With this exhibition, ART U READY makes a call for action that shows a current problematic of our society and the need to acquire a greater awareness around sustainability in the architecture field with a special focus in generated waste.
The artist Sergio Femar transforms this elements into art and simultaneously in a transforming action; his work brings life to debris and gives them a second life thanks to an interdisciplinary and intuitive exploration of materials. His body of work ranges between flexible and static, minimalism and expressionism, unpolluted and neglected. This way, he maintains a constant tension between the different elements that compose his work.
The exhibition will take place at the premises of ART U READY, el Invernadero, a space from the second half of the 19th century, hidden in the courtyard of an emblematic historical building in 11 San Lorenzo Street.
In Arquitopía, metal scraps, carton, fabrics, wood blocs and other construction waste are transformed into powerful compositions that inspire us and at the same time invite us to reflect about where do non-useable residues end.
The show defends that buildings should not be uniquely considered as places to live. We look for an ethic of constructed buildings, where structures are more ecologic, more intelligent, more efficient, more sustainable, more adjustable and gentler, always considering the individuals that live in them. Likewise, it claims the necessity to build with more awareness of sustainability reducing discharges. As indicative data, only in Madrid and in one year, the volume of waste proceeding from the construction field could fill ten times the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.
Sergio Femar, Galicia (1990) is an emerging artist from Spain, he works with a wide range of aesthetic strategies and supports that are part of his everyday life. Influenced by the changing nature of street art, his work is very aware of every single material component and its provenance. In his work, these actions are transformed into paintings loaded with force and expressiveness, that reflect the current moment and the constant change of the society we live in. He likes to integrate his works into the urban landscape, becoming part of our nature and everyday life.
Through his work, he tells the story of his generation and the urgent need to recycle ourselves. He makes a call to reconsider consumption and our responsibility towards the world. To build with what we already have. To go back to the origins, to understand nature again and reconnect with it.
He is an honors graduate of Universidad de Salamanca with a major in painting. After several years of work in Madrid and his participation in different international projects, in 2020 he will start a new stage in his career by moving to Berlin.
“El espíritu de reconstrucción surge del profundo instinto del ser humano como una protesta realista y como símbolo de su voluntad de vivir”. Alvar Aalto
Opening: 11th of December 5 pm to 10 pm.
Exhibition hours from 12th to 18th of December: from 11 am to 7 pm.
Exhibition hours: 19th of December: from 11 am to 6 pm.
Location: El Invernadero. 11, San Lorenzo St. 28004. Madrid.
Artwork by Sergio Femar: MAD Summer (65 x 100 cm) oil on canvas. 2019
ABOUT EL INVERNADERO
Its origin dates back to the middle of the 19th century. It is believed that it was built by a great lover of botany, the Marqués de Casa Jiménez. Located in the courtyard of what was once his residence, a stately building from the beginning of the nineteen century, its two chestnuts bear witness to its past. Today, it has become in a contemporary space, el Invernadero preserves its original metallic structure in a greyish color and typically french-style. It´s the headquarters of The Sibarist, a real state boutique, specialized in singular properties.
ABOUT ART U READY
This is an action platform that gives visibility to artists with values, and which main objective is to improve our society. Its 2019-2020 projects are focused on raising calls for action on the current issues that involve all of us.
They define themselves as cell of ideas in constant evolution merging together architecture, art, design, technology, education and consciousness. They serve as talent catalysts, a platform that gives visibility to creators with a cross-cutting look and a peripheral vision aligning values that improve our society. Consistent with their principles, they stand out for their unique and defined artistic vision, as well as for finding singular spaces for each event and artist.
This proposal was developed by The Sibarist Property & Homes and M-ARTE, as creators, organizers and main sponsors.
ART U READY & THE SIBARIST PROPERTY & HOMES – PRESS CONTACT
Silvia Hengstenberg +34 685 14 73 12 · firstname.lastname@example.org
SERGIO FEMAR SALES REPRESENTATIVE – ART U READY
Ana Crabiffosse +34 640 171 736 · www.artuready.es · email@example.com
INVERNADERO THE SIBARIST – EL INVERNADERO CONTACT
Tania Prada www.thesibarist.com · firstname.lastname@example.org