Emigration, Expats, Traveling.
An exhibition from the Galería Colores Valencia collection
During the hundred years of traveling through our collection, the perspective and reason why Europeans were looking for a home outside their countries of origin changed. Artists are a group of especially traveling people.
Where does that collection come from?
Many people, hitherto disinterested, pay attention to art, especially the underrated, from Central Europe and young artists from the continent.
It is no secret that investments are currently in crisis.
In fact, investments bring losses when counting the regression in the value of money caused by inflation, and recently even real estate has become less attractive.
Well, because many countries already have overheated markets and rental prices are not generating the returns expected by investors. Of course, the pandemic is the main culprit here, and with it the inevitable remote work, lack of tourism, and many indirect consequences of this situation.
In a pandemic, the consumer does not spend as much money as usual without leaving home. Then you have something left and you would like to invest, sometimes for the first time in your life.
By learning about Maslow's pyramid of needs, we know that the first man fills the stomach and the future with his genes, and then focuses on higher expectations. Somewhere in the midst of these heightened expectations is art.
As future gallery owners, we began our adventure by investing in art long before the 2014 pandemic.
It started when I was on one of my crazy short trips to Poland, I made an appointment with my friend, one of those men who managed to make a fortune with his intuition with a little work well invested. We hadn't seen each other in a while, so I took the entire afternoon of my last day to meet him.
Czeto, it's like that, that day there was a delay in his calendar with the change of the airport from which we departed. so one solution was to travel together and talk in progress.
There was one condition: a business stop made by my traveling companion.
He was not only in a beautiful park, in an old reconstructed palace, after an estate that had regained the splendor that it had certainly had years ago.
The meeting was with one of the successful people, a man who made a fortune in twelve years, creating a network of 400 from a store and his own brand, with a factory dedicated to her. Are you sure you decide that it is not possible?
And maybe you're right, that man, no one said it in time, so unaware of the impossibility that it was impossible, he did it and that's it.
It later turned out that he was my friend's mentor, the key to the success of many of his decisions, and the basis for possible failures.
The knights moved deeper into the building.
They left me alone in an expanse that was part winter garden, part art gallery and library.
I did not complain. He was absorbing these unique collections of works that he would never have had a chance to see. They had been in private hands for years.
I had lost track of time to the point that I had not realized how much longer the meeting lasted for the interviewees.
I met an interesting, successful and sensitive man, with whom I stayed while learning about his art collections.
Saying goodbye and praising the beautiful tail of young Polish art, I expressed my regret and sincere jealousy, excluding myself for lack of funds from the collectors circle. I heard from the owner that everyone can have an art collection, only according to their budget and possibilities. Because it is a compilation of tastes, the joy of exploration and the consequences.
Here my chakra opened and I realized what this man was talking about ...
One sentence gave me courage and showed me the address. Since then, I have wanted a mentor.
Thus was born the idea of our collection.
As planned, we started buying, and the offers that appeared prompted us to start gallery work, which consisted of marketing some of our work.
At first I bought it as it was, throwing myself on any occasion. Now it's more specific, thoughtful, and hopefully more consistent.
Especially during our stay in London, we focused on works on paper, which now make up the bulk of our collection.
This was due to the thinness of the back room where these things could be stored. It's no secret that rents in the British capital have long started to offend common sense.
For the moment, the situation will surely change.
Having a stable place and the certainty of a roof over our head, we can afford to expand the collection with paint jobs.
Currently we have works by Henryk Hayden, which I found in the USA, Maslowski, bought in a pawn shop in Katowice, Kempka, inseparable from him, which were probably inspired by Master Maslowski. Everything indicates that they were put together in the pawnshop.
The history of the works of Piotr Potworowski is remarkable, unfortunately, he is a great absentee from the exhibition, the last that we bought his art, temporarily pleasing to the eye, rented for a private exhibition in Warsaw.
But there is Kamil Lhotak, whose portfolio started with Ferdynand Hayder, but also Daniel Białowąs' supposedly beloved best work, TY
There is also a fragment of Jóźwiak's portfolio and his crosses, lithographs inspired by martial law and issued with great effort and care, there are also works by the phenomenal, unknown to the general public, Feniger Offer, or lithographs signed by the Moscow Hermitage . Nor will I forget the charming graphics from the eNeRD portfolio of artists dedicated to illustrating children's literature.
All of our works in the collection are priced and available for purchase. The cheapest are for € 19 and we are talking about lithographs until Henryk Hayden, whose work we will give away for € 4,700, so that the compartment is spacious.
The inauguration will take place on July 23, 2021 at the Colores Art Gallery, sister of the Colores Balmain Hair Salon in Valencia, Calle Denia 60.
The exhibition can be seen until September 8, by appointment.