Madrid and ARCO February 2012
Not only did I thoroughly enjoy my first visit to the city of Madrid, I loved visiting the fair. Sure, I was not so excited about the IKEA VIP lounge, but I was certainly introduced to some new galleries and more importantly, some artists I did not know about but whose work I quite liked. Here are some highlights:
At Madrid gallery, Travesia Cuarto’s booth-a very cool installation
At Espacio Minimo’s booth, an interactive Olaf piece filled the space in which the viewer sits in a chair, dons headphones and peeps through a keyhole at video of a man’s intimate interaction with a child on one side and a woman’s on the other.
Spanish gallery Formatacomodo had my favorite works in the fair–abstract and hard to define with candy colors. I fell in love with their cartoon-like qualities.
At Galerie Krinzinger bright colors of de la Cruz’s work drew viewers into the booth.
Max Estrella’s booth was filled with amazing works and this painting in particular grabbed my attention. My crappy photo does not begin to do its sumptuous surface justice.
And what evening in Madrid is complete without a visit to the art world after hours spot: Bar Cock
Interior of Bar Cock
Nic and her new friend, Jose Maria