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Paintings, Sculptures, Photography Art and Illustrations by leading (inter)national artists, for everyone’s budget to purchase. Commission free – That is the success formula of the travelling International Art Fair.
Building on the success of the Global Art Agency’s previous art events, the next edition of the Barcelona International Art Fair now proudly re-named “BCN ART 2014″ will take place on 12-13 December 2014 at Gaudí’s architectural treasure Casa Batlló, is the most emblematic work of the brilliant Catalan architect. The Barcelona International Art Fair opens Friday, December 13th with an exclusive VIP programme. Saturday is the exhibition free to visit.
“The art fair will be even bigger and better than last year’s” said Directors Natal Vallve and Joelle Dinnage. They continued: “with a great selection of fine artworks showing a wide variety from 120 international exhibitors, it’s a spectacular event for both exhibitor and visitor. Organising this event at the amazing Casa Batlló is sublime, connecting the Art on show with the Artwork created by Gaudi – A statement of delight!”
New at the Art Fair will be a lounge zone, a live painting performance area, and a manifestation of Digital Art Showcase which will display must-see artworks in high-definition from international artists that don’t have the opportunity to travel to Barcelona – think of countries that are affected by restrictions leaving the country, affected by political conflicts, and other circumstances – giving every artist around the globe the opportunity to be part of such a sensation, which is a great initiative by the organisation.
Global Art Agency organizes special art fairs since 2010. The starting point of these grants is that direct contact between the artist and the potential buyer. That in many cases the works are commission-free to be purchased is fairly unique in the art world. The chance that you literally walk out the door with art under your arm, is certainly present!
The Barcelona edition shows work by artists from 32 different countries. Represented includes the Award-Winning “Draumlist” ‘A playground for artists’ displaying urban photography art by a selection of Dutch artists. Also on show will be Milly Martionou, her work, compactly overt and unbreakable, involves a series of “layers” on both literal and figurative levels, flirting with the abstract expressionism. Using techniques known as “dripping” or, in the widest sense of the term, “action painting” often combined with “collage” and under the obvious influence of the American painters Jackson Pollock and Joan Mitchell, the artist communicates her own psyche with a completely personal writing which, unlike that of Pollock, sends an intense message of optimism.
Furthermore the ‘Moproo Gallery Shangai’, will be representing the award-winning German artist Marc Schmitz. Who is mostly known for the openness of space in his artistic works. Amongst others Marc was awarded with the first prize for Art For Expo 2000 World Expo in Hanover, Germany, and with the special prize of the jury at the 10th Cairo Biennial.
Another highlight and must-see are some various works by the well-known British street artist ‘Banksy‘ presented by the new InVogue Art Gallery (UK).
But also local artists such as, Edgar Márquez, Joan Peris, Maria Fatjo Pares, Tess Perez Soler, J Gamboa, Luisa Mascaró, Jordi Soler, To Gallardo, Sagi Tarbal, Dana Kathy, Juana Del Pozo, and many more.
The Global Art Agency are known for their Charity activities. Last year they supported orphanages in need in Nepal and Africa. This year they are focussing on raising money for ‘Doctors without Borders’ and the Ebola Crisis and other causes. Entrants to the VIP opening will be requested to donate towards the charity. The amount raised will be announced at the charity Gala Dinner Ball at Blenheim Palace on Friday 30th January 2015, where the GAA will be continuing their charity work and organising an Art Auction. More about GAA Charity
The award ceremony of the Global Art Agency Awards will take place Saturday at 17.00 and marks the end of the fair. Famous Guest Judge – to be confirmed – will evaluate and select a winner. The most favorite artist is rewarded with a trophy and free participation in the Global Art Agency events.
Friday 12 December: 18.00-21.00hr
(VIP private view Vernissage hosted by Juvé y Champs)
Saturday 13th December: 11.00-18.00hr
Casa Batlló (Cotxeres i Carboneres), Passeig de Gràcia, 43 08007 Barcelona, Spain