Exhibitor listing

STOA Gallery

Port of Estepona
Edificio Puertosol, Oficina 24
Estepona-Malaga 29680 Málaga
Spain
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ABOUT

STOA gallery was opened in 2006. Located in the Marina of Estepona, 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 in local and regional cultural programs of radio and TV, collaborating in the urban art in the city, with three murals by artists from the gallery on a route of murals. The gallery takes four to five exhibitions a year, most of them curated and it is focused on emerging art, and only in the primary market. We represent artist from different countries: Mexico, UK, France, Switzerland, and mainly Spain. STOA is also an editorial (STOA Spain S.L.) specialized in art books, the majority of them catalogues of exhibitions. The gallery has curated external exhibitions like “Icons of Passion” in The Palace of Congress and Exhibitions of Estepona, “Icons of Passion of Malaga” in Museum of Holy Week of Malaga, and the second performance of “El Cante se hace Color” as closing of the III Biennial of Flamenco of Malaga.

  • Hector Calvo

  • Maria Alvarez

Exhibitor's Artists:

  • CONCHI ALVAREZ  (+)

    Biography : Spanish artist, her academic and professional training was in Ancient History and Archaeology. She have worked as a History Professor, later, she changed, professionally speaking, into the Art World. She lives and works in Spain. SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016-“Some icons of Passion of Estepona” in Culture House of Estepona, Spain 2015-1)“Urban itinerary” 18th of December 2015-26th of February 2016 in STOA Gallery, Spain- 2) “The Andalucia that I love” in STOA Gallery, 3) Solo projet in ART EXPO NEW YORK, STOA Gallery 2014- 1)“Urban dreams I: The Estepona that I love”- in STOA Gallery, Spain, 2) Solo Projet in ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH, STOA Gallery, Switzerland. 2013- “The House of The Good People" –The making of” in STOA 2012- 1)“Passionate Women, Women with Passion” in STOA -2) “Icons of Passion of Malaga”- 16-30 March in Agrup. Cofradías Semana Santa in Malaga 2011- “The Alcazaba that I love” in STOA Gallery 2009- “Andalusian Pieces in STOA Gallery PERFORMANCES 2016-“The Light of the Passion´s colours” 14th of February, 13,15 hours in Church Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Estepona. Duration of 17,30 minutes (music from the minute 8,28) https://youtu.be/XSiKqIEI69Q 2013- “EL CANTE BECOME COLOUR II” 7th of September, 22,00 hours in EL PATIO (Estepona). 60 minutes. http://youtu.be/q4e8cBmyyAs 2012- “EL CANTE BECOME COLOUR I” 4th of May, 23,00 horas in STOA Gallery. 40 minutes http://youtu.be/p6TUSUqEdEg COMISSIONS 2016-Official Poster and Performance of the Estepona´s Semana Santa 2014- Graphic design and paintings of the CD “In time and form” of the flamenco guitarist Paco Javier Jimeno 2012-13-URBAN INTERVENTION- Interactive Mural “of the Good People”. Size 80 squared metres in Estepona, Spain. www.lacasadelabuenagente.com BIENNIALS 2017-XI FLORENCE BIENNIAL 6-15 October. Member of the International Selection Committee of Artists, Italy 2015- X FLORENCE BIENNIAL 15-26 October. Member of The Inte

    Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2016-“Some icons of Passion of Estepona” in Culture House of Estepona, Spain
    2015-1)“Urban itinerary” 18th of December 2015-26th of February 2016 in STOA Gallery, Spain- 2) “The Andalucia that I love” in STOA Gallery, 3) Solo projet in ART EXPO NEW YORK, STOA Gallery
    2014- 1)“Urban dreams I: The Estepona that I love”- in STOA Gallery, Spain, 2) Solo Projet in ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH, STOA Gallery, Switzerland.
    2013- “The House of The Good People" –The making of” in STOA
    2012- 1)“Passionate Women, Women with Passion” in STOA -2) “Icons of Passion of Malaga”- 16-30 March in Agrup. Cofradías Semana Santa in Malaga
    2011- “The Alcazaba that I love” in STOA Gallery
    2009- “Andalusian Pieces in STOA Gallery

    Detailed Description : Her paintings stand out for their vivid colors, compositional elegance and refined technique in oils and acrylics. Her international exhibitions are carefully curated by herself and she is working in different series: the female world (The Ritual of Andalusian Woman, Flamenco Woman), urban landscapes (Urban Daydreams), the series of the Ritual of the Bullfighter, about the amazing and wonderful performance that takes place every year in many Spanish cities, the Semana Santa Series (Holly Week).

    Artist's Objects:

    •  CONCHI ALVAREZ - Abadía de Santa Ana. (St. Anne Abbey)

      Abadía de Santa Ana. (St. Anne Abbey)

    •  CONCHI ALVAREZ - CAI

      CAI

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    Also represented by:

  • ERIC AMAN  (+)

    Biography : French artist. His academic training was in Fine Arts, in France an Italy where he was living and working 17 years. She is a professional sculptor and painter. He lives and works between Spain and Italy (Workshop in Carrara).

    Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITONS (Selection) and monumental works
    2014 1) “Power of plastic” curated by Conchi Alvarez, in STOA Gallery Estepona, Spain 2)- Urban intervention painting Mural "Ángel el buceador" in Estepona, Spain
    2012 ”Refletion about light” curated by Nicole Schneider. El Campanario Estepona, Spain
    2006 “Eric Aman in Andalucia” presented by Óscar González-Barba González-Gallarza. Club Antares, Sevilla, Spain 2005 Marble Sculpture of Madonna of Accoglienza, and Bronze Door in Sanctuary of the Madonna of Campi Stezzano Bergamo, Italy
    2004 Bronze Door and murla painting of the lunette delle Beatitudine, Church of St Rocco di Torrenieri in Siena, Italy
    2003 1) “Eric Aman. Sculptures and paintings in Andalucía” Church of Salvador, Carmona, Spain 2) Cycle of paintings done al fresco about Virgin Mary in Church of St. Andrew in Livorno, Italy
    2002 1) VATICAN CITY, 22 January, Braccio di Carlo Magno 2) Marble Sculpture of Carmo in Sevilla Square in Carmona, Spain 4) Bronze Door in Church of St Mary Magdalena in Siena, Italy
    2001 1) Galleria Il Loggiato in Sarzana, Italy 2) Sculpture of St Lucia, Cathedral of Montevideo, Uruguay
    2000 1)“Paintings and sculptures” Voûte Félix Chabaud in Venelles, France 2) Chiesa San Rocco di Torrenieri Montalcino, Italy 3) Cloister of Pieve de S. Leonino in Panzano in Chianti, Italy 4) Church of St Antony of Padua in Varese, Italy 5) Exhibition in Crypt of the Sculptures in Museum dell’Opera of Duomo, in Siena, Italy 6) Paintings with Narrative cycle of the life of Mater Seton in Church of St Elisabeth Anna Seton in Livorno, Italy
    1999 1) “Eric Aman. Paintings” in Citadella Vauban in Blaye, France 2) Galleria dell’Eclisse in Rome, Italy 3) Crypt of the Sculptures in Museum dell’Opera del Duomo, in Siena, Italy
    1998-1)Crypt of the Sculptures in Museum dell’Opera del Duomo, in Siena, Italy 2) “I nudi di Eric Aman” Crypt of the Sculptures in Museum dell’Opera del Duomo, in Siena, I

    Detailed Description : His sculptures belong to the most classic art domain - to the Olympus of the classicism and could be classified as work within both the Attica Hellenistic School, as in the Italian Renaissance, and French Classicism, or the Neoclassicism... It is no wonder, therefore, that this Frenchman, who settled in Italy for years, the Italian press qualified him as "the new Michelangelo" due to that energy and power of potential of the first Michelangelo. If we consider the Renaissance to be the seed, the French classicism is its logical continuation. Indeed there is a lot of finesse from Houdon in Eric, and even a certain parallelism: French nationality, travelled to Italy in order to soak up the classic and its "revivals": the Renaissance, the Neoclassicism and, as him, who created two large statues for the niches in Saint Mary degli Angeli Church, Eric was one of the last sculptors to place a monolithic sculpture of Saint Catalina of Sienna measuring seven meters high in one of the Vatican’s niches, after winning an international competition. He creates exquisite works in bronze, unique pieces + 1 A.P. depicting allegories like the cabbage-woman or masterpieces full of subtlety like “Trace”, an elegant bas-relief. Right now he is creating a new serie about abstract concepts like “Decrepitude”, works in bronze in which the signs of past untranslated languages so far, are the protagonists, bringing an aura of mystery.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  ERIC AMAN - The Triumph of Comedy

      The Triumph of Comedy

    •  ERIC AMAN - Gorgon

      Gorgon

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    Also represented by:

  • PAZ AYMERICH  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • PAZ AYMERICH - I´m here 1

      I´m here 1

    Also exhibited by:

    Also represented by:

  • ASTRID SOMMER  (+)

    Biography : Born in México City, where she gets a bachelor’s degree in advertising and studies plastic arts with Alfredo Nieto. In 1996 participates in her first group show in the I.M.S.S. That same year she moves to Guadalajara, Jalisco, where she participates in the etching atelier of Cornelio García, and learns drawing with José Fors. In 2009 she returns to México City where she lives and works now. She has participated in more than 50 group and solo exhibitions in México as well as abroad. Studies 2005-2006 Drawing atelier of José Fors, Guadalajara,Jal. 2000-2006 Etching atelier of Cornelio García at la Torre de los Grillos Guadalajara, Jal. 1990-1994 Plastic arts workshop of Alfredo Nieto, Mexico City. 1983-1987 Bachelor Degree in Advertising, UdeC, México City.

    Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2017-Astrid Sommer Herráiz Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
    2016 Pareidolia, Stoa Gallery, Málaga, Spain.
    2015 Diégesis, Aura Gallery, Mexico City.
    2014 Color Index, Mexican Stock Exchange, Mexico City.
    2013 Abstractus, Carlos Misrachi Gallery, México City.
    2012 Tendedero, BAR Gallery at Willesden Green, London, England.
    2012 Contraseña, Carlos Misrachi Gallery, México City.
    2011 Interpretaciones, DRT Gallery, Querétaro, Qro.
    2011 Intemporal Rhythm’s, Carlos Misrachi Gallery, México City.
    2010 Dialogue between Colors, Carlos Misrachi Gallery, México City.
    2007 Intuitio , Casa Vallarta, University of Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    2006 Route 1106 , Arts and Culture Forum , Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    2005 Astrid Sommer, Facor Arte Gallery, Guadalajara , Jalisco.
    INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS AND BIENNIALS
    2017 ART NEW YORK, USA
    2017 LA ART SHOW, USA
    2016 ART MARBELLA, Spain
    2015ART EXPO NEW YORK, USA
    2015 FLORENCE BIENNIAL, Italy.
    GROUP EXHIBITIONS- SELECTION
    2014 Reencuentro en Femenino, Stoa Gallery, Málaga, Spain.
    2014 Manos por México, Museo Franz Mayer, México, D.F.
    2011 International Show , Caelum Gallery , New York, NY.
    2011 Corazoles, Centro Cultural Universitario, Puebla,Pue.
    2011 Rojo Red, Galería Omar Alonso, Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
    2007 Rojo Red, Galería Omar Alonso, Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
    2007 XIII Salón de la Foto, Centro de Arte Moderno de Guadalajara, Jal.
    2006 Salón de Octubre, Ex Convento del Carmen, Gdl, Jal.
    2006 Festival de la Gráfica, Museo de las Artes Populares, Guadalajara, Jal.
    2006 Salón de la Estampa, C. de Arte Moderno, Guadalajara, Jal.
    2006 Lessedra World Art Print, Lessedra Gallery, Sofía, Bulgaria
    2006 Casiopea, Revista de Arte, Colegio de Jalisco, Gdl, Jal.
    2006 Salón de la Fotografía, Centro de Arte Moderno, Gdl, Jal.
    2006 Puertas Abiertas al Arte, M. Regional de Guadalajara, Jal.
    2006 Influencia Europea en Guadalajara, Museo del Periodismo, Guadalajara, Jal.
    2005 Salón de la Estampa, Centro de Arte Moderno, Gdl, Jal.
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    Detailed Description : Mexican abstract artists, the titles of her paintings are a bunch of abstract concepts: "Impulse", "Distinction", "Visceral"... Surely the work of Astrid belongs to abstraction, to the most elegant, optimistic and colorful. In it the "vibration of the soul" is perceived, without which, Kandinsky said, the work cannot be produced. And there it is, in each painting, a reflection of the most intimate Astrid, confirming another statement from the great master of abstraction, "the spirit of each artist is reflected in the form. The form bears the stamp of the personality". Astrid herself states that colors have an emotional meaning and it is easily noticeable. We are looking at a great example of subjective abstraction... and poetic. Because, as another artistic poet states, Ai Wei Wei, "(...) the poetry serves to keep our intellect in the previous state to rationality. It takes us to a pure sense of contact with our feelings". And this is precisely what we have with Astrid´s paintings, pure feeling. But not the expression of feelings "as experienced in real life, but those feelings imaginatively lived, in that level where reality and unreality merge". The feeling of the artist is, no doubt, in a work she claims to gestate in a fun and spontaneous way, hoping it will be the personal experience of each one, their personal baggage, which guides the reading of her acrylics. She yearns for each piece to communicate with the viewer, to "say" something without being mediated, appeal to the ability of each eye to interpret and find out what happens in each canvas and, better yet, what it provokes in each one. There is no conceptual basis to guide the work, because she is not a fan of explanatory texts but, although the titles are of a calculated vagueness, she cannot help but bring with them significant clues that, like it or not, will affect that particular and nontransferable immersion. Many artists are not interested in what their work may provoke in the viewer. This is not

    Artist's Objects:

    •  ASTRID SOMMER - Zandunga

      Zandunga

    Also exhibited by:

    Also represented by:

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:


Abadía de Santa Ana. (St. Anne Abbey) -  CONCHI ALVAREZ

CONCHI ALVAREZ

Abadía de Santa Ana. (St. Anne Abbey)

Year 2012-Acrylic on panel. 51,2¨X 29,5¨

The title is the name of the one catholic church of the XVII Century, in the city of Malaga, belonging to the Cister order. This painting is part of the series "Urban Daydreams". A subjective journey , just through the loved cities where the artist takes long walks to live and feel the historic city. This work reflects one of the most beautiful and suggestive corners of Malaga, in the South of Spain. Moment and lonely space, small street facing the façade of the abbey, without people, but full of that humanity that seems to have lived it, just waiting to be revealed to the artist.

The Triumph of Comedy -  ERIC AMAN

ERIC AMAN

The Triumph of Comedy

Year 2017. Lost wax bronze. Unique piece- 20,9¨x 8,7¨x 5,9¨

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. Sculptor trained in France first, in the principles of French classicism, later he completed his training in Italy, country where he lived for 17 years and where he still has a workshop in Carrara. All this flow of influences is synthesized in this series.

Gorgon -  ERIC AMAN

ERIC AMAN

Gorgon

Year 2018. Lost wax bronze. Unique piece- 21,6¨x 6¨x 9,9¨

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. Sculptor trained in France first, in the principles of French classicism, later he completed his training in Italy, country where he lived for 17 years and where he still has a workshop in Carrara. All this flow of influences is synthesized in this series.

I´m here 1 - PAZ AYMERICH

PAZ AYMERICH

I´m here 1

Year 2018- Acrylic on canvas 72¨ X 36¨

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.

Zandunga -  ASTRID SOMMER

ASTRID SOMMER

Zandunga

Year 2018- Acrylic on canvas. 72¨x 36¨

The title, Zandunga, is a popular dance, typical of the Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, and of Guatemala; It is characterized by being very ceremonial. Astrid describes this dance in her characteristic abstract language. Indeed, this is the way this Mexican painter of German origin use of signs and shapes in which the “vibration of the soul” is perceived. The work of Astrid belongs to abstraction, to the most elegant, optimistic and colorful. The feeling of the artist is, no doubt, in a work she claims to gestate in a fun and spontaneous way, hoping it will be the personal experience of each one, their personal baggage, which guides the reading of her acrylics. There is no conceptual basis to guide the work, because she is not a fan of explanatory texts. She yearns for each piece to communicate with the viewer, to "say" something without being mediated, appeal to the ability of each eye to interpret and find out what happens in each canvas and, better yet, what it provokes in each one.

CAI -  CONCHI ALVAREZ

CONCHI ALVAREZ

CAI

Year 2017-Acrylic on panel-100 x 75 cm-39,4¨x 29,5¨

The title is the name of the city of Cadiz (South of Spain) pronounced by their habitants, “Cai”. This work is part of one of the most prolific pictorial series of this artist that she has called "Urban Daydreams". A subjective journey , just through the loved cities where the artist takes long walks to live and feel the historic city. This work reflects one of the most beautiful and suggestive corners of Cadiz, the oldest city in Spain, founded by the Phoenicians and a meeting of civilizations for centuries. Moment and lonely space, The Arch of The Rose, without people, but full of that humanity that seems to have lived it, just waiting to be revealed to the artist. Surely it is no coincidence the author's passion for archeology to understand the creative process, spaces full of immeasurable code of shapes, lights and colors only accessible and interpretable by its discoverer that, layer to layer, unravels, studies …"Urban Itineraries", perhaps vital itinerary, because the gaze of the artist toward the city becomes a mirror of her own existence, or of her own desire, returning to her a more friendly and beautiful image, the more optimistic.