Opening its doors on February 23rd, the first edition of Urvanity 2017 has served as a meeting point where both expert and amateur art collectors could admire and purchase a carefully curated selection of New Contemporary Art. The opening night was packed, with collectors and art enthusiasts enjoying a fantastic selection of works in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. In terms of sales, we could say that Urvanity is off to a great start, especially having in mind this is the very first edition of the fair.
Featured image: Fin DAC at Pretty Portal booth.
Fousion Gallery has sold two pieces by Peca titled Achai chu’u & Chichijal to the same collector. Peca has created worlds inhabited by hopis, meditators, disturbing animals, stellar omens, UFOs, all met in a wild strawberry field. They have also sold a surrealistic sculpture by Mono Cieza titled Guardines de Limbo and a piece by Will Barras titled Manikin.
Featured images: Peca; Mono Cieza and Wil Barras.
The OPEN WALLS Gallery from Berlin has sold two pieces by Vermibus titled Ulysses and the Mermaid and Por Toda una Vida. Criticizing the aesthetic value of the consumer society and its cruel dehumanization, Vermibus collects advertising posters from the streets and uses them as the base material for his work. The gallery has also sold two pieces by the photographer Jordan Seiler titled Underground and Presse. Each photo of Jordan Seiler contains a digital trigger, and the hidden content within the image can be discovered with Public Ad Campaign app.
Featured image: Jordan Seiler at OPEN WALLS Gallery.
Coming from Bruxelles, Galerie Martine Ehmer has sold a piece by Jef Aerosol titled Janis Joplin that is painted on an authentic piece of a Mercedes car. One of the most famous artists in the contemporary world, Jef Aerosol is very fond of music and often pays homage to his favorite musicians from the 1960s era.
Featured image: Jef Aerosol at Galerie Martine Ehmer booth.
Pretty Portal gallery from Dusseldorf has sold three canvases by Fin DAC titled Shukumei, Netheria and Chanhsegi. Fin DAC is known for his large-scale murals of beautiful women, believing that art should only serve a purpose of bare embellishment of mundane lives. The gallery has also sold several PixelPancho prints.
Featured image: Fin DAC at Pretty Portal Gallery.
The Don Gallery has sold a canvas by a young and talented outsider artist Solomostry. His first solo show ever is currently hosted at their gallery in Milan. They also sold a piece by Bo130, an old school artist that continues to find different ways to visually describe things that inspire him.
Featured image: Bo130; Somolostry.
PDP Gallery has sold two pieces by Iñigo Sesma titled Hell Raiser and Passage. The young artist is portraying urban city scenes and small street stories in a surrealistic setting. They have also sold two pieces by a young talented artist Mohammed L’Ghacham. Inspired by situations of everyday life and intimate family moments, he changes the rules of reality to create his own, a little more blurred and very, very inspiring.
Featured images: Mohammed L’Ghacham; Iñigo Sesma.
Kolly Gallery had a great success on the first day of the fair. They have sold two pieces by Moses & Taps titled Scratchiti and Image of Graffiti VII, three pieces by Tilt titled Rips 1, Rips 2 and Rips 3, a piece by JonOne titled Aqua Man, and a piece by Mist titled Tag Your Friend.
Featured images: Moses & Taps; Tilt; MIST; JonOne.
A Montreal-based gallery, Station 16 sold six pieces by the talented sculptor Laurence Vallières, including a piece titled Mandrill and the Coca-Cola Gun. The sculpture Mandrill is one of the two pieces the artist has created here in Madrid for the occasion of Urvanity. The gallery has also sold seven pieces by Ricardo Cavolo, a Spanish artist with a unique imaginarium and a colorful iconography of tattooed souls, legends and fantastic nature.
Featured images: Laurence Vallieres
Andenken Gallery sold several sculptures by Drew Leshko titled Rusty Red Dumpster and Gypsy. By carving, cutting, and layering varieties of paper and wood, Leshko creates documentary studies of architecture from his neighborhood in an attempt to create a three-dimensional archive of buildings that are in transitional periods. They have also sold a piece by Jaime Molina titled Nail Heads and a small work on paper by Mando Marie.
Featured images: Drew Leshko; Mando Marie.