A variety of artists and galleries from major cities from around the world came together at this year’s CIRCA 10 art fair in Puerto Rico. Local artists such as Omar Velázquez, Roberto Márquez, and Marcial Feliciano represented Puerto Rico this year, each participating in the Solo Projects section. While other local and Latin American artists and galleries were included in the CIRCA Labs Section, curated by Pablo León De La Barra.
Strolling around the art fair, although small, can be quite a challenge when presented with so many outstanding works. Out of all the galleries the one that seemed to stand out above the rest, due to their continuing participation at the fair and for the gallery’s mission and proposals, was Casas Riegner from Bogotá. This gallery visits CIRCA every year and always manages to put together a very interesting repertoire of conceptual works in their booth. Jacobo Karpio from Costa Rica is also a recurrent gallery and brought photographs from Priscilla Monge and a large painting from Fabian Marcaccio. Local Galleries like Yemayá also had some interesting proposals by artists Bobby Cruz, the collective a.e.i.o.u. and Aby Ruiz. Galería Christopher Paschall S.XXI from Bogotá stood out for having works that imitated or represented reality, such as Alex Rodríguez’s simulacra of Art Forum books and Juan José Garcia’s Boxes of Collector’s Dreams oil paintings. What you see is not what you get in this gallery and in the art fair in general. This small but determined art fair is sure to impress.
Images and text by DaWire Team