The Best Independent Art Galleries in Madrid and What's On This Season

What's on this season in Madrid's art world | © RC Designer/Flickr
What's on this season in Madrid's art world | © RC Designer/Flickr
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24 February 2017

Madrid is a city with a thriving art scene, and there are plenty of independent art galleries where you can view (and buy) some amazing pieces. Here are some of the best in Madrid, with details of what’s on this season.

Blanca Soto Arte

This gallery started out in San Sebastián in 1987, but opened in Madrid in the year 2000. Blanca Soto focuses mainly on emerging artists as well as showing work at international art fairs. From March 29 to April 1, 2017, the gallery exhibits work by Ruth Quirce, who creates bold and abstract paintings. From April 4 to June 3 2017, Renata Cruz’s quaint watercolor and graphite creations of everyday things like, birds, teacups, flowers and books, will be featured.

Birds by Renata Cruz | © Blanca Soto Arte

Birds by Renata Cruz | © Blanca Soto Arte

Travesía Cuatro

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Aiming to link art from Europe and Latin America, Travesía Cuatro has a gallery in Madrid as well as one in Guadalajara, Mexico. Featuring emerging and mid-career artists, next up on the agenda is Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca, whose exhibit Lengua de Bartolina Sisa will be the artist’s first solo showing in Spain, on display through April 29, 2017.

Galería Estampa

Galería Estampa was founded in 1978 and focuses on contemporary Spanish artists and the occasional foreign artist. This season, Joseba Eskubi’s exhibit Lesas de Merlo will be on display through March 26, 2017. Eskubi is an artist from Bilbao whose surrealist work is known for portraying movement, darkness and change.

Galería Estampa, Calle Justiniano, 6, 28004 Madrid, +34 913 08 30 30

An untitled Joseba Eskubi painting | © Joseba Eskubi/Wikipedia.

An untitled Joseba Eskubi painting | © Joseba Eskubi/Wikipedia

Nogueras Blanchard

Originally founded in Barcelona, Nogueras Blanchard opened a second space in Madrid in 2012. The gallery features only groundbreaking contemporary artists. Check out the current exhibition Tipología de dibujo escultórico by Ignacio Uriarte, through March 18, 2017, which features drawings and sculptural pieces.

Nogueras Blanchard, C/ Doctor Fourquet, 4, 28012 Madrid, +34 915 06 34 84

Max Estrella Gallery

The Max Estrella Gallery, located in the trendy Justicia neighborhood, is dedicated to promoting young artists, in the 350 square meter space. Until March 4, 2017, the gallery is showing an LED light exhibit by Daniel Canogar called Echo, which features several screens that react to real-time data of different events happening around the world, such as pollution or earthquakes. From April 1 to May 20, 2017, a solo exhibit from Ryan Brown will be on display. His featured work, which has also been shown at ARCOMadrid, a world-famous art fair, is a series of geometric, ragged paintings which he often deliberately mislabels.

Max Estrella Gallery, Patio, Calle Santo Tome, 6, 28004 Madrid, +34 913 19 55 17

A Ryan Brown masterpiece | © Max Estrella Gallery

A Ryan Brown masterpiece | © Max Estrella Gallery

Galería Parra & Romero

Galería Parra & Romero is all about minimalist art. Founded in 2004, the gallery has spaces in both Madrid and Ibiza. Right now, stop in to see Swiss artist Philippe Decrauzat’s exhibition Tenir pendant que le balancement se meurt through April 15, 2017, an abstract selection of movie screenings, turning at different speeds, projected onto a mirror.

Galería Parra & Romero, Calle de Claudio Coello, 14, 28001 Madrid, +34 915 76 28 13

Guillermo de Osma

It’s all about modern and contemporary art at the Guillermo de Osma gallery, founded in 1991 in Madrid. More specifically, the gallery focuses on vanguard European and Latin American history from the years 1910-1939. Right now through April 7, 2017, you can check out a special exhibit Tàpies 1955-1967, which consists of 12 paintings by various artists focusing on liberty and freedom. Artists include Alberto Burri and Jean Dubuffet.

Guillermo de Osma, Calle de Claudio Coello, 4, 28001 Madrid, +34 914 35 59 36

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