// ART MATTERS 5
1 new artist daily at 6pm CET
Day 9 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are happy to present the young Spanish painter Alejandro Javaloyas @alejandro_javaloyas (*1987, lives and works in Toulouse, FR) with his abstract work „Tache noire fendue 2“ from 2022 (acrylic ink, acrylic spray paint, charcoal, oil pastel on raw canvas, 160 x 120 cm).
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About Alejandro Javaloyas:
My practice focuses on the study of stains, splashes, pours, scratches, smears, dirt, footprints […] as remains of everyday life, in this era of hyper-consumerism, in which the culture of fast-fashion and ready-to-assemble furniture have given rise to an aseptic and detexturized society […].
The sum of my drawings, paintings, installations, and other media constitute a vocabulary of its own that aims to combat the sterility of contemporaneity, through the creation of objects whose formal appearance, whose texture, is a record and a consequence of the making process itself.
[…] Embracing the dirt, vindicating our homes and cities as archeological sites, understanding the already-lived objects that surround us as pieces of evidence that tell the stories of those who are no longer among us, as the only way to understand ourselves and how we got here.
About ART MATTERS 5:
We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole.
The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm).
On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announcement at 6pm).