The new generation of artists in Madrid you’ve just got to know about

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New energy is blowing through the Spanish capital, a city in which increasingly more artists are settling to showcase their creations to the world.

Madrid, has been a hub for creators in all artistic disciplines since the end of the 1970s. For years, young people from villages and other provinces have been arriving, with fresh and energizing ideas, ready to take on the world, capturing their concerns and interests in painting, sculpture, cinema and music. All of this was encompassed under the umbrella of what became known as the Movida (or the Scene) and—although the name was distorted to wild and unsuspected limits—the truth is that Madrid continued to be a cultural leader well through the 90s.

Now, the capital is once again on the map for cities that have got something to say. More and more artists are finding their refuge in Madrid. You can see them in the districts to which they are moving and at the hotspots at which to see and be seen. So we’d like to present five of our favorites to you:

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Antonio and Miguel are a couple and fashion designers who have been creating their eclectic and colorful collections for some time now in Madrid. Their latest is called Coming Out and is centered on queer culture. They also frequent the city’s nightlife through the parties they organize: the most recent is called ‘Bulma’, after the famous character on Dragon Ball.

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Matías Uris

Matías is 35 years old, has lived in Madrid for 10 years and almost the same amount of time as one of the capital’s leading photographers. His snapshots have been snapped at fairs including Madrid Room Fair and have been spotted at both individual and group exhibitions. His childhood in La Mancha, virgins and hunting scenes—also featuring his father—are the key elements that inspire his works.

Sor Yasmin Txilati

This young woman, who started out as one of the next-generation club kids, is now an icon for performance art in Madrid. Soraya designs her own looks, then takes her actions to La Juan Gallery or onto the street (even in the heart of Puerta del Sol). She has no problems expressing and presenting her wonderful inner world through body movement. In addition, the fact that she is from Casablanca (Morocco), gives credence to the saying that ensures no Madrileño is from Madrid.

Brianda Fitz James Stuart

Designer, painter, sculptor and DJ, the granddaughter of the Duchess of Alba is one of the must-haves at all events and parties held in the capital. Not only due to her powerful and groundbreaking image, but also because of her raw talent in every discipline in which she decides to showcase her artistic vision. Both her work with La Casita de Wendy—at which she designs the prints—and her own clothing collection have been instant bestsellers. From the ARCO afterparty to the launch of her latest textile sensation, Brianda is one of the hot creative women on the city’s scene.

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The band made up of Lois, Álvaro Naïve, Álvaro Gutiérrez and Carlos have been laying the soundtracks to our lives for nearly five years, with their tropical punk sound. After the rise of this shining star and playing at practically all of the city’s music halls, Trajano is now launching its latest EP, which has been baptized as Rubí. And if this weren’t enough, they are also the best known group of pretty boys in Madrid, and one of the best dressed. And once again, almost none of them were born in the Spanish capital.

 

From performance to painting, with a stop at fashion photography, there is space for everything and everyone on Madrid’s creative scene. Increasingly more, Spanish artists are making their mark on the international stage due to their rebellious spirits and innovative ideas, and we totally share this vision at UNOde50. So if—like all of them—you’re a bold lady and restless seeker who is fascinated by the most daring ideas and always takes it one step further, you just have to check out the designs at Natural Souls. A collection for unique women who appreciate artistry, delight in the details and have individualistic spirits that flee from affectations.

 

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