Álvaro Alcázar Gallery presents Oceánicas, the first solo exhibition by Cristina Babiloni as a new artist of the gallery. Oceánicas was created throughout this year, specifically for this space.
Cristina Babiloni’s works plunge us in the deep seabed, creating a unique sensory experience. When observing these works, it is inevitable to detach ourselves, sinking into the deep ocean and letting the sound of water lurk, that particular white noise in which we feel cozy and protected. There is even a forbidden attraction and a need of touching the works.
The tour begins in the darkness of the deep sea, tinged with an intense blue color, which gradually receives the effect of light and modifies the palette towards more typical of the coastal ecosystem tones. Vibrant tones that show the vital wealth and diversity of the oceanic surface.
For Cristina Babiloni, corals are the color of life and with her work, she seeks to raise awareness of the danger in which these super ecosystems are, due to pollution and global warming: “the oceans have become sponges of heat and waste toxic that make corals lose their color, the color of life. These are living beings, colonial animals on which 25% of marine species depend, they protect our coasts from rising sea levels and subsequent soil erosion. This is why through my work, I want to transmit the feeling and concern that I have, in order to raise the viewer awareness of this great threat ”.
Throughout each season, different international artists and curators will be invited to present a work on the central wall of the gallery.
A wall is a vertical surface that closes or delimits a space. However, in any gallery, it becomes an essential place where the creations of the artists rest.
Our wall (550 x 800 cm) is established as an integrating nexus that does not delimit but, on the contrary, opens new aesthetic perspectives.