Del 03/08/2012 al 25/08/2012
Menchu Gal (Irún 1919 – 2008) was one of the few women creators that shone in a world leaded by men during the dark years following the Spanish Civil War. She was also the first woman who won the National Painting Award in Spain.
The spectator is able to connect with the warmth of her interiors and the smell of the salt in her sea landscapes, those exterior slices where you can feel the beat of life. The paintings of this Basque artist invite the observer to walk along with her, following her steps and drawing a map of shared affinities where each one can trace his or her own itinerary.
Another aspect that characterizes Menchu Gal’s work (beyond the influence of Cubism and Fauvism), is the feeling of proximity and positive energy. Through depictions of wine harvest, rooftops and sunsets, the artist introduces us to a fantasy world where everything’s possible.
Fundación Menchu Gal
Fundacion Social KUTXA
Generalidad Valenciana / Generalitat Valenciana
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM) / Institut Valenciá d´Art Modern (IVAM)
Instituto Cervantes (Nueva York)