Papeleo. Drawing Room Notebooks is a publication of irregular periodicity, opportunistic and and undisciplined, dedicated to international contemporary drawing. Its mission is supporting research and cultural dissemination in this field, both carried out within the specialized fair Drawing Room, which has the intention of becoming an observatory of the drawing practice of current artists.

Papeleo Nº 1. Dibujo contemporáneo español

The first number, titled Spanish Contemporary Drawing, gathers the works of twenty two spanish artists who have made drawing the central medium of their respective practices, being their contribution recognised as deeply significant to the contemporary drawing scene. The reviews that we dedicate them are referred to their specialized work of the last few years, putting special focus on the works that have been present in the two first editions of Drawing Room, held in Madrid on 2016 and 2017. This way, this first number begins with a look towards the origins of the project and invites the art critic Javier Díaz Guardiola to reminisce with us the artists that we had the opportunity to present to the public of Madrid, thanks to the participation of the best art galleries, both spanish and internationals.

Selected artists for this first number are: Alejandro Botubol, Ana H. Del Amo, Cristina Almodovar, Estefanía Martín Sáenz, Felipe Ortega Regalado, Fernando Gutiérrez, Fernando Martín Godoy, Gonzalo Elvira, Guillermo Peñalver, Irene González, Javier Arce, José Miguel Pereñíguez, Kepa Garraza, Manuel Blázquez, María García Ibáñez, Marta Bran, Nadia Barkate, Paco Guillén, Raúl Artiles, Ruth Morán, Santiago Ydáñez and Tamara Arroyo.


Papeleo Nº 2. Portefólio português

The second number, titled Portuguese Portfolio, comes up on the occasion of the first edition of Drawing Room Lisboa, which had place on October 2018 in the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes. It is dedicated to the works of remarkable portuguese artists who have been chosen by the portuguese curator Maira do Mar Fazenda. It also includes interviews with professionals, such as Emilia Ferreira (director of the Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon); Elsy Lanher (contemporary drawing curator for the Albertina Museum, Vienna) and Inmaculada Corcho (director of the ABC Museum of Drawing, Madrid).

The 25 selected artists for this second number are some of the most prominent artists of the portuguese art scene. These are: Adriana Molder, Anamary Bilbao, Ana Pérez Quiroga, António Poppe + Joana Fervença, Claire de Santa Coloma, Dayana Lucas, Diogo Pimentão, Gabriela Albergaria, Hugo Canolias, Marta Wengorovius, Mattia Dennise, Miguel ngelo Rocha, Musa paradisiaca, Nuno Henrique, Paulo Lisboa, Pedro A.H. Paixão, Pedro Gomes, Ramiro Guerreiro, Rui Horta Pereira, Rui Moreira, Sara Chang Yan, Susana Gaudêncio, Vasco Araújo and Von Calhau!