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Ángela Sánchez

Ángela SÁNCHEZ, Sin titulo, 2016. Courtesy Galeria Arte Periferica


Badajoz, 1974


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Samuel Rama

Samuel RAMA, Perípato #2, 2016. Courtesy Galeria 111


Montemor-o-velho, Portugal, 1977

Presented by GALERÍA 111

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João Francisco

João FRANCISCO, Sin titulo (O pequeno túmulo). 2012, Courtesy Galeria 111


Torres Vedras, Portugal, 1984

Presented by GALERÍA 111

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Pedro A.H. Paixão

Pedro A. H. PAIXÃO, Mystic river, 2017. Courtesy Galeria 111


Lobito, Angola, 1971

Presented by GALERÍA 111

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Mario Soria

Mario SORIA, Sophia Loren Simpson, 2012. Courtesy N2 Galería


Barcelona, 1966

Presented by N2 GALERÍA

Mario Soria is a painter and sketcher of hyperrealistic portraits who lives and works in Barcelona.
Interested in American pop culture, among his models to draw are famous characters like Andy Warhol, Woody Allen or Albert Eistein.
Beyond the portraits, he places his models in a hectic scene of sailboats, bees, pencils, miniature people and umbrellas. The originality with which they are represented gives a tremendous personality to his work.
These works include illustrative and bold painted geometric shapes, lines and other additional elements. Mario Soria confesses that the objects and their assignment are random, but in general they serve to replicate the style of the famous series of books “I Spy”.
The artist uses multiple techniques, including the incorporation of three-dimensional objects, such as pieces of Lego, all objects of bright colors that protrude from the surface of the canvas.

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Tânia Ferrão

Tania Ferrão, Fading Roots#4, 2017. Courtesy Galeria Arte Periferica


Torres Vedras, Portugal, 1993.


This illustrator and animator graduated in Multimedia Art at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, studies that she completed by attending the Painting Course of the Duran Castaibert School. Upon arriving in this city, she became interested in travel journals and sketchbooks, giving preference to materials that allow rapid registration such as pens and watercolors. These techniques, almost sketched, are those that fill with freshness the images that she presents to us in her works. The immediacy with which she draws is one of the keys aspects of her speech.
Her work seeks to understand mankind and our relationship with the world.
Through drawing she manifests the behaviors that make us human and the restlessness that moves us in life.
In addition to graphic diaries, Ferrão also shares an interest in painting, illustration and animation, always looking for new and innovative techniques to reach the viewer.

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Bruno Castro Santos

Bruno CASTRO SANTOS, Composition of paper band drawings, 2007. Courtesy Galeria Objectismo


Lisbon, Portugal, 1972

Presented by OBJECTISMO

Bruno Castro Santos lived in the United States between 1990 and 1998, having completed a bachelor’s degree in architecture at the Institute of Architecture of Southern California in Los Angeles. Subsequently, Bruno concluded his academic studies with a Master’s Degree in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University, New York. After a decade of practice in architecture and teaching in Portugal, he gradually devoted himself to the fine arts, having completed the Advanced Fine Arts title of Ar.Co. in 2012.
Influenced by his architectural studies, he creates abstract geometric works. His drawings and paintings tend to explore, through a refined register, different prescriptive dynamics, sometimes in an expansive combination and rhythm with strong spatial dynamics, which gain presence in relation to the occupied architectural domain.
Since 2012, the artist has shown his work collectively and individually in important galleries, both in Portugal, where he lives, and internationally.

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José Ramón Amondarain

José Ramón AMONDARAIN. Sin Título, 2015-2017. Courtesy Galería Trinta

José Ramón Amondarain

San Sebastián, 1964


José Ramón Amondarain is an artist faithful to painting whose work is a constant reflection on the concept of copy and original. With a thorough knowledge of the history of art, he borrows works of other artists, reworking them, to establish relationships and generate new readings in a constant search to expand the possibilities of interpretation.
The drawings presented in Drawing Room are, in fact, photographs as they are made with light and analog techniques of photographic development although the generated image is “drawn” by the artist with a small flashlight in a process of little control over the final result since any variation in the intensity or direction of the light causes different results than those sought.

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Aitor Lajarín

Aitor LAJARÍN, Sin Título, 2017. Courtesy Galería Art Nueve


Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1978


Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country in 2002, he subsequently made doctoral courses at the same University.
Painting is part of the bulk of the work of Aitor Lajarín, being also the origin of his work in the field of photography and installation, since “sometimes it asks to be translated into mechanical image or expanded in space”, according to his own words.
He lived and worked for a while in the city of Barcelona until 2007, when he received the Artium Fellowship for creation and research in the United States and thus moved to the city of Los Angeles at the beginning of 2008. This allowed him to expand his artistic perspective and serve as inspiration for some of his works, like the Night Walker series, which reflects the night world in this city.
His work shows, narrates and flows parallel to the cinema, with the aim of conceiving each series as an entity with its own personality.

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Angel Mateo Charris

Angel Mateo CHARRIS, Cap. 54, 2012, Courtesy My Name’s Lolita


Cartagena, Murcia, 1962


Bachelor of Fine Arts by the San Carlos University of Valencia, this Murcian painter includes his work in the figurative line coined as “neometaphysics”.
Charris’s style is very influenced by comics, pop art, visual languages of American black cinema and certain classical authors, especially Edward Hopper. Another very common trait in his work is the reference to the history of art, as well as abundant literary nexuses.
His pieces continually quote consecrated works, participating in post-modernist postulates.
Charris’s paintings can be found in such important collections as the Argentaria Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Bancaixa Collection, the Testimoni La Caixa Collection, the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, the IVAM, and the Artium de Vitoria among others.

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