Blue Monday – Banish it with your Brushes!

Today is Blue Monday, one of the most depressing days of the whole year. You can read about it here or just take my word for it.

How about combating it with your artwork? I often turn to my paint brushes and bright colours when I need to focus on something other than the reality I am presented with.

I choose to spend my time doing things which bring me happiness and joy as there are far too many tasks, people and tv shows that want to rob you of your time and your positivity.

Put pencil to paper, sketch something from life and then change it into something magical.

For example, my salt and pepper-mill cats and the bull door-stop are a sweet collection of useful animals. I find it easier to draw from a photo sometimes so I placed my friends together, took a photo and started sketching in my book with a 2B pencil.

As always, any mistakes, I leave them in as a reminder that we all fail sometimes and it’s not actually a big deal in the end. Notice the bull has two tails from where I had to move it.

After I’m happy with the composition, I start to add the colour, in this instance with water colours.

Layers and panels help to bring the painting to life and slowly but surely my focus becomes clearer on the present moment and the practise of creating.

Adding a background can be one of the most imaginative aspects of a painting. Often people start with a back ground however I don’t often know when I want to place my subjects until I meet them in colour. I also want my subject in the foreground to be free from pencil marks of the landscape.

Inspired by the friend that gave me the bull, I chose to place my painted friends in a the desert. Looking at a few images on Google helped me to add the Hand of the Desert in Chile to the background and I chose the time of day to depict. apparently it’s most beautiful there at night time when you can see the stars.

The reason I’m sharing this illustration technique with you is to offer you a way out of the Blue Monday of January, a way to banish any negative fogginess with your brushes.

Happy Arting. xx

En-guard Blue Monday! You are Banished by the power of the Paintbrush!

I will be having an exposition of my work in the next few months, please follow me on Facebook and Instagram here for more news.

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The Four Houses – Vision Board Technique (2020)

Due to the success and positive feedback from the vision board classes held in January, I thought you might like to know a little bit more about what it was all about! I will be holding one of these workshops every month from now on. If you have already been to a Four Houses Technique Workshop, please comment on this post with your thoughts and feel free to come back to a class, to update your board in good company any time you like!

I did a vision board workshop with Aliya which was fantastic. Aliya is absolutely lovely and I look forward to participating in more of her workshop. 1000% recommendable đŸ˜đŸ’–đŸ˜Š

Charlotte Cotton – World Champion Mountain Runner 2019

2020 – it begins!

January was host to a fantastic run of three workshops for The Amazing Art Society’s unique vision board technique called The Four Houses.

Based on a way to compartmentalise the four aspects of a balanced life: Health, Connections, Career and Energy Charge, we saw our students plan their boards using their cognitive skills and then furnish their vision board with their creative skills!

Anyone that has ever wondered how to bring more focus and clarity to their life would benefit from spending a few hours with this technique of therapeutic art.

PROUD OF MY STUDENTS:

The workshop includes the learning of the concept of The Four Houses and a start on arranging and attaching images to the vision board. There is a week allocated to keep working on the boards and then encouragement to share the final board created for 2020, 7 days after the workshop took place. I am so proud of my students! Success has already occurred for a few with dance classes, new romantic partners and work opportunities already showing up in my students lives!

Here are some of the completed boards!

CONCEPT:

Imagine you have four houses in your life. Each house is where you go to spend your time when you want different things. For example, when you want to relax on the beach, you go to your house on the coast. Or when you want to complete lots of work, you go to your private office building. Imagine what impact you could create in your life if you could use this compartmentalisation technique to make your vision board true to your life goals.

THE HOUSES EXPLAINED:

Health: You go to this imaginary house when you want to focus on your health. Filled with your favourite gym equipment, maybe a pool because you love to swim, a spinning studio or a steam room and hot tub, this imaginary palace will have everything you enjoy in it, keeping you in good physical and metal health. This house will have a kitchen with the most delicious food you love to eat and that you know is good for you. It is important to focus on healthy options that you enjoy so that you like to visit this house. Furnish it with good habits, good choices and think about who you would like to invite to spend time with you here. In your vision board make sure to use images that reflect these choices.

Career: Firstly, ask yourself, are you happy with your industry and your current projected career? If yes, then the next question is: What do you need to do to be seen as an expert in your field? How can you progress and what steps do you need to take in order to feel like an expert? In other words, how can you be the best example to someone new coming into your work place or industry? If you answered ‘no’ to the ‘are you happy’ question, then start to think about why you don’t enjoy the work anymore. Think about if it is the people around you that have caused this feeling (you could keep the same job but work for another company) or, if it is time to move into a different industry that you feel will be better suited to your new goals for the future. Ask yourself what your career options are. Can you transfer your skills to something else you could enjoy? Use images on your board that display the actions you need to take as well as images that capture what it would be to have achieved these goals.

Connections: This house is your social house, this is where your best friends, family, peers, mentors and trusted confidants live or visit you. What kind of people do you want to be connected with and supported by? It is very important to be open to understanding that you may need to shed some relationships that no longer benefit you. This will make space for the new people that you want to come into your life and for existing relationships to deepen in the way you want. For example, if you want to make friends who are energetic and love nature, then you are likely to meet them in hiking groups. If you want to meet people who enjoy playing video games, you are more likely to meet them online. Go where these people are and you will make these new connections Think about where these types of people are and make sure to focus on using images that capture this in your vision board.

Energy Charge: This is the house you visit when you want to recharge your batteries. This is your play house! Not only when you want to take a break from your career, connections or health, this house has been created in your mind for you to enjoy being you. The question is: What do you do that is not for money, not for status, not because of obligation, not for any purpose or reason, apart from, it makes you happy? This house is to be full of your favourite toys, hobbies and past times. When you spend time in this house, you get to rest your brain from the other parts of your life that require effort into the external environment. This is very important to keep your brain happy and healthy!

If you have any questions or would like more clarification, please get in touch.

HOW:

Take an A4 piece of paper and quarter it. Label each quarter with a house name: health, career, connections and energy charge. Ask yourself the questions in each explanation above. Take your time to use your imagination to create the best possible outcome. Play with your imaginary lottery winnings and really explore the positive options in order to shed your inhibitions and break out a version of your self, free from doubts and with a free spirit. You are invited to imagine anything you want!

When you have completed your written plan, start searching through the images you have collected and make sure to match words and ideas to the images you want to place on your vision board. This is where you may notice how easy it is to be attracted to images that are nothing to do with your plan! Stay on track and set asie any images that do not appear to correspond to your plan, you can do something different with these in the future.

When you’ve collected around half the images you think you will need, take a larger piece of paper to make your vision board on, I use A3 tracing paper. Start to arrange the images that are in line with words and ideas on the plan, onto the second piece of paper to make a nice layout.

When you are sure every concept written on the plan has a corresponding image on the vision board, stick everything to the second page, NOT ON THE PLAN ITSELF. At the end of the exercise, you will have an image vision board which reflects the plans for your Four Houses that is bursting with the energy you want to have in the coming year as well as your written plan to keep on the back side of your board.

Tape the written plan to the back of your board so when you want reminding of what each image represents to you, it is close to hand. Place your vision board somewhere you can see it everyday.

The Four Houses Vision Board Technique, The Amazing Art Society Unique Art Classes

WHEN:

The beginning of a year is always a good time to make plans. Whenever the seasons change is a good time to make plans. Whenever you have a really bad day is probably the most brilliant time to sit down and plan a better future for yourself. Basically any time you really want to take control of your life, do this exercise.

I will be holding a Four Houses Vision Board class every month. You can see the most up to date news on events here.

WHO:

If you would like to know more about me, have a look at my bio.

The Amazing Art Society Studio, Embajadores, Madrid

Librería Café La Fugitiva: Calle de Santa Isabel, 7, 28012 Madrid

La Fugitiva: Calle de Santa Isabel, 7, 28012 Madrid
Librería Café La Fugitiva: Calle de Santa Isabel, 7, 28012 Madrid

Exhibiting Isa Molina

Prices available directly from the venue and the artist, see contact details below.

Whilst waiting for a friend to arrive at a nearby bar I will be holding laughter yoga workshops and art classes in this year, I discovered this library-slash-coffee shop-slash-gallery.

At first glance I assumed it was a book shop, then I noticed it could be a coffee shop only as there were people sitting and drinking coffee, then as my eyes are not tuned into spotting art flyers, I noticed the poster in the window, so this space seems to be a lot of things in one location!

Librería Café La Fugitiva: Calle de Santa Isabel, 7, 28012 Madrid

Walking in to the shop I was met with rows and stacks of shelves covered in books. a real book lovers dream, AND they serve coffee!

Librería Café La Fugitiva: Calle de Santa Isabel, 7, 28012 Madrid

A few tables dotted about the place provided space for guests to sit and read or learn something, a couple of customers seemed to be learning languages, which reminds me I need to practise my Spanish more!

Librería Café La Fugitiva: Calle de Santa Isabel, 7, 28012 Madrid

The artwork is on display high up above the shelves and on the walls, the ones not covered in books! These bright collage pieces are playful and bright, some are portraits with a childlike aspect of the character of those portrayed.

Librería Café La Fugitiva: Calle de Santa Isabel, 7, 28012 Madrid
Librería Café La Fugitiva: Calle de Santa Isabel, 7, 28012 Madrid

Isa Molina’s pieces seem typical of Spanish art: bright, playful and emotive. This exhibition finishes quite soon, I look forward to seeing what’s next on display in this book lovers heaven!

You can find LibrerĂ­a CafĂ© La Fugitiva‘s Facebook page here and on Instagram here and on Trip Advisor here.

I’m still searching for the contact details for the artist Isa Molina, if you find them, please send me a message, or you can contact them directly through the LibrerĂ­a CafĂ© La Fugitiva‘s Facebook page here.

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Estudio de Oscar Estruga: Calle de FĂșcar, 17, 28014 Madrid

Estudio de Oscar Estruga: Calle de FĂșcar, 17, 28014 Madrid
Estudio de Oscar Estruga: Calle de FĂșcar, 17, 28014 Madrid
Estudio de Oscar Estruga: Calle de FĂșcar, 17, 28014 Madrid

Exhibiting Oscar Estruga and Susana Estruga

Prices from €25 for unique pieces of handmade jewellery and from €60 for artwork. Sculpture, Drawings, Paintings, Jewellery.

Walking around Barrio de las Letras is a wonderful experience for art lovers as it is packed with galleries, art schools and creative spaces. I was captivated by the large scale sculptures visible in this studio from the other side of the street!

Estudio de Oscar Estruga: Calle de FĂșcar, 17, 28014 Madrid
A cavern of creativity!

When I entered I was surprised to see the artist of some of these amazing pieces sitting on the client side of the desk. His daughter, Maria, the jeweller, was on the phone so I looked around whilst she finished her call.

The style of work from Oscar is incredible, the sculptures are larger than the life: a voluptuous woman hangs from the ceiling, also featuring in the centre of a large bronze bull on a pillar in the sea (photographed below). You can take home a metal representation of this sculpture, or opt for a custom made sculpture if you wish.

Estudio de Oscar Estruga: Calle de FĂșcar, 17, 28014 Madrid
Photogrpahed: Pasifae, in Barcelona – 1987, mini sculptures available to buy in gallery.

Romanesque vibes emanate from drawings and paintings with curly and fluid lines. Drawings highlighted with watercolour tints are ready to take home with you from a suitcase and drawing folders dotted about the gallery.

Estudio de Oscar Estruga: Calle de FĂșcar, 17, 28014 Madrid
A suitcase of drawings!
Continuous line drawings with watercolour
Estudio de Oscar Estruga: Calle de FĂșcar, 17, 28014 Madrid
Striking style of drawings, a head on a plate presented to a committee of sorts!
Estudio de Oscar Estruga: Calle de FĂșcar, 17, 28014 Madrid

The front window display, hand made jewellery

Sculptural jewellery displayed in the front window, invites the wearer to touch and explore these hand made and unique pieces. Super tactile and incredibly well made, Susana signs the jewellery Diseños Krahe, continuing the legacy of her late mother Maria Luisa Krahe’s designs and influence.

You can find the Studio of Oscar Estruga‘s website here, Facebook here and on Instagram here.

You can find Diseños Krahe‘s Facebook page here and Instagram here.

For direct contact to make an enquiry you can use these details:

oscarestruga@gmail.com or disenoskrahe@gmail.com

T. 91 139 36 66, T. 646 037 620

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Oficina 42 All Day Bar: Calle de la Magdalena, 42, 28012 Madrid

Oficina 42 All Day Bar: Calle de la Magdalena, 42, 28012 Madrid

Exhibiting Nanja Wierda, creator of Bananarty.

Prices available from €40 in this selection. Prints in Various sizes available on request. Photography of mixed media.

Want to start the year off with a smile on your face? Just make some time to visit this brilliant bar with this bright display of unique banana based art.

I first met Nanja when scouting for artists to display in a bar that was looking to help local artists with gallery space back in October 2019. This exhibition is only on for a short time so go today if you can!

Bananas on Barcelona Beach!

You can find Oficina 42 all day bar on Trip Advisor here. It has been under new management since August 2019.

You can find Nanja Wierda‘s, creator of Bananarty, website here, Instagram here and Facebook here.

When you visit, please feel free to comment on this post with what you think of the art and if you enjoyed the bar give a good review on Google.

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Soho Art Madrid: Calle de Don Pedro, 20, 28005 Madrid

Soho Art Madrid: Calle de Don Pedro, 20, 28005 Madrid
Soho Art Madrid: Calle de Don Pedro, 20, 28005 Madrid
Soho Art Madrid: Calle de Don Pedro, 20, 28005 Madrid

Exhibiting Many Artists

Prices available from gallery directly. Canvas, Boards as well as bespoke artwork available to order.

This venue is an entertainment art studio located in the historical Vistillas Garden in the centre of Madrid. I was very interested to visit as the artwork displayed here is a mix of the owners of the business and the students who can visit the space for an art workshop.

Soho Art Madrid: Calle de Don Pedro, 20, 28005 Madrid
Soho Art Madrid: Calle de Don Pedro, 20, 28005 Madrid
Soho Art Madrid: Calle de Don Pedro, 20, 28005 Madrid
Stunning Artwork for Sale in Soho Art Madrid
Soho Art Madrid: Calle de Don Pedro, 20, 28005 Madrid
Some Pieces for Sale on display in the gallery

If you would like to visit the space for a class, you must book in advance. You can contact Soho Art directly : info@sohoartmadrid.com or by phone: + 34 919-415-109

You can find Soho Art Madrid’s website here, Facebook page here, Instagram here and Twitter here.

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LAST CLASS OF 2019 and FIRST EVER CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Art Class in Madrid

Thank you to everyone over the past few months who have made the group such a fantastic place for me to be. I love teaching art, I love helping people find their artistic character and helping people flow into what they feel is the right way of doing things, for them!

Thank you very much to The James Joyce Irish Pub for hosting our last class of the year and providing an awesome space for us to party afterwards.

Thank you to Kushuro for the space we have been holding our classes in since October.

In THREE MONTHS we have gone from 0 to:

  • over 370 members across the groups
  • 12 events (classes and parties)
  • made 3 new models in Madrid
  • helped 2 new artists exhibit their work for the first time
  • sold artwork, never exhibited before
  • featured over 50 artists in Madrid on the website

Next year I have some plans for us to grow, to change and to evolve our group into something even more special, but I can’t do it on my own! I need your help to do this!

Here’s what you can do if you want to help The Amazing Art Society grow:

  1. Leave a review on the Facebook page HERE
  2. Make sure you join the MeetUp Group HERE
  3. Follow us on Instagram HERE
  4. Share your artwork on social media using the hashtag #AmazingArtSociety

MOST IMPORTANTLY: Can you think of someone that would benefit from having their artwork featured on this website or might enjoy coming to an art class, please tell them about us!

The Amazing Art Society has worked purely on word of mouth, help us grow and make a difference to peoples lives. Thank you so much for your time and see you in 2020.

AND NOW FOR THE PARTY!

To round up the year, The Amazing Art Society had their last class of 2019 and our first ever Christmas Party on the 15th of December!

Special guests for the class were the students themselves! A portraiture class, complete with home made ruff (fluffy collar) completely exhausted our drawing skills for two hours and then we got to wind down and get into the festive spirit with a glass of wine, nachos and a few special guest artists!

Party Photos!

The Class Photos!

Happy Christmas and wishing you a colourful and creative 2020!!

Swinton & Grant: Calle Miguel Servet 21, 28012, Madrid

Swinton & Grant: Calle Miguel Servet 21, 28012, Madrid
Swinton & Grant: Calle Miguel Servet 21,  28012, Madrid
Swinton & Grant: Calle Miguel Servet 21, 28012, Madrid

Exhibiting Many Artists

Prices available from the gallery. Modern Art, Ironworks, Canvas, Textiles, Illustrations, Cartoons, Paintings and Prints.

This is a gallery and bookstore, combining a fantastic range of styles of artwork and an enormous diversity of books. Upstairs the bookstore is crammed with creative and fun publications and a sofa invites you to sit and read a while! Comic illustrations and kooky artworks feature on the walls. Downstairs a modern and surprisingly large art gallery with achingly modern art placed on the walls visible in between the pillars that support the ceiling.

Swinton & Grant: Calle Miguel Servet 21,  28012, Madrid
Grant Library – Bookshop on ground floor
Swinton & Grant: Calle Miguel Servet 21,  28012, Madrid
As you descend the stairs into the gallery you pass this wall of artwork for sale.
Swinton & Grant: Calle Miguel Servet 21,  28012, Madrid
The Swinton Gallery in the Lower Ground Floor.

This particular exhibition is on from the 29.11.19 to 4.1.2020 only. Called No Pain[t], you can read more about it here.

The artists on display are, click them to find their Instagram channels:

108 (ITA), CAROLINA LINDBERG (SPN), E1000 (SPN), ELBI ELEM (SPN), ELTONO (FRA), MARTINA MERLINI (ITA), OX (FRA), SRGER (SPN), SUE975 (SPN)

Swinton & Grant: Calle Miguel Servet 21,  28012, Madrid
Upsatirs some of the artwork on the walls! Second item from the right -Artist: Klub 7, €85.

You can find the Swinton & Grant gallery’s combined Website here. You can visit the Swinton Gallery website here and the Grant Bookstore website here.

You can find The Swinton Gallery’s Instagram here, Facebook here and Twitter here.

I walk past this gallery on a weekly basis! In the heart of Lavapies it offers an unusual atmosphere; the cosy American style bookstore upstairs with the contrast of a stark gallery beneath, hidden away and a true hidden gem. What makes it special is it is a completely different character from most of the shops and galleries in Madrid.

The exhibitions are changed frequently so pop in and have a look at what is on display or check their website to see the most up to date details. Happy Art Hunting.

It would be super helpful to everyone involved in this project, if you visit please can you say that you found the place on this website: Amazing Aliya, so that we can see that this project DOES help connect people together.

SerĂ­a muy Ăștil para todas las personas involucradas en este proyecto, si al visitar un local recomendado por nosotros, menciones que lo encontraste en nuestro sitio web: AmazingAliya.com, para que podamos ver cĂłmo este proyecto estĂĄ ayudando a conectar a la gente.

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Juan Raro: Miguel Servet 7, 28012, Madrid, 28012

Juan Raro: Miguel Servet 7, 28012, Madrid, 28012
Juan Raro: Miguel Servet 7, 28012, Madrid, 28012
Miguel Servet 7, 28012, Madrid

Exhibiting Paloma Pérez De Andrés

Black and white photography. On display from 23rd October to 23 December 2019

Prices available directly from artist.

Juan Raro: Miguel Servet 7, 28012, Madrid, 28012
Juan Raro: Miguel Servet 7, 28012, Madrid, 28012
Juan Raro: Miguel Servet 7, 28012, Madrid, 28012

You can find Juan Raro restaurant’s website here, Instagram here, reservations tool here and Facebook page here.

You can find Paloma Pérez De Andrés Instagram here, Facebook page here, and the Facebook Events page for the exhibition here.

Most of the information I find about Paloma is in Spanish so it’s a bit tricky for me to understand. However, you can e-meet her on this Youtube video when her exhibition at Real Sociedad FotogrĂĄfica opened in October 2017.

It would be super helpful to everyone involved in this project, if you visit please can you say that you found the place on this website: Amazing Aliya, so that we can see that this project DOES help connect people together.

SerĂ­a muy Ăștil para todas las personas involucradas en este proyecto, si al visitar un local recomendado por nosotros, menciones que lo encontraste en nuestro sitio web: AmazingAliya.com, para que podamos ver cĂłmo este proyecto estĂĄ ayudando a conectar a la gente.

Exhibiting Luna Kadima & Cristina Narea – Exhibition Ended October 2019

Prices from €25 up to €100, unique artwork, collages and prints

Juan Raro: Miguel Servet 7, 28012, Madrid, 28012
Juan Raro: Miguel Servet 7, 28012, Madrid, 28012
Juan Raro: Miguel Servet 7, 28012, Madrid, 28012
Juan Raro: Miguel Servet 7, 28012, Madrid, 28012

You can find the Juan Raro restaurant’s website here.

You can see Luna’s artwork here on Instagram.

You can find Cristina’s website here and her Instagram here.

More Artwork is on display however my photos don’t do them justice! Please visit and have a look for yourself. Thank you so much for reading this far and happy art hunting!

It would be super helpful to everyone involved in this project, if you visit please can you say that you found the place on this website: Amazing Aliya, so that we can see that this project DOES help connect people together.

SerĂ­a muy Ăștil para todas las personas involucradas en este proyecto, si al visitar un local recomendado por nosotros, menciones que lo encontraste en nuestro sitio web: AmazingAliya.com, para que podamos ver cĂłmo este proyecto estĂĄ ayudando a conectar a la gente.

Juan Raro: Miguel Servet 7, 28012, Madrid, 28012
ON DISPLAY @ RARO but ARTIST TO BE CONFIRMED “Border Control” Painted Suitcase €800

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Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San AntĂłn Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid

Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San AntĂłn Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid
Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San AntĂłn Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid
Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San AntĂłn Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid
Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San AntĂłn Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid
Second Floor of the building is where you will find the entrance to the Institute. Go up the escalator into the food market, head towards the back of the building, go up the escalator again to the level with the cafes and bars inside, turn left and walk around to the the glass doors.

Exhibiting Susanna Autio and Rose-Mari Torpo

Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San AntĂłn Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid
The first view of the exhibition
Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia: Mercado de San AntĂłn Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24, 2 planta, E-28004, Madrid
Mixed Media
Stunning detail of the central piece from the photo above
Mixed Media, Sculpture, Printed Metal

You can find the Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia’s website here, Instagram here, Facebook page here, Twitter here and Youtube Channel here.

The post for this particular exhibition is here, opened on the the 14th of November and on until the 10th of January, make time to visit this space when you can. There is a trailer for the exhibition here:

You can find Susanna Autio‘s (1966 born in Helsinki, Finland) website here and Instagram here. Ever wondered what embroidered mince meat looks like? There is a brilliant article about her recycled artworks here. Direct contact details are 0035503791394 and susanna.autio@gmail.com

You can find Rose-Mari Torpo‘s (born 1977 in Rauma, Finland) website here and Instagram here. On her website whilst discussing a previous exhibition:

Since it is challenging to submit colour to a logical or verbal analysis, it is difficult to discuss or write about it. The colour affects our subconscious mind, memory and collective history in a unique and irreplaceable way. It touches the non-cognitive, deeply sensorial and irrational level of ourselves. 
Colour is a psychological and physical experience of the observer. The viewer with her presence and perception makes the significance of the artwork. 

https://rosemaritorpo.weebly.com/exhibitions

I had no idea this place existed even after visiting the market few times to buy food! Only when I ventured up to the cafes level and went to the far corner, did I spot the flyer for the exhibition on the glass door of the entrance:

One of my favourite games is “does it open?”. It’s a simple game and often I get to see the behind the scenes of many places and objects! I pushed the door and I won! Stepping into the space I was greeted by the lady at the front desk, I explained in my broken Spanish about this project and asked permission if I could take photos. The two artists were there in the space and I deeply regret not asking for a photo with them. After chatting with the co-ordinator of the event I was told it was the launch day and I was invited to the evening drinks! Unfortunately I had other plans however I’m delighted that I was able to discover the space and take the photos before the general public else had a chance to visit.

These pieces seem simple at first glance, and they are. They are a perfect example of contemporary art, an experimentation of colour, material and dimension. Keep in mind that both artists are from Finland and a deeper level of Scandinavian minimalism also plays a part in the style displayed. Researching the artists and their previous works, the layers of understanding and the respect for the formation of these pieces of art grows. I love the recycled aspect of the work, using old things to make new things and giving them a second chance or second life. The bright colours are attractive and the play of different medias mixed together keep the observers attention.

The pieces seem untitled and without prices so please contact the artists directly for more information.

It would be super helpful to everyone involved in this project, if you visit please can you say that you found the place on this website: Amazing Aliya, so that we can see that this project DOES help connect people together.

SerĂ­a muy Ăștil para todas las personas involucradas en este proyecto, si al visitar un local recomendado por nosotros, menciones que lo encontraste en nuestro sitio web: AmazingAliya.com, para que podamos ver cĂłmo este proyecto estĂĄ ayudando a conectar a la gente.

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