What Not to Miss at Urvanity 2018
Running between February 21st and February 25th, 2018 at LASEDE COAM in Madrid, Urvanity 2018 will once again serve as a meeting point where both expert and amateur art collectors can admire and purchase a carefully curated selection of New Contemporary Art. Offering a different kind of artistic content compared to other art fairs in the country, Urvanity Art Fair will showcase artworks ranging from Urban Art to Surrealist Pop.
Taking place across the city during five days, the youngest art fair will bring together 19 international and local galleries, accompanied by a program of talks with different national and international actors and a program of walls that will be announced soon.
Let’s take a look at the booths you should not miss!
Featured images: Anna Taratiel – Premutacions, 2017. Courtesy of Duran Gallery; GR170, 2017. Courtesy of Montana Gallery. All images courtesy of Urvanity.
Vroom & Varossieau
Founded in 2010 by Isabelle Vroom and Olivier Varossieau, Vroom & Varossieau Urban Contemporary Art in Amsterdam focuses on contemporary and street art movements, aiming to excite and inspire. Questioning the status quo and stirring things up, the gallery works with internationally diverse artists ranging from rising talent to acclaimed names in the field.
Featured image: Niels Shoe Meulman – Unlaced, 2016
Founded in 2014 by Goyo Villasevil and Sergio Bang, Swinton Gallery in Madrid is created to reflect our times’ new trends and artistic necessities. Spanning across 200sqm, the gallery is a meeting place for creators of multiple disciplines that work with contemporary artistic languages.
Featured image: Left: Laurence Vallières – Chimpanzee with the LV monogram, 2017 / Right: Alice Pasquini – Serena, 2017.
Located in Shoreditch, London, StolenSpace Gallery has been exhibiting Street and Urban Art for eleven years. Not all of their artists have an Urban Art background in Graffiti and Street Art, but what they all have in common is the way they are influenced by society’s prevailing subcultures where there are few rules and anything is possible.
Featured image: Left: Shepard Fairey – Blood and oil mandala / Right: Shepard Fairey – Dont Be A MFR.
Station 16 Gallery
Located in Montreal, Station 16 Gallery features an international roster of artists who are primarily influenced by street art and graffiti. Constantly looking to reinvent itself and the city’s art scene, the gallery continues to showcase cutting-edge art that challenges the traditional white cube gallery space.
Featured image: Marie Claude – Marquis Jux CLoubhouse 75.
Founded in 2007 by Klaus Rosskothen, Pretty Portal from Dusseldorf focuses on urban contemporary art. Through both group and solo shows, the gallery presents a mixture of established artists and emerging, fresh talents.
Featured image: Left: JANA JS – Where have you gone / Right: STF Moscato – Rumble in the jungle.
Art In The Game
Founded in 2015, Art in the Game from London is focused on the discovery and promotion of a new generation of artists from around the world. In addition to supporting promising new talents in all aspects of their career, the gallery chooses suitable places to exhibit.
Featured image: Left: Add Fuel – Inventory Diagonal Excercise, 2017 / Right: Sebastien – Preschoux Nimrod, 2016.
Founded in 2013 by Nick Bargezi and managed by Phillipp Barth, BC Gallery in Berlin has established itself in the high-end urban and contemporary art market with their regular solo and group exhibitions by internationally renowned and upcoming contemporary artists.
Featured image: Franco Fasoli – Pretension of Greatness, 2016.
An online art platform, Durán Online Gallery supports contemporary artists reflecting the new creative languages and current artistic merits. The gallery showcases sculpture, illustration, design, photography, new technologies and formats, focusing on the artistic avant-grade in the last 20th century and 21st century.
Featured image: Left: Anna Taratiel – Fundacion Alapar, 2017 / Right: Belin – One Line Medio VII
Located in the heart of the historic City Centre in Barcelona, Fousion Gallery is a magical place that hosts a fine selection of Pop Surrealism, Urban & Street Art, Illustrations and Indefinable Art Jewels. Founded by Jasmin Waschl in 2006, the gallery has given an opportunity to many local and international creatives to promote their works in various exhibitions and cultural events.
Featured images: Left: Bruno Pontiroli – La corde au cou, 2017 / Right: Will Barras – Convoi Exepcionelle, 2017.
Founded in 2007 in Barcelona, Montana Gallery showcases the talent of young local artists and established artists from the international scene with a learning base in graffiti and street art.
Featured image: MURETZ, 2017. All images courtesy their respective galleries and Urvanity.