IMAGO Art Gallery
The Gallery was born with the purpose of continuing a tradition that for three generations was not only involved in the business of art but also to dedicate itself to the research of the contemporary art scenario and to discover young artists destined to the future accolades.
In 2011 IMAGO opened a new location in the heart of Lugano – Switzerland – in order to continue the prestigious path started years before, and in 2018 The Gallery celebrated the opening of the new prestigious headquarter in the most luxurious street of Lugano, Via Nassa.
Matteo Pugliese Becrux
Isabel Alonso Vega Floating smoke
About the Artist
Born in Milan in 1969, Matteo Pugliese has lived for a long time in Sardinia. In 1995 he received a degree in modern literature at the University of Milan, graduating with a thesis on art criticism.
Through the years, he developed a strong love for sculpture, organizing and financing his first solo exhibition in Milan in 2001. Only 18 months later he held his first official exhibition at the gallery Il Castello of Brera in Milan, followed a few months later with a first solo exhibition in Brussels.
He has had more than twenty solo shows in the following cities: Hong Kong, New York, Brussels, St. Mortiz, Lugano, Rome Antwerp, London, The Hague and Milan.
Today his works have been shown at some of the most important Italian and international art fairs such as the Hong Kong Art Fair (Hong Kong), ArtFirst (Bologna), Arco (Madrid), and FIAC (Paris). He is married and has one daughter. He lives and works between Barcelona and Milan.
Born in Madrid in 1968. Currently living and working in Madrid.
Her research is based on the attempt to give shape to the intangible. Ephemeral solids are fluctuating in crystalline cases as if they were insects in an entomologist collection. By painting on several layers of translucent materials, Isabel Alonso Vega creates sculptures depicting a single frame of a transformation, giving physical stance to an abstract phenomenon. Her sculptures are not forced into a static nature. Their form and dynamicity is continuously changing according to the light and the perspective from which they are observed. Just as silent and morphing clouds, fluctuating in a space carved only by light.
Her work focuses on the intent of reversing the relationship between form and content: giving physical structure to ephemeral objects, she uses painting as if she was crafting stone. Isabel Alonso Vega is able to stress out the continuity between tradition - both iconographical and chronolo- gical - and contemporary art.
She applies archetypical figures and traditional techniques to contemporary languages, studying the possibility of representing, with a universally understandable vocabulary, the evanescent present reality.