Last April 22, Artexpo New York 2018 closed its doors. It is the second year that I participate in this important art fair. Last year I came without any expectation, and the result was very positive, since one of my works became part of the Queensborough Community College Museum (Read article in Blasting News).
This year I got my own independent booth DW-10, in addition to participating collectively with other international artists in booth 723 of Santana Art Gallery.
My work #NovaY was located in the entrance hall of Artexpo, so that tens of thousands of people could contemplate it when entering and leaving the place.
It is really surprising that this year there have been no more independent Spanish artists who have exhibited in the expo. Spain is famous worldwide for its art. It is only necessary to say some names like Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Goya, Velázquez …
If we want to find the reason for the practical absence of Spanish art in one of the largest art fairs in the world, we can not find it in the quality of this art. It’s something that many attendants to the show have let me know.
Move-in day AENY 2019
We are already here! After a long journey of more than seven hours, although it is usually eight, but I think the pilot has taken a shortcut, we have arrived in New York and this time the controls have been super fast. We are already in Artexpo riding our booth and even though we have taken more than twelve hours to have all ready, everything is perfect.
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Tomorrow we are looking forward to show you all our work throughout this year.
Trade day at Artexpo 2019
Today starts Artexpo 2019. It’s the first day, which means that it is the Trade-day. This day is dedicated exclusively to art professionals, gallerists, dealers, as well as specialized press. It is a very important day and we started with great enthusiasm.
Today, we don’t expect the affluence of people that sure we will have this weekend, we are sure that we will transmit everything we want with our art.
And although our booth already says everything for itself -with light, color, strength, design, artworks that will not leave them indifferent-, we will be happy to welcome them and have a nice time with everyone.
First Collector day AENY 2019
Although today has come a cloudy day we expected a large affluence of public. Today is the day in which Artexpo is open to everyone. Although many people come only to look and not to buy, for me they are the most comforting days. In the past, I have had art dealers and galleries that have represented me, but some time ago I decided to work independently and it is exactly because of the opportunity that the days like today offer me. The direct deal with collectors is very comforting. Seeing how their eyes open and their faces light up at the moment they pass by in front of your booth is a completely magical moment. Today we had dozens of visits in the booth, I could almost say hundreds. And it has been a real pleasure to meet so many art lovers who really love art and who don’t use it as a merchandise or business. I love connecting with those people, transmitting the message behind my work and seeing how that message connects with them as well.
Second Collector day AENY 2019
Today, the affluence of public in Artexpo has been much higher than the past two days. I could say that I have even seen many more visitors than any day in the last two years. Maybe other exhibitors can not say the same, but today has been such a flux of people in my booth that there has not been a single moment in which I could rest in the beautiful living room in which we have become our booth. People of all ages and origins, with whom I have been able to share the message of diversity that is attached to my work.
Last day of Artexpo New York
So many people have gone through our booth this year that I need another post to share some of the images we took on the last day of the show. What a bittersweet feeling we felt when we finished dismantling our booth and leaving Pier 90, which has welcomed us this year! What would be the word I’ve heard the most this year? The answer is: Wow!
And, what do I mean by this? If I am sure of something, is that I will work very hard to continue participating on this art show on 2020 and the following years.
I have to confess that I love New Yorkers, at least as much as I have felt that they love my work. I can only say: THANKS NEW YORK! SEE YOU SOON!