Monday February 7, 2011
Spirit of the Epoch Opens in Arrecife and Teguise
Two keen art collectors, Ofelia Martin and Javier Nuñez, will be showing a selection of paintings from their private collection at the Museum of International Contemporary Art (MIAC) and the Convent of Santo Domingo. As a new exhibition called Sprit of the Epoch gets underway from February 11th.
Both exhibitions open on Friday 11th February with examples of works by artists such as Melvin Martinez, the Puerto Rican artist whose paintings at present are mostly highly colourful abstracts. Peter Atkins is an Australian artist whose main preoccupation is designing artworks from everyday items, such as packaging and signs. The German artist Mattias Koster whose paintings are mostly figurative also features in the collection.
Whilst the Korean artist Changha Hwang specialises in geometric abstracts and the painter known as Vargas-Suarez Universal paints in a similar style, although the canvases are less geometric and more organic in form. Also working in this particular vein is the Bulgarian artist Sophia Schama, who layers the paint on the canvas repeatedly to create thick textures whilst exploring organic themes, such as her oil painting Urban Jungle 2.
The range of contemporary works that form the Martin-Nuñez collection illustrate the pair´s commitment to showcasing the art of young painters who are working to establish themselves in the art world.
The exhibition´s title is Spirit of the Epochâ and will be inaugurated at the Convent of Santo Domingo in Teguise at 20.30 on Friday 11th February, whilst the exhibition at the MIAC in the Castillo de San José in Arrecife opens an hour later at 21.30.