_Daniel Martín Corona wins the DKV Award at the SWAB 2017 Art Fair with his work Vocation 3D

With “Vocation 3D” (2016), Martín Corona seeks a State of equilibrium between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional; on the grid, they burst polyhedra they transfigured the plane, and conceived a geometric chaos of edges that stick out and moving towards convex; It recasts the role of the project as intermediate phase; the process of creation as the work itself; you travel in a universe that explores the virtual from a plane of endless transformations, where opposites converge on the organicity of materials and abstract forms without leaving the drawing; While the laser lines plotted an order changing, uncertain, fragile, unstable coordinates that cross the surface morphology and end up stabilizing the composition. Is so, dismantle codes established structures, which are reversed to create new reflective levels; the gleam of the verse, where there seems impossible. + INFO

_Ignacio Bautista presents his new sculptures in Estampa 2017

Inside the program “Mapa”, curated by Guillermo Espinosa, and with the title “Powerline”, Ignacio Bautista presents a new series of sculptures that can be understood as a set of comments distanced about the elements of the gesture and the artist’s brand. But what is really seen in these works and installations is the questioning of the old romantic idea of creative freedom, alluding to how many factors influence and direct this supposed independence of action and production.

This work introduces us to a world full of references to the most basic elements of pictorial language and to the predominance of productive and procedural strategies of the genre in the broadest sense of the term. In the detained gestures, full of doubt and sarcasm, coexist the cold and expressionless air of industrial appearance, as of freshly refurbished product in a large warehouse, with usual materials, the ñapa or the fat brush, generating situations and paradoxes where objects or assemblages, without hardly forcing them or resorting to grandiloquent rhetoric, create a conceptual perspective plagued with allusions, dialogues and winks to the spectator, who is invited to decipher the commentary that hides behind his immutable appearance, do not exempt all of it from remarkable doses of humor, irony and lyricism in most of the occasions.

_Thievery / Thierry, new mural drawing by Juan Carlos Bracho for Opel / Estampa 2017

With a dimension of more than 25 square meters is a new specific project of Juan Carlos Bracho can be seen at the stand of OPEL during the Fair Estampa 2017. Made with the frottage technique is a combination of regular and irregular geometries that are duplicated by mode of a mirror. These forms, apparently with some order and internal structure, will be generated from frotagges with cakes applied directly on the wall. The end result will be a dynamic and moving combination. A great space to project the look, recreate in the smallest details or let yourself be carried by the whole of the work.

_Javier Arbizu and Karlos Martínez B. inaugurate the Hazitegia scholarship program of the Oteiza Foundation and the Huarte Center

The Oteiza Museum and the Center for Contemporary Art of Huarte have launched the Hazitegia (seed) program, dedicated to the promotion of artistic production around the work and aesthetic thinking of Jorge Oteiza. This action will have an annual periodicity and will consist of a residence of production in the Center of Contemporary Art of Huarte and will be completed with its later presentation in the Museum Oteiza.

“The dark, the mystic, the animate but soulless” is the title of the project of the artists Karlos Martínez B. and Javier Arbizu with which begins this new program and that part of the revision of the concept of macla, that alludes to the series homonymous of works realized by Jorge Oteiza.

The idea of “macla,” present in the work of Oteiza, will be revisited through a series of objects whose construction processes suppose an exercise of negotiation between the characteristics and dynamics of the materials and the intuition and desires of the artists. The maclas in Oteiza originate by the fusion of two or more bodies, which become inseparable due to the energy contained in the relation of their parts. There are similar phenomena in other fields of knowledge, such as astrology or biology, which have historically been considered magical or aberrant, not only because they are outside the norm but also because of the energetic load they imply.