Javier Hontoria

Alexandra Bircken

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

April 2014

It is probably due to Alexandra Bircken’s unacademic background that her work seems simultaneously uninhibited and heterogeneous in its output. The materials the artist continually turns to range from wool to motorbikes, anatomical appendages… READ ON


Fran Meana

Nogueras Blanchard | Madrid

March 2014

In his first solo exhibition at the gallery’s new Madrid location, Fran Meana tackles memories of twentieth-century history while inquiring into the tension between form and image, tangibility and visibility. At the heart of this show is … READ ON


Black Tulip

March 2014

Last year was a difficult one for Barcelona: The ongoing economic recession in combination with increasing political crisis has turned the once dazzling Catalan capital into a disheartening wasteland. One of the very few glittering lights … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2014 [TOC]

Isidoro Valcárcel Medina

Adhoc Galeria

January 2014

A sober and discreet Conceptualist, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina has had a five-decade career, and his influence on younger generations of Spanish artists is far from receding. Curated by Juan de Nieves, this museum-quality exhibition of new … READ ON


Ian Kiaer

January 2014

Broadly speaking, Ian Kiaer’s methodology evokes the intricate process of placing heterogeneous elements in a plane within an accurate perspective (or at least a desired one). In other words, despite its sculptural guise, his work avails … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2014 [TOC]

Antonio Rovaldi

The Goma

December 2013

Two years ago, after the opening of his first solo exhibition at this gallery, artist Antonio Rovaldi bought a small ten-inch plaster statue of an armless man in Madrid’s popular flea market, El Rastro. Back in Milan, where he currently … READ ON


Victor Man

Galerie Neu

October 2013

Romanian artist Victor Man’s first solo exhibition with this gallery succeeds in restoring the bourgeois interior of the space’s previous incarnation as a nineteenth-century opulent dwelling while simultaneously depicting a dark and … READ ON


Patricia Esquivias

October 2013

Patricia Esquivias has an unquestionably international background. Born in Caracas in 1979 to a Spanish father and a Peruvian mother, she studied in the UK and the US and subsequently divided her time between Mexico and Spain before settling… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2013 [TOC]

Juan López

Galería Juan Silió

September 2013

For the past ten years, Juan López has found his place among the best Spanish artists of his generation through work that presents ludic yet trenchant reflections on architecture, public space, institutional critique, and street art. Whether… READ ON


Fernando García

September 2013

For more than a decade, the art of Madrid-born Fernando García was easily recognizable as part of the widespread trend of post-Conceptual painting sweeping Europe these days. Such work was marked by an ironic use of language, wry comments … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]