Michel Collet, Jo Expósito, Martí Guixé, Núria Martinez Seguer, Dona Ann McAdams, Miguel Trillo
Galería H2O, an initiative of Joaquim Ruiz Millet and Ana Planella, opened in October 1989 with an exhibition of drawings of architectural projects by the Dutchman Ben van Berkel. Throughout its trayectory, photography has gained weight, with continuous exhibitions by Alberto García-Alix and Miguel Trillo, and later on, new generations of photographers and artists who use this medium.
In 1991 the gallery started the edition of historical design objects and rediscovered the furniture designed in 1955 by the architect F.J. Barba Corsini for “La Pedrera” by Gaudí. The collection was soon extended with new objects absolutely linked to the gallery activity. Among them, the “H 2 O” chair, the “Flamp” lamp or the children’s game “Autoband” by Martí Guixé. H2O organizes architecture, design, photography and contemporary art exhibitions.
From Thu. 17th to Sat. 19th Sept. / 10 am - 8
Sun. 20th Sept. / 10 am - 3 pm
Painting and portraiture are two terms that have been closely linked throughout the history of art and could be considered obsolete in this age defined by the speed of the selfie. However, nothing could be more remote from this last statement than they are. Artists have detected –each in their own way– the pressing contemporary social need to emphasize the presence of the other more calmly and to assert ourselves as more sociable beings than we had thought.
Painters understand the importance of the face as a mirror, the game of identification, of recognition. They know that the face is the part of the body that others overlap with our identity. They know that that is why we contemplate ourselves, and they know that each of the works represents a double path that opens the door for us, both to investigate the unknown and to emphasise presence.
Ana Arsuaga Arambarri (Tolosa, Guipúzcoa, 1994) studied Fine Arts and a master's degree in painting at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, where she currently combines painting with the music projects Serpiente and Verde Prato.
Bruna Ruiz Planella (Barcelona, 1996) studies art direction at ESCAC (Barcelona). She works on different short films while developing an interest in plastic arts, starting from illustration, and in April 2017 she has her first test of her work at One Ocean Club. After graduating, she finds in painting a way of expression, exploring the possibilities it offers her. Her works gradually evolve towards a more expressionist art, focusing on portrait, gesture and colour.