From April 21st to May 27th three artists celebrate traditional equestrian life in Argentina, and a personal almost abstract vision of its landscape.
Adriana Zaefferer is known as one of the best equestrian painters in the world, inspired by gauchos and polo players. Adriana Zaefferer has painted some of the world’s champion race horses, including a portrait of Aureole for HM The Queen, and Northern Dancer, stud of studs, the most influential stallion of the 20th century.
As a child she learned to ride with the gauchos on her parents’ estate in the Andes. On a visit to London aged 18, she became a great friend of the racing community grandees, who bought her paintings for their homes. Her favourite word for horses is ‘romantic’ she admires the art of Sir Alfred Munnings more than the formality of George Stubbs.
Sculptor Hernan Alvarez Forn mastered Raku, an ancient Far Eastern ceramic technique, combined with wire, to create the illusion of a horse in motion.
Florencia Fernandes Alonso brings an emotional presence to the fields, mountains and icy lakes she paints slowly over many months.