Dear Diane, dear Shaded Viewers,
The second day in ARCO was more relaxed. I went with my friend and artist Jorge Diezma -he is showing now at Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia-. He went to take a painting for his gallerist, a new serie of hyperrealistic animals. Very intellectual.
Now I am going to show you in a row some art works I liked:
Tese drawings were at Luis Adelantado. Tha artist is Abdul, a new strong creator.
And below, new works by Carlos Amorales. They are really good.
The last show of Amorales -Why to fear the Future?- at Casa de America was fantastic.
This is the mirror of Louise Bourgeoise.
And this a car I found funny. It is very BD.
In general, the fair was flat and boring. Lots of two dimension pieces -lots of not very good paintings-. I think that this kind of fairs were more fun when the installation was ruling. It was more fresh.
The table at the center of this stand is a Zaha Hadid.
This huge vase of Keith Haring is good, too.
These are works by spanish artist Enrique Marty, at Espacio Minimo gallery. His work is strong, really strong, even disgusting.
Below, the artist speaking to very important spanish curator Estrella de Diego.
Pablo Palazuelo is one of my favorite spanish painters. He is also like an old grandaddy. His abstract paintings are one of the best things we have. This example is no that good…
Also Alex Katz is one of my forever artists.
Then you have the classic new things, like this pixel oil on canvas…
…or this not very amazing political expression.
I saw these pieces from Santiago Sierra made by street people of Mexico DF, the ones that blow fire, on Miami-Basel… I am a big fan of Santiago.
This is not art, I just love the mirror effect of public toilets…
Well, it was time to go. Jorge Diezma and I left to see some rock shows with Toni Torres -director of NY magazine BIG-. Leaving the fair I met this guy, Jon. He directs a fashion and music festival at San Sebastian -www.mid-e.com-.
And here you have Toni Torres.
On the way back to Madrid I took this picture at the car. Nice ending for this post.
See you later, Diane.