Maru Quiñonero

Murcia, Spain, 1979

About

Murcia, 1979

I feel colours in words, mainly in some letters in particular, that’s why I work with colour in an emotional manner. I cannot imagine doing it any other way. It is a language of my own.

Color and Vacuum is one of my most personal projects. It is an abstract body of work that I began to develop in 2017, where pastel pencils played a leading role. This material on paper became a complicated yet simple idea; the pastel, a soft and dry texture on a clean and vast support, that welcomes the shapes and colors coming out.

Brushing the pencil on the paper creates a dull calming sound and the colour palette has a therapeutic and harmonious effect, which all creates a personal minimalist language that helps me study my own synesthesia. The one that, from a very young age, makes me attribute emotions to each tonality, colors to each word, to its sound.

I spend so much time educating my gaze, my very own. But I have not arrived here by chance. The road of simplicity that defines my work has been a long and complicated one. For that reason, I recognize myself in what Alexander Calder said: “If an artwork has a reason for being, it is enough with very few elements”. It is important to know when to stop, listen to the void and let it fill. My works convey serenity and create a conversation between colour, shape and emptiness.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Alzueta Gallery, Madrid, Spain (2023)
Kitsuné Gallery, New York, USA (2023)
Yiri Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2022)
Alzueta Gallery Turó Park, Barcelona, Spain (2022)
The Need, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, USA (2022)
BIEN, Alzueta Gallery, Madrid, Spain (2022)
Verso y Prosa, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2021)
Lo Azul, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain (2020)
What if?, Voltz Clarke Gallery New York, USA (2020)
Color and Vacuum, EG Galería, Madrid, Spain (2019)
Mujeres, EG Galería, Madrid, Spain (2017)
Treinta, EG Galería, Madrid, Spain (2016)
Ni hadas ni sirenas, Almacén Alquián, Madrid, Spain (2016)
La mirada educada, Passage Privé, Madrid, Spain (2015)
Proyecto Ellas, Passage Privé, Madrid, Spain (2014)
Welcome to Mariland, Passage Privé, Madrid, Spain (2013)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Álbum de familia, Alzueta Gallery, Madrid, Spain (2022)
Tienen madera, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain (2021)
Visto y no visto,Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain (2021)
Un día es un día, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain (2019)
Post it, EG Galería, Madrid, Spain (2019)
En paralelo. Un día es un día, Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain (2019)
Post it, EG Galería, Madrid, Spain (2019)
En paralelo, Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain (2019)
Post it, EG Galería, Madrid, Spain (2018)
When you are a stranger, EG Galería, Madrid, Spain (2017)
Wall BDC, Galerie-Espace Le Marais, Paris, France (2014)
Wall BDC, TheWalrus Hub, Barcelona, Spain (2014)

ART FAIRS
Volta Basel, Alzueta Gallery, Basel, Switzerland (2022)
Art Paris, Alzueta Gallery, Paris, France (2022)
Intersect, Voltz Clarke Gallery, Palm Springs, USA (2022)
Art Paris, Alzueta Gallery, Paris, France (2021)
Art on Paper, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, USA (2021)
Art Santander, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Santander, Spain (2021)
ARCO, Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain (2021)
Art Madrid, Alzueta Gallery, Madrid, Spain (2021)
Art Madrid, Yiri Arts, Madrid, Spain (2020)
Whaaaaat’s Studio Opening, Yiri Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2020)
Art Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2019)
The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, New York, USA (2019)
The Other Art Fair, London, UK (2019)
Art Future, Taipei, Taiwan (2019)
The Other Art Fair, London, UK (2018)
Asia Art Fair, Fukuoka, Japan (2018)
The Other Art Fair, Bristol, UK (2018)

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    Selected Exhibitions

    BIEN

    Alzueta Gallery Madrid

    Finished

    03/03/2022 to 02/04/2022

    MOMENTO

    Alzueta Gallery Turó

    Finished

    22/09/2022 to 29/10/2022