martes, 29 de julio de 2014

D.O. Somontano: bodegas Enate.

      Mientras recopilaba material para #Postcards visite varias bodegas donde descubrí los secretos de la producción del vino. De las múltiples bodegas que se asientan en la región del Somontano, he decidido compartir las fotos que tomé en Las Bodegas Enate, por su vinculación con el mundo del arte.

Vista de los viñedos.

Al fondo "El bosque de hierro" de Vicente García Plana.

En la provincia de Huesca, alrededor de la localidad de Barbastro se encuentra la región de Somontano, que da nombre a la Denominación de origen que agrupa estos vinos. Somontano significa al pie de monte y es una de las características de esta tierra que se encuentra en las terrazas de los valles que desembocan en el límite norte de la depresión del río Ebro y antes de que comiencen los montes Pirineos. 


Bodegas Enate. D.O. Somontano.

Los romanos descubrieron estos terrenos con escasa fertilidad y buen drenaje y temperaturas extremas. Ellos consolidaron el cultivo de la vid que prosperó bajo la influencia de los monasterios durante la Edad Media y así hasta nuestros días que se producen vinos de gran calidad.



Vista de la sala de depósitos,
 donde se realiza el primer paso de la fermentación.

Vista de una de las salas de barricas,

donde tiene lugar una de las primeras fases del envenjecimiento del vino
.

Cementerio del vino.
Una de las cosas que más me llamó la atención fue “El cementerio de vinos”, un lugar mágico donde se guardan una botella de los mejores vinos obtenidos en cada cosecha.




Entres sus viñedos se encuentra la gran escultura de Vicente García Plana, “El Bosque de Hierro”. Situada en las inmediaciones de la bodega, esta escultura formada por vigas de hierro -8.000 kilos- de 7 metros de altura, asemeja en sus formas las intrincadas curvas de los troncos del árbol y sus ramas mecidas por el viento. 

El bosque de hierro de Vicente García Planas.


domingo, 13 de julio de 2014

Entre olas: detrás de la cámara.

   Aunque normalmente suelo estar detrás de la cámara, cuando entro al agua, alguien ocupa mi lugar e inmortaliza esos momentos entre olas. El pasado domingo, víspera de San Fermín, recuperé mi puesto, detrás de la cámara, y el resultado son estas fotos que aquí comparto.

Playa San Lorenzo - Gijón. 
Asturwaterman


Asturwaterman en el agua. Domingo, 6 de julio 2014.



Momentos de relax en el agua.






lunes, 23 de junio de 2014

#Postcards is again on the road.



  
    With good weather, it is time to drive and discover new roads. #Postcards from Northern Spain is again on the road with new routes to discover Somontano´s vineyard.


   Discover North of Spain through my images here and on twitter.




Con el buen tiempo es el momento de volver, #Postcards desde el norte de España está de nuevo en la carretera con nuevas rutas por descubrir alrededor de los viñedos de Somontano.


Descubre nuevas imágenes de #Postcards en twitter o en mi blog.

sábado, 14 de junio de 2014

Field trip and Tili de Arizmendi.


Field Trip
5th June - 8th August, 2014
Display Gallery
Morley House
26 Holborn Viaduct
EC1A 2AQ - London

   
            From last 5th June to 8th August you can discover Field Trip, an exhibition, curated by Display gallery, that brings together a collection of new works (paintings,  drawings, photographs, sculptures and mono-prints) by ten artists. 




Field Trip will showcase the personal and inner journey of each artist through their artworks that upon arrival at Display Gallery will take form of a collective expedition. The new surroundings of the white cube space and the process of installation will assign a different perspective and meaning to the oeuvre and thus will create a new journey with the journey. The audience is invited to witness that process of new possibilities and prolific dialogues and take part in this artistic field tripowhile exploring its challenging nature.

This show presents the practice of a culturally diverse group of artists from Brazil, Argentina, Finland, Germany and UK.

Tili de Arizmendi is an Argentina photographer based in London who works with different types of light to deliver a surprising visutal interpretation of landscape. Trained at the Andy Goldstein School of Creative Photography in Buenos Aires her work draws upon the images of her childhood and youth. 



    Being brought up between the city and the farm she developed a strong bond  with nature. Photography came as an instinctive response to the exciting world around her. Immersed in dramactic landscapes she loves getting lost in time, observing the ways in which lights behaves.

   Through her practice she tries to reclaim our lost connection with nature reminding us that we are part of the natural world and always sorrounded by it, even when lost in overwhelming urban environments.    


   
    Recently she took part of the 6th edition of The Other Art Fair at Marylebone from 24 to 27 April 2014. Other recent exhibition includes: The Story of Creative (Group Show) - See exhibition Space, New York; Brootal, Buenos Aires; The Clubhouse, (Group Show) - The Clubhouse, Buenos Aires; Genesis, (Gropu Show) - El Reactor, London.



sábado, 24 de mayo de 2014

Cubos de la Memoria by Ibarrola



©The Other Art Fair - April, 2014.

I would like to share with you today a great article by Francesca Bianchi about last edition of The Other Art Fair at Marylebone - London. 

You can read it here in English. The Other Art Fair by Francesca Bianchi.



Agustin Ibarrola Goicochea is a Spanish painter and sculptor. He was born in Basauri, Vizcaya (Spain) in 1930.

Agustin started his carear in the time of the constructivism and during those years he was a member of Equipment 57 with Duarte, Serrano and others. He moved to Madrid in 1948 and later, in 1955, to Paris. Before travelling to Paris in 1955 he lived in Madrid from 1948. In 1963, his work was exhibited for first time in London where the art critics compared his work with Goya´s etching artworks.

Since 1980, when he began sculpting, he has given his best known work: El bosque de Oma (Vizcaya), Bosque Encantado (Salamanca), El bosque de los Tótems (Madrid), etc. 

©2014. Susanalf. Llanes, Asturias.

Today I would like to show some pictures I took a couple of weeks ago of his work: Los Cubos de la Memoria in the port of Llanes (Asturias).


Agustín Ibarrola worked over these blocks of cement in the breakwater of the port of Llanes (Asturias). His intention was to create a piece of art where artist, landscape or territory and history´s memory meet at the same point. He painted over the cement with brilliant and intense colors.  

©2014. Susanalf. Llanes.
©2014. Susanalf. Port of Llanes. 
    These cubes are in constant changing with the light, the sea and the movement of the water and each minute they reveal us a new face of this work from Ibarrola.

©2014. Susanalf. Cubos de la Memoria de Ibarrola.

viernes, 2 de mayo de 2014

The Other Art Fair: April 2014

The Other Art Fair: A diary with pictures.


Thursday morning, around 9 am.

Thursday morning: after 10 am.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday evening, before close and go for a drink.
Stand nº 76. 

My neighbors

Busy Saturday


Chaponas by Biarritz Cafe in Gijón (Spain).
The Other Art Fair: Susanalf

Remember, although The Other Art Fair is finished,  

you can continue buying online.


jueves, 1 de mayo de 2014

Thanks for coming.


You made possible The Other Art Fair.


©2014. Susanalf.

It was a pleasure meeting all of you, during the weekend, at The Other Art Fair at Marylebone.

Thanks!