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Upcoming Exhibition: "La Quimera armada en llamas", a panorama of the new Spanish painting scene

  • Apr 20, 2024

Opening during Gallery Weekend Berlin, Urban Spree Galerie presents "La Quimera armada en llamas", a collective exhibition curated by Dafne Tree. 

"La Quimera armada en llamas" (the flamed-armed Chimera) showcases the works of 11 contemporary artists of the Spanish scene and intends to display a panorama of one of the most dynamic painting scenes in Europe at the moment. 



Times of crises usually foster seismic shifts in art. Showcasing a generation of Spanish artists born within the late 80s to mid 90s who have been building themselves on the rubble of the Financial Crisis of 2008 and in reaction to it, "La Quimera armada en llamas" is a multi-faceted beast reset in offensive mode, empowered by the failure of a system and its cohort of injustice, ecological decadence and privileges. It is at the forefront of a generational shift into values and social justice. 

Curated by Urban Spree's resident artist Dafne Tree, this panorama invites 11 artists, mostly from Southern Spain: 

Anita de la Cuadra

Álvaro Porras

Axel Void 

Dafne Tree

Daniel Dobarco

Emilio Cerezo

Gloria Martín Montano

Julia Santaolalla

Manolo Mesa

Martí Sawe

Sergio Gómez



"In the sixth book of the Aeneid "the flame-armed Chimera" reappears; the commentator Servius Honoratus noted that, according to all authorities, the monster originated in Lycia and that in that region there is a volcano named after him. The base is infested with serpents, on the slopes are meadows and goats, the summit exhales flames, and lions have their lair there; the Chimera would be a metaphor for this curious elevation. Earlier, Plutarch had suggested that Chimera was the name of a captain with piratical affections, who had a lion, a goat and a snake painted on his ship."

Jorge Luis Borges - El libro de los seres imaginarios (The book of imaginary beings)



Opening during Gallery Weekend Berlin: Friday 26.04.2024 from 18:00 and Saturday + Sunday 11:00 - 20:00

Exhibition: 26.04.2024 - 25.05.2024

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday 13:00 - 19:00 + Saturday 11:00 - 19:00


Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Poster Design by Andy el Kanani

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