VICTOR QUINTANILLA EXHIBITION RE-OPENING

22-May-2020


VICTOR QUINTANILLA EXHIBITION RE-OPENING

Gibraltar Cultural Services is re-opening the ‘Cosmos’ sculpture exhibition by Spanish artist
Victor Quintanilla, at the GEMA Gallery, Montagu Bastion. The exhibition, which had a
reduced launch event in March due to the outbreak of Covid-19, has been organised in
conjunction with the JM Memorial Foundation.

Victor Quintanilla has been working with metal since a very young age and creates
sculptures from recycled material, focusing on different subjects and themes. Victor says
his exhibition carries a universal message as he is influenced by worldly themes and the
current climate. Topics like immigration, life and death, hope, music and dance are all
featured with Spanish cultural icons like Don Quixote and Las Meninas taking centre stage.

The works are made out of soldered scrap metal using some recognisable household items
such as forks and spoons, beaten and sanded by hand, transformed by Quintanilla’s
imagination and talent into creations which are innovative and breath-taking. The
exhibition is diverse with artworks of varying sizes all following the same creative process.
Victor hopes his artworks will inspire personal reflection and will make visitors think about
the social themes that have also influenced him and are present in his work.

This exhibition is certainly a very different offering, and most definitely a treat for all,
highlighting Quintanilla’s skill in metal work and his contemporary vision. The timing has
been unfortunate, affecting the Gallery’s ability to remain open, but we hope with things
slowly returning to some kind of normality, you will now be able to make the most of this
experience.

The number of visitors at any one time will be strictly controlled and there will be hand
sanitisers provided.

The exhibition will run from Tuesday 26th May, and will be open at GEMA Gallery,
Montagu Bastion on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am to 3pm and Tuesdays and
Thursdays 11am to 6pm.