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Expressionism, an invitation to connect

One of the rooms displaying the exhibition 'Simpatía con el Expresionismo'.
One of the rooms displaying the exhibition 'Simpatía con el Expresionismo'. / SUR
  • The Museum Jorge Rando has a new exhibition dedicated to the works of seventeen artists

'Simpatía con el Expresionismo' is the title of the new exhibition that runs at the Museum Jorge Rando in Malaga until 23 May. Artists from the Pro Arte y Cultura group, together with painters from Das Atelier, the Museum Jorge Rando's own art school, are displaying their works in the museum's Sala 1. The exhibition is curated by Julia Sáez Angulo and Carmen Pallarés.

Seventeen artists, from among the more than four hundred who make up the international Pro Arte y Cultura (PAC), were selected to display their work at theJorge Rando alongside paintings by two artists from Das Atelier.

Sympathy with Expressionism “is the unity felt by the painters of the group with the work of the artist Jorge Rando that is permanently on display here, in this museum”, explained the curators.

“The museum was born with the need to be a free and inspiring place as it is the headquarters of the New Expressionism led by Jorge Rando, an institution not only aimed at showing the work of the great masters of expressionism and neoexpresionism, but also those disciplines that dig deep, investigate and articulate in relation to this heterogeneous pictorial universe,” the director of the Jorge Rando Museum, Vanesa Díez Barriuso, said.

In the exhibition each canvas tells a different story through the language of lines and daubs, through its purpose, visualised by the person who admires it; through the techniques, figurative and abstract expressions, apparent in creating it; but which all converge in the necessity to reach an emotional resonance through the language of expressionism.

'Create and Assist' is the motto of PAC, which was founded in Madrid in 1990 and directed by the painter Mayte Spínola. The group aims to help existing and new, young artists, as well as combining art and fundraising.

PAC, whose honorary president is Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Orléans, organises the presentation of the Mayte Spínola Gold Medals, awarded to recognise outstanding professional careers in the world of artistic creativity. Their first gold medal for excellence in painting was granted to Jorge Rando and the second was awarded to Antonio López.

Besides the gold medals, diplomas of excellence are awarded for creative work in the fields of art, museums, communication, publishing and others.