JAVIER ARRES X ANTONIO GARCIA VILLARAN

REVISITING OUR ARTIST ANCESTORS

Javier Arrés is a world-renowned motion / GIF artist and a 2019 London Art Biennale winner. Inspired by the sweeping views from his childhood home overlooking his hometown of Motril, Spain, Arrés is known for his manically detailed illustrations of fantastical scenery from cities, architecture and machines. He further brings these worlds to life through what he calls "Visual Toys". Through these Visual Toys, Arrés invites the viewer into a fantastical world, inspiring the viewer to simply play with their imaginations.

Antonio García Villarán is an artist, educator, Arts Academy-founder, writer and one of the most recognizable art influencers within the Spanish speaking world.
Villarán has not only become a successful painter, but also a driving force of the Fine Arts world by dissecting and challenging, to many, the untouchable world of Arts. He is known for coining the term “Hamparte”, which is being taught in many schools, art institutes and academies that are embracing it as a game changing concept. He was the first ever Spanish language scholar to be commissioned by Google Arts & Culture, as well as a plethora of publications, radio stations, and television services. Learn More

 

THE DROP

This series of works created by Javier Arrés and Antonio García Villarán are based on the union of the past and the future of art. They have carried out an investigation into the work of Andalusian artists and have selected three which they have reinterpreted to contribute their own personal artistic visions from the present. The images of today would not be understood without the images of the past. Andalusian masters such as Picasso, Velázquez, Murillo, Valdés Leal, Gonzalo Bilbao and many others have drank from the inspiration of their land to create great works of art. On this occasion, two Andalusian artists climb on their shoulders to present a collision of artistic knowledge from the past with the new way of understanding art today.

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