STOA


Edificio Puertosol, Oficina 24

MALAGA 29680 Estepona

Spain

Phone : +34 951318426

Fax : +34 952798284

Mobile Ph. : +34 680455865

URL : www.stoagallery.com

HECTOR CALVO   ()

MARIA ALVAREZ   ()

About

STOA gallery was opened in 2006. Located in the Port of Estepona, in the South of Spain, it has 360 square meters just above the Town Hall. The gallery is actively involved in the cultural life of the area, which is a benchmark of quality and professionalism, working on local and regional cultural programs on radio and TV, organizing educational activities with children and adults, collaborating in the urban art in the city, with three murals by artists from the gallery on a Route of Murals (Eric Aman, Javier Infantes and Conchi Alvarez). STOA is also an editorial (STOA Spain S.L.) specialized in art books, the majority of them catalogs of exhibitions.The gallery has curated external exhibitions like “Icons of The Passion” in The Palace of Congress and Exhibitions of Estepona, “Icons of the Passion of Malaga” in Museum of Holy Week of Malaga, and the second performance of “El Cante se hace Color”, fusion of paintings and flamenco music as the closing of the III Biennial of Flamenco of Malaga.

Plaza Mayor/Main Square (Valladolid) - CONCHI ALVAREZ

CONCHI ALVAREZ Plaza Mayor/Main Square (Valladolid)
This is a corner of the Main Square of Valladolid (Spain), stage and epicenter of the events of this old Castilian city. In this painting, the artist has chosen the old arcade and not a frontal view of the Town Hall of her city. There, under its shadow, the old columns receive all the attention of her look because they are the most ancient witnesses of the square, they keep secrets, emotions, talks and sensations of centuries. This work is part of the series "Urban Daydreams",
a series in which this painter reinterprets the urban landscape series .Paintings of a subjective and capricious magic realism, only by cities lived and enjoyed, and always in the historical center, a place where the urban history is concentrated, where they are superimposed, like layers, essences and experiences that explode in their paintings in a metamorphosis of color that does not affect the forms, because the corners and streets are recognized.
Moments and solitary spaces, without people, but laden with that absent humanity that seems to have lived them only to wait to be revealed to the artist. In "Plaza Mayor"/Main Square (Valladolid), the artist has chosen the old arcade and not a frontal view of the Town Hall of her city. There, under its shadow, the old columns receive all the attention of her look because they are the most ancient witnesses of the square, they keep secrets, emotions, talks and sensations of centuries.
Their emotional cities, saturated with color and overflowing with light, illuminate a personal and solitary journey, as an urban itinerary, to become a vital itinerary because the artist's gaze towards the city becomes a mirror of her own existence, or of her own longing, in a self-portrait in an urban key. Urban landscapes, self-portraits of her soul in which the artist looks for herself in a synthesis process that eliminates people and noise.

ENTRE GIGANTES/BETWEEN GIANTS - PAZ AYMERICH

PAZ AYMERICH ENTRE GIGANTES/BETWEEN GIANTS
This work belongs to the series in which this Spanish artist is working at this moment, about the disappearance of the small buildings in the big cities, engulfed by the skyscrapers. The growth of cities in recent times, and the disappearance of neighborhood urban life, in which neighbors know each other, talk to each other, communicate, give way to isolate, in communication, selfishness and the loss of quality of life. That's why the small buildings that see how the big ones invade their space, projecting their long shadow over them denounce in the paintings of Paz their disappearance.
It is a beautiful and a silent vision of the great city but we perceive its human heart beat, its essences, nearly its interior hubbub, but there is no one visible. It is a bespoke world in which every single spectator gives every sight of oneself provoking a different sensation. She is able to get tangible atmospheres in which you can predict the dialogues, murmurs, laughs, tears... horizons with silhouettes of a forceful plasticity that become the ownership identity of each city.

INDICIO/INDICATION -  ASTRID SOMMER

ASTRID SOMMER INDICIO/INDICATION

ICARUS - ERIC AMAN

ERIC AMAN ICARUS
This sculpture belongs to the new series in which the French sculptor, now living in Spain, Eric Aman, is working on. The original idea comes from the book "Iconology" by Cesare Ripa, the great classic of the seventeenth century on the theory of images, essential to enter the world of allegories, as well as the reason of the images in a determined context. Eric takes Ripa´s text as a starting point to elaborate his own mythology, in which anthropomorphic beings represent concepts, states of mind, virtues, vices, passions...For Ripa, any allegory must be enigmatic, and it should not be easily understood. Faithful to that advice, Eric endows his works with enigmatic letters and signs. Therefore they are epigraphic sculptures in which they appear with incised letters and signs of ancient alphabets not deciphered, or legible, like the Iberian or the Etruscan, whose reading is possible, but not its translation. As Ripa used for his book numerous sources of information, emphasizing the classic mythology, Eric recurs to multiple channels, product of his formation, eminently classic.

ESTARES - ERIC AMAN

ERIC AMAN ESTARES
This sculpture belongs to the new series in which the French sculptor, now living in Spain, Eric Aman, is working on. The original idea comes from the book "Iconology" by Cesare Ripa, the great classic of the seventeenth century on the theory of images, essential to enter the world of allegories, as well as the reason of the images in a determined context. Eric takes Ripa´s text as a starting point to elaborate his own mythology, in which anthropomorphic beings represent concepts, states of mind, virtues, vices, passions...For Ripa, any allegory must be enigmatic, and it should not be easily understood. Faithful to that advice, Eric endows his works with enigmatic letters and signs. Therefore they are epigraphic sculptures in which they appear with incised letters and signs of ancient alphabets not deciphered, or legible, like the Iberian or the Etruscan, whose reading is possible, but not its translation. As Ripa used for his book numerous sources of information, emphasizing the classic mythology, Eric recurs to multiple channels, product of his formation, eminently classic.

Calle Beatas/Beatas Street (Malaga) - CONCHI ALVAREZ

CONCHI ALVAREZ Calle Beatas/Beatas Street (Malaga)
In this work, the artist sets her sights on one of the streets of the historic center of Malaga (Spain) where a dialogue takes place between the proud and elegant effigy of a large house of the nineteenth century and the humble dwellings in front of the second half of the twentieth century. This painting is part of the series "Urban Daydreams", a series in which this painter reinterprets the urban landscape series. Paintings of a subjective and capricious magic realism, only by cities lived and enjoyed, and always in the historical center, a place where the urban history is concentrated, where they are superimposed, like layers, essences and experiences that explode in their paintings in a metamorphosis of color that does not affect the forms, because the corners and streets are recognized. Moments and solitary spaces, without people, but laden with that absent humanity that seems to have lived them only to wait to be revealed to the artist. Their emotional cities, saturated with color and overflowing with light, illuminate a personal and solitary journey, as an urban itinerary, to become a vital itinerary because the artist's gaze towards the city becomes a mirror of her own existence, or of her own longing, in a self-portrait in an urban key. Urban landscapes, self-portraits of her soul in which the artist looks for herself in a synthesis process that eliminates people and noise.

Exhibiting Artists

  • CONCHI ALVAREZ  (+)

    Biography : Spanish artist and curator from Spain. Her academic and professional training was in Ancient History and Archaeology. She has worked as an Art History Professor, later, she changed, professionally speaking, in the Art World. She lives and works in Spain. Represented by STOA Gallery since 2006. She has made numerous solo exhibitions, and has also exhibited in many international art fairs such as Art New York (USA), Context Miami (USA), Scope Miami (USA), Scope Basel (Switzerland), LA Art Show (USA), KIAF (Seoul, South Korea), Art on paper New York (USA), Art Marbella (Spain), Art Zurich (Switzerland).

    Artist's Objects:

    • CONCHI ALVAREZ - Plaza Mayor/Main Square (Valladolid) Plaza Mayor/Main Square (Valladolid)
    • CONCHI ALVAREZ - Calle Beatas/Beatas Street (Malaga) Calle Beatas/Beatas Street (Malaga)

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  • ERIC AMAN  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • ERIC AMAN - ICARUS ICARUS
    • ERIC AMAN - ESTARES ESTARES

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  • PAZ AYMERICH  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • PAZ AYMERICH - ENTRE GIGANTES/BETWEEN GIANTS ENTRE GIGANTES/BETWEEN GIANTS

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  • ASTRID SOMMER  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    •  ASTRID SOMMER - INDICIO/INDICATION INDICIO/INDICATION

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Other Represented Artists