Category Archives: Exhibitions

Galeria UNION presents Georgina Ciotti – Alquimia

Galeria UNION presents ALQUIMIA – the first solo show from Argentine artist Georgina Ciotti.

In this exhibition, Georgina Ciotti contemplates the dichotomy of human nature and animal instinct in a striking collection of original artworks.

In these artworks, human figures twist and merge with the Saí and Ocelote, animals indigenous to Misiones, Argentina. The artist creates a striking contrast between the pictorial elements in a palette of bold cobalt and the symbolism of delicate gold leaf, which floats over the coal-tinged black background.

Alchemy is taken as the central concept, in paintings which bring together diverse instances of co-existence and conversion – animal and human, plane and volume, balance and instability, the earthly and the divine – which are explored through the lenses of neuroscience, spirituality and memory. Alchemy becomes a metaphor for a transformative process.

We are very proud to be showcases the work of Georgina Ciotti at Galeria UNION as her first solo show. This talented artist has been working in mural art and contemporary art for many years. Previously Georgina worked in Barcelona, creating 3 D special effects for cinema in films such as Pans’s Labyrinth. You can read more about the artist here.

Click here to view and download the exhibition catalogue.

‘Asimetricos’ – a new collaborative art exhibition from Argentine urban artists Nasa and Cabaio at UNION

‘ASIMETRICOS’ is a new collaborative art exhibition from Argentine artists Nasa and Cabaio at UNION. The exhibition presents a meeting of styles, techniques and ideas between these two diverse artists.

Urban art is characterized by a uniquely collaborative spirit often absent from more traditional artistic genres. In the public realm, a shared experience is frequently the genesis of an artwork; whether it be graffiti, muralism, or intervention. In this context, cooperation and synergy are prized over questions of competition or exclusivity, as the artists employ improvisation and creative exchange in their search for a point of connection deeper than mere aesthetics.

Nasa and Cabaio come together in ASIMETRICOS to celebrate in a different context the spirit of these dynamic encounters which are so common in the public realm. In this exhibition, each artist arrives at asymmetry by departing from a shared point of balance; in the treatment of positive and negative space and in the juxtaposition of opposites. The artists’ individual and collaborative works give rise to a unique and inimitable exhibition, which cultivates an interdisciplinary dialogue.

Click here to download the exhibition catalogue. For more work from the artists go to their dedicated artist page – Cabaio and Nasa.

Pum Pum – Galaxia

Whilst drawing is her natural habitat, Pum Pum explores illustration, graphic design, muralism and her other recent installations with the same ease and fluidity, creating a cast of characters known for their unique combination of sweetness and mischievousness.

“Galaxy”, the new exhibition by Pum Pum in UNION Gallery, celebrates the forms and ordered chaos that are naturally occurring in the creative Universe of the artist.  The show includes artworks in a variety of formats including a limited edition of silkscreen prints, collage pieces in laser-cut wood, and a mural.

The exhibition runs from November 13 – January 13, 2015.

Click here to download the exhibition catalogue.

Defi Gagliardo – Fuck I Missed

A wrong turn uncovers a hidden gem, a mistake in the science lab heralds a new discovery, a slip of the tongue results in a brilliant new phrase. Accidents can lead to all kinds of wonderful, unimagined outcomes.

‘Fuck I Missed’ is the new exhibition from Defi Gagliardo at Galeria UNION, opening Friday 28 November. The show celebrates moments of chaos and error which create unintentional beauty.

The exhibition showcases more than 80 artworks in a wide range of formats; from abstract canvas works, wood collages and miniature sculptures, Defi’s vibrant, energetic, joyful world will be present in all its forms.

The exhibition runs from 28 November 2014 to 30 January 2015.

Click here to download the exhibition catalogue.

Tester – Bruma a Todo Color

UNION presents ‘Bruma, a Todo Color’, a solo exhibition by Tester.

Tester’s work crosses the line between the figurative and the abstract. The fear of emptiness and emptiness itself coexist in compositions created around abstract and popular phrases, stamps and lettersets combined with hand-drawn forms.

Heavily influenced by the DIY attitude of the local punk rock scene, Tester creates elaborate works using analogue techniques, and incorporates spray-paint, ink and acrylic paint into works which suggest an ordered form of chaos. ‘Bruma a Todo Color’ brings together 20 works on canvas and wood, from small to large format.

‘Bruma, a Todo Color’ obscures in order to reveal, taking us away from the familiar and directing us to the wanderings of our own imagination. The interpretation of Tester’s work is a continuous process, and the search for meaning within the chaos of his paintings completes the work whilst ensuring an enduring appreciation.

Click here to download the exhibition catalogue.

Cabaio – La Lluvia

Galeria UNION is proud to present ‘La Lluvia’, the first solo exhibition from Cabaio.

Cabaio began painting in 2001 in the stencil collective Vomito Attack, unleashing dark humour and caustic socio-political commentary in the aftermath of the economic crisis. He currently works solo under the name Cabaio, and as part of the art collective Chen-Chen, together with Brasilian artist Clara Domingas.

Cabaio has a distinctive style, using multiple layers of stencils to create intricate and visually arresting works. For his first solo show, Cabaio has created a diverse collection of 20 artworks on paper, canvas and wood. The exhibition presents aesthetics and concepts developed throughout his painting career, both in the streets and his studio, in a deeply personal collection of works that range from the emotive and intimate, to the polemic and political.

The chaotic beauty of life in the city requires us to live with overwhelming levels of visual stimulation. Cabaio demonstrates a heightened sensitivity to his urban surroundings and ‘La Lluvia’ acts as a form of catharsis for the artist. He channels the volatile energy of the city, capturing its chaos and beauty which he transforms into unique works of art.

Click here to download the exhibition catalogue.

Union Opening

After months of renovation and restoration to a beautiful period building in the historic barrio of San Telmo, we have a home. UNION brings together artists from across South America in a celebration of contemporary and urban art.

We’re delighted to be able to provide a new space for the local artistic community, and to continue working to support the urban art movement and artists of Buenos Aires and beyond.

Our first exhibition showcased the incredible home grown talents of Buenos Aires artists. The artworks ranged from small to large format, in a variety of mediums.

You can view the catalogue here.