Wide Walls: What to see at Urvanity!

Posted on February 22, 2017

Our friends at Widewalls have made a list with galleries you can't miss when visiting Madrid this week. We make a feature but of course we also wanted to share the list with you, so you can get to know our wonderful colleague galleries and know just what to look for at URVANITY! 

Vroom and Varossieau

Founded in Amsterdam in 2010 by Isabelle Vroom and Olivier Varossieau, the gallery Vroom & Varossieau focuses on urban contemporary and street art movements, aiming to excite and inspire. Not afraid to challenge the status quo and stir things up, the gallery works with internationally diverse artists ranging from emerging young talent to big and bold names in the field. For the Urvanity Art Fair, the gallery will bring pieces by BanksyJauneThe London PoliceSøren SolkærCranio, and Ben EINE. The gallery will also have Ben EINE paint a wall in the city center of Madrid. Also, be sure not to miss their Banksy solo booth!

Galerie Martine Ehmer

Located in Brussels, the Galerie Martine Ehmer is specialized in Contemporary and Urban Art. It presents both emerging and established contemporary artists with diverse and multicultural profiles, working in a range of media going from figurative and abstract painting to photography, sculpture and video. A regular at national and international art fairs, the gallery has prepared some interesting projects for the Urvanity Art Fair. The highlights include a very large-scale piece by Jef Aerosol that will be presented in the middle of the fair with great visibility, and a monumental fresco that the French artist L’Atlas will paint in the center of Madrid.

Fousion Gallery

Located in the historic center of Barcelona, Fousion Gallery is dedicated to presenting and promoting local and international art and artist through exhibitions, various events, and international art fairs. For the Urvanity Art Fair, the gallery will feature a fine selection of works by prestigious international artists, including Miss VanSheOneWill Barras, who will be presenting works that are part of a set of 26 images which make up the letters of the alphabet, Peca, who is preparing a special large-scale sculptural pieces, Mono CiezaBruno Pontiroli, who will be presenting his series La Ventre du Table, and Juan Jose Surace. Miss Van has made a brand new series especially for the occasion of the fair, and she will personally attend the event and participate in the conference on Saturday around 1pm as part of the fair’s side program.

OPEN WALLS Gallery

A unique and internationally renowned gallery space that focuses on Public Art, OPEN WALLS Gallery has a strong passion for further developing the terms and ideologies of the movement, as well as an in-depth knowledge of every artist they represent. Since dealing street art and graffiti within a gallery context can be conceptually challenging, the gallery particularly pays attention on the kind of works and medium they present. For the Urvanity Art Fair, the gallery will present works by OXVermibus, and Jordan Seiler. Each photo of Jordan Seiler contains a digital trigger, and the hidden content within the image can be discovered with Public As Campaign app.

Plastic Murs

Located in Valencia, Plastic Murs is a dynamic space dedicated to showing new contemporary art as an expression of popular culture today. For the occasion of the Urvanity Art Fair, the gallery will present the work of artists Jessica HessSatOneNelio and PichiAvo. One of the largest and most impressive works of their booth will certainly be a piece by PichiAvo titled Urban Warrior.

Swinton and Grant

Swinton and Grant from Madrid was conceived as a meeting point for artists working in different disciplines who develop the most radical and new codes. It is a singular space and a residence program suitable for different uses and artistic projects focused in both national and international markets. For the Urvanity Art Fair, the gallery will feature works by the Mexican artist Edgar Flores SANER, such as Marchanta from 2016, Guyan el protector from 2015, Ravi el protector from 2015, Amantes eternos from 2015 and Cronos devorando 43 angeles from 2015; works by Mario Mankey, such as Lobby or not lobby from 2016, About ribs about heels 2 from 2016, Entropy from 2017, and This is not the apocalypse from 2017; and works by the American artist Robert Hardgrave, such as Stewards from 2015, Manray from 2016, and Manray 2 from 2016.

The Don Gallery

Founded in 2008 in Milan by Matteo Donini, aka The Don, The Don Gallery aims to make Italy understand the real value of the art coming from the streets and learn the real history of graffiti. It organizes art exibitions that explore and deepen the new artistic movements derived from the subculture of the young communities in the last thirty years. For the occasion of Urvanity Art fair, the gallery will be presenting works by old school masters Doze Green and BO130 and the outsider artist Solomostry.

Mambo Gallery

Founded in Vigo in Spain, Mambo Gallery is a dynamic online platform of exhibition and sale of art which involves a big number of Galician artists. Not having a fixed exhibition space, the gallery hosts show all around the country, presenting new ways of understanding the gallery of the artist’s works. The Urvanity is the gallery’s first participation in an international art fair and will be bringing artworks by Isaac CordalPelucasLiqen and Javier Aquilera. Some of the highlights include Fake Banksy by Javier Aguilera, an ironic and stunning sculpture about artists and their egos, Egolatriz by Liqen, a medium size painting that shows the risks of being an artist nowdays, and Babel by Isaac Cordal, a great concrete sculpture and an iconic artwork of the artist.

Andenken Gallery

Coming from Amsterdam, Andenken Gallery will be bringing works by Evan HecoxDrew LeshkoMando MarieJaime Moline, and Adrian Landon Brooks. Some of the highlights include Drew Leshko’s Gypsy from 2017, Mando Marie’s Ascenders from 2017, Adrian Landon Brooks’ Caregiver, Evan Hecox Boat Village from 2016, and Jaime Molina’s Inner Beast.

Text: Elena Martinique for Widewalls