Flyer – Fousion Finest 2020 – Fousion Gallery

Fousion Finest 2020

03. - 15. Dec 2020

Reial Cercle Artístic
Carrer dels Arcs 5
08002 Barcelona
Spain

With the intention of reflecting the Zeitgeist of our times, the Fousion Finest exhibition proposes a journey to the New Contemporary Art through a selection of pieces halfway between pop surrealism, science fiction and abstract urban art. 

Most of the pieces will be exhibited for the first time in Barcelona. Some of them are large-format works, the emblematic Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona (RCAB), seems like the ideal location, right by the cathedral, inside a palace from the 15th and 16th centuries and on the other hand for having respected the historical architecture in their exhibition space.

This adaptation of the partially Gothic building to our time serves as a common thread since the chosen artworks for the exhibition also nourishes from traditional artistic techniques, adding futuristic elements and thus escaping beyond the time in which they were created in order to build a dialogue with the contemporary.  

Jasmin Waschl is in charge of the curatorship. She is the founder and director of Fousion Gallery, Barcelona, ​​and for this occasion, she has selected established, or even legendary artists, who inhabit the worlds of pop surrealism, original illustration, urban art or abstract and conceptual graffiti. 

Fousion Gallery, renowned in its art sector, presents and represents internationally distinguished artists in solid forums as London, Basel, Paris, Cologne or New York just to name a few.  

The exhibition is of very short duration, almost as short as the accumulated energy-ball that is visible just before an explosion, which this time reclaims the outbreak of the movement known as New Contemporary Art. It is an activity promoted by Drap Art'20.

Jasmin Waschl, curator

Open 3D-Walk-though


 
Venue

Carrer dels Arcs 5 
08002 Barcelona
 

Artists
  • Miss Van
  • Will Barras
  • Phil Ashcroft
  • Julia Benz
  • Alberto De Blobs
  • Dilka Bear
  • Mono Cieza
  • Peca
  • Bruno Pontiroli

Opening hours

Every day, 10 – 14 h and 15 – 21 h 
without appointment


Opening Reception

3. December 2020 – 7pm-9pm

 

Artworks

Artists

Miss Van

Miss Van started wall-painting with brushes on the walls of Toulouse in the 90’s and quickly expanded her work throughout Europe (with Barcelona as her home city), influencing the feminine movement in European Urban Art. She is now considered among the most established international urban contemporary female artists. 

Will Barras

Will Barras, born in 1973, is a British animation designer and painter. While studying graphic design in the 1990's, Barras became aware and subsequently part of the flourishing Bristol street-art scene and co-founded the influential Scrawl collective.

Phil Ashcroft

Phil Ashcroft’s specific form of gestural, emotive abstraction combines flattened out 1980s style art deco and graffiti influences with references to American abstraction which often threaten to overwhelm the upper sections of his canvases.

Julia Benz

Julia Benz, born in 1988, is a German painter and mural artist. Benz studied painting in Düsseldorf and Berlin where she continues to live and work. Julia Benz has partaken in numerous urban muralism projects and collaborated with central figures of the street art movement. Her studio work consequently incorporates traces of urban canvas techniques and sensibilities, and thus has been exhibited in galleries affiliated to the urban art scene and in international contemporary art contexts alike. While many of her contemporaries aim to transgress toward the traditions of modern painting from an urban art background, Benz departs in the opposite direction.

Alberto de Blobs

Alberto de Blobs, born in 1982 started his career as a painter at the young age of 12, writing graffiti in Barcelona. From wild style letter painting, his style gradually evolved towards today's elaborate mixture of figurative and free form abstraction. With its open muralist approach, de Blobs' highly illustrative visual language combines references to his subcultural roots and art historical predecessors alike and with ease. Merging all types of influences, genres and styles, Blobs forged a brilliant outlook on creativity which is presented through his search for new experiences. This newly-made reality escapes all conventions and breaks free from links to any particular aesthetic trend.

Dilka Bear

Those eyes that mirror the world – Dilka Bear, born 1977 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is an Italian based artist, illustrator and painter. She studied Architecture at the Almaty University of Arts, in Kazakhstan. 

Mono Cieza

From transcendence to fusion – Mono Cieza was Born in Argentina and lives in Barcelona since 2001. He studied composition at the Faculty of Fine Arts of La Plata (Argentina), released  music for films.

Peca

Outer circle and inner space – Peca was born in Argentina and graduated from the University of Fine Arts in the city of La Plata (UNLP). She paints, illustrates and animates films in Barcelona for more than a decade. Since a while, she’s dedicating her creative energy exclusively to painting and shows her mystical universe at solo and group shows in many international reknown galleries.

Bruno Pontiroli

Bruno Pontiroli creates mind-bending explorations of the relationship between humans and animals. From his dreamlike visions, he conjures up surreal and fantastic universes, where centaurs cut off the head of half-human half-horse creatures, over-eager men can embrace large walrus or jump on twisted giraffes and dromedaries fit their cubic-shaped humps into each other. A poetic and absurd ability to make the impossible happen, while an hippopotamus is standing on his tong...
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