„Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life“, as Pablo Picasso put it. Once every year in early spring Palma’s contemporary galleries open their doors for the Art Palma Brunch. Today, Mallorca’s art scene met again to have a look at new exhibitions and chat with artists and gallery owners. The weather wasn’t too friendly but between occasional rain showers and gusts of wind the crowd happily moved from gallery to gallery. And squeezed together in front of the works on display with a glass of wine and a sweet or hearty snack.
I was impressed by Sabire Susuz’ works exhibited at Xavier Fiol. In particular the pictures where she used a technique I’ve never seen before. She stapled dyed labels of washing instructions to a canvas, giving the impression of a pixelated image. Again and again, people came close to marvelling at the effect. At Pep Llabrés I admired the paintings of Rubén Torras Llorca and pictures of other Spanish artists using various materials for their multi-dimensionsional works. Like Jeremi Ca’s „Rainbow City“, a multitude of colors in 3D.
Cool Bossa Nova vibes were greeting the guests at Galeria Pelaires. And Albert Pinya’s colorful exhibition gave another great contrast to the grey sky. His pictures remind me of long summer nights on the terrace at Ca na Toneta dining among his fancy characters: flying pigs, funny martians and talking vegetables. The casual atmosphere of Art Palma Brunch attracts locals and guests alike. Whether you’re already an art lover or just curious, come around and find out. In case you missed the event today don’t worry, most of the exhibitions will continue for another couple of months.