• Opening Carla Cascales "Closer than they appear"

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    Artist Carla Cascales inaugurates “Closer than they appear”, a double parallel exhibition in WE COLLECT Madrid and London. She will exhibit a selection of her latest works, that dwell upon the seven main universal arguments of narrative. She held her first solo exhibition in 2018 at WE COLLECT Madrid and since then her career has taken a 360º turn. Her work is already part of some of the most important Spanish art collections, it is represented in the USA by the Tappan Gallery in L.A. and she was selected by the AD magazine as one of the youngest talents to be considered. In the last year, Carla Cascales (Barcelona, 1989) has shown her work in institutions such as Matadero or ImagineBank of the Fundació La Caixa; She completed a nine-meter floating installation in New York's Soho and has participated in the Numeroventi residence in Florence, as well as being a finalist for the ArtsFAD awards at the Museum of Design in Barcelona. In her new project, "Closer than they appear", Carla Cascales interprets the seven main universal arguments of the narrative. "I was deeply moved when I discovered that various experts have investigated all kinds of stories and have been able to establish that dramatic situations are constantly repeated in all cultures and times. As humans, we have always told each other the same stories, with different characters and scenarios but keeping the same essence, from the beginning of time until now, " the artist says.

  • Opening: Beatriz Dubois "Talk"

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    The young Spanish artist Beatriz Dubois (Madrid, 1991) opens her first solo exhibition in London, "Talk", where she shows a selection of her latest works that challenge the viewer's patience when observing the final piece against immediate and massive consumption of images. The exhibition, which will take place from April 25 to June 5, 2019 in WE COLLECT London, is the third individual show of the artist and shows a score of collages of large and small format that invite to stop, recognize and reflect on the work of art against the immediate and massive consumption of current images. Made with different collage techniques, the works of Beatriz Dubois are composed of fragments of selected photographs that show the relationship between the individual and nature, a very recurrent association in her work. This combination is very familiar separately but when making the braided pattern characteristic of her works-a formal evolution with her previous work-forces the viewer to a greater contemplation. "Until now, I interspersed images, vertically and in layers, in order to propose to the viewer a search for identities. In this new work I have focused on taking a step further in terms of public involvement and the use of composition, a manipulation that demands a bigger movement of my body and an inevitable work-spectator relationship, "says the artist. Belonging to a new generation of artists with mainly visual references, Beatriz Dubois incorporates in her new work her interest in words and texts, "a need to add writings to my didactic process, reaffirming my admiration for words. Its ambiguity has been enormously attractive and powerful". The result is a series of works made with intervened texts, collages without glue, stitched papers in which literature becomes visual and reflection becomes the work itself. In addition, and unlike other pieces, they represent an almost immediate understanding. Word and image complement each other in an observation exercise that focuses on a paused intimacy with the viewer and talks about how they consume words in relation to images

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  • Opening | David Rodríguez Caballero | February 14, 6.30 - 9.00 pm

    David Rodríguez Caballero, one of the main representatives of Contemporary Spanish Sculpture, opens his first solo show in London. The exhibition can be visited from February 15 to April 12 in the space of WE COLLECT in the British capital (Opening reception February,[masked] - 9.00 pm). Composed of fifteen works in aluminum, brass and copper, in large and small formats, and a selection of original drawings on paper never showed until now, the first show of David Rodríguez Caballero (Pamplona, 1970) in London, "Sculptures and Drawings", will introduce to the British public a tour of his most recent work, in which the artist delves into the concept of folding, which jumps from paper to sculpture and from drawing to metal. The show also coincides in parallel with his fourth solo exhibition at the Marlborough New York gallery.

  • County Hall Gallery OPENING

    County Hall, Riverside Building, Belvedere Road

    We are pleased to invite you to the Opening of County Hall Gallery next October 3 with the first individual exhibition of Miki Leal in London, one of the main representatives of the current Spanish painting. From the beginning of his career, right at the turn of the century, his work is clearly located in the coordinates that define the renovation movement of figurative painting that took place in those years: the irony and the distance with respect to the conventions and the isms of painting, the attendance and revision of disused or depreciated genres, the affirmation of visual pleasure without alibis, and especially the presence of a fertile and heterogeneous iconography of multiple provenance, that covers a wide range that goes from the history of painting itself, to the mass media, and in his case also transits in a prominent way by his own personal mythologies.

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  • Guided Tour at the National Gallery: Impressionism

    The National Gallery

    £7.00

    Join Dr. Gabriel Williams for a series of guided tours at the National Gallery, with LondonExhibitions.co.uk. Every other Sunday afternoon we take an in-depth look at one artist or artistic movement during a relaxed one-hour tour. With a total of 15 different tours, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge about the history of art, from the mid-13th century to 1900. Don’t worry if you miss a tour, they’ll be repeated over time. This week’s tour looks at Impressionism, a movement that changed the appearance and priorities of Western painting forever. Following the example of Edouard Manet, the Impressionists developed new and radical methods of painting to capture the sights and sensations of everyday life. We will trace this artistic revolution by closely studying the different styles of Manet, Monet, Renoir and others. Each tour is followed by refreshments in the National Gallery’s café. Cost: GBP 7 per person (gallery admission is free).

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  • Guided Tour at the National Gallery: The dream-worlds of Poussin and Claude

    Join Dr. Gabriel Williams for a series of guided tours at the National Gallery, with LondonExhibitions.co.uk. Every other Sunday afternoon we will take an in-depth look at one artist or artistic movement during a relaxed one-hour tour. With a total of 15 different tours, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge about the history of art, from the mid-13th century to 1900. Don’t worry if you miss a tour, they’ll be repeated over time. This week’s tour looks Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain. While other European painters were turning to realism and everyday life, these titans of French art prioritised the imagination. They painted such worlds as dreams are made of - Arcadian landscapes, filled with vibrant colour and beautiful people, and bathed in golden sun. We will explore these dream-worlds, and see that there is more to them than first meets the eye. Each tour is followed by refreshments in the National Gallery’s café. Cost: GBP 7 per person (gallery admission is free).

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  • Guided Tour at the National Gallery: Intimacy in the work of Rembrandt

    Join Dr. Gabriel Williams for a series of guided tours at the National Gallery, with LondonExhibitions.co.uk. Every other Sunday afternoon we will take an in-depth look at one artist or artistic movement during a relaxed one-hour tour. With a total of 15 different tours, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge about the history of art, from the mid-13th century to 1900. Don’t worry if you miss a tour, they’ll be repeated over time. This tour focusses on that most famous of Dutch painters, Rembrandt van Rijn. Rembrandt’s appeal lies partly in the way that all his paintings, from private portraits to grand Biblical scenes, highlight the individuality of the everyday people and things he saw. We will see how Rembrandt did this by considering his innovative painting techniques and the wider context of Dutch painting in Rembrandt's time. Each tour is followed by refreshments in the National Gallery’s café. Cost: GBP 7 per person (gallery admission is free).

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  • Guided Tour of London Sculpture and Architecture: the City of London

    Monument to the Great Fire of London

    £10.00

    Join Dr. Gabriel Williams and LondonExhibitions.co.uk for a new series of walking tours exploring London’s rich collection of architecture and outdoors sculpture. These tours combine a relaxing summer evening stroll with the stories behind some of the capital’s best-known landmarks, as well as its hidden gems. There are five tours in total, each beginning on a weekday evening at 7pm from a different location, and lasting 90 minutes. The different areas covered will include Westminster, South Kensington, Bloomsbury, the City of London and the East End. Don’t worry if you miss a tour; they’ll be repeated over time. This tour looks at the City of London, the capital’s oldest area, and its two contrasting personalities: On the one hand it is the nation’s centre of finance, as embodied in buildings like the old Bank of England and new glass skyscrapers. On the other hand it is a spiritual centre, boasting St Paul’s cathedral and a concentration of historic churches by great architects that is almost unparalleled in Europe. We will explore the two faces of this area and the history behind them. Meet at the bottom of the Monument to the Great Fire of London (the giant column outside Monument tube station). The walk finishes outside St Paul’s cathedral and covers approximately 1km. Each tour is followed by an optional visit to a historic London pub. Cost: GBP 10 per person.

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  • Guided Tour at the National Gallery: Power and Passion in the work of Rubens

    Join Dr. Gabriel Williams for the first in a series of guided tours at the National Gallery, with LondonExhibitions.co.uk. Every other Sunday afternoon we will take an in-depth look at one artist or artistic movement during a relaxed one-hour tour. With a total of 15 different tours, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge about the history of art, from the mid-13th century to 1900. Don’t worry if you miss a tour, they’ll be repeated over time. This tour looks at Peter Paul Rubens, an artist famous for the dynamism and sensuality of his pictures, which are filled with struggling bodies and voluptuous flesh. By tracing Rubens’s unique career as a painter and international diplomat, we shall see how these pictures reflect both personal and political turmoil. Each tour is followed by refreshments in the National Gallery’s café. Cost: GBP 7 per person (gallery admission is free).

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  • Guided Tour of London Sculpture and Architecture: Bloomsbury

    St Pancras Church

    £10.00

    Join Dr. Gabriel Williams and LondonExhibitions.co.uk for a new series of walking tours exploring London’s rich collection of architecture and outdoors sculpture. These tours combine a relaxing summer evening stroll with the stories behind some of the capital’s best-known landmarks, as well as its hidden gems. There are five tours in total, each beginning on a weekday evening at 7pm from a different location, and lasting 90 minutes. The different areas covered will include Westminster, South Kensington, Bloomsbury, the City of London and the East End. Don’t worry if you miss a tour; they’ll be repeated over time. This tour looks at Bloomsbury, a calm oasis of garden squares and beautiful buildings amidst the bustle of north-central London. Bloomsbury has an incredibly diverse artistic heritage: It has been home to many artists and writers including the Pre-Raphaelites and Virginia Woolf, and also boasts supreme examples of architectural styles including English Baroque, Neo-Greek, Arts and Crafts and Art Deco. We will reveal the artistic variety of the area and the stories behind it. Meet at the steps of St Pancras Church, across the road from the front of Euston station, on the junction between Euston Road and Upper Woburn Place. (Please note: NOT St Pancras station.) The walk finishes near the British Museum and Holborn station and covers less than 1km. Each tour is followed by an optional visit to a historic London pub. (On this occasion we can catch the last half of the England match if anyone wishes to, or avoid it entirely if not! In either case, I will look for a quiet enough spot to continue our discussion.) Cost: GBP 10 per person.

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