Essential Spanish contemporary artists

Today me given for think what Spanish contemporary artists are those who really are doing history and leaving trace in the contemporary art.

Task not easy at all, especially if we think that this following list only corresponds to the subjective taste of a person, but that I will try to base with the production of every artist. Also there is another quandary: what is the contemporary art?

Since small ask since the plastic eclectisismo and the limits of the contemporary art are already not those of other moments of the art, exactly perhaps this freedom of the contemporary art is his biggest treasure and his biggest perdition, because on behalf of the contemporary art sometimes we see every thing, which for God! Interesting the video that he accompanies is ready and tries to explain also the situation of the contemporary art.

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The best of the contemporary art of 2008

Work of Lucio Muñoz in the exhibition Silencis

Since we are of memoirs of the best thing and the worst thing, in Art Spain we have selected 5 facts of the contemporary art of 2008 that he is worth while remembering:

1. This position touches the exhibition Silencis in the Monastery of Siloes, that Carlos Franco assembled 24 Spanish contemporary artists, between them to Antoni Tàpies, José Maria Sicilia, Joan Miró, José Manuel Broto, Esteban Vicente, Miquel Barceló, Cristino de Vera, Susana Solano, Albert Rafols-Casamada, Martin Chirino, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Sergi Aguilar, Sergio Belinchón, Manuel Rivera, Eduardo Chillida, Manolo Millares, Juan Carlos Savater, Lucio Muñoz, Miguel Ángel Blanco, Carmen Laffón, Gustavo Torner, Xavier Mascaró and Francesc Ruiz. This way 8 years of exhibition were celebrated in Siloes.

2. The exhibition of Elizabeth Peyton in New York, the young and international contemporary artist that more we like, both in the pictorial language and in the subject-matter that it tackles.

3. The exhibition Machines and Souls of the Museum Queen Sophia, who assembled for the first time in this space, to the creators of the contemporary art and the new technologies, beginning a big way for the institutional legitimization of the average art, net art, digital art and vídeoarte.

4. The retrospective of Juan Muñoz in the Guggenheim Bilbao, which there assembled big part of the work of this so valued Spanish artist.

5. The exhibition Works Graph 10 The Country in the gallery Marlborough, with works in artist's engraving as Eduardo Arroyo, José Manuel Broto, Rafael Canogar, Martín Chirino, Juan Genovés, Luis Gordillo, Cristina Iglesias, Antonio López García, Jaume Plensa and Manolo Valdés.

Alone man, of Juan Genovés in the auction of Spanish art Christie's

It looks like almost a prank, but the only lot of Juan Genovés in the auction of Spanish art of Christie's Madrid is:


Signed and dated áng. inf. dcho: genovés/67
Registered person in the reverse: Genoese / man solo/70 x 50 cm/1967
Gouache on pasteboard
70 X 50 cm
Identical with 1967
Origin: Marlborough Gallery, London
Starting price: 12.000 – 18.000 euros

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Exhibition Works Graph 10 The Country in gallery Marlborough

Persons and planes (2007) of Juan Genovés

The Gallery Marlborough and newspaper El Pais are the persons in charge of Graphic Work 10 of THE COUNTRY, exhibition that is inaugurated on September 11.

What will we be able to see? The sample is assembled by a folder of 10 engravings, signed and numbered by Spanish artists of fame, realized for newspaper and with a limited edition of 100 copies.

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“The Hug” of Juan Genovés

The Hug. 1976. Juan Genovés.

The Hug. 1976. Juan Genovés.

The Hug or also called Amnesty, it is a pictorial work of the Valencian artist Juan Genovés realized in the year 1976.

It is a question of a painting realized in acrylic on cloth, a very representative work, symbol of the Spanish transition, after Franco's death.

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Summer Show”, collective summer exhibition in Marlborough


Yellow inn of Heart

The head office of Madrid of the gallery Marlboruogh celebrates the period with the collective exhibition Summer Show. This sample assembles pieces in painting and sculpture of the artists' fistful of the gallery.

The opening is June 26 and the works will be able turn until September 6, with the exception of August that will be closed. There will see works of Alfonso Alabacete, Juan José Aquerreta, Martín Chirino, Rafael Cidoncha, Alberto Corazón, Juan Correa, Alejandro Corujeira, Carlos Franco, Manuel Franquelo, Juan Genovés, Luis Gordillo, Kcho, Abraham Lacalle, Francisco Leiro, Blanca Muñoz, Lucio Muñoz, Juan Navarro Baldewed, Pelayo Ortega, Daniel Quintero, Josep Maria Riera I Aragó, David Rodríguez Caballero, Sergio Sanz, Manolo Valdés and Darío Villalba.

The collective one from the best Spanish contemporary art to plenary meeting not to get lost.

Biography of Juan Genovés


This painter and graphic artist was born in Valencia in the year 1930; and it went so far as to turn into one of most emphasized from the figurative current of Spain. He formed in the School of Fine arts of his hometown.

There was part of several artistic groups, like The Seven, which was assigned in 1950, along with Vicente Castellano, Joaquín Michavila and Eusebio Sempere.

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The color of the painting from the lens of Robert Weingarten


Picture of Antonio López

On April 17 there is inaugurated in the gallery Malborough the exhibition of the North American photographer Robert Weingarten. Famous for his photos of sceneries and his fascination for the effect of the light on the colors, in this new titled series Artists' Palettes, it centers his interest on the color of the palettes of the most well-known current international artists.

Of Spanish artists there will be able to be contemplated the palettes of Juan Genovés, Luis Gordillo, Francisco Leiro, Antonio López García, Juan Uslé and Manolo Valdés. For the achievement of the same ones, Weingarten moved to our country last summer to dedicate work days in the studies of Madrid of Genoese, Gordillo and López. In case of Leiro, Uslé and Valdés, Weingarten visited his studies neoyorkinos.

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Exhibition of the Group Parpalló

Yesterday only we speak about the exhibition of the Valencian artist Monjalés, which belonged to the Group Parpalló, the most important for the Spanish and Valencian painting of half of last century.


Since today I have an appointment at that it is necessary to aim: until December 2 (it is inaugurated in) there is time to visit in the Municipal Museum of Contemporary art of Madrid the exhibition Group Parpalló: 50 years, a retrospective that assembles the most significant pieces of the artists who shaped this group.

Works of Juan Genovés, Agustín Albalat, Salvador Montesinos, José Maria Labra, Andreu Alfaro and of course Monjalés. The works that will be seen work, from the Spanish look, the influences and interpretations that these artists gave of the avant-gardes of the modern art and that well could be revealed to the isolation of the Spanish art of postwar period.

I dress in: Contemporaneizarte

Exhibition and united auction in gallery BAT ALBERTO CORNEJO

Mutual support is the title of the united exhibition that there inaugurated yesterday in the gallery BAT ALBERTO CORNEJO and whose target it is to end with an auction of the works exhibited to help to the gallery Viewfinder, which has suffered the destruction of his facilities and funds.


Coast Llobero Garden, Barcelona, of Joan Fontcuberta

The exhibition assembles works, which use skills of the photographic language, of 27 artists, between whom there stand out Alberto Corazón, Joan Fontcuberta, Juan Genovés and Luis Gordillo, between others. To keep on reading»

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