Gala Knörr / Open Studios Weekend

The OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND is a chance to see dynamic Spanish artists based in London. Since its origins in 2009, Spain NOW!’s mission has been to promote contemporary Spanish art in London: this new initiative is one further step to highlighting important emerging artists, and to making their presence known both at national and international levels.

‘MEET & GREET’ Special event from 3.00 to 4.00 pm


The artist Gala Knörr in a meet & greet manner, will give a talk about her inspiration and thought process to the visitors, who will be encouraged to ask any questions to the artist about her work.

Her most recent pieces will also be displayed.

GALA KNÖRR was born and raised in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain. She graduated from Parsons School of Design, Paris, with a BFA in Fine Arts. Throughout her almost five years in that city, Knörr was influenced by its bohemian strata and subcultural inter-relations. Now based in London, she has recently obtained her MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Her work has been exhibited predominantly in Europe and the USA, where she also works as an independent curator.

“I am curious about the concept of interconnectivity and desire. I like to study the past and history to comprehend the present I live in, what led me here to a globalised society. I take real life icons inspired by the subcultures of the 20th century, I transform them into portraits of contemporary youth culture, creating a non-linear narrative of happenings and stories. I investigate the depths of contemporary subculture. I am interested in the way relationships are built within the niche of the underground, how they are affected by a desensitized public that lives in a highly globalized popular culture consuming society, and the use of the rough and the destructive for a sociological rebirth.”

Artist: Gala Knörr
When: Sat, 02/11/2013 – Sun, 03/11/2013
Event Times: From 12.00 to 6.00 pm
Venue: 89 Ridley Road, Cell Projects,
Venue Details: Third Floor, Studio 7, London E8 2NP

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