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Six Spanish artists at No 20

29 Nov - 23 Dec

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No 20

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London

Six Spanish artists show their work at No 20 gallery in association with Galeria Carles Taché from Barcelona: Miguel Ángel Campano, Santi Moix, Javier Pérez, Guillermo Pfaff, Vicky Uslé and Javier Arce.

Miguel Ángel Campano (Madrid 1948) is one of the leading figures in the so called revival of Spanish painting of the 80s, alongside Ferrán García Sevilla, José Manuel Broto, José María Sicilia and Miquel Barceló. His work blends Abstract Expressionism and historical avantgardes, abstraction and figuration. He was awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas in 1996, and his retrospective at the Palacio Velázquez in 1999 confirmed him as one of the most important figures in Spanish contemporary art.

Santi Moix (Barcelona, 1960) lives in a constant search that drives him to work with voracity and creativity. His artistic work, both daring and direct, functions always as a field for research, learning and resolution. Moix is a versatile artist working with sculpture, painting and illustration. His first solo show was held in 1981 in Sant Cugat, Catalonia, and in 1986 relocated to New York. In 2002 he was awarded with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship.

Javier Pérez (Bilbao, 1968) is a multidisciplinary artist who appeared in the artistic scene during the 90s. His pieces work as conciliation places in which he resolves tensions created by opposite concepts. Ambiguity, fragility and instability are concepts that have oriented his work. During the last two decades, he developed a very personal and intimate narrative that has turned his work into one of the most interesting in the current artistic landscape. Pérez represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2001 and had an important solo show at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía´s Palacio de Cristal (2004- 2005).

Javier Arce (Santander, 1973) was granted with The International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York in 2008. In 2017 he achieved the Mención de Honor Generación and an award by Fundación de Arte y Derecho, following an award in 2016 by Marcelino Botín Foundation. His latest solo exhibitions include ‘The First Loan Exhibition. The bastard museum’, CAB, Burgos, Spain; ‘This could be a show of historical importance’, Museum of contemporary art in Zagreb; as well as his interventions in ‘Espai 13’ at Miró Foundation in Barcelona; and ‘Espai Quatre’, Casal Solleric, Majorca.

Vicky Uslé  (Santander, 1981, constantly moving through the codes of painting, investigates the possibilities of abstraction, its poetic potential as well as the interconnections that it establishes. Her language is a vivid one, a place for experiencing. Her works hold a certain tension between organisms and geometry, consistency and lightness. The overlapping of brushstrokes, shapes, colours and perspectives creates an infinite net of relationships.

Guillermo Pfaff (Barcelona, 1976), deeply involved in the reflection on the medium itself, explores with his painting issues related to the pictorial object such as its narrative ability, the social use and the learning processes. These ongoing checks, place him in a position that varies continuously between claim and questioning of the own pictorial language.

Carles Taché gallery is a member of the Art Barcelona Association (with Carles Taché as president for eight years). On an international scale, the gallery has participated in prominent contemporary art fairs such as: FIAC, Art Cologne, Chicago Art Fair, ARCO, Art Brussels, MACO, KIAF and ShContemporary, amongst others. The gallery regularly collaborates with other galleries, institutions and foundations, both on a national and international scale.