Cibrián, San Sebastian
José Ramón Amondarain, Esther Gatón
For this year’s edition of Art-o-rama, Cibrián presents the juxtaposition of two Spanish artists.
Esther Gatón (b.1988, Valladolid, Spain) presents an iteration of her work Adrenaline Querubin, a site-specific mural in the style of a dysfunctional science fiction movie set. The materials and techniques used for this mural are drawn from both the special effects industry and the artist’s daily life, two permeable spaces, creating an ambiguous harmony. This immersive intervention serves as a receptacle for the other works on display. In addition to this mural, Gatón will present a series of collages made from found images, silk and bioplastics that the artist produces in her studio from eggshells, algae, flowers and gelatin.
In his recent works, José Ramón Amondarain (b. 1964, Andoain, Spain) creates a skin-like surface based on oil paint. This series, at the crossroads of the painter’s tedious craft and the 3d bio printing, echoes both the field of contemporary medicine and the immemorial technique of the painter. Amondarain, who plays with the superposition of the registers, eventually Hand-Pocked tattoo this surface with naïve motifs, creating a delicate yet deniable painting.