Thursday, 14 February 2013

Marke Newton at the OECD, February 12nd – March 15th, 2013

a2z gallery and I have set up Marke Newton’s oversize paintings at the OECD headquarters in Paris.

Waterfall - acrylic and silver leaf on canvas, 200x500cm, 2012  

Untitled (#7) b - gold leaf, copper leaf, aluminium leaf and acrylic paint on canvas, 200x500cm, 2012  

My man Marke Newton.

Artist Vicenta Valenciano at the OECD in Paris, January 8 - February 9 2013

The OECD kindly let me show Vicenta Valenciano's first solo exhibition in France, at their headquarters in Paris, January 8 - February 9, 2013.

Strongly influenced by philosopher Zygmunt Bauman, she has developed a new technique of liquid acrylic painting that exists without any support: "Liquid painting is born from the necessity to express the new characteristics of modern society: its capacity to adapt to constantly changing circumstances. Like men and women, it has lost any solid support and become flexible and adaptable."

Vicenta Valenciano's paintings have lost any solidity: no support, canvas, wood or paper. The work is free to adapt to any shape, or can just be hung on its own. The back of the painting is exposed, showing the initial drawing and the first brush strokes.    

Born in 1970 in Mallorca, Vicenta Valenciano pursued her love for arts and mathematics by training as a Civil Engineer, then moved to Fine Arts and graduated from Central Saint Martins in London in 2005.

She has exhibited at Art Sunday and Sofía Gaspar Spanish Contemporary Art in Hong Kong, at the Jardín Luminoso in Buenos Aires.  

STOP - 2012, acrylic paint, 75x100cm

 Les arbres du Champ de Mars I - 2012, acrylic mounted on canvas, 89x 116cm

 Liberté - 2012, acrylic paint, 100x50cm 

Les arbres du Champ de Mars II - 2012, acrylic mounted on canvas, 130 x100cm

Sécurité - 2012, acrylic on canvas, 100x100cm

Go - 2012, acrylic paint, 75x100cm

 Summer sight – 2012, acrylic paint, 100x90cm    

 City View - 2012, acrylic paint, 75x100cm

The descendant of the panda – 2012, acrylic paint, 100x100cm

Gorilla - 2012, 94x100cm    

 Face recognition - 2012, acrylic paint, 63x84cm

Orang Utang - 2012, 70x88cm