The opening of this new exhibition was entitled “Equitana” at the Benezra Gallery in Benahavis on the costa del Sol

A new exhibition experience

The gallery was full, full of all lovers of fine art from Marbella and its surrounding areas. The Benezra Gallery is a lovely space to enjoy fine art and with the change in the weather, we could spill out into the lovey courtyard where we could enjoy a nice glass of cava and discuss what we had seen.The art is simply stunning. We really couldn’t describe it any other way. On entering the courtyard, we saw statues by Nimrod Messeg, a great favourite here in Marbella. Nimrod is able to take something that usually regarded as ugly and industrial and he transforms it into a work of beauty.His creations begin as the heaviest, darkest piece of metal (most specifically iron) and, using unique and innovative forging techniques, he brings about a total metamorphosis of his subject matter, creating the most delicate statues with an almost lace like quality.The first room in the gallery included large, bold canvasses from Alejandro Hermann – full of interpretation, paintings by Kitty Arden and Dom Patterson’s “Let’s Prance” which we loved. Then, we saw the most stunning bronzes of two prancing horses by Gines Serán-Pagan which were aptly named “Two Friends”. Adding to the wonderful art, it was great to feel the quality and workmanship of the saddles and bridles by master craftsmen El Molino of Sevilla displayed around the gallery – from modern to more traditional Spanish saddles.All of this didn’t prepare us for what was in the second room. We don’t really have the words to express the quality of the art we experienced here. The exquisite ballet from Anna Louise Andersen, the wild abandon in the eye of the stallion by Alejandro Hermann, amazing sculptures by Alex Romano in marble & chalk and a classic bronze sculpture by Michelle Rose Key.

But, our firm favourite was the art of Jesus de Miguel Alcántara. The muscle structure and movements he paints exemplifies his obvious passion and a deep love of his subject.

The whole experience was a day to remember.

Benezra Gallery
Avda. Tomás Pascual 6
The Courtyard 4 & 5
Urb. La Quinta Golf
29678 Benahavis