Styles and trends come together in small format 

Marietta Negueruela's Art Gallery shows the work of 17 painters in an exhibition

El Norte de Castilla

The group show Marietta Negueruela has put together in her gallery coinciding with the Christmas hollidays allows us to see the work of 17 artists with different styles. The show is a good atraction for such diversification of trends and equal size of all the works (small size) in order to encourage art collecting in Palencia, as the price of each piece is also unified, and the material, called the DM board (19 x 24 cm). The proposal that the gallerist led to the 16 painters -she is the seventeenth- has been well accepted. They all have agreed to paint specifically for this exhibition the paintings on display, despite the fact that most of them would sell their work below the usual price. 

The exhibition begins with paintings by Manuel Sierra, from Leon but residing in Valladolid, who already had a solo exhibition in the gallery. Landscapes, still lifes and a wagon trail (of the series on agricultural instrument) are the themes used in his characteristic style based on geometric structures and colors. The Palencian Fernando Zamora develops an intimate abstraction where the stain takes center stage, crossed by straight lines, over awhite background.

Acacio Puig, a painter who has lived the past eight years in Palencia until a few months ago he moved his residence to the province of Segovia, is an excellent illustrator, as reflected in his paintings, in which the human body, usually female , appears wrapped in a tangle of elements, strategically managed and always linked to all kinds of dreams, social and erotic references.The predominance of drawing is also evident in the works of Carlos Sanz Village. Except for two sea scapes, very well executed, the rest represent illusory and imaginary spaces, made with hard work and meticulous in detail. 

Professor from Carrion de los Condes, Juan Carlos Matilla (from Zamora, residing in Palencia), which was a breakthrough when he first exhibited in the same gallery, continues with his nature subjects, well-valued. He now presents pictures of the lagoon of the Nava and thistles. La Nava is naturally combined with the effect of growing weeds in the water. The realism of the thistle is a significant qualitie of the painter. Carlos Aquilino gives a wry and sarcastic view of construction, very hot issue at present, through the personification of buildings, running and dancing through cranesand and paving with a diversified palette color. 

Gloria Garcia Pertejo paints impressionist landscapes, whith a wide range of greens and different shades, very pleasant to the eye. Enrique Reche (Valladolid) is an artist that paints flowers with exquisite delicacy and a meticulous finishing touch. The pictorial depth and horizontal position of the flowers bring to these works elegance and balance in composition. 

Marietta Negueruela develops her fruits in splendor, with lush brilliance, representing different horticultural varieties.  She also exhibits a diptych of a sea scape from inside a room, a balanced work between the lines and the colors green and blue. Pedro Bureba (Palencia) creates striking surfaces through the use of powerful materials, like wooden board orthe paint itself. The balance comes with the warm colors of salmon and red tones. 

Pablo Sarabia shows suggestive scenes of the strength of tree trunks and leaves.  Urban figuration is represented by the Asturian Monica Dixon, who will exhibit her work next January in a solo show at Marietta Negueruela's galery. Dixon stands out with her interiors with an intimate light and geometric shapes in home spaces and the smoothness of the scenes in the cafeteria. 

The Palencian Joaquin Belmonte presents a series of poppies on a variety of great plasticity backgrounds.The Vallisoletan Belén González offers two lonely palm trees and a broader landscape of green tones. Carlos Bloch, who also had a solo show in the same gallery, develops an expressionist painting based on the human face, very illustrative. 

The exhibition concludes with the work of another Palencian, Chema Manzano, who has a great sunset and a series of rural stone buildings with gray tones very well integrated into the landscape.