14 days / 14 artists: young creators
In this second edition and for another period of 14 days –from April 13 to April 26, 2020– 14 young and emerging Spanish artists will transform the confinement caused by the Coronavirus into creative material.
The Consulate General of Spain in New York aims to promote these Spanish creators and artists and show how their work during this quarantine. We also want to distract you during this difficult period, get inspired, and feel connected and busy. Finally, we encourage you to bring out your most creative side, and present your work on social networks with the #14Dias14Artistas hashtag.
Please note that some of the videos are in Spanish.
Day 1 / Monday, April 13, 2020
Born in Madrid in 1983, Diego Quejido Garcia follows a family tradition of painting. He started out as a graffiti artist, then moved on to making murals for individuals, businesses, brands, events and institutions.
Day 2 / Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Writer and editor
Born in Barcelona in 1990, Luna Miguel is a Spanish writer, poet, editor and journalist. She has published six books in Spain, including Estar Enfermo and Poetry Is Not Dead.
Day 3 / Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Born in Sevilla in 1979, Joselito Acedo is a profesional Flamenco guitar player and producer. His album Andando was a finalist for Best Flamenco Album at the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards.
Day 4 / Thursday, April 16, 2020
Clara Cebrián uses painting and animation to make abstract works with figurative details. She creates nonlinear narrations, about memories or passing feelings. She is also interested in other forms of creative expression such as textile design and ceramics.
Day 5 / Friday, April 17, 2020
Abraham Arturo Álvarez is an MC and rapper from Torrejón de Ardoz known as Artes. He has released various solo albums such as Chapter 2, La sonora de todas vidas and A. Artes continues to experiment on the spectrum of urban music, beyond the limits of traditional hip hop.
Day 6 / Saturday, April 18, 2020
Born in 1988, Miguel Scheroff is a hyperrealist oil painter based out of Jaén, Spain. He is known for his large-scale works that seamlessly blend reality and fiction in a blur of hyperrealism, the macabre and the grotesque.
Day 7 / Sunday, April 19, 2020
Marta Gálvez is a Spanish Dance and Flamenco dancer born in Córdoba in 1994. She received the Outstanding Dancing Award (“Premio Bailarina Sobresaliente”) in 2015. She is currently works with the following dance companies: María Pagés, David Coria, José Porcel, Jesús Carmona and Juan Carlos Avecilla.
Day 8 / Monday, April 20, 2020
Born in 1996, Abel García is a painter who currently lives in Seville. He investigates new artistic possibilities from an open and carefree mentality. His approach to painting is almost naive and gives importance to the concept, leading him to seek the simplicity of the essential to reflect a subjective, interpretable and dreamlike existence.
Day 9 / Tuesday, April 21, 2020
DJ and musician
Born in 1992, Indira Paganotto is one of Spain’s youngest musical promises. Her sets are full of effusive danceability, ranging from 90’s disco to current underground techno music. Her signature style is energetic and eclectic.
Day 10 / Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Charlie is known for his unmistakably peculiar figurative paintings. His work criticizes how our ambition end up in greed and sin, paints our emptiness, bodies as vehicles without a soul.
Day 11 / Thursday, April 23, 2020
Alberto Gómez Tribello
Professional parkour athlete
Alberto Gómez Tribello is a 25 year-old professional parkour athlete, winner of the World Cup FIG Parkour Speedrun in 2019 and second place winner of the 2019 World Urban Games in men’s speed category. He works as a stunt teacher at the Dance International School of Performing Arts in Tres Cantos, Madrid.
Day 12 / Friday, April 24, 2020
Illustrator and designer
Aina Bestard is an illustrator and designer who lives between Barcelona and Mallorca. She is the author of the book trilogy What’s hidden in… (Qué se esconde…), a series of books based on optical illusions that has been translated into 15 languages and sold more than 200.000 copies worldwide.
Day 13 / Saturday, April 25, 2020
Born in Madrid in 1989, Blanca Gracia brings together wild anthropologies, explorers of pseudo-fictional worlds and lunatic expeditions through drawings, animations and homemade machines.
Day 14 / Sunday, April 26, 2020
Born in Sevilla in 1986, Cachito Vallés reflects on space and time through a plastic approach to technology, with a geometrical emphasis. His projects combine experimentation, harmony and light.