The spanish workshop Polígrafa Obra Gráfica, will be for the fourth time at Ch.ACO. In this version, the workshop will show unpublished works of the chilean artists Ivan Navarro and Ricardo Maffei. José Aloy, one of its partners, talked with us about the workshop located in Barcelona, the fair and his closeness with Chile.
By Ch. ACO Team
Polígrafa Obra Gráfica workshop
Which is the hallmark of Polígrafa Obra Gráfica?
“We invite the artists to come to Barcelona to collab in our workshop to do projects in lithography, we after do an international exposition about these works. We collab in the production with the artists”.
The relation of Polígrafa Obra Gráfica with Latin American is strong….
“From the beginning we have a closer relation with latin american artists and always we have keep this tradition. Top artists have come and each year 7 or 8 latin american artists come to Barcelona to work in the workshop".
"We have a good market in Chile, we had success in our previous editions with Matta, Antúnez and others artists... we hope in the future it will continue like this”
How did you choose the artists who come to Ch.ACO -11?
“Thinking in my previous experience in Chile, in the previous Ch.ACO editions and in the new works we have did too. There are things that we haven’t taken to Chile, in the last 12 months we have edit works of two chilean artists, and we would like show it for the first time at Ch.ACO".
Why are you interested in coming to an art fair in Chile?
“If there is a fair doing its job and interesting market, we decide to be part of the fair. We have a good market in Chile, we had success in our previous editions with Matta, Antúnez and others artists… we hope in the future it will continue like this”.
The 11 questions of Ch. ACO -11
1. Who inspires you? “My partner (Joan de Muga), who died two 2 weeks ago, he founded Polígrafa Obra Gráfica, he was the person who convince me to doing what I do”.
2. Your favorite artist: "Rothko".
3. Your work in 3 concepts: “relation with the artists, investigation and commercial capacity".
4. The worst shame you've ever had: “greet a girl thinking she was a boy”.
5. A book would you recommend: “History of the Art, of Gombrich”.
6. Soundtrack: "Simple Minds" (scottish rock band).
7. If you could drink a coffee with somebody (alive or dead)... who would be? “Churchill”.
8. What do you love most? "my family".
9. A place in Santiago or in the world which connects you with the art: "Inhotim in Brasil and Pablo Neruda’s house in Isla Negra in Chile”.
10. Every artist have would to know… “you are an artist from the day you born to the day you die, and you have to acting in consequence”.
11. Ch.ACO in 3 concepts: "friends, because I have many friends in Chile; sea urchins, because if I think in Chile, I think in sea urchins; latin american art”.
A message to emerging artists: “that leave their comfort zone and move around the world”.