Roberto De Espada
Art Critic - AICA, Uruguay
CLARAMUNT ART GALLERY: echoes of an exhibition
Article Published in “El Nuevo Riograndense” newspaper on Friday, December 14th, 2007
In the pave walk of Claramunt Art Gallery – excellent idea which we congratulate – an exhibition was carried out last Friday 7th. Being able to observe the plastic artist Amar Labruna was a delightful opportunity whilst she free painted on her easel on the sidewalk. We also emphasize the Fray Bentos Hotel exhibition “Hispacuarela”. To our interested neighbours in observing these art works, both of them will be exhibited till December 28th of this year.
Article realized by the international agency of news EFE and published on the 1st of July 2006 in the newspapers El Pais, El espectador.com and Montevideo.com
Uruguayan art in China
Today, the first exposition of modern art from Uruguay has been inaugurated in Shanghai.
The first exposition of modern art from Uruguay, was inaugurated today in the urban library of Shanghai, where a total amount of 26 creations from 19 Uruguayan painters of modern art, will be exposed at one of the most frequented culture centers of the Chinese metropolis.
“We show up with some very different offers, with a sample of pictures, which do not pretend to be a catalog, nor a resume, nor a selection of older pieces, but an actual creation” pointed Álvaro Cirillo, the chairman of this exposition, out, who is the executive director of the non-profit organisation Trazos Uy (Trace of Uy).
At least, together with the Uruguayan diplomacy this example shows up to be “a help for young Uruguayan artists to start their activity abroad, to support them to begin a little career,” explained another member of the Trazos Uy, Daniel Martinéz.
The exposition presenting an informal serial of easels in the library, simulates an landscape of what is going on right now in the art of Uruguay, one first impression”, underlined Cirillo, who emphasized how difficult it would be to choose a selection that represents all directions of his country.
For those reasons, Trazos Uy, who has already brought more than 30 artists to countries like United States, Canada, Spain or France, has selected recent artists who paint abstract or fictitious art. In this group there are great artists as Eduardo Marcos, as well as an arrangement of developing or coming up painters.
In-between of the participants one can find already more developed artists like Ambar Labruna, Gladys González, Daniel Castro, Mónica Mascolo, Ana María Sánchez, Ivonne Prenol, Jorge Pizzanelli, Marta Basoa, Manuel Cabezas, Martha Langona and Laura Spera.
Additionally to this group you can sum the acts of younger artists like Ignacio Chouhy, Fabián Mowszovicz, Vicky Barranguet, Jacky Urioste, Juan Pablo Cao, Mauro Arbiza and Gerardo Gaudino.
Drawing a conclusion of this one-week-lasting exposition, the creations will stay in Shanghai for at least one year with the intension to set new exposition in other Chinese provinces. An example may start in the gallery 1001, in the popular street Moganshan Lu in Shanghai, where a local home for modern art can be found.