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June 10, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - July 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

When Mar entered the Caves of Hercules, despite her greetings and smile, she saw almost no one. She immediately caught a glimpse of a beautiful if somewhat robotic figure, seducing one of the guests in a corner.

She seemed familiar to him but he did not recognize her immediately; only when she moved away from the guest contorting her figure did he recognize her; it was Maria, the robot protagonist of the movie Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927).

The rest of the inauguration watched her without dissimulation, shamelessly, crossing paths with her.
She was enigmatic, provocative, disturbing; she wandered through the halls as if it were her apartment, with a slight mocking smile.

He saw her go down to the basement forbidden to the rest of the guests, after her a man came down, later another one and also a woman, … perhaps it was indeed her private apartment, metallic noises were heard coming from below, was the liturgy of love beginning?

Yes, now I knew, the futuristic city had extended its tentacles to Toledo, annexing the caves to become part of it. The goddess of evil, the erotic doll, the therapeutic appliance with swaying hips, inhabited it; receiving her guests in its monumental penumbra.

Mar Aragón, internationally recognized watercolorist, did not have her brushes or saunders papers with her, … but her gaze recorded the whole scene. Now, with her exhibition “The Mechanical Mistress”, she has returned to the scene of inspiration, sharing with all of us what she has experienced, with a nod to Manga art ( 漫画).

Mar has made a fierce exercise of accommodation to the scene, moving from the usual large canvases in her, to a necessarily intimate narrative by erotic; transporting us to the Metropolis universe and the intimacy of the apartment of “The Mechanical Mistress”.

The exhibition, organized by the Consorcio de la Ciudad de Toledo and Vesaniart Art Gallery, can be visited from June 10 to July 3, from Tuesday to Saturday from 12 to 14 and from 17 to 19 h., in Callejón de San Ginés, 3, Toledo.

Mar Aragón was born in Motril (Granada), Spain in 1.971, being recognized in 2019 with the Gold Medal of her city, for her important national and international artistic career.

His work is made in large format watercolor, which reaches up to 2 m., not common in this technique. It has a unique stamp with a wide and energetic palette that flows from black to polychrome. He makes use of the figurative and mimics the abstract, offering us an optic of immense spaces and dreamed characters.

His work has been exhibited in the most prestigious International Art Fairs and Galleries around the world: Hong Kong, Monaco, Marbella, Switzerland, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Asia, or Madrid. It is part of the exhibition “Templarios”, in which he shares space with works by Picasso, Tapies or Joan Miró, among other renowned artists.

Mar, at the height of her professional career, has been the guest artist at the International Watercolor Fair of Monza (Italy), the Biennale of Normanni (Italy), the Biennale of Contemporary Art of Beldevere di San Leucio (Italy).

Mar has been recognized by Art International Contemporary magazine as one of the 50 best artists to invest in art. Her works can be found in important collections such as those of the Mayor’s Office of Madrid, Moét Chandon, Hotel Don Pepe Marbella, Casquero-Gherardi, Ojos del Barroco or Johann Graf Novomatic Group.

Mar Aragón has developed in parallel her artistic career as an illustrator, counting in her curriculum with such prestigious collaborations as the discographic work for Luis Santana, the illustrated books of the Centro Artístico de Granada, the different editions of the poster of the Festival Internacional Música Sur, or painting live a large format work during the concert of Carlos de Jacoba and Luis de Rosario in Motril.

In the artist’s own words: “Art is the best bridge to bring us closer and to speak the same language that moves us”.

The exhibition is curated by Nuria Delgado, director of Vesaniart Art Gallery.



June 10, 2022 @ 12:30 pm
July 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
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Cuevas de Hércules
Callejón San Ginés, 3
Toledo, Toledo 45001 España
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