Coming back for the fourth time to Madrid, Urvanity Art has brought together collectors and enthusiasts, offering a great opportunity to enjoy a carefully curated selection of New Contemporary Art. The only Spanish fair dedicated to the movement and a necessary appointment within the Madrid Art Week, the unique event seeks to disseminate contemporary art and collecting among the general public, and after only one day, we can say that they are doing it right.
Here's what sold (so far) at Urvanity Art 2020!
All images by Angie Kordic / Widewalls.
A gallery based in Madrid, Huntress of Art brought works by artists Kike Garcinuño and Alexander Zuleta. The works by Kike Garcinuño, an eclectic painter who has made his current language a collection of infinite ways of looking and narrating, have already caught the eye of the collectors, as the gallery sold three of his most recent works - Simbiosis, Coexistencia 2, and Coexistencia 3.
A local gallery from Madrid, Swinton Gallery is also off to a good start. They have sold two amazing sculptures by Laurence Vallières, the one depicting the iconic Super Mario character and the other titled Daffy Duck. The gallery also sold a large-scale canvas by SRGER, a Spanish artist who experiments with abstract painting, which he combines with his graphic design heritage. The canvas went to utopicus, a local co-working space. The gallery is also hosting SRGER's solo exhibition at their gallery space in Madrid.
A Barcelona-based gallery dedicated to representing emerging and legendary artists from the worlds of Pop Surrealism, Urban Art, Abstract Graffiti, Street Art and Illustration, Fousion Gallery kicked off quite well. The gallery has already sold five of their pieces - Mono Cieza's Water Is Kibo, Dilka Bear's The Messenger, Untitled I and Untitled II and Victor Castillo's Ist mir wurst.
Another local art player, Furiosa Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of artists of great impact and it seems that collectors recognize this. The gallery sold a piece by Carlos Nicanor, a Brossanian sculptor whose creativity aspires to shape a work that will be a caustic alteration of the object and its meaning.
The result of an artistic residence promoted by the SOLO Collection within its lines of patronage for visual artists, Black Faes presented the artist Juan Diaz-Faes for the first time to the collector audience to great success. The color black is a protagonist in all his works, taking shape through geometry and creating a narrative full of stories. It seems that Diaz-Faes is an artist to watch, as over 10 of his pieces have already been sold.
A Berlin-initiated and Barcelona-based gallery dedicated to the diffusion and production of contemporary art by emerging international artists in any of its disciplines, Pantocrator Gallery brought the works by four artists at the fair and two of them are already selling. The gallery sold a piece by the young interdisciplinary Croatian artist Dunja Janković and two small sculptures by Juan Miguel Quiñones, that went to utopicus.
Coming to Madrid for the first time, the New York-based McCaig-Welles Gallery has had great success with works by a prolific New York City graphic designer, muralist, fine artist, typographer and illustrator, Queen Andrea. Her style marked by a bold use of color, design and advanced typography truly echoed with the collectors since the gallery has already sold four of them - Play from 2020, and a large-scale canvas that went to Fundacion Maria Cristina Masaveu Peterson.