Hundred Years Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition of works by artist Jaime Valtierra. This is the third show of the artist at the space.
Private view Thursday 5th of October 6.30 to 9.30 | Ground floor
The exhibit presents a group of preparatory works developed during the artist’s residency at ‘Fish Island Labs’ in 2015, an outreach program funded by the Trampery and Barbican Arts Centre. The pieces are studies for a large multimedia installation which was included in the project’s group exhibition ‘Interfaces’ at Barbican Arts Centre in the same year.
Jaime Valtierra is a Spanish painter (Madrid, 1979) based in London. Since his arrival in the UK in 2001 he has combined a regular studio painting practice with experimental incursions into other disciplines that include performance, installation and video. He has exhibited his work in the UK and across Europe.
His art practice is an intellectual and emotional reaction to the world around him. It explores a personal and imaginative vision of the self and its relation to place and to others. He is particularly concerned with the analysis of essential human desires and beliefs in relation to a specific cultural context, and their articulation as form/content within the ‘picture space’.
Deeply influenced by both the Spanish and British tradition of painting, his work is engaged in a constant struggle to reconcile and understand the cultural ramifications that the two nations exert on him, both from a personal and historical perspective. This dual form of marginality and inclusion determines much of his working material and subject.
Recent selected exhibitions and projects include:
Nunnery Gallery Art Projects. The London Art Fair. London, 2017 / ‘By Means of Catastrophe’. TRIPP Gallery. London. 2017 / ‘Interfaces. Processing reality through art and technology’. Barbican Arts Centre. London. 2015 / ‘Holy Mountain’. Roundabout LX. Lisbon. 2015 / ‘The Idiot. New Paintings and Works on Paper’. Hundred Years Gallery. London. 2015 / ‘Mnemonic City’. Biagiotti Progetto di Arte. Florence. 2014.