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Containers –a series brought together for this exhibition and on which Manuel Quintana Martelo (Roxos, Santiago de Compostela, 1946) has been working ceaselessly since 2012– has never been shown in its entirety before now.
For Teresa Moro, “the Relic Effect” is the emotion that stirs inside her when she comes across an object (which could be a palette, a stool, the bed...) that might have belonged to or have been used by an artist, present or past, who she admires.
The key to understanding the true uniqueness of Alfredo Alcain (Madrid 1936) is to remember that, as a painter, he came out of the Madrid set of figurative painters. However, he rapidly added his own distinctive features: subjecting the principles he regarded as most accepted to his sophisticated, subtle, exacting, self-critical and even corrosive humour.