By a happy coincidence, two galleries facing each other are, between them, showing the work of four different modern and contemporary artists from Spain and Latin America: Marto Marce, Luis Romero, Jesus Guerrero and Vik Muniz.
Brazilian artist Vik Muniz’s bold, colourful abstract geometric ‘Real Pictures’ at Ben Brown Fine Arts, contrast with the more subdued and refined ‘Ciclos’ across the road in Maddox Art with work by Marta Marce from Barcelona and Jesus Guerro and Luis Romero from Venezuela.
Muniz, born in 1963, employs a variety of materials in his impressive variety of geometric mixed media works and collages and, from the immense work which straddles across the gallery street window, you can only wonder why artists have not adopted post-it notes, albeit on a large scale, before. Geometry and colour, in a more traditional and subtle way, are also the hallmark of Marto Marce, Luis Romero and Jesus Guerrero in Maddox Arts.
The two galleries couldn’t have planned these exhibitions together if they had tried. Visit both together!