11 Spanish talents (under 30) who are revolutionizing the creative scene in our country

11 Spanish talents (under 30) who are revolutionizing the creative scene in our country

Here are the Spanish talents (under 30) who are revolutionizing the creative scene in our country:

Miguel Leiro, 1994 / The good legacy of the Pratt Institute

Miguel LeiroDaniel Jordan Pomp

He has been one of the young Spanish designers selected within the Rising Talents Award of the last edition of the fair Home&Object from Paris. The Galician Miguel Leiro He trained in industrial design at the Pratt Institute, the great school for this trade in Brooklyn (New York) and has already gone through the workshops of Moneo Brock Studio, John Usley and James Hayon. Focused on the creation of objects for the home, interior design and cultural management, he has collaborated with firms such as Panoramah! or the Camp Design Gallery.

Manuel Bouzas, 1993 / The origin of materials

Manuel Bouzas.Courtesy of Manuel Bouzas

from Galician Manuel Bouzas It has been talked about since before I finished graduating with honors from the IF I DO (Polytechnic University of Madrid). His work explores the intersection between architecture and ecology, caressing scales and formats that range from research to the design of artistic installations. His work has already been exhibited at the 16th Venice Biennale in 2018 and received the Emerging COAM Award in 2020 and the Renzo Piano World Tour Award in 2022. Despite his youth, and with an academic profile, he has already been part of ephemeral architecture festivals such as Concéntrico, Insòlit or A Cel Obert.

Javier Montoro, 1993 / The future is volumetric

Javier MontoroPeter’s Michael

The artist Javier Montoro He handles painting, sculpture and installation, with a clear influence on his work of architecture and design, which is why many of his pieces could be classified as art design. He has exhibited at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (Holland) and in the Madrid Design Festivaland for this 2023 it will be part of group exhibitions in Alzueta Gallery y center center in Madrid. His career begins to take off and his name meanders among collectors.

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Enrich R., 2001 / Imperfect, minimal and timeless painting

Enrich R.Courtesy of Henry R.

Some people have already memorized his name, or rather his last name: Enrich. Born in Igualada (Barcelona), this very young plastic artist has had a meteoric career and has not yet turned 25. Collective exhibitions in galleries such as Alzueta Gallery of Barcelona and Madrid y Pigment Gallery of Paris, and individual in the hedonistic Palau de Casavells in Girona, in addition to walking through fairs such as Art Paris, Estampa or Just LX Lisboa. He is influenced by Rothko, Hernández Pijuan, Lee Ufan, Richter, Morandi… Almost nothing.

Julen Ussia, 1993 / Mud nomad

Julen Ussia

Courtesy of Julen Ussia

Julen Ussia he began experimenting with ceramics more than a decade ago and, having just turned 30, he is already a reference name within national design. Remains “a rising value” although that is what they have called him for more than five years, when he made his first exhibitions in the circuits of the art design homeland. The work of this Basque goes beyond pottery, he walks between sculpture and furniture, and captures it in pieces that have been exhibited since Essaouira in Marruecos in Hong Kong, also collaborating with designers such as the Spanish Jorge Penades or the Dutchman Koos Breen.

Clàudia Aguiló Vidal, 1996 / This is how an object is hacked

Claudia Aguiló Vidal.Alexandre Viladrich

Furniture designer and interior architect, Claudia Aguiló Vidal She is co-founder of Oblicuas, a critical collective that works with “object hacking”, that is, applying a different use for which they were built from an artistic vision. This has led him to expose the Digital Weekend of theVictoria & Albert Museum of London, the Barcelona Illacions Gallery or the Madrid Design Festival. The work of this Barcelonan is close to the art design, with sustainability as a productive line.

DIIR studio, 1993 / The new minimalists

DIIR study.Luis Diaz Diaz

Al DIIR studyFounded by David Meana, Ignatius Navarro, Inigo Palazon and Ricardo Fernandez, two of them born in 1993 and another two in 1992, a promising future is predicted for them. They are responsible for very popular spaces in Madrid such as Neutral House o Edmmond Studios, and this 2023 they will carry out the design of the Guest Lounge of ARCOmadrid 2023, together with Hangar. His works are perfectly identifiable: neutral, clean, pure, simple and minimal; space and nothing else. But to this they add technological advances of the 21st century, such as prefabrication or 3D printing.

Emma Llorente Palacio, 1996 / One more turn to the everyday

Emma Llorente Palacio.Adam Heffernan

continues to form in Design Academy Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, where many of the greats of European design have emerged in the last two decades. The Barcelonan Emma Llorente Palacio He works with clay, wood, digital, drawing or metal, creating objects with history that are also functional, “with the idea of ​​rethinking its traditional use.” He has exhibited in galleries such as Space-8 or H2O.

Prosper Riba, 1992 / The future of blown glass

Prosper RibaMaria Huergao

Few dare to work with blown glass nowadays, but this man from Barcelona does. Trained in Germany and the USA in this trade and together with the Swiss master Matteo Gonet, Prosper Riba produces and distributes its own designs through its brand The Glass Apprentice. He is a collaborator of Glass Museum of Vimbodí and Poblet (Tarragona) and the Royal Crystal Factory of La Granja (Segovia). “There are those who like the numbers, I like the forms and their execution; and this is something that quickly occurs in blown glass”. She has just obtained the National Prize for Crafts from the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Andrea Muniáin, 1994 / Technology and art

Andrea Muniáin

Alvaro Pereña

The artist’s architectural training Andrea Muniáin is embodied in a powerful work that goes from the digital to the installation or, even, the performance. He has exhibited in the house on fire, Madrid slaughterhouse and collaborated with architecture studios such as THANKS. was part of the last Mayrit Design Biennial and is currently a researcher at the Alicante School of Architecture. Technology, the body and their intersection are part of her argument.

Teresa Fernández-Pello, 1992 / Skylights with electronic waste

Teresa Fernandez-Pello

Courtesy of Teresa Fernández-Pello

He went through the Design Academy of Eindhoven (Holland), and completed his training in the studies of Silence Dalmas o Álvaro Catalan de Ocón. The Madrid artist Teresa Fernandez-Pello brings his work closer to sculpture, installation, but also to art design, creating pieces with electronic waste or reusable ceramics that have been exhibited in Berlin, Madrid or Paris. He has collaborated with firms such as Rimowa or Dover Street Market and exhibited at the last Mayrit Design Biennial.

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