“Circular Portraits”, ELIURPI from 21 to 26 February 2023
ART U READY returns during ARCO week with the artistic duo ELIURPI, formed by Elisabet Urpí and Nacho Umpiérrez. "Retratos circulares" delves into the most intimate side of the artists. We will be able to see their new sculptural and pictorial creations, and also their first book "ELIURPI", where they incorporate photography as an artistic discipline as well as the creation of some pieces of furniture.
The artistic duo ELIURPI, formed by Elisabet Urpí and Nacho Umpiérrez, return to Madrid with a new show in which they reaffirm even more their artistic transversality. Since their debut at ARCO week 2022, there are no borders or limits in their work. In this exhibition we will be able to see new incursions into design that blur borders, such as the creation of pieces of furniture, and another artistic discipline that they have always exercised naturally but to which they had not given visibility until now, and that is their photography. They will present their first photographic artist’s book, “ELIURPI”, in which they will show a selection of their most iconic works, under the lens of Nacho Umpiérrez, where everything is a work of art, from the staging, the sculptural pieces, as well as the duo’s artistic gaze. In addition to these novelties, the exhibition immerses us in their universe of forms, materials and textures in which we will find sculpture and painting.
The prologue of “ELIURPI” is dedicated by Antoni Valero, gallery owner, consultant and art historian.
Faithful to their chromatic line, a product of the natural colours of the materials they use such as straw, black and ochre, their influences of architecture, design and art intermingle, always with craftsmanship as a vehicle that gives voice to artistic expression and creation. We will see objects that are art and works of art that become objects.
“Circular Portraits” delves into ELIURPI’s most intimate side and his journey to date. It echoes on the one hand his new artistic production and also the presentation of his book “ELIURPI”, which pays tribute to his iconic hats, which are the protagonists and origin of his story. His hats are a statement of intent, an affirmation of the “I”, a reflection of principles, a belonging, an attitude, an aspirational way of being in the world that speaks of authenticity with which they have infected and inspired customers and collectors all over the world for more than a decade.
With this exhibition ART U READY puts the focus on the search for the essential within us as opposed to the urgency of the superfluous. On the importance of the connection with the innermost self, with what we do not see, with what sustains us to find a better version of ourselves. The essential of each one of us as a value. This exhibition takes us to that search through art, craftsmanship and another way of creating, that of ELIURPI.
Regarding the location where the exhibition will be held, it will be private and secret and can be visited by prior registration and appointment, with limited seating capacity. It will be in a central and exclusive space in the portfolio of The Sibarist, which will only be revealed to those who register.
In this way it will be possible to get to know both the work and the artists, who will accompany us throughout the week, in an intimate and very personal way.
Dates: 21 to 26 February. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
About the exhibition and the artists
The viewer will be able to experience the connection and links with each of the pieces, inspired by architecture and geometries, which pay homage to the earth, both through the natural materials used and the chromatic tones that bring us closer to the essence of nature. Works with life, volume and movement with a story to tell. A tribute to the ancestral, to craftsmanship and to the sincerity of a conscious work that promotes another way of doing things. Authentic sustainability far from fashions, pure coherence and conviction. Her work is a story of honest beauty.
Elisabet Urpí and Nacho Umpiérrez are an artistic duo who work and share a way of life, both professionally and personally. Under the name ELIURPI they present their creations in the form of objects and hats. With a very defined aesthetic and coherent with their values, they create unique pieces that are closer to art than to the object itself, always versatile. These multidisciplinary artists draw their inspiration from architecture and contemporary art.
Their sculptural works began to be acquired by international fashion and art collectors. This has opened up a new paradigm and a new look into the future.
They are committed to creating unique works of art. Artisans, creative and honest as their brand conveys, they are part of the new generation of artists of the 21st century where there are no frontiers.
This will be their second art exhibition. This 2023 they have been invited by the art curator Carlos Quintáns to participate in the project “12 miradas” of the Vilaseco Gallery, which will be held in the Ribera Sacra and whose exhibition will later be in La Coruña, together with other renowned artists such as Ignasi Aballí.
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