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MIAC Create Launches With Victor GM Exhibition

Tuesday June 2, 2015

MIAC Create Launches With Victor GM Exhibition

MIAC, the Museum of International and Contemporary Art in Arrecife, will be unveiling their first initiative under the MIACreate banner this Friday June 5th, with a special exhibition of the work of locally based artist Victor GM, entitled Horror Vacui.

Historically, the term Horror Vacui derives from Latin, meaning fear of empty space. And since it was first coined in the 19th century it has come to encompass a wide range of heavily detailed visual arts from underground comic illustrators and cartoonists such as Robert Crumb, the creator of cult classic Felix The Cat, through to the paintings of pop surrealist ‘Lowbrow’ art exponents such as Todd Schorr.

Victor GM was originally born in Madrid and spent time working and studying in some of Europe’s most cosmopolitan capital cities, such as London and Berlin before settling here on Lanzarote. And these influences are evident in his work as many of his canvasses focus on faces and forms culled from years of observation.

The Horror Vacui exhibtion is open to the public from 11.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday and on Saturdays from 11.00 to 15.00 and runs until July 4th. And in addition to exhibiting a selection of his canvasses and silk screen prints Victor GM will also be staging a number of free workshops.

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