Cobeña Barcelona Art Gallery
Teddy Cobeña, sculptor, doctor and member of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors opened on November 23, a gallery of contemporary art in the Gracia neighborhood of the city of Barcelona. In the project is accompanied by Carolina Ros, jewelry designer, in a first collective exhibition in which 23 artists from seven different countries have participated.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by personalities from the art world such as the sculptor of the Goya awards statuettes, José Luis Fernández, who also exhibits three of his works, Toshie Itabashie of the Massana School of Art, multiple artists and other persons representing the Spanish and French culture and art.
The president of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors (AEPE), José Gabriel Astudillo López, has dedicated some words to the catalog of the inaugural exhibition together with the works of the artists:
“The birth of an art gallery is always a reason for celebration. It is a courageous and daring decision that very few manage to make reality and for which I can not but congratulate who I have seen growing as an artist and now witnessed his baptism as “gallerist”.
It is a risk that faces with vocation, with enthusiasm and tremendous effort, but with the one that offers the public in general the possibility of a unique and exclusive advice, by the hand of an artist.
Who better than an artist to understand and deliver, to present to other artists and creators works of emerging artists, avant-garde and consecrated, offering the public to participate in such a great show.
The cultural commitment that this gallery now includes includes all kinds of actions with which art should approach the public, translating the artistic and avant-garde languages to increase the interest of society and train and educate it in a career that will have many obstacles , will be fully satisfactory and exhilarating.
The enormous responsibility of becoming mediators of art is a very important task that will also allow their growth as an artist, generating dialogues and inserting them into new social dynamics.
The business of art requires above all love, that which Teddy Cobeña puts into each of his pieces and creations and now will move to a space that, I am convinced, will host wonderful works that will allow us to know the greatness and originality of Spanish artists .
From the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, our most sincere recognition for this adventure that begins and our gratitude for such a gratifying concern “.
The gallery will hold exhibitions and promotions of artists at national and international level in an agenda full of events that involve various activities within its own headquarters, in others from different cities and countries and public venues.
In the words of Teddy Cobeña “it is important to have the opportunity to sell the works, but it is also necessary to promote the artist and his creations”.
The gallery has two rooms, the main room and the “Carolina Ros” room. In the latter, a video with all the artists participating in the collective exhibition that will end on December 8 has been screened during the vernissage.
Spanish painters and sculptors, entities and the public in general have a new art gallery in the emblematic district of Barcelona.