Tropical Elegance (Elegancia Tropical) ~ “We use the word Tropical to describe something like good mood or good vibe, like you are on vacation. Normally, Elegance and Tropical are opposites, but when we put these two words together it’s takes on the meaning of something akin to good vibe to the max.”
- Irene Lopez Leon & Uri Martinez
Irene Lopez Leon, originally from Barcelona, describes her works as a landscape painting. Although they have nothing to do with the classic natural space. Her landscapes are within a hypnotic and impossible universe where it shows other ways of perceiving reality from a deep and mystical conception. It is the representation of a place between the conscious and the unconscious. Uncritical, timeless, holistic, inductive and symbolic, which leaves criticism, deduction and temporal logic afar. Nature and open spaces created through organic & geometric compositions, neon colors and technical perspectives that provoke a slight hypnotic sensation and give movement within the plane. Although the description of Irene is almost metaphysical, the concepts do not worry her much, because it’s also correct to say her that there is nothing to understand within her art, because it is made simply to be viewed and not to think, to be lost and to be carried in a kaleidoscope of colors and dimensions.
Uri Martinez is a Spanish artist from the southwest side of Barcelona, known as L'Hospitalet. As a self-taught artist, Uri has been painting and drawing since he was a child. Uri draws inspiration from artists, such as Pablo Picasso, variety of styles in dance and music. As a muralist and studio painter, Uri has shown with galleries around the world and completed murals around the world. Covid quarantine effected everyone differently, but Uri utilized the time to explore and dive deeper into his painting process and details.