Gala Knörr

Like nothing else in the universe, multidisciplinary artist Gala Knörr juxtaposes immediate current moments as the subjects of her work, with a more conventional technique of painting instead of using something instant as a tool of creation, as most of everyone does these instant-culture days.


Dump him, 2021

70w x 100h cm

Ink and shellac on Hahnemüle paper

Ships from Marbella, Spain

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£ 1,350.00 

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Life has been hard, especially with the pandemic that is still ongoing, and sometimes we just need a little sprinkle of cheekiness to ease the struggles. This wittiness is very apparent in Gala’s work, as she is deeply entrenched in the explorations of the zeitgeist and popular culture, as well as intersections of identities and technology in her artistic works, and researches or workshops. To ease the way her audience process the hard truths and reality, her artistic works are well-seasoned with satire and wit.

Ecstatic, 2021

70w x 100h cm

Ink and shellac on Hahnemüle paper

Ships from Marbella, Spain

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

£ 1,350.00 

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Gala hailed from Basque Country, Spain and studied Fine Arts from Parsons Paris The New School for her BFA, and an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in London. The contrasts of studying in these two completely different places, with their own prominent artistic and historical contexts, had gifted Gala with a valuable skill of discernment towards the present moments and elemental contents. 


In Paris, she had found familiarity, as her mother tongue and French has lexical similarities, enabling her to connect with the place and her studies there with a certain level of ease. Her experience of studying in Paris allowed her and her fellow students and teachers there to wove alliances and synergies naturally with repose. However, in London, she had a completely different experience that started with disconnection that eventually came together intricately into connection and collective magic between her fellow students there for a while; before eventually disintegrating into different cities as her friends gradually went back to their home countries. 

I dont' know, 2021

70w x 100h cm

Ink and shellac on Hahnemüle paper

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‘EVEN THOUGH I DIDN’T FEEL I WAS MAKING BETTER WORK, I ACTUALLY COULD CONTEXTUALLY AND THEORETICALLY PLACE WHAT I WAS DOING, AND UNDERSTAND IN BETTER, WHICH TO THIS DAY I AM THANKFUL FOR’

The two almost opposite experiences, amongst other things, led Gala’s perceptiveness towards ever-changing variables to sharpen. Through that, she is able to take relevant current moments or figures as subjects for her work and intuitively infuse her own distinct sense of humour into the creative expressions in her pieces. Gala tends to experiment in her creative processes as a way to grow and learn, as much as a way to integrate all of herself and her experiences cohesively. 

Euphoric (Shooketh), 2021

70w x 100h cm

Ink and shellac on Hahnemüle paper

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This sharp intuition marks a sort of psychic power she possesses, an art of divination into art, if you may—as she picks relevant moment or the zeitgeist as it happens as her subjects; and imbue traditional touches, such as painting with oil or deep and factual academic research, into her processes of creation. A refreshing juxtaposition that honours the duality of reality.

My Millenial Anxiety and I (X and Y), 2021

70w x 100h cm

Ink and shellac on Hahnemüle paper

Ships from Marbella, Spain

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£ 1,350.00 

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Gala had done residencies in Tabakalera (2021), Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2015, 2019), Museu de Belles Arts, Castellón (2018), The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2017), Fundación Bilbaoarte, Bilbao (2016) and La Térmica, Málaga (2016). Her work have been exhibited in La Casa Encendida (Madrid), SB34-The Pool (Brussels), Galeria T20 (Murcia), Pablo’s Birthday (New York), La Encartada Fabrika-Museoa (Balmaseda), Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao), Museu Trepat (Tárrega), Fundación CajaGranada Museo Memoria de Andalucía (Granada), Museo Carmen Thyssen (Málaga), and Fabra i Coats Fàbrica de Creació i Centre d'Art Contemporani (Barcelona) among others. Last but not least, Gala Knörr was the Education Department Assistant at the Saatchi Gallery in 2014; and was appointed the 2018-2019 Artist-Researcher in residence at Centre for Postcolonial Studies at Goldsmiths University in London.

Believe, 2021

100w x 70h cm

Ink and shellac on Hahnemüle paper

Ships from Marbella, Spain

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

£ 1,350.00 

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Artwork photographs courtesy of the artist. Portraits courtesy of the artist.

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