Adrián Espinós Alicante, 1985. Adrián Espinós’ artworks share a very characteristic feature, the use of transparent acrylic glass as the painterly support. The artist, in his eagerness, to transcend the dimensions of his pieces, works on both sides of the material with a wide variety of techniques, to promote what he calls the “conceptual dimension”. A dimension that corresponds to everything he captures on the back of the transparent acrylic glass, acting at the frontier between painting and sculpture. Espinós explores the world of nature, endeavouring to capture it as an organic, physical process, as a series of events more than an image. As such, his works are connected to each other, for each one is the cause or consequence of the following painting, generating in this way an infinite series that articulates the discourse of his exhibition. Adrián Espinós has a degree in Fine Art from the Universitat de Barcelona and despite his youth counts already has a considerable international experience, reflected in his work. He complemented his studies with international exchange programmes at the Kunstakademie of Münster (Germany), Massachusetts College of Art / Design (USA), and the University of Art and Design of Helsinki (Finland). He also participated in a residency at Lepsien Art Foundation (Dusseldorf- Abu Dhabi) and exhibited in various galleries in Helsinki, Münster and Barcelona. He was awarded the prize for the best up and coming artist during the SWAB art fair in 2015.
Tuesday to Saturday from 12 to 14 and from 16 to 20h
Sala Parés, founded in 1877, is the first gallery that was established in Spain. It has three spaces in a single building, in the center of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, where he exhibits the work of the current 34 artists with whom he works.
With regard to painting, it has both authors based on contemporary figuration and realism, as well as others expressing themselves in abstraction. There are also some artists in the gallery that focus on sculpture, photography and video art, as well as others who formulate their proposals from hybrid approaches with the intersection of various techniques and disciplines.
Sala Parés participates in international fairs, and collaborate with museums and foundations. Annually organizes, with the collaboration of institutions and Faculties of Fine Arts, a contest dedicated to the young creation, Art<35, that has a Jury formed by directors of museums, artists and curators very relevant in the contemporary scene.
Marcos Cárdenas, Toni Catany, Ángel Mateo Charris, Garikovitz Cuevas, Carlos Díaz, Adrián Espinós, Leticia Feduchi, Lourdes Fisa, Gorka García Hererra, Gonzalo Goytisolo, Núria Guinovart, Rafel Joan, Ángel Marcos, Guerrero Medina, Anna Miquel, Carlos Morago, Ruth Morán, Gloria Muñoz, Marcos Palazzi, Magí Puig, Alejandro Quincoces, Miguel Rasero, Eduard Resbier, Xavier Rodés, Joseba Sánchez Zabaleta, Anaïs Senli, Gonzalo Sicre, Lluis Ventós, Albert Vidal, Segimon Vilarassau, Marco Nori, Alberto Romero Gil.