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“Touching Color” 98 disruptive pastel paintings by 68 artists at the art gallery Fundation Mapfre Barcelona

The show “Touching Color. The renewal of pastel” highlights the critical moments and key figures in the revival of pastel paintings in the first half of the 20th century, a period when this technique came to be considered an art of its own. Certainly, the history of art is also the history of the techniques and the materials. This exhibition focuses on one of its most important, pastel paintings, as its rebirth as an art form at the turn of the beginning of the past century. From a global perspective, ‘Touching Color’ analyzes the importance that pastel had compared to the most venerated oil paintings, especially during the 19th and 20th  centuries. There were many reasons that pushed different artists to use this medium as a way to lead their own mark. The show highlights specific moments and notorious figures in the rebirth of pastel. During the initial modernism, the moment in which this technique acquired the level of art itself. Pastel is a historically associated technique with female artists. Conscious of being confined to academic …

Leo Peralta at La Fresh Gallery in Madrid

Málaga-born artist Leo Peralta is currently showing at La Fresh Gallery in Madrid. One of the most-acclaimed and forward-thinking galleries in Madrid. Peralta is the second malagueño to be shown at La Fresh after fellow Marbella-born fashion designer the late David Delfin. This exhibition works as a homage to the darkest, most melancholic and unapologetic side of pop culture. The artist mixes different elements from the 80s and 90s. Reinterpreting icons from the entertainment industry and pop culture into a whole new surrealist scenario. Peralta’s work is well-known by Madrid fellows for its transgressive and forward thinking background. Among his numerous exhibitions, Peralta has been recently feature on the group show VIVOS at the Museo Carmen Thyssen in Málaga. This is the 2nd exhibition of Peralta’s work at the La Fresh Gallery after “Remixed”. The artist will develop this year’s poster for the upcoming Gay Pride Andalucía. —“50 years of fights, challenges and conquers.” —commemorating the 50th anniversary of the events at Stonewall Inn in NY. Leo Peralta was born in Malaga 1976, the city of Picasso and many other …