The Regional Museum of Modern Art in Cartagena (Muram), under the Ministry of Culture and Spokesperson, inaugurated this afternoon the exhibition of artist cartagenero charris 'The Cosmolocalistas', which will remain open until 8 January.
The exhibition includes 28 works, most large oil paintings and triptychs composed of three-screens oil on wood and hanging pieces that can be seen on the ground floor of the museum installation.
The Minister of Culture and the regional government spokesman, Noelia Arroyo visited this morning the exhibition with the artist and explained that " 'The Cosmolocalistas' is one of the major exhibitions of the season, taking the baton from the sculptures of Chillida in Muram rooms of Cartagena ".
He also stressed that "it is a museum that gradually is becoming a benchmark in contemporary creation, thanks to its commitment by big names in the art world, both within and outside the region, and the discovery of new creators. "
This is a new line of work, said Arroyo, "in which the exhibits are complemented by numerous activities open to all audiences, and have overcome by 5,000 the number of overall visitors last year, reaching almost 16,000 visitors since the start of this 2016 ".
The exhibition 'The Cosmolocalistas' is structured as a 'false anthology' in which the global and the local, the real and the imaginary, gravity and irony are presented with their usual set of mixtures and juxtapositions, and where paint finishes shaping the resulting parallel universe of travel, culture and life.
Figuration thin line of work Charris combines numerous European and American pictorial influences, also others that come from the illustration, film and advertising.
The works are exhibited in the two floors of Muram and are complemented by a video of Fito Conesa, projected in the attic of the museum, which deals with the creative process Charris.
In this room are also presented sketches and reflections 'eye' that the artist for Muram and that is its logo since 2008.Por Finally, on the terrace the audience will encounter a large puppet five meters height surrounded by colored lights.
Tour of the artist's career
According advanced the Minister of Culture and government spokesman, the exhibition offers visitors "a tour of the topics covered by Charris over thirty years of experience, through works that remained unpublished and others, the majority, who have It has been made exclusively for this exhibition by author Cartagena, one of the artists of reference in the region, creator of international importance and with a wide and proven track record. "
The neologism chosen by the artist for the title of the exhibition, 'The Cosmolocalistas' refers to two poles of interest: the world, generic, relations between man and earth, and the specific places and cultures , which makes us the same and what makes us different.
In the exposed parts, issues such as the economy and power, the art world, ideologies, metaphysics and humor seep under the innocent appearance of images.
Exhibition Charris as' Republic of Cartagena ',' White ', which brought together about one hundred oil paintings in the Valencian Institute of Modern Art in Valencia (IVAM),' Insomnia ',' Donkey Skin 'or' Seas Tiki 'cycle that has occupied him the last two years, "is now revisiting the Muram from a new perspective, offering the viewer an overview of the particular world created by the artist from Cartagena over three decades," said Noelia Arroyo.
As in each sample organized by Culture in regional museums, 'The Cosmolocalistas' will be complemented "with a series of educational activities that allow greater awareness and enjoyment of the artist's work by the public and schoolchildren in the Region" Arroyo added.
For these workshops are designed various educational materials such as cut-outs puppets, as well as landscapes and characters that allow the creation of new universes inspired by the works of Charris.