Founded by art enthusiasts Katherina and Nico Zeifang, Pulpo Gallery strives to challenge the art establishment. Located on the Bavarian alpine foothills, the artist town of Murnau with its beautiful lake and moor landscapes, old farmhouses with fresco paintings, and romantic old fishing villages acts as the backdrop for our contemporary art program. Called the Blue Land for its picture perfect natural lighting, this area was once frequented by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter. Showcasing young and emerging talents alongside blue-chip artists from our permanent collection, we aim to revive this rich history through our destination gallery.
Jorge Galindo’s Postcard Paintings are of monumental scale. To call them floral still lifes doesn’t do them justice. The combination of silk-screened canvases and dynamic brushstrokes builds a bridge between romantic longing and contemporary painting. "I like to use postcards as sketches because I am very interested in the old floral imagery which consists of unreal compositions and colours.", says Galindo.
His fascination with postcards, when viewed against the backdrop of social distancing and isolation, brought about by the COVID pandemic, shines a special light on his work. What’s the meaning of postcards in a time where photos and messages are conveyed via social media, oftentimes before the sender even grasps their meaning? Doesn’t a postcard, handwritten and carefully selected, carry new significance, in a time where special occasions cannot be celebrated in the company of others? What do postcards mean when the journeys from which they greet do not take place?
Galindo’s three decade long practice shows a broad body of work. His oeuvre includes painting, collage, photomontage and gestural abstraction. His training at the Talleres de Arte Actual – part of the non-profit cultural institution Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid – proofed a lasting influence. It was here that he first met Julian Schnabel in the 1990s who to this day is a huge admirer of his work. Galindo was born in 1965 in Madrid and works and lives in the province of Toledo, Spain.