Public and private outdoor spaces enhance their beauty with the installation of sculptures that interact with the environment integrating art into nature, no matter where we are.

Open air art is a new line of work that aims to satisfy the growing demand for outdoor sculptures. Of great relevance between curators and collectors, it already has a strong representation in international museums and foundations, in both public and private management.

Sculptures designed to be exhibited outdoors, to enhance private and public spaces. Lucia Mendoza art gallery has gathered works of internationally recognized artists that may be shown throughout the year, interacting with the environment, reflecting the time, playing with the nuances of colors and lights.

Stefano Bonacci

The work of the Italian artist Stefano Bonacci coexists with the time and its passage, it doesn’t settle in the era in which it was created but lives in a timeless dimension. There are four essential aspects over which the artistic production of Stefano gravitates: nature, the human body, light and geometry. His work questions practically everything he is interested in: ideas, emotions, myths, archetypes, chance, nature, the human being, the reason. He understands that disorder raised a priori, that chaos that surround us, and does so through the establishment of some rules, sometimes logical, sometimes aesthetic.

“Many of my works have been created in relation to the perspective and history of the exhibition site, in an attempt to create the perfect balance between work and space”.

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Stefano Bonacci, Open 2005

Open 2005 Site specific

Stefano Bonacci, Il Ponte 2004

Il Ponte 2004 Site specific

Stefano Bonacci, L'Oro dei Varano 2001

L'Oro dei Varano 2001,Instalación de vidrio y alambre

Oliver Czarnetta, Hauser1

Häuser 1

Oliver Czarnetta, Hauser2

Häuser 2

Oliver Czarnetta, Hauser3

Häuser 3

Oliver Czarnetta

Through his work, Oliver invites the beholder to plunge himself into a more active position in front of time, change and movement. Oliver’s work in undoubtedly marked by his obsession with time, as well as being tremendously spontaneous in terms of materials, execution and proposal. His deep knowledge art history and philosophy leads him to rethink everything, and to leave the development of his practice at random, to try to act with absolute freedom faced with forms, concepts and materials.

“The art and the feeling that evokes, specially sculpture, allow the beholder to experiment and to discover through a game”.

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Lecuona y Hernández

The work of this tandem of artists is characterized by an attempt to break the limits, to question them, to check what happens when certain barriers are overtaken, as long as they try to generate images for abstracts concepts which, even from the distance of times, operate and define our day-to-day. They create their works from any discipline and plastic media, either installation, performance, video, sculpture or painting. Their work go through a media hybridization, dealing with the painting problems from the sculpture and vice versa, always having a predilection for installations and site- specific interventions.

“We are constantly reviewing and revisiting our own work, and that is why we are so interested in site specific, because the work in a specific context always challenges you and manifests as a continuous and alive process”.

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Lecuona y Hernández, La desilusión de los límites 2015

La desilusión de los límites 2015, Madera y tela

Lecuona y Hernández, Efeméride #13 2015

Efeméride #13 2015, Mármol y madera, Medidas variables

Lecuona y Hernández, Proyecto Coming Soon 2015

Proyecto Coming Soon 2015

Diego Canogar, Esferas Ausentes

Spheres Absentees, 2016. Cutting steel, 165 x 123 x 80 cm

Diego Canogar, Tetramorfo

Tetramorfo perforado, 2013. Welded corten steel, 420 x 200 x 154 cm

Diego Canogar

Sculptor and engraver. His works are like drawings in three dimensions. The technique, materials used and light are the elements encharged of the colour in his works, he himself will deal with shaping. Nature is configured as its source of inspiration, as well as geometry. In his sculptures, the contrast between empty or full spaces or plays with textures. Diego Canogar is present in important collections and regularly participates in important art fairs. The Official College of Architects of Madrid exposes one of his pieces in its garden permanently.

"I am passionate about keeping a child's curiosity and the rigor of an engineer, because it is not enough to just think about what you want to do, the other half of the fun is to figure out how you will make it"

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Mar Solís

She has based her career in the research of balance and space. The curves and the play of light and shadows are present in all her sculptures. The drawing is an essential tool for this artist. The same line delimiting the paper becomes both space sculptural material. Broken lines together form transparent spaces and, in the case of her work, in passable areas. Although she has worked metal, and paper as well, wood has been throughout hercareer more than a medium for sculpture; It has become meaning and inspiration. Living matter, delicate, breathes and moves, which has its different shades of skin, different hardnesses. With it, the challenge of raising, erecting the parts supported at the end of those very thin legs; in order to play with the fragility of balance, with instability, with the fragility of the material. Her public work is exposed in places like Madrid, Lapland and South Korea, and among her solo exhibitions are the one in the IVAM of Valencia or the Frost Art Museum in Miami.

"When I photograph or draw I am doing sculpture; you could say that is in an interpretive way, a manner of looking “

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Mar Solís, Rozando el cielo

Rozando el cielo, 2008. Stainless steel, 275 x 220 x 100 cm

Rafael Canogar, Máscara

Máscara, 2013. Corten steel, 107 x 90 x 75 cm

Rafael Canogar

Rafael Canogar is one of Spain's most recognized both nationally and internationally abstract painters. Perhaps the sculptures are one of his most unknown facets.

In the early eighties, his constant concern for reinventing his own painting led him to turn his gaze on the work of his predecessors artist that became his inspirations ever since. Thus arise several series of works that are themselves a revision of the first historical vanguards, paying special tribute to Julio Gonzalez, mostly for the period in which he is inevitably influenced by Pablo Picasso and where his works have a clear cubist character that definitely transforms his conception of sculpture.

This sculptural adventure blurs the boundaries between figuration and abstraction and creates a personal and distinctive abstract language. Many institutions that have exhibited his work such as the remarkable retrospective by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in 2001.

"The new sculpture will not, as before, be mere decoration to step away and look. The new sculpture wants to stand in the way of man, be a fun experience ".

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Martín Chirino,  El Viento Solano VI

Solano Wind VI, 2009. Wrought iron rusty, 191 x 195 x 117 cm

Martín Chirino

Martin Chirino is, above all, blacksmith. He has dedicated a lifetime to forging iron, trying to communicate with his homeland, with the wind, with the primary forms and the forge itself.

The sculptural production Chirino has always had as a reference the union with nature, which is the earth in harmony and the real world, that connect through instruments like the plow and fence, understood as extensions of man.

The constant element in the work of Chirino is the spiral. The allegorical representation of his native island Canary wind, reflected in this work: Solano Wind VI. This is one reason why their outdoor sculptures get an exceptional dimension. His work is exhibited in important museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Guggenheim in New York.

“"It is easy to draw or paint shadows, but the challenge for a sculptor is materializing, give them a body weight".

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