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Urvanity 2021: Highlights. A Selection Of Works From The Galleries

Urvanity 2021: Highlights. A Selection Of Works From The Galleries

Madrid’s Art Week – who would believe that it could actually happen? And to prove it, we have the 5th Anniversary of Urvanity defiantly strutting from one end of the COAM headquarter to the other. Taking its original inspiration from graffiti, post-graffiti, surrealism, pop, and that broadly applied “Urban Contemporary” tag, Sergio and the Urvanity team have persevered this year again.

Case Maclaim presented by Ruby Gallery. Urvanity 2021. Madrid, Spain. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art Fair)

Where others have failed, Urvanity has succeeded and grown and even matured – with more than 25 national galleries and others from as far away as New York, Brussels, and Bogotá. This is not about fanboys and big unsubstantiated claims, Urvanity drives for quality, and it shows.

SANER presented by Swinton Gallery. Urvanity 2021. Madrid, Spain. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art Fair)

The talks this year revolved around high-caliber artists, gallerists, architects, and curators of projects that have made new pathways and invariably give you insight and inspiration in equal measure. BSA has been proud to sponsor this thinking-persons fair, along with the artists and creators; we even hosted their talks a couple of years ago and loved the folks we met there.

Here are a few images of fine art works evolving from the street practice of a number of artists whose names you may recognize.

PICHIAVO presented by Stolen Space Gallery. Urvanity 2021. Madrid, Spain. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art Fair)
Laurence Vallières presented by Swinton Gallery. Urvanity 2021. Madrid, Spain. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art Fair)
Grip Face presented by Limited by Solo Gallery. Urvanity 2021. Madrid, Spain. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art Fair)
D*Face presented by Stolen Space Gallery. Urvanity 2021. Madrid, Spain. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art Fair)
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada presented by Duran Monkey Gallery. Urvanity 2021. Madrid, Spain. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art Fair)
Belin presented by Duran Monkey Gallery. Urvanity 2021. Madrid, Spain. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art Fair)
Wasted Rita presented by Ruby Gallery. Urvanity 2021. Madrid, Spain. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art Fair)

To see the complete list of galleries and the artists exhibited with the available works click HERE

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URVANITY Marks 5th Anniversary with Solo Shows and New LAB Program in Madrid

URVANITY Marks 5th Anniversary with Solo Shows and New LAB Program in Madrid

“We’re back!” Announces URVANITY, the organization that has celebrated a distinctly street-influenced flavor of New Contemporary art in Madrid for 5 years. In anticipation of their upcoming fair at the end of May, they’re tantalizing you virtually starting this week with a special program called URVANITY SOLO SHOWS. Featuring 20+ galleries from February 25th to March 28th, attendees will be strolling through the solo shows of artists like D*Face, Eugenio Recuenco, Rafa Macarrón, Marría Pratts, James Rielly, and 108. 

Ru8icon. Padre Gallery, NY. Urvanity Art 2021, on-line exhibition. February 25-28. Madrid. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art)
Ru8icon. Padre Gallery, NY. Urvanity Art 2021, on-line exhibition. February 25-28. Madrid. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art)

We were in Madrid at URVANITY a couple of years ago to host the BSA Talks Program. The energy and mix of talents and visitors created an exciting formula for conversations and education. The impact of graffiti writing and street artists continues to influence the contemporary art field, especially in Europe. We’re also excited this year to learn more about the launch of Urvanity LAB, “a creative laboratory and online shop platform” that will be offering limited edition products by artists like Add Fuel, Boa Mistura, Cristina Daura, GR170, Yubia, and Rorro Berjano.

As we lead into summer and more people get their vaccines, and public spaces begin to open, URVANITY will welcome visitors again to the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM) May 27-30. We’re looking forward to seeing this smartly curated fair bloom and grow again this year.

We share with you a selection of the participating artists and galleries for this year’s edition of Urvanity Art and a selection of the first crop of artists selected to participate in the first edition of Urvanity LAB.

108. Swinton Gallery, Madrid. Urvanity Art 2021, on-line exhibition. February 25-28. Madrid. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art)
108. Swinton Gallery, Madrid. Urvanity Art 2021, on-line exhibition. February 25-28. Madrid. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art)
D*Face. StolenSpace Gallery, London. Urvanity Art 2021, on-line exhibition. February 25-28. Madrid. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art)
Wendy White. Badr El Jundi Gallery, Marbella. Urvanity Art 2021, on-line exhibition. February 25-28. Madrid. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art)
Marria Pratts. Yusto/Giner Gallery, Marbella. Urvanity Art 2021, on-line exhibition. February 25-28. Madrid. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art)
Rorro Berjano. Urvanity LAB 2021, on-line exhibition. February 25-28. Madrid. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art)
Rorro Berjano. Urvanity LAB 2021, on-line exhibition. February 25-28. Madrid. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art)
Add Fuel. Urvanity LAB 2021, on-line exhibition. February 25-28. Madrid. (photo courtesy of Urvanity Art)

Urvanity New Contemporary Art Fair 
Online Solo Shows, Feb 25th – March 28th.
The fair at Madrid COAM, May 27th – 30th.

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