KICKING OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH SWEDISH ARTIST MARTIN ÅLUND
Martin Ålund, a Swedish artist based in Stockholm, is presenting a new exhibition at Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, and his fresh series of paintings “The Bipolar Suite”. This series arises from the Otherworld theme, which involves juxtaposing extremes through the use of diptychs and creating a charge and establishing a contact. It is, he explains, “like creating energy, an interaction where one touches upon both origin and downfall at the same time. The theme Otherworld deals with the interface between different realities. Where does the insanity, the imagination and the irrational begin and end? How can one move between the different realities and find experiences, as well as messages, that one alternates between? “I think of Alice in Wonderland, shamanism, alchemy, Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as romantic myths of the artist as magician, madman and messenger. I also often think of how the magic and the irrational can both be a means to escape, and a way to grasp the unfathomable.” Wadström Tönnheim Gallery describes its mission as “examining the idea of the painterly, be it also through related media such as photography, sculpture, installations, video and drawing, in order to understand and to promote the direction of painting and its relevance to contemporary visual culture.” The exhibition opens on Friday 15 January at 6.30pm and continues until 14 March 2021. The gallery is owned and operated by Mattias Tönnheim: Poligono Nueva Campana, Local 37B, Nueva Andalucia (Marbella) Open Monday to Friday 2pm-7pm, or any day and time by appointment. Because of the COVID-19 situation, related circumstances and restrictions, there might be a change in opening hours or visiting capacity due to new regulations.
STRONG COMMUNITY SPIRIT AT UNITED NATIONALITIES SUMMIT
Community leaders, charities and businesses all came together for the fifth United Nationalities of Marbella Summit, held at The Harbour restaurant in Marbella’s marina. Marbella Now TV presenter Nicole King organised the event, which was sponsored by Linea Directa and hosted by Georgina Shaw of Shaw Marketing Services. Following all COVID-19 protocols, the event provided a positive and productive opportunity “to find synergies, make connections and launch new projects to benefit Marbella’s youngsters, businesses, the environment and more vulnerable members of the community”. Local charities were given a platform to introduce themselves and explain their needs, and all agreed that they could serve the area better by working together more closely.
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Photos: Sam Ho Photography