourished her dream of a gallery of her own. She always enjoyed art very much. When moving from Paris to the South of France she became very good friends with many artists. When moving from France to Winter Park in Florida she finally fulfilled the dream of establishing a gallery in the new house near Orlando.
She brought over many of the delicate art works from her artists friends in France and she and her husband transformed their new house into a space that served as a gallery and as a home. Regularly she presents new artists besides her rather steady exhibition. A Vernissage and the Finissage are the two official days for the gallery show, but visits of this beautiful white home and gallery are welcome in between by appointment.
Featuring a Korean Artist and several French artists in Winter Park
We had the pleasure to see some very delicate and explorative art by some of Veroniques artist friends and the featured Korean artist Hye Shin, who works with textil and paper elements.
Art work by Hey Shin
Art work by Hey Shin
Standing in front of a work by Hey Shin
A very attractive privat art exhibition
I enjoyed very much the visit and Veroniques explanation of the outstanding art works and the ideas behind them and unusual materials that were used. It’s a very special chance to look at art in a private atmosphere.
I remembered that two of my first exhibitions took place in the stunning house of my friends who were so friendly to offer there white walls to my paintings and we had a great time inviting their friends and mine.
Do you have experience with privat exhibition as an artists or visitor? What do you think about it?
If you happen to be in the Orlando region and you want to enjoy the exquisite visit to “Art in a Home” you will find all information at Daver Art Gallery !
Or send me a note. Want to see more art? TAPP HERE.
Have you ever visited a “Friend” you only met on Facebook?
Are you really my friend?“ I once saw an exhibition in MassMoCa (the largest modern art museum in US – absolutely worth a visit) which had this title. A photographer traveled through the world to meet many of her Facebook friends! It was such an impressive exhibition and idea.
Last week I met my Facebook friend Anne Bedrick Fine Art in Palm Springs whom I “know” since some time, we had several little chats going forth and back. Anne is a super organized person and has built up her art career in the last years with success. She was definitely one of the reasons I am in Palm Springs now. Planing our trip to California I remembered that she had moved here and I startet to collect information about the place and it sounded quite tempting! So we are here!
A very special event: Visiting a Facebook Artist Friend!
It was a great meeting, wonderful to chat with this fellow artist and to see her beautiful paintings in real that were already so familiar to me !!! We both are colorists, we love colors and cannot do without it. Anne shares her studio with her little dog, while my studio company is Miez, the cat. Anne is one of the best organized artists I know. She showed me her organization system to follow up her paintings, great! I wish I was disciplined enough to adopt this system. She even makes a little exact plan for her exhibition walls in the next art fair!
I LOVE TO GET TO KNOW NEW ARTIST FRIENDS!
Did you ever visit a Facebook friend? How is your experience? And do you have a studio company pet?
Next art exhibition in La Cala de Mijas!/
La próxima exposición de arte en La Cala de Mijas.
Use Google translate / Usa el traductor de Google / Benutze Google translate
What a busy art time I had! The Art Walk in Cómpeta in April, “Mini Cuadros” in Almuňécar in May, the International Festival of Art in Marbella in June and now showing till July ” We can do”, an exhibition of 13 lady artists, in Cala de Mijas in the Casa de Cultura.
The Inauguration will be Friday, 28th of June at 8 pm! I will participate with two or three paintings. Two of my fellow artists from Costa del Arte Collective will show there works too: Anouk Slegers and Lieuwke Loth! This exhibition was curated by Rafael Fernandez Pacheco, who is a great art lover and probably features every exhibition to be seen in Málaga. This is the third exhibition I am invited to participate!!! Would love to see you there!
The International Festival de Arte in Marbella, a review /
El Festival Internacional de Arte de Marbella, una reseña.
A real fascinating event took place last week in Marbella. The Festiarte, a great art show that featured more than 100 artists in 60 stalls by the organised by the town of Marbella and Javier Roman (Delegación Cultural del Ayuntamiento de Marbella (@delegacionculturamarbella) y por Marco Eventos Culturales). We stayed 4 days and evenings – opening times were till 11 pm! – on the beautiful place with the Dali statues and the view to the sea. It was a great community of artists and many many visitors, who had a lot of choice to see and buy interesting artworks of different kinds: pottery, statues, photography, painting and more.
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Costa del Arte Collective at FestiArte
Two tents of CdAC
Trying to install the exhibition
Wind was a challange…
“Smile for life” by Lieuwke Loth
View into the two stalls
by Anouk Slegers
“Freedom” by Lieuwke Loth
by Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel
Stall of Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel
by Sally Hirst
Mini Cuadro series 20x20x4
The four days were a great adventure and success. And a real challenge! We got the tents with a nice lightening system but no hanging system at all. But with some tools, a lot of phantasy how to manage and a lot of patience everybody worked it out. A huger challenger was the wind, some days it had to be called storm. Coming back from a break we found a lot of the paintings on the floor, luckily there was no damage at our art! I took the opportunity to show some larger works, which got some attention.
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Think big – dream in color 160×140 cm
Dreaming about Greenland 160×140 cm
Woodland 150×130 cm Acrylic on Canvas
A little memory to some other stalls….
Very happy was the Costa del Arte Collective about a nice article in EuroWeekly, written by Nicole King! Thank you Nicole!
Art Walk Cómpeta starts at Easter – El “Paseo del Arte Cómpeta” empeza en Semana Santa.
Easter time is coming and with it the 11th edition of the Art Walk Cómpeta! A great event to which I am very much looking forward, as I am a member of the preparation team and an exhibiting artist. You will find me at the location 5. The Art Walk Cómpeta is the first to open a row of art events in Andalusia that I am taking part in or which I like very much. The Art Walk is more than an Art Walk, its truly a Festival of Art, organized since 6 years by the artist Lieuwke Loth who also runs the Galeria Luz de la Vida in Cómpeta. This wonderful event is organized completely by volunteers without any funding! Get more information about the Art Walk here:
The Art Walk is coming soon! Get some information here. Don’t miss this great event at 20/21 and 23/24 of April. ¡Art Walk Cómpeta llegará pronto! Obtener información aquí. ¡No te pierdas Art Walk 2019! Es 20/21 y 23/24 de abril.
Don’t miss the great Art Walk event with more than 35 artists from 9 nations, with art workshops and live music everyday! Enjoy the excursion to the charming village of Cómpeta with its vibrant artistic atmosphere! Stroll through the numerous art exhibitions, participate in an art workshop and enjoy our exquisite live music program as well! Its worth staying some days in this beautiful mountain village and explore the art and the village and the nature with its great offers!
I was so lucky to take part last year in the Art Walk Cómpeta….nice memories:
all visitors wellcome
again in this room – different paintings
concert Galeria Luz de la Vida
Artist in front of her painting
Transports in Cómpeta
Decorative doors open
come in, more art here
You will find information about last years Art Walk in Cómpeta here. You will find detailed information at www.artcompeta.com
Sneak pre-view to my exhibition this year! ¡Un adelanto de mi exposición este año!
I am bringing a bigger collection of paintings – I think 80% of them are new. You will see bigger formats as well as very small ones. But be sure, all will be full of vibrant colours.
Again I will share the location with a photographer, this time with Mariska Luth from the Netherlands. See more of her work here: Made by Luth. Opposite of studio 5 you will find at venue 6 the German abstract painter Michael Schumann, who offers a great collection of square paintings.
On our way to our place, you can make a little excursion to a wonderful sculptor garden, in the middle of the white village (Location 8) ! Definitely worth a visit! Dragons and more are waiting for you!!! And 38 artists, art workshops, music, a Theater group roaming through the streets, a beautiful village with lots of wonderful bars and restaurants, great views and a real artistic and vibrant atmosphere. I am sure, you will enjoy!
You will also meet members of the Costa del Arte Collective, four of them are exhibiting! Great art to be seen!
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We had the pleasure to take part in an art walk in Málaga on a very sunny day in January. The Dutch artists Birgit Gerritsen and Els Wiering from “Meet the artists in Málaga” showed us a neighborhood we had not seen before. Just near Picassos birthplace to the north we walked into an area full of neglection and full of art. Countless street art paintings were waiting for us, telling the story of creativity, anger and desperation. We were very touched! Have a look and don’t miss this area when you come to Málaga.
Admiring street art and artists studios in Málaga
Artist “Doger” at work
Artist “Doger” at Work
The walk trough all this bold and engaging art was fantastic, but not the only highlight of this day! We had the chance to meet 5 artists, one in the street and 4 in their studios, each of them creating very different art work. Like always, it is so interesting to meet an artist in her/his studio and get in touch in a different way with art!
In one of the streets we had the pleasure to observe a well known Málaga street art artist at work, his Artist name is “Doger”, but you might find him more easily in social media under Jonathan Morillas.
We met the sculptor Juan Vega Ortega, who works in a very traditional way with wood and creates most moving statues which you may see in one of the religious processions. We met Victoria Maldonado who shares her studio with José Luise Valverde – a “black and white” couple. Victoria is making most delicate organic-like figures from different materials, mostly white, while José is working with lots of black paint and manages to make us feel like being in the darkness. With time your eyes get used to the darkness and you discover more and more. Cuban artist Rodolfo Llopiz is working in an impressing printing studio with most different printing techniques and showed us a bit of his art.
Rodolfo Llopiz in his studio.
Juan Vega Ortega in his studio.
Victoria Maldonado and José Luise Valverde in their studio.
It was a great walk – don’t miss it when you get the opportunity!
Art Walk Cómpeta for 2019 at Easter! Save the date! / Paseo del Arte Cómpeta 2019 en Pascua! Reserva la fecha!
The 11th Art Walk Cómpeta is scheduled, the preparation team already working hard for the great event! After the very successful celebration of the 10th Art Walk Cómpeta Lieuwke Loth and her team of volunteers are working hard to provide the visitors again with more than 30 artists exhibiting and a lot of life music and theatre in the streets! If you want to see more about the Art Walk Cómpeta, tap here. Be sure, it will be a fantastic event for visitors and the artists again! I am happy to be a member of the preparation team and to be able, to show my art again! To give you an idea about my exhibition last year, scroll down and have a look into my exhibition at the Art Walk 2018! I hope to meet you again on 20./21. or 23/24.04.2019! I will give you all the information you might be interested in here or subscribe to my newsletter!
El 11th Art Walk Cómpeta está programado, ¡el equipo de preparación ya está trabajando duro para el gran evento! Después de la exitosa celebración de la 10a. Art Walk, Cómpeta Lieuwke Loth y su equipo de voluntarios están trabajando arduamente para brindarles a los visitantes de nuevo más de 30 artistas en exhibición y mucha música y teatro en las calles. Si quieres ver más sobre el Art Walk Cómpeta, tapp aquí. ¡Asegúrate de que será un evento fantástico para los visitantes y el artista otra vez! Estoy feliz de ser un miembro del equipo de preparación y poder, ¡mostrar mi arte otra vez! Para darle una idea de mi exposición el año pasado, desplácese hacia abajo y eche un vistazo a mi exposición en el Art Walk 2018. ¡Espero volver a verte en 2019! Le daré toda la información que le pueda interesar, ¡aquí o suscríbase a mi boletín informativo!
Memories of Exhibiting at the 10th Art Walk Cómpeta in 2018!/ ¡Recuerdos de exponiendo en el 10. Art Walk Cómpeta en 2018!
This was my first experience with exhibiting at an Art Walk in Spain! I had some experience with Open Studios as long as I had my studio in Bonn. I love this kind of exhibition because it gives so much value to the visitors and artists! Great way to connect with art, artists, art lovers and a village or area of a town! It was a great experience for visitors and artists!
Esta fue mi primera experiencia con la exposición en Art Walk en España! Tenía cierta experiencia con Open Studios, siempre que tuviera mi estudio en Bonn. Me encanta este tipo de exposición porque le da mucho valor a los visitantes y artistas. ¡Una excelente manera de conectar con el arte, los artistas, los amantes del arte y un pueblo o área de una ciudad! Fue una gran experiencia para visitantes y artistas.
Getting ready, transportation of a lot of paintings, preparing the room that I shared with the photographer Nikki de Gruchy, meeting many fellow artists, for four days receiving a lot of visitors from different countries and many good friends, walking through the narrow streets and on the steep stairs of Cómpeta: what a lot of impressions to take in! Now looking back I can say, it was a great event and I am very happy I was a part of it! And very lucky that I had a lot of support! Many thanks to Lieuwke Loth and the team to making this Art Walk Cómpeta possible!
Preparándose, transporte de una gran cantidad de pintura, preparando la habitación que compartí con la fotógrafa Nikki de Gruchy, conociendo a muchos artistas, para cuatro dias recibiendo muchos visitantes de diferentes países y buenos amigos, caminando por las calles estrechas y en las empinadas escaleras de Cómpeta: ¡cuántas impresiones! Ahora mirando hacia atrás puedo decir que es un gran evento y estoy mucha suerte que podría asistir, mucha suerte, ¡eso tuvo mucho apoyo!¡Muchas gracias a Lieuwke Loth y al equipo por hacer este Art Walk Cómpeta posible!
Intensive Vorbereitung, der Transport von vielen und auch großen Bildern, das Herrichten des Raumes, den ich mit der Fotografin Nikki de Gruchy teilte, in dem sich Stühle und Tische stapelten, Bilder aufhängen, eine große Anzahl Kunstkollegen kennen zu lernen, Besucher aus unterschiedlichen Ländern empfangen und gute Freunde, durch die engen Gassen und über die steilen Treppen von Cómpeta zu wandern – wirklich viele Eindrücke, die ich gesammelt habe. Im Rückblick kann ich sagen: Es war eine großartige Veranstaltung und ich bin glücklich, dass ich dabei sein konnte! Und sehr dankbar, dass ich so gute Unterstützung hatte! Ganz großen Dank an Lieuwke Loth und ihr Team, dass sie diesen fantastischen Art Walk Cómpeta möglich gemacht hat!
More Information about the Art Walk Cómpeta/ Más información sobre el Art Walk Cómpeta.
Eines meiner schönsten Erlebnisse im letzten Jahr war der Besuch der offenen Studios der Künstler von Gaucin. Auch dieses Jahr öffneten die Künstler ihre Ateliers. Ein Datum, das rot in meinem Kalender markiert ist. Die Fahrt ein gelber Rausch blühender Büsche, die Straße ein abenteuerlicher Flickenteppich aus Asphalt und der Anblick der Landschaft fantastisch. Aber auch künstlerisch ist dies ein Ereignis, das man auf keinen Fall verpassen sollte. Die 17 Studios sind über das kleine weiße Dorf verteilt und der Weg führt durch die Gassen teils in private Häuser, teils in die Werkstätten der Künstler. Immer wieder erhascht man durch die engen Gassen Blicke in die Weite der Landschaft. Und zum Erholen locken viele Tapasbars und Restaurants , die auch alle in der Karte verzeichnet sind, die man auf der Webseite des Kunstevents von Gaucin herunterladen kann./ One of the most exciting experiences were the visits to the open studios of the artists in Gaucin in Andalucia.This year again the artists opened their workshops to the public. A date that is marked in red in my calendar. The drive is a yellow intoxication of blooming bushes, the road an adventure of a bumpy quilted road in a fantastic landscape. But also from the artistic angle this is an event which is a Must. The 17 workshops are spread out through the small white village and the way leads through alleys to private homes and the workshops of the artists. Time and again you can grasp a glimpse of the wide landscape through tha small streets.Should you need a rest – there are many tempting small tapas bars and restaurants which are marked on the map of the event in Gaucin and can be down loaded.
Der Weg zur ersten Station -Nr. 17 -noch im Tal abseits der Straße führt uns zu den Keramiken, Skulpturen und Holzdrucken von Anna McGrane. Auf einem zauberhaften Grundstück mit weitem Blick und bunten Holzmöbeln auf der Terrasse werden wir freundlich vom Hund und von der irischen Künstlerin Anna empfangen, die uns hinunter zu ihrem Studiohäuschen führt./ Our first stop -Nr.17 – is the valley outside the village and leads us to the ceramics, sculpzures and wood prints of Anna McGrane. On a charming piece of land with beautiful views and colorful wooden furniture on the terrace we are greeted by the Irish artist Anna and her dog and led down a gravel path to the little house that contains her studio.
Wer mit Anna Kontakt aufnehmen will kann ihr eine Email schreiben, alle Adressen finden sich auf der Übersichtskarte./ If you want to contact Anna or one of the other artists, you will find the names and adress on the map of the event, that you can download.
Noch abenteuerlicher als der Weg zu Anna gestaltete sich die Fahrt zum Atelier des englischen Künstlers Jim Rattenbury, der seit 2005 in Spanien lebt. Kilometer über Schotterstraßen, durch Hecken, vorbei an Wiesen, Blumen, Pferden. Dann taucht das Haus und Studio auf und Baustil, Kakteen und Skulpturen versetzten einen fast nach Mexiko. Das Atelier mit hohen Wänden und tausend kleinen und großen Dingen, man könnte Stunden verweilen und nur schauen./ Even more adventurous than the way to Anna is the drive to the English artist Jim Rattenbury, who lives in Spain since 2005. Kilometers over gravel roads, through hedges, past meadows, flowers, horses. Then there is the house and studio and the style, cacti and sculptures give you the feeling of being transferred to Mexico. The work shop with high walls an a thousand small and large items – you can spend hours just browsing, smiling and admiring.
Mich haben besonders die kleinen Kunstwerke fasziniert. Jim sammelt alles – Steine, Metall und mehr, so auch die Schädel der Tiere der Umgebung – und all diese Dinge finden Eingang in seine kleinen und großen Kunstwerke, die für mich sehr poetisch sind. Mehr Auskunft findet sich dazu sicher auf der Webseite von Jim./ I was especially fascinated by the small pieces of art. Jim collects everything – stones, metal und more, even the skulls of indigenous animals – all these things are incorporated in his small and large pieces of art which to me are very poetic. More information I am sure can be found on Jims web site.
Nachdem wir uns in einer kleinen Tapas Bar gestärkt haben, führt uns der Weg zur englischen Künstlerin Jennifer Waterhouse, die in ihren Ölbildern überwiegend den Ort und die Landschaft, in der sie lebt, wiedergibt. Die Blumenwiesen durch die wir grade gefahren sind, finden wir hier auf den Bildern wieder. Mich haben besonders die Bilder der blühenden Wiesen angesprochen, weil sie etwas von der Stimmung atmen, die diese Jahreszeit ausstrahlt./ After stopping at a small tapas bar our path leads us to the English artist Jennifer Waterhouse, who in her oil paintings mostly reflects the place and landscape where she lives, like the flowery meadows which we just passed on our drive here. Especially the flowery meadows appealed to me since they somehow reflect the mood which emanates from this season of the year.
Weiter geht’s durch die steilen und recht verwinkelten Gässchen zur Nr. 10. Tim Parry, der letztes Jahr noch ein Guest Artist war, lebt heute längere Zeit in Spanien. Er stellt, wie schon im letzten Jahr in einem sehr schönen Privathaus aus. Seine leicht verwischten, figurativen Bilder strahlen eine starke Kraft aus und scheinen eine gute Anhängerschaft gefunden zu haben. Ein Foto gibts dazu aber hier leider nicht. Tim möchte gerne, dass die Interessenten seine Bilder nur life sehen. Mir gefiehlen besonders seine Selbstportraits und ein Hund./ On we go through the steep and winding alleys to number 10 Tim Parry, who last year was a guest artist and who is now a long term resident in Spain. He exhibits – as he did last year – in a very beautiful private house. His slightly blurred, figurative paintings radiate a strong power and seem to have developed a large group of supporters. Unfortunately there are no photos of this work. Tim prefers to have people only view his art personally. I especially liked his self portaits and a dog.
Weiter in der selben Straße liegt das Ausstellungshaus Nr. 11. Hier stellen in einem weiteren sehr charmanten Privathaus drei Künstler aus. Neben den Skulpturen von Juan Antonio Sangil und den Bildern von Ana Pellón hat hier auch der oben schon beschriebene Jim Rattenbury einen weiteren Ausstellungsraum./ A little further in the same street lies workshop number 11. In this very charming private home we find the exhibits of three artists. Aside from the sculptures of Juan Antonio Sangil and the paintings of Ana Pellón we find some more pieces of art of the afor mentioned Jim Rattenbury in another room.
Juan arbeitet mit allen möglichen teils schweren Materialien, Ton, Beton, Plastik und was immer so als Abfall kommt und brennt diese Gemische dann in seinen Formen bei hohen Temperaturen. Durch die Verbindung von unterschiedlichen Materialen entstehen reizvolle, teils unebene Oberflächen in den sehr archaischen Formen. Die Verschmelzung von unterschiedlichen Materialen ist auch das, was Juan an seinen Arbeiten reizt – eine sehr schöne Art des “up-cyclings”./ Juan works with many different sometimes quite heavy materials; clay, concrete, plastic and whatever is thrown away and he bakes them in his forms at very high temperatures. The bonding of the various materials creates fascinating and uneven surfaces in very archaic forms. The effects of the different melting qualities of the various materials is what attracts Jim at this kind of work – a very nice form of “up-cyling”.
In den Bildern von Ana Pelón dreht sich alles um kleine schematisierte Urformen von Häuschen. Auch ein fantastisch restaurierter Eckschrank wird hier verkauft – vielleicht so gar der runde Tisch?/ Ana Pelóns work is characterized by small arche forms of houses. There also is a artistic restored corner cabinet for sale here- perhaps even the round table?
Unser letzter Besuch für diesen Tag führt uns in das Studio von J.Sanchez Zabaleta, dessen teilweise großformatige, fotorealistisch aber in blassen, ausgewaschenen Tönen gehaltenen Bilder mich schon letztes Jahr fasziniert haben. Um das neue Haus zu finden, das sich Sanchez mit seiner Frau hier gebaut hat, geht es einige Stufen hinauf. Umso schöner der großzügige Raum, in dem sich jetzt im untersten Stockwerk das Atelier befindet./ Our last visit for this day brings us to the workshop of J. Sanchez Zabaleta, whose partially large size, photorealistic paintings which are held in pale, washed-out coloured tones already fascinated me at my visit last year. You have to climb up a few stairs in the village to find the new house which Sanchez and his wife built. A beautiful setting for his generous work shop in the ground floor.
Das war ein voller und wunderschöner Tag, auch wenn der Himmel grau war. Aber was kann es da schöneres geben als von Atelier zu Atelier zu wandern und immer wieder spannende neue Kunstwerke zu entdecken. Noch haben wir einige Positionen nicht besucht. Die sind fürs nächste Wochenende – den 29. – 30.05.15 – aufgehoben, an dem die Künstler wieder von 11:00 bis 19:oo Uhr ihre Pforten öffnen – so zumindest steht es im Prospekt/ This was a full and wonderful day, even though the sky was grey. But what coud be nicer than to walk from workshop to workshop and discover new works of art at every turn of the corner. There are still some places we have not yet visited. Those we have reserved for the next weekend (May 29 and 30, 2015) when the artists open this doors between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m – when it is, as the map says.
Text and Fotos: Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel
Translation to English: Peter Urban