Founded in 1877 as the first gallery in Spain, Sala Parés is comprised of three spaces within a single building in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. The gallery currently features painters who focus on contemporary figuration and realism but also occasionally represent those who engage with abstraction. Sala Parés also exhibits sculpture, photography, and video art as well as additional artists who work with a multitude of mediums, techniques, and approaches. Sala Parés is proud to collaborate with numerous museums and foundations, and also participate in international art fairs. On an annual basis the gallery organises, with the help of the Faculties of Fine Arts, Art <35, a contest for young artistic creators juried by museum directors, curators, and artists all from the local contemporary art world.