ANTONIO FRANCO

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 “Very early in my life, I was concerned with the possibility of acting in the same manner as classical painters. This desire has become a paradox since neither the time nor the geographical situation has made it possible. My work moves like a spiral in which the center remains the initial fantasy"

Antonio Franco, Cali (Colombia), 1961

 

This anachronism is the beginning of the Antonio Franco creative strategy to develop his production. In the work of this artist all techniques have a place: from the most basic drawing with graphite on a sheet of paper, to the tempera, oil or pastel in large formats. He has specialized his own code as an artist through the materials, in a kind of metamorphosis.

In this exhibition we see a parallel narration of two stories: on the one hand, the abstract memory of the Valle del Rio Cauca in Columbia, with the site specific artwork called "Embalse Alto Anchicayá ", and on the other hand the "Metamorphosis" series, an accumulation of synergies between material and thematic.

These images, as landscapes of memory, take on an intimate dimension when they are captured by the artist on cardboards or daily textures. These kitchen cloths have been utilized respecting their imperfections and marks of use, becoming an allegory of the use and the passing of time.

 

"… My work is a large archive of pieces that should be articulated as endless poetry."

Antonio Franco

 

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PAUL EME

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Pablo Manuel Jiménez Cordobés (Cáceres, 1993), finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Seville (2013-2017 graduate) and he went back to Cáceres, his hometown, to continue developing his work.

 

It was in Seville where he developed a keen interest in the arts. He carried out the organization of artistic projects such as "Deslocalizados", an annual series of cultural meetings held in different houses and spaces of Seville. This experience was created with the intention of bringing art to everybody, out of the institutional canons (galleries, museums, fairs ...) and with very successful results. He also created Zona Güifi (an independent emerging art space), among other collective activities related to the art world; and "El Galerinsta" (a social media artistic project on Instagram where artists' works are shown indiscriminately and altruistically from all over the world without any restriction. The objective of this action was to share and disseminate culture and art with no borders.

 

In addition to this, he has always been interested in the PERFORMANCE, something that the artist considers vital, such as in his own work and life. He has directed collective actions such as "Cycle PerformApp", "ELITIST", "Fame", "DES-EN-LACE" ... as well as other “solo actions” like "Last day of sales", "Speaker", "Concerity", "Paul Eme",...

 

Recently, Paul Eme produced and presented some solo exhibitions such as "Pyra", at Lemon and Coco Cultural Association (Cáceres) where pieces were burning and the imprint of the fire was the protagonist. Currently, he is participating in various cultural events and projects in Spain.

 

Definition of "Sucession" by the Royal Spanish Academy:

"The action or process of inheriting a title, office, property, etc."

 

As we can see, in the original meaning of the word "succession" we already find a succession of words, and in turn, each of them with a different meaning, formed by new branches of concepts. A small part of this practically infinite loop is what, in a pictorial and personal way, I try to show with this series of works.

 

"I pronounce the first word. The rest is in the mouth of everyone".

Paul Eme

 

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RAQUEL BARRANTES

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This month, through its exhibition program “Meet the Artist”, Madridcito will be joining the international celebration of Women’s Day (March 8th) with the opening of Raquel Barrantes´exhibition “The Invisible Skin/Chimeras”, a series of intimate, feminine and oneiric photographs denouncing today´s fragile and invisible image of women.

 

Raquel Barrantes (Cáceres,1987), known as Little Lune, is a young artist from Extremadura who cultivates the triad of photography, graphic design and illustration. Her sensibility, mental imagery, and weakness for the author’s photography, have led her to develop a highly personal and metaphorical visual language. 

 

Her art is between oneiricism and surrealism, thus creating a world where there is always space for intimacy and the person´s own biography; a world that enables the artist to use any type of artistic way like “catharsis”.

At Madridcito, we are committed to the development of cultural activities in Madrid to promote local artists. It would mean a lot to us if you could please make their work known to those closest to you.

 

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YEYO RIANCHO

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Straight from Germany, France or even England come to us Yeyo Riancho (Santander, 1983), multidisciplinary visual artist with more than 10 years of artistic and exhibition experience in Spain and beyond.

From February 8th to Mars 6th  Madridcito presents a series of his  "Spontaneous Works" where psychedelia, iconography, deviations on human things, pop culture, urban art, underground comics and trash culture are either expanded or are compressed through the use of an incessant line, which not only characterizes Yeyo as an artist  but is also capable of depicting any type of object. It is a series where horror vacui takes over the space and captivates viewers.

 

Riancho’s influences include Keith Haring, Victor Moscoso, Bob Pepper, Robert Combas or Robert Crumb. His art is incredibly strong in essence, and covers disciplines such as illustration, design and poster making. It has even expanded to his very own line of T-shirts.

As the locals say "Everyone that comes to ends up being from Madrid". Yeyo exemplifies this to perfection as he set up his studio in the legendary neighbourhood of Malasaña two years ago; which he opened to the wider public in the previous Malasaña-Chueca edition of the "Artists of the Neighborhood" program. His current work includes book illustrations for Lamberto  Alpuente’s "Barbiturates and other liquors" , as well as illustrations for “Tukeproduces”, a video art project by the great Pau Torno with music from local psychedelic rock band Raisa.

 

More of Yeyo in Madrid: in the upcoming days, his illustrations will be in the solo exhibition “Escape”, which will be hosted at Ryldberg & Hunter Stamping Shop in the legendary neighbourhood of Lavapiés

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