”Una Duda en el Otro Extremo” by Javier Map

Javier Map (ES)

“Una Duda en el Otro Extremo”

Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Marbella

1 of May – 5 of June, 2021

 

WTG proudly presents the exhibition ”Una Duda en el Otro Extremo” (“A Doubt At The Other End”). Under this title Javier Map presents a selection of pieces of his most recent production. The exhibition opens at 18.00 pm on Saturday the 1 of May and goes on until the 5 of June.

The project, which includes sculptures, installations and paintings, is presented as an iconography of collapse, proposing a reflection on the decay and failure of the human being; and the hope of salvation placed on the idea of utopia.

– The works in this collection refer back to a series of symbols – such as airplane fragments, or rescue and climbing equipment – setting up a scene that is reminiscent of a plane crash, says Javier Map.

Under a post-apocalyptic aesthetic of falsely found objects, the works that make up the exhibition do not hide a certain degree of secrecy, placing oneself in the field of the undefined or perhaps seeking perplexity of what is out of context.

– We are happy and proud to present this most fascinating exhibition ”Una Duda en el Otro Extremo” (“A Doubt At The Other End”) by the emerging Spanish artist Javier Map. This exhibition is also an example of our ongoing parallel collaboration with regional Andalusian artists. Something we at Wadström Tönnheim Gallery thinks is important even though we mostly show artists from abroad considering we are an international gallery, says Mattias Tönnheim, founder of and director at Wadström Tönnheim Gallery.

Javier Map was born 1981 in Murcia and now lives in Huelva. Javier studied Fine Arts at the University of Granada and also has a post graduate diploma from Central St. Martins School of Art & Design in London. More information about Javier Map: https://www.instagram.com/javier_map/

 

For more information please contact: Mattias Tönnheim, +46704-411914 or mattias@wadstromtonnheim.se

 

Address and opening hours: Poligono Nueva Campana, Local 37B, Nueva Andalucia (Marbella). The exhibition opens at Saturday the 1 of May at 18.00-20.00 pm, and we are open any day by appointment. Because of the Covid19 situation and the surrounding circumstances and restrictions there can be a change in opening hours or visiting capacity due to new regulations. And of course we follow all the necessary restrictions and regulations that are surrounding Covid19.

 

Wadström Tönnheim Gallery’s mission is to examine the idea of the painterly, be it also through related media such as photography, sculpture, installations, video and drawing, in order to understand and to promote the direction of painting and its relevance to contemporary visual culture. WTG is owned and operated by Mattias Tönnheim & Andreas Åkesson. www.wadstromtonnheim.se

WTG shows new works by Matias Di Carlo and Martin Ålund at Estampa art fair

Wadström Tönnheim Gallery participates at Estampa art fair in Madrid, which is open from Thursday the 8th until Sunday the 11th of April.

Wadström Tönnheim Gallery exhibits new works by the artists Matias Di Carlo (from Argentina and based in Spain) and Martin Ålund (from Sweden and based in Stockholm), both whom are also represented by the gallery, at Estampa art fair in Madrid.

 

– Our second participation at the established contemporary art fair Estampa is going to be a joyful and interesting experience. We and the rest of the art community have longed for this art fair considering the demanding and different times we have experienced during the last 14 months, says Mattias Tönnheim, owner and director for Wadström Tönnheim Gallery.

 

About the sculptures by Matias Di Carlo from his new Symmetry Ploy series:

In the path inverse to the alchemical ideal; transform gold into lead in search of the median. Fragmented to comprehend. Symmetry turned into jumble, still seeking refuge and alignment. The act of melting structures conceived to be perpetual, to free themselves, to incarnate again… Rebirth. The first cry of forces shaping themselves. Dynamic present. The magic in randomness. Insurrection of the established forms. Emerging of the new, still to be named.

 

About the paintings by Martin Ålund from the Bipolar Suite series:

Martins new paintings can be seen as a connection with and reminisce to Alice in Wonderland, shamanism, alchemy, Orpheus and Eurydice as well as romantic myths of the artist as magician, madman and messenger. He also often think of how the magic and the irrational can both be a means to escape, and a way to grasp the unfathomable.

 

For information about the fair: https://www.ifema.es/en/estampa

 

MATIAS DI CARLO

Born 1978. From Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Ronda, Spain.

https://www.matiasdicarlo.com/

 

MARTIN ÅLUND

Born 1967. From Skellefteå, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

http://www.martinalund.com/

 

For more information and press photos contact:

Mattias Tönnheim on +46(0)704-41 19 14 alt. mattias@wadstromtonnheim.se

 

About Wadström Tönnheim Gallery

Wadström Tönnheim Gallery’s mission is to examine the idea of the painterly, be it also through related media such as photography, sculpture, installations, video and drawing, in order to understand and to promote the direction of painting and its relevance to contemporary visual culture. www.wadstromtonnheim.se

Wadström Tönnheim Gallery kicks of the new year with Swedish artist Martin Ålund

Martin Ålund (SE)

“The Bipolar Suite”

Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Marbella

30 January – 27  March, 2021

Ps. ONLINE OPENING SATURDAY 30 of JANUARY FROM 12.00 PM.

 

Martin Ålund, Swedish artist based in Stockholm, is topical with a new exhibition at Wadström Tönnheim Gallery and his fresh series of paintings “The Bipolar Suite” that arises from the Otherworld theme. This theme has to do with juxtaposing extremes through the use of diptychs and creating a charge and establishing a contact. It is like creating energy, an interaction where one touches upon both origin and downfall at the same time. The theme Otherworld deals with the interface between different realities. Where does the insanity, the imagination, and the irrational begin and end? How can one move between the different realities and find experiences, as well as messages, that one alternates between?

– I think of Alice in Wonderland, shamanism, alchemy, Orpheus and Eurydiceas well as romantic myths of the artist as magician, madman and messenger. I also often think of how the magic and the irrational can both be a means to escape, and a way to grasp the unfathomable, says Martin Ålund.

The exhibition opens online Saturday 30th of January at 12.00 pm, and will proceed online until further notice when the restrictions are getting less complicated and our opening hours are going back to norm

Address and opening hours: Poligono Nueva Campana, Local 37B, Nueva Andalucia (Marbella). Normal opening hours Monday to Friday 11.00-18.00 or any day and time by appointment. The exhibition will go on until the 27 of March 2021. Because of the Covid19 situation and the surrounding circumstances and restrictions there can be a change in opening hours or visiting capacity due to new regulations.

 

Wadström Tönnheim Gallery’s mission is to examine the idea of the painterly, be it also through related media such as photography, sculpture, installations, video and drawing, in order to understand and to promote the direction of painting and its relevance to contemporary visual culture. The Gallery is owned and operated by Mattias Tönnheim. www.wadstromtonnheim.se

WE WISH YOU HAPPY HOLIDAYS & A JOYFUL NEW YEAR

PS. We are open by appointment only during the holidays and until the opening of our upcoming exhibition with Martin Ålund on the 15th of January. Welcome to book a private viewing for you and your friends.

Maiju Tirri – Chasing the Ice

Maiju Tirri (FI)

Chasing the Ice

Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Marbella

11 September, 2020 – 9 January, 2021 (dates extended due to the Covid19 pandemic)

The former Spanish based artist Maiju Tirri makes her first collaboration with Wadström Tönnheim Gallery when she exhibits her new series of sculptures made out of recycled glass, resin and paint. Vernissage for Maiju Tirris new exhibition “Chasing the Ice” is Friday 11 of September 19.30-22.00h.

– The globe is getting warmer. And fast. Glaciers are melting. New forms of devastating natural disasters and climate change are occurring. Everything is happening rapidly. The melting of glaciers due to global warming is expected to have devastating consequences. We have to wake up to the fierce urgency and act to prevent further damages to our earth and save ourselves from ourselves. Because I think and believe that we do care. And that we can do our part. These art pieces with a resemblance of ice are just a reminder for us all, that even small actions matter, says the Finish artist Maiju Tirri.

Finnish artist Maiju Tirri has lived by the frozen sea and been surrounded by ice and snow most of her childhood winters. She has always been overwhelmed by the beauty of the winters, which no longer are as cold and white as the used to be. Maiju has therefor created art around this theme to do her part and awaken us. Something fascinating and beautiful is made out of the ugly truth to touch the soul of the viewer. Maiju Tirri uses recycled glass, resin and paint to create the illusion of ice.

Maiju Tirri, based in Helsinki (Finland), has had various solo and group exhibitions around Europe. Her large abstract works are has in various public and private collections in Europe, Middle East and US. And she has a degree in Arts and Design from Finland’s South west Institute of Arts and Crafts.

Address and opening hours: Poligono Nueva Campana, Local 37B, Nueva Andalucia (Marbella). Open by appointment Monday to Saturday at any time. The exhibition will go on until the 31 of October 2020. Because of the Covid19 situation and the surrounding circumstances and restrictions there can be a change in opening hours or visiting capacity due to new regulations.

 

For more information contact:

Mattias Tönnheim at +46 704-41 19 14 alt. mattias@wadstromtonnheim.se