Art and wine merge in Marcos Tamargo´s exhibition TIERRA ADENTRO
From July 14 to November 30, 2018 in Espacio Pago de los Capellanes – Pedrosa de Duero (Burgos)
On Saturday, July 14, at 12:00, the exhibition Tierra Adentro by Marcos Tamargo was inaugurated in the Espacio Pago de los Capellanes located in the Burgos town of Pedrosa de Duero. The exhibition consists of a careful selection of works of small and large format that allow the viewer to learn about the creative universe of one of the contemporary Spanish artists with the greatest international projection. Tierra Adentro has new works, not previously exposed, belonging to its last series White Anabasis and whose source of inspiration, in part, is the world that surrounds the making of wine. You can also see his author’s book Spiritual Canticle and some of the pieces created during a confinement that he made in the monastery of the Carmelitas Descalzos of Toledo, following in the footsteps of San Juan de la Cruz.
Six years ago, Espacio Pago de los Capellanes was inaugurated, a multidisciplinary space destined to the artistic languages promotion. An integrated architecture open to the landscape of the Ribera del Duero that serves as a backdrop for the works that make up Tierra Adentro where visitors can admire the works of Marco Tamargo in a unique environment.
One of the constants in Marcos Tamargo’s latest works is the use for his compositions of small objects or pieces of iron, as well as small amounts of earth or sand that he collects in his travels and that he integrates into his works not as simple decorative elements, but as a substantial part of the theme of creation itself. They are, therefore, objects related to their life trajectory or their origins, such as wood and iron that have been part of the house of their ancestors in Asturias, or sunflowers that he himself planted and that, when dried, intervened and included in his paintings, in a metaphor that speaks of the germination of life and the infinite cycle of death and rebirth, as is also the inanimate object itself condemned to oblivion, which the artist rescues from abandonment and to which he breathes new life.
In the exhibition you can see pieces made while living in Kenya that are also a reflection of his deepest self and his incessant search for new languages and expressive elements, something essential for the Asturian artist because that is ultimately what gives meaning to his evolution both in life and in creative work.
In this search the lands surrounding Pago de Capellanes, and the way in which the winery is integrated into the natural environment, have served as inspiration for three works of his last series White Anábasis. In them Tamargo uses dead materials collected in the vineyards, such as sand and branches, which serve for the composition of their works and links them with the world of wine and in particular with the vine.
Tierra Adentro is a unique opportunity to get to know his book of artist called Spiritual Canticle with the gallery Rodrigo Juarranz on the masterpiece of Spanish mystic poetry of the sixteenth century, written by San Juan de la Cruz. The book is composed of an original work and six engravings of Tamargo, as well as the text of the poem translated into eleven languages, all made on artisan paper of 600 grams and with an exclusive print of one hundred numbered and signed copies. The exhibition will host some of those original works that accompany the book, not previously exposed, and made last March during a confinement that took place in the monastery of the Carmelitas Descalzos of Toledo, following the steps of San Juan de la Cruz.
The project has the support of the paints brand Winsor & Newton, of which Marcos Tamargo is an ambassador in Spain, and Rodrigo Juarranz gallery.
Pago de los Capellanes wines, their aromas, their environment of vineyards and walnuts are the pretext for the latest creations of Tamargo. Unpublished works, still tender, loaded with the personal expressiveness and temperament of the artist.
Thus, the exhibition of Espacio Pago de los Capellanes is a journey through the last creative stage of Marcos Tamargo, one of the Spanish artists with the greatest international projection. The landscapes of Africa, New York and Pago de los Chaplains as an object and the underlying mystic texts of San Juan de la Cruz.
It was inaugurated on Saturday, July 14 and will remain until November 30. In these months do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in that we accompany you and provide you with more information.