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Javi Calleja: When the limit is called Asia

10 September, 2020

Javi Calleja (Málaga, 1971) started to become recognized in the national Spanish circuit of galleries and museums with his work of “minimal sculptures”, but it has been his drawings and paintings of naïve looking children with big watery eyes that have taken him to the top. The Malaga-born artist, with a degree in Fine Arts […]

Zoonchez: A colorful Mediterranean (im)balance

16 July, 2020

Art with a Mediterranean flavor, cubist inspiration and vitalist compositions where his characters try to find a balance between superimposed elements and full color strokes. Whether on canvas, on a wall, wood, resins or ceramics, the works of the Madrid artist Rubén Sánchez (Madrid, 1979) better known as Zoonchez, are easily recognizable by his energetic […]

Queen Andrea: New York’s 90’s scene, women in graffiti and making a life out of it

25 May, 2020

The 90’s decade was the hip hop and urban culture Golden Age in New York but also the end of the ‘subway graffiti’ era, which in a natural way, gave birth to the bombing of the streets in the City by the graffiti writers and the establishment of some of these prolific train artist in […]

Ryan Heshka: Freaks, comics and his latest clothing collection

4 May, 2020

Ryan Heshka (Manitoba, Canada, 1970) grew up watching movies and reading books that were way before his time. The 1930’s was his favorite decade and the original King Kong one of his favorite movies. He liked old comic books and vintage graphics but it wasn’t until his late 20’s when he started doing art and illustration […]

Nicolás Romero’s (Ever) conscious footprint

23 April, 2020

He is known as Eversiempre for the simple, random fact that when he created his Instagram account, “Ever”, his actual artistic name, was already taken. Nicolás Romero (Buenos Aires, 1985) started twenty years ago now, signing and doing graffiti throw ups in the streets of his native Buenos Aires, a city experiencing the hangover of an […]

Inside D*Face’s Imaginary

6 April, 2020

‘Deface’: to damage the appearance of something especially by drawing or writing on it. «It was given to me by friends long time ago from painting graffiti in the early days», says Dean Stockton alias, D*Face (London, 1978) regarding his name. «I was painting characters, faces… That became ‘these-faces’, which sounded like D-faces. I like […]

Manifesto

URVANITY ART

The new contemporary art fair

It is manifest that for several decades new practices, values and codes have coexisted in the cultural landscape of our cities, occupying a place in the world of contemporary art. The issue is how to tie them together, and this cannot be achieved only by means of an urban art fair. Therefore, Urvanity has been conceived as a platform for a New Contemporary Art.

To speak of new art is to catalyze a contemporary project with a historical perspective because “all that is not tradition is plagiarism.” Notably, Urvanity advocates proposals (with a strong base in the urban context of the 1970 ́s up until today) that construct a dialogue with modernity, and, as a result, provide a setting from which we can explain the world around us. It is important not only to consider the work itself but to understand the public space where this very work is composed and that it at the least convey an aesthetic experience.

Urvanity seeks to explore and thus imagine possible future scenarios for this New Contemporary Art, thanks in part to alliances with other initiatives and promoters of culture in our city. To support the creation and spreading of ideas, as well as facilitate access to these practices of contemporary creation that define our vast cultural urban landscape.

Urvanity Art,
Madrid

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URVANITY ART

New Contemporary Art Fair // 25-28  February 2021 // COAM 63 Hortaleza Street, Madrid (Spain)

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Victoria Ríos // victoria@urvanity-art.com

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Exhibitor Relations
Elisa Montesinos // elisa@urvanity-art.com

Director
Sergio Sancho // sergio@urvanity-art.com

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