AMP at SWAB Barcelona Contemporary Art Fair

06 Sep - 09 Sep 2022

Ana Más Projects will be present at the new edition of SWAB, the contemporary art fair in Barcelona that will take place from October 6th to 9th at the Italian Pavilion of the Fira de Barcelona, ​​in front of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, at the feet of Montjuïc’s Magic Fountain.

For this occasion, Ana Mas Projects is pleased to present a duo proposal. A dialogue between the works produced expressly for the occasion by the young Brazilian artist Juan Narowé, to whom the gallery dedicated a solo exhibition entitled ‘Negative Capability’, and a selection of ceramics by Onka Allmayer-Beck that will serve as an “aperitif” for her upcoming solo exhibition that AMP will present next December.

 

Juan Narowé (Brazil, 1993) moves between drawing and painting with frequent forays in self-pu­blishing and graphic work. He currently lives and works in Hospitalet de Llobregat. Graduated in Visual Arts from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, he has exhibited individually at TACA in Palma de Mallorca, at the Meca gallery in São Paulo and the Funarte MG Center in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He has participated in collective exhibitions such as The Curators Room in Amsterdam in 2022, in the Young Art Show of La Rioja in 2018 and in the Belo Horizonte International Photography Festival in 2017 or in the Tokyo Art Book Fair and New York Art Book Fair in 2017.

Onka Allmayer-Beck (Wein, Austria, 1979) is a ceramic artist graduated in fashion design by Central Saint Martins. After leaving her job in fashion, she brought herself a pottery wheel and a kiln. A trip to Russia introduced her whole view on ceramics. “ My vessels are very intuitive. I start of with an approximate idea of where I’m going but stay very open to what happens when building. Ceramic is a flickle creature and so much depends on the outcome, you can’t rush anyting”, states Onka.

The works that she creates are bright and glossy. They are reminiscent of biomorphic shapes, little creatures from another candy-colored planet, but at the same time, they stand out for their elegant simplicity and functionality, since she invites the owners of his works to use them as sources for fruit and food or to hold flowers or other decorative elements.

 

Photo: Onka Allmayer-Beck, 132, 2021, ceramics, 32 x 20 x 8 cm. © kunst-dokumentation.com / Manuel Carreon Lopez. Courtesy of the artist.