Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

Sunrays
2018
Mixed media on canvas
162 x 228 cm

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

Sunrays
2018
Mixed media on canvas
140 x 100 cm

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

Untitled
2018
Collage on cardboard
22 x 30 cm

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

Utopia
2018
Camping tables
Variable meassures

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

Ejercicios gráficos
2018
Gouache and collage on canvas
6 panels 100 x 140 cm each

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

Sunrays (2018). Gouache on paper. 100x 70 cm

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

Untitled
2017
Collage on paper
94 x 63 cm

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

Untitled
2018
Collage on cardboard
160 x 200 cm

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

Untitled
2017
Collage and gouache and canvas
100 x 140 cm

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

S/T (2017) Collage and mixed media on paper. 100 x 70 each unit © Roberto Ruiz

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

Untitled (2017)
Collage and gouache on canvas. 39 3/8 × 55 1/8 inches (100 x 140 cm)

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

Untitled, Dimensiones comparadas series (2016) Gouache on paper. 95 x 68 cm © Roberto Ruiz

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

El Sol visto desde (2016) Carpet 100% virgin wool. 250 x 200 cm. Edition of 5 units © Roberto Ruiz

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

To adopt another nature (2017) Ink on paper (18 sheets) and plexiglass stencil (total sheets size: 95,5 x 141 cm) 29,5 x 21 (plexiglass) © Roberto Ruiz

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

El sol i la taula. Can Palauet. Mataró. 2018 ©Fotos: Roberto Ruiz

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

El sol i la taula. Can Palauet. Mataró. 2018 ©Fotos: Roberto Ruiz

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

El sol i la taula. Can Palauet. Mataró. 2018 ©Fotos: Roberto Ruiz

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

El sol i la taula. Can Palauet. Mataró. 2018 ©Fotos: Roberto Ruiz

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

El sol i la taula. Can Palauet. Mataró. 2018 ©Fotos: Roberto Ruiz

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

El sol i la taula. Can Palauet. Mataró. 2018 ©Fotos: Roberto Ruiz

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

View of "Materia Primera", Fabra i Coats, (Barcelona) 2017-2018

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

"Adoptar otra naturaleza", Ana Mas Projects (Barcelona), 2017

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

"Adoptar otra naturaleza", Ana Mas Projects (Barcelona), 2017

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

View of "S/T, Serie Geografía Cósmica", in la Bianyal.
Sant Martí de Capsec's church (la Garrotxa) 2016

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

"La Constancia", Can Trinxet (Hospitalet de Llobregat), 2016

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

"La Constancia", Can Trinxet (Hospitalet de Llobregat), 2016

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

"La Constancia", Can Trinxet (Hospitalet de Llobregat), 2016

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

"L'architecture d'aujourd'hui" The green parrot (Barcelona), 2015

Regina Giménez | anamasprojects.com

"L'architecture d'aujourd'hui" The Green Parrot (Barcelona), 2015

CV

REGINA GIMÉNEZ

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

El sol i la taula, Can Palauet (Mataró)

2017

L’Arquitecture d’aujourd’hui, Galería Vilaseco, A Coruña, España.

Intervention in flagship store Uterque, Barcelona.

To adopt another nature, Ana Mas Projects, Barcelona

2016

Barcelona Gallery Weekend, Curated Program Latitudes

2015

Architecture d’aujourd’hui. The Green Parrot, Barcelona

Art de foc art de badoc. Nadala 2015 Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona

2014

Pepnot Gallery, Artà, Mallorca

Piece Unique, Miquel Alzueta, Barcelona

2013

Pierre Hallet Gallery. Bruselas

2012

Simbols Convencionals. Museum of modern art. Diputación de Tarragona

2011

Arcturus Gallery, Paris

2009

Pierre Hallet Gallery, Bruselas.

2008

Jorge Alcolea Gallery, Madrid.

Can Mora de Dalt Gallery, Sant Vicenç de Montalt, Bacelona.

Ana Vilaseco Gallery, A Coruña.

Trama Gallery, Barcelona

2007

Miquel Alzueta Gallery, Casavells, Girona.

Arcturus Gallery, Paris.

2006

Trama Gallery, Madrid.

Trama Gallery, Barcelona

La Galería, Sant Cugat del Vallès.

2005

Pierre Hallet Gallery, Bruselas.

Arcturus Gallery, París

Pro Arte, Friburgo, Alemania.

Fundación Vila Casas, Espai Volart, Barcelona.

2004

Trama Gallery, Madrid.

Mihael Dunev Gallery, Torroella de Montgrí, Girona

Arcturus Gallery, París.

2003

Centro Cultural Caixa Terrassa, Terrassa, Barcelona.

Pierre Hallet Gallery, Bruselas.

Cànem Gallery, Castelló.

Bruno Delarue Gallery, París.

Alejandro Sales Gallery, Barcelona.

2002

Jorge Albero Gallery, Madrid.

A.C. Rose Selavy, Barcelona.

Carmen Torralladona, Andorra La Vella, Andorra.

Palatina Gallery, Buenos Aires.

2001

Palma XII Gallery, Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona.

Cyprus, Sant Feliu de Boada, Girona.

Bruno Delarue Gallery, París.

2000

Jorge Albero Gallery, Madrid.

Trama Gallery, Barcelona/Sala Parés, Barcelona

La Tour des Cardinaux, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Francia.

1999

Le Cercle Bleu Gallery, Metz, Francia.

Pierre Hallet Gallery, Bruselas.

Bruno Delarue Gallery, París.

1997

Sala Parés, Barcelona

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Materia Primera. Centro de art Contemporany Fabra i Coats.
2016

Drawing, Madrid

2015

Celebración y Naufragio. Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Sánchez.

Gral. Roca. Patagonia, Argentina

Biennial of Valls, Valls. Tarragona

2014

Iceberg Z46.Trama Gallery, Barcelona

2013

Modernitat Amagada. Casa Capell. Mataró

Swab, +R Gallery. Barcelona

Sant Pol sur Mer. Picture Gallery. Sant Pol de Mar. Barcelona

La casa de la playa. Cas de estudi. Can Felipa. Barcelona

2010

Winners. Canòdrom 00:00:00. Canòdrom. Art Center. Barcelona

Print award Máximo Ramos. Centro Torrente Ballester. Ferrol. La Coruña

2008

Estivale d’Anières Gallery, Anières, Suiza.

Kiaf 2008, Jorge Alcolea Gallery, Corea.

Scope 2008, Jorge Alcolea Gallery, Londres.

2007

Le Lot, Cahors, Francia.

AWARDS

2010

First prize Biennial of Art 2010. Diputación de Tarragona, Tarragona

2007

Selected Award Ángel de Pintura, Granada.

2002

Selected Award Generación 2002 Grabado Caja Madrid, Madrid.

2001

First prize Ricard Camí, Caixa de Terrassa, Barcelona.

1999

Premio Fundación Enciclopedia Catalana, Barcelona.

Second prize Centenario Futbol Club Barcelona, Barcelona.

1998

Foundation Coprime, París.

Colección Testimonio, la Caixa, Barcelona.

Colección Banco Sabadell, Barcelona.

Fundación Privada Vila Casas, Barcelona.

1995

First prize XXXVII Premio Sala Parés, Barcelona.

1988

First prize XXX Premio Sala Parés, Barcelona

COLLECTIONS

MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León Colección Isabel Marant, Paris

Jamestown Group Collection, Atlanta

Lawrence Benenson, New York

Fundación Vila Casas, Barcelona

Colección Banco Sabadell, Spain

Museu d’Art Modern. Diputació de Tarragona, Tarragona. Fundación Carmen & Lluís Bassat

Fondation Coprime, París, França

Col-lecció Testimoni, La Caixa, Barcelona

 

Texts

  • THE DYSFUNCTIONAL WORLD MAP
    David Armengol

    The world map is possibly one of the most complex and expertly visual symbols created by man. An ambicious exercise in representation, recognition and mastery of the world which, halfway between the abstraction of its forms and the physical reality of the global territory, offers a perfect and supposedly reliable cartographic synopsis of earth’s surface.

    There are two types of symbolic convention which allow us to understand ans assimilate the entire world based on possible formal interpretations. One the one hand, the sphere, the three-dimensional globe, and on the other, the map, the two-dimensional projection of said globe. A second example which bears major similarities with pictorial representation in general, and with the work of Regina Giménez in particular.

    Therefore, it is no surprise that for the individual exhibition at the Tarragona Museum of Modern Art, the artist employs the concept of the “conventional symbol” as a discursive axis and the closely related subject matter of world maps. An ironic procedure which uses the specific symbology of global cartography to subjectify and question the regulatory organisation of the conventions that define us. An artistic subversion in which Regina Giménez combines multiple registers of presentation in a kind of visual collage in which form and colour interact on the same level with photographic images and text. Frequent resources in her pictorial practice which, on this occasion, give rise to a collection of pictorial maps freed of any logical functionality.

    Conventionals symbols combines two proposals that are simultaneously autonomous and complementary. A series of 12 large-format world maps produced in mixed technique on paper, and a small series of 9 drawings in which the recognisable outline of the map disappears to exhibit an arbitrary and abstract series of icons. Two distinct chapters whichencounter in the simplicity and fragility of paper the ideal support to express the visual experiments that define her painting.

    The world maps -the central theme of the exhibition- represent for the artist a formal and conceptual synopsis of all her recent work.

    A common element within her career has now attained its maximum splendour, both in terms of the

    number of works presented -a dozen-, and the narrative capacity of each one.

    A collection of impossible maps based on photographic appropriations taken from old publications on functional arquitecture which, beyond all geographical coincidence, offer a dysfunctional and nostalgic approximation to the world map. Consequently, the twelve world maps in Conventionals symbols directly reflect the utopian and idealistic quest that characterises the painting of Regina Giménez. A work which is particulary sensitive to the systemization processes of universal knowledge -tha map, the encyclopaedia, etc.- and which suggests an intimate and poetic approach to our relationships with space and time. An inhabitable, limited and constructed space -hence the continual references to rationalistic architecture and interior design-;a nostalgic and aged era, in which the present seems to depend irredeemably on a yearned for, desired and lost past.

    Next, in counterposition to the scenographic conception of the world maps, the exhibition displays a selection of drawings which possibly point towards a new line of work in the artist’s career. Minimalist pieces in which the form of the map disappears, allowing only intuition based on the iconic symbols grouped together on the paper. A process of geomteric abstraction in which the icon -reduced to a basic chromatic range – red, black and blue- becomes incomprehensible through the omission of the legend that would explain its significance. A new register of cartographic inspiration -the icons belong to actual statistical studies -oil rigs, global milk production, etc.- where the conscious disabling of the symbol transforms these graphic images into a series of visual poems of a pictorial origin.

    In short, we could say that Conventionals symbols halfway between abstraction and certain forms of magic realism, finds its principle raison d’être in its distancing from the regulatory and the standarised. A continual game of escapism in which the conventional symbol that gives its title to the exhibition, so necessary from a practical perspective in our everyday lives, is pleasingly deactivated and neutralised through the speculative, fanciful and illusory capacities that produce work in art.

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