ARCOmadrid-2017

The Spanish capital turns art world hotspot this week. ARCOMadrid takes centre stage, bringing together 200 galleries from 27 different countries, while a huge array of smaller events floods the city with emerging talents from across the globe.

It was Spanish artist Antonio Crespo Foix, however, that attracted Colección SOLO’s attention. Using wire, pins and fibres he creates delicate, ethereal sculptures, visual odes to weightlessness and light. His brand new piece, Tetrápodo (2017) will soon join the collection.

Existing Colección SOLO artists have made their creative presence felt during Madrid’s art week too. For the Truck Art Project, Sergio Mora transformed a freight lorry tarpaulin into a travelling canvass; the oversize blue and white creation oozes his distinctive vintage-comic style and pin-up glamour with a lush, pacific-island feel.

Okuda San Miguel, meanwhile, has been busy curating the fourth edition of Theriomorphism, an artistic reflection on man’s real or imagined ability to take on animal forms. This time around, the annual pop up exhibition features Amandine Urruty, Samuel Salcedo and Waone (half of the Ukrainian creative duo Interesi Kazki).

Colección SOLO’s future home has been on show as well, with architects Estudio Herreros hosting guided visits to the collection’s 1200m2 exhibition space. A unique opportunity to view progress on what is set to be a valuable new addition to Madrid’s artistic landscape.