Throughout the history of mankind artists have been able to endow their works with symbolic meanings so when associated with images ideas or concepts by those who observe them they can find in them a metaphysical dimension.

For many years these polysemic symbols the result of the conjunction of image and psyche have not lost importance for humanity being art a significant channel to understand the deepest essence of the modern individual; however some new creators express the human condition through aesthetic, compositional and linguistic “winks” instead of gestures and mimesis of their personal universe or of the human race.

But how can we situate the artwork in a nihilistic habitat and think that it owes its strength to the lack of sense of the reality we live in? While Carl Gustav Jung proposed as a key the archetypal understanding of images: those ancestral, autonomous iconographies basic constituents of the collective unconscious which should be understood by different generations; “MODERN ARCHETYPES“, the new exhibition at GALERIA AZUR MADRID, inquires about the imminent distance that Western society and therefore its culture is proposing from that conception of archetypes.


The playful combinations of pure forms, materials, abstractions, colors and surfaces outline a world in which the human condition can be observed from a new perspective. The artists of this exhibition try to express themselves by leaving behind the traditional figurative pictorial styles that tried to represent the subconscious giving primacy most of the time to the content over the form in order to approach their archetype by constantly pursuing its shadow.ย 

As for the dualistic principles present in this selection of works – interior and exterior, realism and representation, light and shadow, certainty and risk, image and morpheme, dimension without dimensions – determine the particular universe of the exhibition, while tending to disorient the viewer and exploit the tension created by the opposites, generating a new fragmented and reductionist vision, sophisticated and ironic.

In this way, “Modern Archetypes” imposes itself as food for critical minds, questioning the viewer/reader of works, and those who awaken interest in the power of the image over the psyche.

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Ceres Gonzaฬlez. Art Curator and Critic. GALERIA AZUR MADRID

MODERN ARCHETYPES. FROM SEPTEMBER 2 UNTIL OCTOBER 2
MODERN ARCHETYPES. FROM SEPTEMBER 2 UNTIL OCTOBER 2
MODERN ARCHETYPES. FROM SEPTEMBER 2 UNTIL OCTOBER 2
MODERN ARCHETYPES. FROM SEPTEMBER 2 UNTIL OCTOBER 2

Physical
Exhibition
Featured
artists

Yliana Paolini ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช

Antonio Bettuelli ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Bente Rรธyseth ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด

SetteOtto ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Simone Christen ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Meฬlanie Humbert ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ

Italo Tartaglione ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Thor Rafnsson ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Nozvvu ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Monika Saathoff ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Dalit Fresco ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Natalia Stiris ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด

MIR ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Margoss ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Eszter L ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

Paige Wallwork ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

Marketa Kemp ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Alice Voglino ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

Ingrid Janowsky ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

Genevieve Fatzer ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Long Huang ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Natali ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ

Geonwoo Lee ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

Digital
Exhibition
Featured
artists

Zarebinski ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Maria Allner ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

Riikka Koo ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

Kylie Fogarty ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

Ekaterina Aristova ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

Bruno Glaus ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Tamires Z Costa ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

Kanika Goel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Gen Sei Kawamura ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

JoJo Huxford ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Tarn Hook ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ