FLÂNERIE. FROM JUL 23 UNTIL AUG 23

Coined in the context of the incipient modern society to which industrialization gave rise in nineteenth-century Paris, the term “flâneur” raised the status of aspirational good for those who renounced material comfort by pursuing their artistic and literary dreams.

The poet Charles Baudelaire mentions for the first time the art of wandering in his book Flowers of Evil. In it, he describes an aimless walker with no target in the cities, except the mere fact of walking. Naughty and indolent character, perhaps more related to perplex dandism, the nineteenth-century flâneur finds stimulating to appreciate the most irrelevant details.

“To the perfect flâneur, for the passionate watcher, it is an immense joy to establish its home in the hearts of the crowd, between the flux and reflux of movement, in the middle of the fugitive and infinite. Being away from home, and still feeling at home anywhere, contemplate the world, be in the center of it, and yet go by unnoticed – such are the tiny pleasures of those independent, passionate, incorruptible spirits, that the language can barely attempt to define.”
Baudelaire, Fleurs du mal, 1857.

This way, just like the lover of universal life penetrates in the crowd like a cumulus of electric energy, Flânerie -GALERIA AZUR MADRID’S new exhibition- introduces us hedonistically to an accumulation of detail, nuances, and sutil contrasts that override the confusing complexity of the real, incarnated into the work of art.

The selection of artworks composing this artistic proposal derives from the juxtaposition of temporal and stylistic strata: paintings, objects, and photography (among others) are offered to capture our attention, to take us away from the old art of “wandering” from one artwork to another,  to attend the random detail and nuance of the moment, while the torrent of crossed perceptions challenges us, arouses curiosity and frayed thought.

That is why Flânerie is the synthesis of the very emergentist nature of consciousness, it’s the need to evoke and comprehend reality from different points of view.

Ceres González. Art Curator and Art Critic.
GALERIA AZUR MADRID

FLÂNERIE. FROM JUL 23 UNTIL AUG 23
FLÂNERIE. FROM JUL 23 UNTIL AUG 23
FLÂNERIE. FROM JUL 23 UNTIL AUG 23
FLÂNERIE. FROM JUL 23 UNTIL AUG 23

Physical
Exhibition
Featured
artists

  • Jacqueline Perez Saleh (Argentina)
  • Makoto Oshima (Japan)
  • Luz Benavente (Chile)
  • Bogdan Dyulgerov (Bulgaria)
  • Gábor Szűcs (Slovakia)
  • Oliver R. Meschnig (Austria)
  • Gabriella S. Torres (USA)
  • Sharn Bassi (Canada)
  • Amela Rasinlic (Germany)
  • Gerard Russo (Australia)
  • Emmanuelle M. Grondin (France)
  • Effie Wanyi Li (China)
  • Marcela Salas Villamizar (Colombia)
  • Natasa Milicevic (Serbia)
  • Fredrik Netland (Norway)
  • Vanja Zanze (Croatia)
  • Jillian Zepeda (USA)
  • Natalia Stiris (Norway)
  • Pablo Ochoa de Olza (Spain)
  • Shirly Maimon (Israel)

Digital
Exhibition
Featured
artists

  • Fredrik Alfredsson (Sweden)
  • Isabell Gawron (Germany)
  • Mehriban Shamsadinskaya (Azerbaijan)
  • Kenn Ocampo Bastasa (Philippines)
  • Grace Bomer (Canada)
  • Diana Graça Oliva (Portugal)
  • Atilla Akcagöz (Turkey)
  • Logan Schneiderman (USA)
  • Rafaella Vlachou (Greece)
Makoto Oshima

Acrylic on canvas
31,8 x 41 cm

Makoto Oshima

Acrylic on canvas
31,8 x 41 cm

Makoto Oshima

Acrylic on canvas
31,8 x 41 cm

Fredrik Alfredsson

Acrylic on canvas
109 x 110 cm

Fredrik Alfredsson

Acrylic on canvas
59 x 45 cm

Fredrik Alfredsson

Acrylic on canvas
100 x 65 cm

Jacqueline Perez Saleh

Acrylic on canvas
73 x 100 cm

Jacqueline Perez Saleh

Oil on canvas
43 x 43 cm

Jacqueline Perez Saleh

Oil on canvas
43 x 43 cm

Luz Benavente

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Luz Benavente

Acrylic on cardboard
100 x 70 cm

Luz Benavente

Acrylic on cardboard
100 x 70 cm

Bogdan Dyulgerov

Bronze
50 x 13 x 12 cm

Bogdan Dyulgerov

Bronze
41 x 13 x 23 cm

Bogdan Dyulgerov

Bronze
24 x 9 x 18 cm

Gábor Szűcs

Acrylic on canvas
50 x 70 cm

Gábor Szűcs

Acrylic on canvas
90 x 70 cm

Gábor Szűcs

Acrylic on canvas
70 x 60 cm

Oliver R. Meschnig

Acrylic on paper
30 x 40 cm

Oliver R. Meschnig

Acrylic on paper
30 x 40 cm

Oliver R. Meschnig

Acrylic and mixed media collage on paper
55 x 65 cm

Isabell Gawron

Acrylic on canvas
70 x 140 cm

Isabell Gawron

Acrylic on canvas
160 x 120 cm

Isabell Gawron

Acrylic on canvas
50 x 150 cm

Mehriban Shamsadinskaya

Acrylic on canvas
100 x 120 cm

Mehriban Shamsadinskaya

Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Mehriban Shamsadinskaya

Acrylic on canvas
90 x 90 cm

Kenn Ocampo Bastasa

Gouache on paper
46 x 30 cm

Kenn Ocampo Bastasa

Gouache on paper
46 x 30 cm

Kenn Ocampo Bastasa

Acrylic on canvas
91 x 61 cm

Amela Rasinlic

Acrylic and oil pastels on canvas
100 x 80 cm

Amela Rasinlic

Acrylic and oil pastels on canvas
100 x 80 cm

Amela Rasinlic

Acrylic and oil pastels on canvas
100 x 80 cm

Gerard Christopher Russo

Copper on fibreglass on wood with electronic led lighting
61 x 53 cm

Gerard Christopher Russo

Copper on fibreglass on wood with electronic led lighting
53,5 x 38 cm

Gerard Christopher Russo

Copper on fibreglass on wood with electronic led lighting
26 x 19 cm

Emmanuelle Mathilde Grondin

Acrylic, gouache and marker
70 x 50 cm

Emmanuelle Mathilde Grondin

Acrylic on canvas
80 x 60 cm

Emmanuelle Mathilde Grondin

Acrylic on canvas
50 x 61 cm

Wanyi Li

Oil on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Wanyi Li

Oil on canvas, cotton collage
80 x 80 cm

Wanyi Li

Oil on canvas
80 x 80 cm

María Marcela Salas Villamizar

Oil on canvas
140 x 120 cm

María Marcela Salas Villamizar

Acrylic on canvas
100 x 120 cm

María Marcela Salas Villamizar

Acrylic on canvas
100 x 120 cm

Grace Carol Bomer

Oil, cold wax and charcoal on panel
45,7 x 45,7 cm

Grace Carol Bomer

Oil, wax and gold leaf on panel
50,8 x 40,6 cm

Grace Carol Bomer

Oil and cold wax on gold lead on cradled panel
60,9 x 60,9 cm

Diana Graça Oliva

Acrylic on canvas
91,5 x 91,5 cm

Diana Graça Oliva

Acrylic on wooden framed canvas
124 x 63 cm

Diana Graça Oliva

Acrylic on wooden framed canvas
124 x 63 cm

Vanja Zanze

Fluid acrylics on canvas
40 x 60 cm

Vanja Zanze

Fluid acrylics on canvas
60 x 40 cm

Vanja Zanze

Fluid acrylics on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Atilla Akcagöz

Oil on Canvas
110 x 135 cm

Atilla Akcagöz

Oil on Canvas
135 x 110 cm

Atilla Akcagöz

Oil on Canvas
135 x 110 cm

Logan Brettany Schneiderman

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
76,2 x 60,9 cm

Logan Brettany Schneiderman

Oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm

Logan Brettany Schneiderman

Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm

Jillian Jean Zepeda

Acrylic on canvas paper
30 x 40 cm

Jillian Jean Zepeda

Acrylic on canvas paper
30 x 40 cm

Jillian Jean Zepeda

Acrylic on canvas paper
40 x 30 cm

Pablo Ochoa de Olza

Acrylic on linen canvas
109 x 75 cm

Pablo Ochoa de Olza

Acrylic on linen canvas
108 x 64 cm

Pablo Ochoa de Olza

Acrylic on cotton paper 300 gr
100 x 69 cm

Rafaella Vlachou

Acrylic on canvas
70 x 90 cm

Rafaella Vlachou

Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Rafaella Vlachou

Acrylic on canvas
70 x 100 cm

Shirly Maimon

Acrylic on canvas
100 x 120 cm

Shirly Maimon

Acrylic on canvas
80 x 150 cm

Shirly Maimon

Acrylic on canvas
80 x 150 cm

Gabriella Sophia Torres

Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
91,4 x 91,4 cm

Gabriella Sophia Torres

Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
91,4 x 91,4 cm

Gabriella Sophia Torres

Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
121,9 x 91,4 cm

Sharn Bassi

Acrylic on canvas
25,4 x 25,4 cm

Sharn Bassi

Acrylic on canvas
45,7 x 60,9 cm

Sharn Bassi

Acrylic on canvas
45,7 x 60,9 cm