Art to the People
Donald Kuspit. Art critic and poet, Professor of Art History and Philosophy at the State University of New York
One is reminded of Matisse’s Fauvist dancers, and of Nolde’s even more Dionysian dancers. But Gabarrón’s figures move with even greater force and momentum than those primitive dancers, and are even more inwardly aroused and wild. They seem to have internalized some sort of danger and be fleeing from it at the same time.
Zhu Qingsheng. Director, Institute for Han Arts Study, Peking University
Gabarron’s art is Spain’s latest mature cultural product. It continues Spain’s distinctive artistic tradition: an inherited rationality, forms burnished by the flames of passion, and the teleological sensibility characteristic of Western art. If it may be so, then it will be so! Although we do not see Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Miró, or Tàpies in Gabarron’s paintings, we do perceive the consistent assimilation of Western artistic traditions since antiquity.
October 24, 2020 / January 2021
Through March 30, 2020
A DRAWING FOR EACH RIGHT, AN EXHIBITION FOR ALL
side by side with
December 19 until January 20, 2019
Through December 20, 2017
Through January 15, 2018
Dr. Gao Peng Director of Today Art Museum, Beijing
Dr. Robert C. Morgan, art critic, New York
Achille Bonito Oliva, art critic and historian of contemporary art, Italy
Li Xu, art critic, Deputy Director of the Power Station of Art Museum, Shanghai
Gabarron’s sculptures are like freehand paintings in three dimensions. These visual expressions of music and dance are not unlike totem poles, and they serve as monuments to love and life. They are an extension of the elegant modern Spanish art tradition of Gaudí, Miró, and Picasso.
Since its inception in 2005 the museum program has brought over 100 exhibitions of local artists as well as 30 exhibitions for national and international artists. The Museum become a sounding board for the contemporary Mediterranean art and culture of Mula and the Region of Murcia.
The Museum acts as a research center for the creation of contemporary art within the regional, national and international scope. At the same time stimulates interest in knowledge, reflection, and facilitates public access to the transformations that art and culture are having in the first years of the s. XXI
The Museum host a permanent collection of Cristobal Gabarron, featuring all the highlights of his career as well as intimate artworks. The location has a very special meaning as it’s the town that the artist was born.
Mark Van Proyen, Professor Painting, San Francisco Art Institute
carried out in the course of recent years have been aimed at formal
interests related to activating and commemorating a social space.”
Dr. Kosme de Barañano, art critic, writer, museum director, Art History professor at the University Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
The pictorial space in Gabarrón’s work is a space belonging to the imagination. The essence of the image is beyond painting.
For the Egyptians, for example, if their friezes were a form of abstract literature during their lives, Gabarron’s pictorial space is also a space that helps you imagine, to enter it and to travel to other worlds.
Pierre Restany, French art critic and cultural philosopher.French art critic and cultural philosopher.
“We are the product of this cosmic process in which we participate through the creative act. I missed the emotion of universal reach engendered by this painting of the chapel, so as to return to the order of the cosmos-genesis. Don Cristóbal Gabarrón, you are a great humanist of color.”
Jack Rasmussen, PhD, Director and Curator, Katzen Museum, Washington, D.C.
Our exhibition, Gabarrón's Roots, presented all the gravitas of an international heavyweight and all the playfulness of a child. I don't know how a man can be both at once.
The American University Museum and Sculpture Garden were transformed by the power and the sensitivity of his art.
Earlier in his career, Cristobal Gabarron started his philanthropic journey.
Fundación Cristóbal Gabarrón was the first foundation, established in 1992 in Spain. Followed by the Gabarron Foundation, in 2001 in New York, USA. The youngest one, Gabarron Foundation Asia, Established in Hong Kong in 2016, among other activities.
Gabarron has a long history of collaborations with the United Nations, started in 1986, the artist has collaborate in the awareness of several UN iconic milestones.