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always in our memories

Dear family of partners and friends of the AEPE:

After going through very hard moments that we have managed to overcome … with a lot of art !!!, we must stop along the way and remember all those who have finished their journey with us and who will accompany us forever in our hearts. They now watch over us and come to inspire our work and our work, to set an example for us and to enlighten us on a path that many times is difficult for us …

We have all noticed a lack around us, a loved one, family member, friend, acquaintance … and so many strangers who scream at us and hold our soul, but inspire us with hope for a future that they dreamed of and that is now ours.

We mourn her departure and we offer this show of recognition to those who are suffering it most severely, especially to the associates and friends linked to whom we form this great family of art that will forever remember them.

May her eternal rest help our fatigue.

We not only publish obituaries of those artists of recognized fame.

For us, they are all equally important because we were all united by a common interest: art.

For all of them, for those who have accompanied us on this unique path, for those who have shared some moment of their lives with us, for those who have had a smile for us, or have
crossed if you want from afar with our wandering, for all, this show of sincere affection and respect for those who will be forever in our memory and in our hearts.


José Gabriel Astudillo López


Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors


Opening of the virtual exhibition of Sopetrán Doménech

Next July 8, from 7:00 p.m. the symbolic act of inauguration of the third virtual exhibition of the Exhibition Hall “Eduardo Chicharro” of the AEPE will take place.

It shows that it is possible thanks to the concern of the partner Sopetrán Doménech, who at all times has shown how much this exhibition mattered to her, facilitating the material and bringing the illusion of those who wish to show their works to the world.

For this reason, on July 8th, the digital catalog prepared for this reason will be posted on this website, as well as a gallery of the artist’s work.

All of this can also be followed by the AEPE channel on YouTube and by the social networks in which the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has a presence.

Without a doubt we are facing an exciting new date.


Virtual opening of the Asunción Bau exhibition

We inaugurated, with this symbolic act, the virtual exhibition of the “Eduardo Chicharro” Exhibition Hall of the AEPE, of the member Asunción Bau.

It shows that it is possible thanks to the concern that has been shown at all times to make this exhibition real, facilitating the material and providing the illusion of those who wish to show their works to the world.

For this reason, the digital catalog prepared for this reason, as well as a gallery of each artist’s work, already hangs on this website.

All of this can also be followed on this website, under the tab “Sala AEPE”, in addition to the AEPE channel on YouTube and the social networks in which the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has a presence.

Without a doubt we are facing an exciting new date.


Catálogo digital Asunción Bau


Gallery of the work of Asunción Bau



The artist presents the exhibition like this:

«Multidisciplinary artist. Born in Valencia, she lives and works in Madrid.

This exhibition, a synthesis of the work done, is a walk through an abstract world. It belongs to a series worked with veils, a metaphor for the impediments that women, by the mere fact of being, find in their way. Veil that accompanies her in the most decisive moments of her life.

The human being and her emotions are the central motive. Much of my work consists of finding a balance between the conceptual part and the plastic part of the works. I enjoy every step of the creative process, from successes to failures, because I consider that every accident that occurs is necessary to reflect and continue investigating. If the painting does not vibrate, I cannot find meaning in the work.

Therefore, my work reflects my experiences, the observation of the world I inhabit, the current society, life, in a word, mine and the one that surrounds me, the identity, the evolution of the human being, his freedom and his conditioning factors.

Individual dialogue, reflection and, in addition, investigation, from the same textures to the concepts. Thus my works are not simply aesthetic supports, they always carry a reflection, a complaint or a reflection that invites us to question our reality, our values ​​or our reason for being. In a word, I invite the interaction of everyone who comes to see them.

Almost all the paintings in this exhibition have won a prize or have been selected in different competitions, most of which are called by the AEPE and the CBA (Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid) ».

José Domínguez guest artist at the Cambass Museum NY

The artist from Marte, José Domínguez, is one of the only two Spaniards included, giving his work entrance to the venue as a guest artist

On July 4, 2020, the VRCambass Museum is inaugurated, based in a virtual point in New York, in which the renowned Spanish painter José Domínguez occupies the honor of being one of the invited artists with 5 works of his latest artistic creation.

Passion has the power to turn work into pleasure, awakening curiosity and the desire to experiment, circumstances that are palpable in the work of José Domínguez, an irrevocable follower of Impressionism, captures on oil the atmosphere of the great European cities. Its avenues, its traffic, its people and its great monuments vibrate under the loose brushstroke of this author. A network of spots that, although it may resemble that of great masters such as Monet or Pissarro, is completely detached from these in the way of building the work through color, reducing its palette to gray, blue, red, and white tones. and blacks. In this way, it does not seek the representation of reality as it is perceived by the eye as the impressionist ideal, but rather through an original exercise of subjective appreciation, transforming it, creating its own identity trace.

The organization Cambass Gallery, Art New York and Clean Trash Project, directed by the teacher Mauricio Mayorga, carries out the great launch of the VR Cambass Cultural District, with the institutional support of Arte Sin Fronteras Por La Paz, an organization led by the cultural manager César Rincón .

Eliana Pedrosa Cambass Gallery manager commented on the novel proposal: “The Cultural District of Cambass is a technological platform, based on the development of virtual reality. Where art, 3D animation engines and digital architecture come together to generate a new strategy, focused on the promotion, dissemination and cultural education ”.

“The Cambass Cultural District is a virtual world that evokes art and culture and is made up of multiple places such as the VR Cambass Museum, the Cambass station, the Alliance of the America Gallery, the Art New York Gallery, the Great International Art Fair and many more places. It is a great virtual reality cultural complex created with the support of artists to promote their work around the world ”; Edwin Salgado, plastic artist and graphic designer, is the developer in charge of the management of the digital complex.



Opening of the virtual exhibition of Asunción Bau

Next July 1, from 7:00 p.m. the symbolic act of inauguration of the second virtual exhibition of the Exhibition Hall “Eduardo Chicharro” of the AEPE will take place.

It shows that it is possible thanks to the concern of Asunción Bau, who at all times has shown how much this exhibition mattered to her, facilitating the material and bringing the illusion of those who wish to show their works to the world.

For this reason, on July 1, the digital catalog created for this reason will be posted on this website, as well as a gallery of the artist’s work.

All of this can also be followed by the AEPE channel on YouTube and by the social networks in which the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has a presence.

Without a doubt we are facing an exciting new date.

Inauguration of the virtual exhibition of the Valdepeñas Spring Salon

On July 3, 2020, starting at 6:00 p.m., the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors will open what is now the third virtual exhibition in its 110-year history.
For this, the President of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo, has sent a communication to all the members in which they are invited to go to this same web page, in the tab “Contests and Awards”, sub-tab «Spring Salon de Valdepeñas », where a gallery of almost two hundred photographs of the works that have been submitted to this call will hang.
In his communication, he tells us:
“At the beginning of March the XIV Spring Salon of Valdepeñas was convened” Through the lands of Castilla La Mancha “of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, which was to be held in June 2020, at the Municipal Museum of a specially linked city to the art world.
We did not expect that an event like the one that is shaking the world and especially Spain, would alter our lives in this way and change us as much as the way of making and sharing art.
Shortly after the pandemic began, we understood that it was useless to even hold the exhibition, when the 55 Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture and the Casa del Reloj, the 110 AEPE exhibition, still hung on the walls of the Casa de Vacas, that celebrated the anniversary of the foundation of our institution.
With the desire to continue transmitting art, to share art, to create and recreate the world, we undertook actions to turn this great event into a great virtual exhibition of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with which partners and friends, lovers of art, we continue to make history.
The current circumstances caused by the COVID-19 crisis have caused a large number of companies or entities to cease their activity. The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has continued to work to give visibility to artists and promote art, all through a series of virtual tools that help us meet their goals.
With the digital world as a border, we decided to continue with the scheduled exhibitions, in order to celebrate the XIV Spring Salon of Valdepeñas “Through the lands of Castilla La Mancha” of the AEPE, virtually through the different means of promotion with those that AEPE has been working on for years: the website, the YouTube channel, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google Arts & Culture.
Participation was completely free, so that all those who had already paid for the registration were reimbursed the amount, taking into account that in this exceptional case no prizes will be awarded.
Without any limitation in terms of technique, format and theme, the artists show us the best of their art, of themselves, in a luxurious showcase that, I am convinced, will surprise everyone.
We thus celebrate this virtual exhibition with such exceptional circumstances, but with the intention of making this appointment a well-deserved meeting whose result is what we can see in this magnificent exhibition and in which we managed to make this appointment a great opportunity to present talent and the quality of each and every one of the members of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, whom I am especially honored to represent.
Undoubtedly, it is a unique opportunity to participate in exhibitions that will remain forever on the web, with which the AEPE continues to make history.
As I was saying, this is the time to leave our mark on history.
And together, we are doing it.

José Gabriel Astudillo López
Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors


List of participants in the virtual exhibition of the
XIV Valdepeñas Spring Show


Luis Andrés Acevedo Manso

Cristina Agulló Técles

Aracely Alarcón

Margarita Algora

Susana Alonso de Sousa (Alonso de Sousa)

Ramos Andrés

Katia Ares Calderón (Kate Ares)

Isabel Artieda López

Alejandro Aynós Romero

Sabela Baña

Beatriz de Bartolomé

Leonor Berlanga

Joaquín Besoy

Carmen Bonilla Carrasco

Jalal Boudra

Tomi Caballero

Irene Cantalejo

Martina Cantero

Pilar Carballedo

Paloma Casado

David Centelles Calvo

José Manuel Chamorro

Ángeles Cifuentes Serrano

Concepción Cortés

Pilar Cortes

Enrique Delgado

Héctor Delgado Millán

Antonio Denis Vázquez

María Xesús Díaz

Higinio Díaz Marta-Garrón (Gini)

Francisco Díaz Tripiana

Sopetrán Domènech

Carmen Durán

Magdalena España

Carmen Espinosa

José Carmelo Esteban Gracia (Carmelo Esteban)

Marta M. Estévez Jorge (Marta Estévez)

Olga Feliú Escudero

Diego Fernández

Rosa Fernández

Karlos Fernández Eguía (Karfer Eguía)

Sara Fernández Giménez (Sara Ruano)

Sarah Ferreira

Mª Dolores Flores Verdú (Flor Verdú)

Mª Esther Flórez

Herminda Gago Blanco

Félix Gala

Susana García Bravo

Fernando García de Juan

Guillermo García García (Majin Willy)

María García García (M. García García)

Ana García Pulido (Anayë)

Álvaro García Santamaría

José Clemente Gascón Martínez

Pedro Gómez

Olga Gómez Hernández

Juan Rafael Gómez Mena (Mena)

José Miguel González Delgado

Mª Luisa González Ossorio

Juan Antonio González Sáiz (Juanchi)

Agustín Gonzaléz Salvador

Argentina González Tamames

Marien de Haro

Manuel Hernández

Alirio Infante

Antonio Izquierdo Ortega

Juan Jiménez

Juan José Jiménez Sánchez

Mónica Jimeno

Francisco Javier Langa

Rosa Mª Lecumberri

Liv Likart

Ignasi Lisicic

Alejandro López García (Kastro)

Enrique López Sardón

Juan Manuel López-Reina Coso

Ian Lorenzo

Paulino Lorenzo Tardón (Paulino L. Tardón)

Carlos Losa

Antonio Lucas García

María R. Maluenda

Fernando de Marta

Andrés Javier Martínez Blanco

Ana Martínez Córdoba

Ricardo Mas

Geanina Miler

Isabel Monfort

Antonio Municio

Mento Muñoz Mejias

Nuria Muñoz Sánchez-Horneros

Julio Murciego

Jesús Nieto Pantoja

Erika Nolte

Ángel Núñez

Julio César Ovejero (Ovejero)

David Patón

Luis Pereira

Adalberto Pereira da Silva (Adalberto Silva)

Juan Pérez Galiana (Galiana)

Pilar Pérez Hidalgo

Jesús Pérez Hornero

Juan Francisco Pérez Somalo

Antonia Portalo

Pura Ramos

Pietro Putignano

Victoria Ramírez

Pablo Redondo (Odnoder

Mª Aida da Luz Rodrigues (Aida Rodrigues)

Raúl Rodríguez (Ciriaco)

Manolo Romero

Mª Esperanza Ruiz Pérez (Esperanza Ruiz-Olmo)

Fuensanta Ruiz Urien (Fuensanta R. Urien)

Salvador Samper

Cristina Sánchez

Avelina Sánchez-Carpio

Tomás Santos Alcalá

Mª Dolores Santos Castillo (Lola Santos)

Macarena Sanz

Guillermo Sanz Murat

Inés Serna

Begoña Sopena

Emilio Sotomayor

Linda de Sousa

Mayte Spínola

Florian Stefan

Adrián A. Suarez

Arturo Tejero

Antonio Téllez de Peralta

Austion Tirado

Adela Trifán (Adelacreative)

José Valladares Moreno

Soledad Velasco Hernández

Maribel Vera

Pilar Vich

José Zahonero

Aguilar Soria, winner of the poster announcing the 87 Autumn Salon of the AEPE

On June 23, 2020, the deliberation of the selection jury for the announcing poster took place, which will be the 87th edition of the traditional Autumn Salon, which will be held from October 29 to November 29, 2020 at the Casa of Cows of the Retiro Park of Madrid.

The jury was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE, acting as Secretary of the same Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE, and counting on the Members Juan Manuel López-Reina, Vice-president of the AEPE, Antonio Téllez, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta, Ana Martínez Córdoba and Itziar Zabalza Murillo.

As José Gabriel Astudillo explains, “for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors it is very special to have an identifying image of the Autumn Salon, and that it be a work of the members of our institution, who thus regain prominence in the Autumn Salon ”.

The winning work is from the Honorary Partner of our institution, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, whom we congratulate from these lines, entitled “Self-portrait in Autumn”.

Alejandro Aguilar Soria

Alejandro Aguilar Soria (Madrid, 1962), graduated in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, also studying Interior Architecture and Public Relations and Advertising.

From her earliest childhood she lived with artists and intellectuals of the first order who populated her house and visited her grandfather, Francisco Soria Aedo and her mother, Fernanda Soria, recognized and unjustly forgotten artists, from whom she learned the cleanliness of the line, drawing and the coloristic technique that gives so much strength to his works. His experience in these years will deeply mark his later, classic and avant-garde artistic practice.

A teacher at various art schools, a study assistant to other great masters, he reacted to the conceptual trends typical of the 1980s and began his personal artistic career in a painting completely identifiable with his curious and dreamy personality. Currently, and after a stage as a gallery owner in which success distanced him from his true passion, he directs his own painting studio, Estudio Larso, and has more than thirty years of teaching that have earned him the recognition of artists and teachers.

Multidisciplinary artist, his work covers a wide spectrum of expressive forms: photography, installation, drawing, visual poetry, printmaking, but it is painting that occupies most of his production.

The thematic axis that unifies the work of Aguilar Soria, are the symbols, signs and pictograms and their interrelation with their own and imagined environments.

In his oils and acrylics, his characters, generally anonymous men and women, are often seen with trivial, mute and also mysterious postures and appearances, with elements as capricious as the prolongation of their limbs in unusual objects that become the keys hidden that suggest the relationship of these figures with each other and with the viewer.

Among his references: the night, the city, the history of art, cinema, photography, society, religion, culture, death, sex, animals, iconic and legendary images, etc. Any aspect that influences the formation of contemporary being has a place in its repertoire of ideas and reflections.

However, there is a common denominator in his work, in his thought and in his work: the idealized modern man. Aguilar Soria raises the idea of ​​the multiple man, the communicator, the one who sees everything and manages everything, the close and passionate, the one who minimizes himself with nature and the urban landscape, with galaxies and the elements.

He has held important individual exhibitions, among which “Iconographic Maps” stand out, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla-La Mancha (Hellín. Albacete, 2009), “Icônes”, at the D´Art du Rhône Gallery (Genève. Suisse, 2005), “Games”, in Banking Credit Suisse (Madrid, 2001), “Exp. Multimedia ”, at the C.M. (Madrid, 2000), ”Fractals”, at the Elvira Carreras Gallery (Madrid, 1998), “Pictograms”, at the Laberinto Gallery (Granada, 1995), “Encounters”, at the Arsenal Museum (San Juan de Puerto Rico , 1984) … the last one took place in the Madrid Casa de Vacas del Parque del Buen Retiro in 2018, which won him excellent press and public reviews.

A large number of private collections and important cultural institutions have works by this artist, with many works that he has exhibited in places as exceptional as the Museo de Las Escuelas de Luzón, ITIMUSEUM in Argentina, the Volpe Stessens Foundation in Buenos Aires, the Museum Manege of Modern Art of Saint Petersburg, Sharjah Art Museum of United Arab Emirates, the National Library of Madrid, the Enzo Marini Foundation of Bologna, the Fine Arts Circle of Madrid, the Museum of Decorative Arts of Madrid, etc.

Member of the XIII Salon, “Eduardo Chicharro” Painting Prize of the LXXIX Madrid Autumn Salon and the First Prize of the XXIV Animalistic Art Exhibition of the San Antón Academy of Art and Letters, has to his credit other distinctions such as the Diogenes Taborda Grand Prize from the Volpe Stessens Foundation in Buenos Aires and the Painting Prize from the Eureka Hall in Madrid.

All information is available on the AEPE website, tab “Contests and prizes”, sub-tab “Autumn Salon” 2020.