Suited and booted, the artist Pedro Paricio looks like he’s come straight out of a scene from Reservoir Dogs. Born in 1982 in Tenerife in the Canary Islands, he is young, talented and now successful too. After working dozens of different jobs in pursuit of realising his dream of painting, he now lives off his art. And he lives well, at that.
Tate Modern: the best known contemporary art gallery in the United Kingdom, if not in Europe, and one of the most significant collections in the world. Since the year 2000, the Tate has played host to an immensely valuable collection of works by contemporary artists, as well as regular temporary exhibitions that combine high-calibre works with a sharp marketing approach.
We at Brit Es have been following the progress of Ernesto Cánovas for some time, in fact we consider him like our amulet-artist. He was one of the first people we interviewed and so we’ve had a strong connection with him from the very beginning. His extensive body of work spans the figurative and the abstract in a career that began in London in 2009. He studied Fine Art at the Slade School of Art, and took some postgraduate courses in Edinburgh.
Last summer, Halcyon Gallery, which had already earned a mention and praise from Brit Es, offered us a private pass to their new Pedro Paricio exhibition.
Juan Delgado, Ringing Forest in Jerwood Open Forest.
Juan is a multidisciplinary artist living in London. His introspective work explores the intimate reality of life, the inner world of cities, of different cultures, and of people. Given that art is a natural extension of the artist, we observe in each of Delgado’s projects a high degree of profound self-examination and as such, we see individuals interacting in a given milieu, be it a forest, the sea or a city, through an entirely subjective prism. Delgado typically works with photography and film. In previous projects he has used three giant screens running simultaneously to project footage of various subject matters: a fearless tetraplegic woman navigating a sailing boat down the La Mancha Canal; the relationship between an individual and the violent society (such as that in certain suburbs of Bogota) in which he lives; a fascinating study of the Palestinians and their daily struggle against Israeli occupation.
Pinta London launches its fourth season with a very interesting program. More than 60 galleries bring together the most important artists from the Latin world.