Espacio Solo: the ‘private museum’ that wants to globalise art lifestyle
Although it is right in the centre of Madrid, this exposition is like a private place where one can find the very latest in technology, science, medicine, games and animation.
A trampoline for art and for contemporary artists from collectionists such as Ana Gervás and David Cantolla.
It is not just a museum; it is also a shrine for collectionists. Espacio Solo is a project by Ana Gervás and David Cantolla. Both, who are art and collecting enthusiasts, had a dream: to promote a space which would enhance art development, acting as a platform for modern-day artists.
Located in “Puerta de Alcalá” in Madrid, Espacio Solo is not only a private space or cultural alternative right in the heart of Madrid. With its circular labyrinth structure, it encourages you to get lost, a journey in which the work and the space come together to reach out to visitors.
The collection has 600 types of artwork by some 150 artists from up to 24 different countries. As well as that, there are 1400m2 of renovated exhibition space, renovated by the architect, Juan Herreros.
From paintings, drawing and graffiti to video animations which go hand in hand with sculptures which seem like toys, comics and cartoons. The very latest in technology, science and animation can all be found in Espacio Solo, an exhibition where the most standout artwork by leading international artists such as: Neo Rauch, Raymond Pettibon, Takashi Murakami and Kaws; as well as up and coming artists such as Mu Pan, Miriam Cahn, Raymond Pettibon, Kaws, Mu Pan, Laurance Vallieres, Sergio Mora or Juan Díaz-Faes can also be seen. Because of what is enigmatic regarding its enclave and the conceptual atmosphere, Espacio Solo has picked up awards from the Madrid College of Architects and the COAM 2018 First Prize from the Madrid College of Architects.
You can also read this in: Lifestyle Print nº34.
Pictures by Espacio Solo.