Stolen Matrices

Stolen Matrices

Opening July 1, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

From July 2 to 31

Exhibition from 1 to 31 July 2015 by the members of TRES+1: : Abraham Martínez, Raquel Hernández, Ana López and Paula Huerta with the collaboration of Verónica Domingo.

TRES+1 is the traditional engraving section within the Manolo Gordillo Art Edition Workshop.

These artists have developed a joint project on the basis of a common nexus: the use of printing matrix.

Artists question the true value of the identity/copyright of a piece. This exhibition is the result of the exchange of matrices among participants. This way their original function has been varied, allowing us to explore other aesthetic possibilities, symbolic and compositional. As a result, all participants are present in the works of this exhibition, either as the author of the matrix or as the one responsible for its new creative use.

  • Raquel Hernández (1986). Co-founder of the TRES+1 Workshop. Graphic artist. She has a Degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and holds a Master’s Degree in Graphic Printing, Illustration and Artistic Minting from the Real Casa de la Moneda (Royal Spanish Mint). At present, she has a placement with the Real Casa de la Moneda y Timbre a burin engraver in the pre-production department.Her work illustrates the analogies between the reactions that occur in the indirect engraving processes and the reactions that take place inside the stars. The exhibition dispalys some of Raquel Hernández’s original work, pieces which are the result of the involvement of the other founders of TRES+1 in her own matrixes and her contributions on the work of her colleagues.
  • Ana López (1983). Co-founder of the TRES+1 Workshop. Plastic artist. She has a Degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and a Master’s Degree in Graphic Printing, Illustration and Artistic Minting from the Real Casa de la Moneda (Royal Spanish Mint). She combines painting and engraving. All her work is related to colour. Her most recent work is about the concept of deconstruction through kaleidoscopic visions by means of analogies of elements of nature with the printing media. The exhibition dispalys some of Ana López’s original work, pieces which are the result of the involvement of the other founders of TRES+1 in her own matrixes and her contributions on the work of her colleagues.
  • Paula Huerta (1989). Co-founder of the TRES+1 Workshop. She has a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. She recently completed her Master’s Degree in Graphic Printing, Illustration and Artistic Minting granted by the Real Casa de la Moneda (Royal Spanish Mint). She illustrates imaginary animals based on an invented hypothetical world. She combines her illustrative work with her own clothing brand: Broco. She works in different textile supports of fashion accessories. Her brand, characterized by the use of bright colours, is full of her invented imaginary. The exhibition dispalys some of Paula Huerta’s original work, pieces which are the result of the involvement of the other founders of TRES+1 in her own matrixes and her contributions on the work of her colleagues.
  • Abraham Martínez (1979). Co-founder of the TRES+1 Workshop. Graphic artist and illustrator. He continues with his studies of Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He has done illustration work for school publishers and collaborated in 3D reconstruction projects of the Spanish archaeological heritage. The exhibition dispalys some of Abraham Martínez’s original work, pieces which are the result of the involvement of the other founders of TRES+1 in his own matrixes and his contributions on the work of his colleagues.
  • Veronica Domingo Alonso (1989). Multidisciplinary artist with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country and a Master’s degree from the University of Fine Arts in Norwich (United Kingdom). She is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in Graphic Printing, Illustration and Artistic Minting, for which she has been awarded a grant by the Real Casa de la Moneda (Royal Spanish Mint). She redesigns landscape aesthetics from an intimate and personal point of view. Her work investigates the notions of place, space and territory using a form of language derived  from her extensive knowledge in the field of drawing. She participates in the exhibition with two pieces.