From my beginnings as an artist, I began to experiment with shapes and textures, maintaining the color and light as main protagonists. My artistic interests fluctuate between different disciplines; from photography to video, passing through installation and drawing.
Nature, travel and the human being are my laboratory of experimentation.
I am sensitive to climate change because of all the current pollution of ecosystems.
I try to participate in the awareness of the problem through my work. The support on which my work is developed is the perfect pretext to inquire about this and other topics of my interest. Hence, I appeal to the versatility that other installation supports offer (neon, lamps and other design objects) reutilizing, recycling and converting them into works.
But it is a moment of impasse in my life, that makes me decide to embark on an investigation, which will have a profound impact in my work, on how sensations and moods are associated with the artistic practice through light and colour.
This project comes alive from a new and greater experimental perspective. I base my research on a statistical method to build through colors a map of feelings utilizing a conductive path that allows me to metaphorically eliminate the barrier between different disciplines and putting the spectator emotions as the object of the work. In short, to use art as a cathartic element for my own growth and (re) emotional knowledge, to try to transmute my vital journey into a universe of chromatism and light that becomes a generator of sensations for those who contemplate it.
Ras de Terra
Third prize in Weather contest. Art room gallery
Learn2Create / Innogate Europe Class
El blanco y negro es más real/Guided exhibition in UAH
Tan lejos, tan cerca
Open studio AHEH
Casas con nombre propio, AD
Open Studio con ACDO
Un día es un día
Art of Change 21, Caixa Forum
Una villa en Ibiza por Patricia Urquiola, AD
Especial espacios pequeños, AD
Feria del mueble Milán, Patricia Urquiola
Miami Fashion Week, Master Class
Ras de Terra, Sánchez Robles' and Juan Urquiola's latest agricultural project based in La Vera, Cáceres. Its main objectives: natural preservation, positive environmental impact and create awareness about permaculture. They seek to regenerate the soil in La Vera with a higher CO2 uptake on the long run. Their pillars for this project are: awareness, investigation and innovation.
Weather, contest in Art Room Gallery. Monica won the third prize in October 2020.
Art Room Gallery, a virtual art gallery, developed a contest about climate change and nature. It pretends to create a dialogue between viewers, artists and judges to reflect about climate change. The contest held participants from all over the world: USA, Germany, Canada, Italy, Australia, Taiwan, Russia, China, Ukraine, Spain, Austria, Guatemala, UK. One hundred and four mixed media pieces were selected.
Learn2Create, a european initiative. Seeking to encourage work based on labour inside the creative and cultural industries. Monica was invited to participate once again and share her personal experiences.
El blanco y negro es más real - Part of Espacio Raw's collection in collaboration with Reporteros Sin Fronteras in Universidad Alcalá de Henares. This exhibition will be available from February to March 2021.
Monica was invited to give a guided tour and speak about her photographic piece.
“El blanco y negro es más real" exhibition, as a whole, pretends to reveal to its audience the development technique gliceé with carbon ink. It's one of the most innovative development techniques up to this date. The images are directly printet with carbon pigments in six different tonalities from grey to black giving a wide range of greys and deep blacks with profound detail.
Tan lejos, tan cerca. Curated by Freijo Gallery and LZ46. Available from May 5th 2020 to May 5th 2021.
Inside - outside, close - far, past - future. The extreme movements of a pendulum that makes us who we are and affects who we'll want to be eventually.
Everyday objects become important and essential. The most seen space can become a gift.
AD Architectural Digest. Homes with their own name. March 2020.
Villa Sagrada. Collab with LA Studio. Added light and colour inside italian fourteenth century convent in Tuscany.
Photographic piece “Amarillo” 180 x 120 cm.
Open Studio with ACDO. February 2020.
Part of the Madrid Design Festival and ARCO.
Un día es un día. Exposición colectiva galería Álvaro Alcázar.
Para esta exposición la Galería ha diseñado un calendario del año 2020 en el que los artistas de la Galería e invitados, han realizado una obra con técnica y temática libres. Exposición en la que el único elemento homogéneo, el calendario, se verá en diferentes temas, técnicas, mostrando la diversidad estética del arte actual.
The association Art of Change 21 connects art and major environmental issues (global warming, air pollution, waste, pandemics).
Since its creation in Paris in 2014 in the perspective of COP21, Art of Change 21 highlights the role of artists and creativity as accelerators of the ecological transition and acts on an international scale. In addition to his patron Olafur Eliasson, the association has already mobilized world-class artists.
AD Architectural Digest. Una villa en Ibiza por Patricia Urquiola.
Colaboración con Patricia Urquiola en una casa de Ibiza, En el salón principal, muebles de Kettal y Gan, diseñadas por la arquitecto y, en la pared, foto Isla de Es Vedrá de Mónica Sánchez-Robles.
Especial espacios pequeños. Architectural Digest. AD Enero 2020
Intervención espacial y artística de Mónica Sanchez-Robles en un apartamento con muebles de Patricia Urquiola.
De oscura residencia militar en el centro de Madrid a luminosa casa intervenida por la artista Mónica Sánchez-Robles. 90 metros cuadrados con una buena selección de exquisitas piezas de Patricia Urquiola.
Feria del mueble Milán. 2017
Stand de Cassina. Colaboración con Patricia Urquiola. Fotografía de Mónica Sánchez-Robles Iceberg, Greenland.
Miami Fashion Week. Creative director, Master class 2017.
Master Class program in collaboration with @MDCollege and @knightfdn
Mónica Sánchez-Robles is a multidisciplinary artist who at the moment resides in Madrid, though she has lived in France and Italy too. She’s licensed in Fine Arts by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in BBAA of Granada, she studies for a doctorate, she continues her digital photography formation in Escuela de Fotografía EFTI of Madrid, and she did her postgraduate in Parsons Paris School of Design in Paris.
She has exhibited individually in galleries in Spain and France. She has also exhibited collectively in diverse exhibitions and fairs in France, Spain, Miami, London and Switzerland.
She worked as a teacher in Rabat’s International University and she collaborated with foundations of humanitarian character and discapacitated people, imparting workshops for youngsters with autism and Down syndrome.
Sánchez-Robles collaborates in different projects with professionals in design and architecture, like the one with Patricia Urquiola for the Milan furniture fair, or being the director of the Master Classes of Miami Fashion Week in 2017.
She created and interactive test about the study of the impact in the relation of colour and emotions, of universal character, www.colorofemotions.com .
Her work is present in art collection like the Fundación Aragonesa Colección Circa XX Pilar Citoler de Zaragoza, or the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain, the Luciano Benetton Italy collection.
Credit Suisse Banque Madrid. España. Recordando
Galerie d’Art Laure Roynette. París, Francia. “Equilibrium”
Galería Freijo. PHotoEspaña 16. Madrid.” Color of emotions II. Luz Interior”
Galería Freijo. Madrid, España. “Color of Emotions: Luz interior”
Galería Yusto/Giner. Marbella, España. “Color of Emotions”
Galería Egam. Madrid, España. “Instantes de luz”
Galerie d’Art Laure Roynette. París, Francia. “Extrême Lumière”
Cortijo Miraflores. Marbella, España. “Isl-andia”
Espacio Pepe Pisa. Madrid, España. “Desde el Negro”
Galería Alfredo Viñas. Málaga, España. “Un paseo por el desierto”
Galería Egam Madrid, España. ”Isl-andia”
Festival PhotoEspaña 08. Galería Egam. Madrid, España