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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.
Last Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the La Lonja Hall, Casa del Reloj Cultural Center of the Municipal Board of Arganzuela, the inauguration ceremony and awards ceremony of the “110 AEPE” contest took place, which on the occasion of the celebration of the 110 years of the foundation of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the President summoned last January.
The event was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE and was attended by the Vice President, Juan Manuel López-Reina, some of the members of the Board of Directors, such as Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta, Ana Martínez Córdoba, and Itziar Zabalza Murillo as well as a large group of exhibitors, partners and friends of the centenary entity.
José Gabriel Astudillo highlighted in his speech the importance of this call with the following words:
On April 15, 2020, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors celebrates 110 years of an existence marked by the wealth of its greatest heritage: its partners.
And it is that for those of us who form this great family of partners of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, it is a real pride to be members of such an illustrious institution and to be an active part of an entity that continues to renew itself and interact with Spanish society through the World of artistic creation.
Many have been the artists who have allowed with their creative activity to vertebrate over time an association that has come to celebrate the century of existence with an eye on the future. Many are those who continue to make this path today.
These creators, of acclaimed and recognized talent and many others completely anonymous, are not ordinary people, but artists. Only in this way can their capacity for enthusiasm and vocational struggle, creative work and generosity be explained, which they have been wasting over time, and continue to contribute, in favor of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.
And there have also been men of culture, intellectuals and art-sensitive people who have served it from positions and management positions and still serve selflessly. All of them, anonymous and famous, are today worthy of applause and congratulations.
To fulfill a century of life is a milestone for any cultural entity. It is a great satisfaction to see the result left behind by more than one hundred and ten years of creativity, artistic innovation and dedication to society.
But the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors looks to the future, not forgetting the past, writing in the present the illusion of the challenge of continuing to grow the legacy received, of such extraordinary weight in the Spanish cultural world.
They are one hundred and ten years of corporate life at the service of art in Spain under the direction of the great masters of Spanish painting.
There are one hundred and ten years among which more than 9,000 artistic and cultural activities have been developed, more than eighty-six Autumn Rooms have been organized, an endless number of various exhibitions and the important Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture, in order premeditated to give the youth that begins their struggle, an occasion to expose the fruit of their dreams and ambitions. Good proof of this is the coincidence that in these competitions all the great masters began their artistic career.
They are, as we say, one hundred and ten years of life oriented in the effort, in the enthusiasm and in the love to the true art of Spain, in which the city of Madrid has become, of the hand of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors , at the forefront of healthy, intelligent and ethical rebellions in this pilgrimage that is artistic life, through dreams and fulfilled realities. Therefore, our next dream is to strengthen an open image of the Association in artistic and cultural circles.
With this motive, in January I called you to make a great show in which to demonstrate the potential of the artists that formed this great family that of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.
An exhibition that under the title of 110. AEPE, we celebrate in the splendid Exhibition Hall of the Casa del Reloj Cultural Center of the district of Arganzuela, to whom from these lines I wish to thank your support and trust in this institution.
And to you, the artists, the partners that keep this magic alive, the miracle in the midst of the growing disappointment around the world of culture, that you make us vibrate in each new exhibition, that you work every day more to show us the best of you themselves and the extraordinary talent that characterizes you, congratulate you effusively and wish you all the best together with us.
HAPPY 110 AEPE
The exhibition, which can be visited until March 27 and which opened its doors on day 4, has had an extraordinary success of participation, at the end with a total of 114 works between winners and selected, and has included two honorary awards : The 110th Anniversary Painting Medal and the 110th Anniversary Sculpture Medal, as a deserved tribute to 110 years of existence, in addition to different Honorable Mentions.
The jury in charge of performing the selection and qualification work has been formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE and Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE, as Secretary of the same, both with voice and without vote, and as directors the directors Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Ana Martínez Córdoba and Itziar Zabalza Murillo, and Luis Vecilla Rivelles, painter and partner of the AEPE chosen at random.
The awards ceremony was presented at the opening ceremony, which turned out to be the following:
PAINTING MEDAL 110 ANNIVERSARY OF THE AEPE, Pepe Linares Molina. Hellensol Oil / canvas 97 x 130
SCULPTURE MEDAL 110 ANNIVERSARY OF THE AEPE, José Manuel Solares. The reader. Resin and earth. 55 x 14 x 14
MENTION OF HONOR, Susana G. Bravo. Crystal wings. Oil / board 90 x 120
MENTION OF HONOR, Carlos Losa. Balance. Acrylic / Canvas 100 x 70
MENTION OF HONOR, Austión Shot. The prodigal son. Cold beaten sheet. 40 x 50 x 100
The artists that make up the 110 AEPE exhibition are the following: Esther Abajo Meléndez – Cristina Agulló – Joaquín Alarcón González – Jesús Alcolea Ríos – Myriam Álvarez de Toledo – Gloria Andrade – Juan Carlos Atroche Medina – Carmen Barba – Leonor Berlanga – Mª José Beltrán Verdes (Nana Beltrán) – Carmen Bonilla – Martina Cantero – Manuela Carcelén – Paloma Casado – Gloria Cediel – Ángela Cepeda – Luis Condado Ayuso – Pilar Cortés – Carmen Charro – Enrique Delgado Contreras – Rosa Díaz – Sopetrán Doménech – Carmen Espinosa – Carmelo Esteban – Mar Esteban – Maribel Estévez García – Marta Estévez Jorge – Araceli Fernández Andrés – Mª Pilar Fernández Antón (Pilar Feran) – Diego Fernández – Elena Fernández Camazón (Helen Fernández) – Karlos Fernández Eguia (Karfereguia) – Joaquín Fernández Igual – José Luis Fiol Valero – Mª Esther Flórez – Manuel Fournier – Francisco José Franco Ramírez de Arellano (Arellano) – Javier Fuentes Morán – Susana García Bravo (Susana G. Bravo) – M. García García – Ángeles García-Quismondo – José García Martínez (Gamar) – Carmen García Mesás (Naná Messás) – Rafael Gómez Mena (Mena) – Eva González – Larissa González Martínez (Larisa G. Rush) – Mª Luisa González Ossorio – Argentina González Tamames – Lydia Gordillo Pereira – Mª Mar Haro Ruiz – Teiji Ishizuka – Antonio Izquierdo – Victoria Jáimez – Rosa Lecumberri – Pablo Linares (Acuarela Revolution) – Pepe Linares Molina – Toñi López. Aquafonía Toñi López – Enrique López Sardón – Ian Lorenzo – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón (Paulino L. Tardón) – Carlos Losa – Juan Ramón Luque Ávalos – Felipe de Madariaga – María R. Maluenda – Juan Antonio Marbán – Fernando de Marta – José Luis Martín de Blas Aguado – Teresa Martín Sánchez de Rojas – Raquel Mayor – Sirgo Medeles Pimentel – Jaime Mestres Estartús (Estartús) – Geanina Miler – Isabel Monfort – Vicente Moya Gallego – Antonio Municio – Concha Muñoz – Pedro Muñoz – Julio Murciego – Pilar Navamuel – Concha Navarro – Ángel Navas (Navas D Velázquez) – Erika Nolte – Julio Nuez – José Luis Ortega Flórez de Uria (Flórez de Uría) – Feli Ortega Heras – Mª Ángeles Palomeque Messía – Fernando Peña Corchado (Leodegario) – José Antonio de la Peña García – Juan Pérez Galiana (Galiana) – Jesús Pérez Hornero – Regina Pérez Alonso – Juan Francisco Pérez-Rosas Hidalgo – Luis Pereira – José Pablo Puente Jerez (Puente Jerez) – Pura Ramos – Gerardo Rodríguez Granda – Manolo Romero – Fuensanta Ruiz Urien (Fuensanta R. Urien) – Cristina Sánchez – Avelina Sánchez-Carpio – Lola Santos – Teresa Sanz Arroyo – Jorge Andrés Segovia Gabucio – José Manuel Solares – Arturo Tejero – Antonio Téllez de Peralta – Austión Tirado – Adela Trifán (Adelacreative) – Lena Ustinova – Mª Luisa Valero – José Valladares Moreno – Leovigildo J. Cristóbal Valverde – Mª Dolores Verdú (Flor Verdú) – José Zahonero Vera.
On the 110th anniversary of the foundation
of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors
From March 4 to 27, 2020
La Lonja Exhibition Hall
Casa del Reloj Cultural Center
Paseo de la Chopera, 6-10
Metro: Legazpi (lines 3, 6)
Bus: 62, 6, 78, 148
More information, photographs and the digital catalog published for that reason, on this website, tab “Certificates and Awards”, subtab “110 AEPE”.
In the delivery of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD
There are many congratulatory messages that the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors are receiving these days concerning the impeccable organization of the act of the jury’s decision and delivery of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD.
The artists arrived from all corners of the national geography, felt at all times centers of attention of an act focused on them, in whom they had passed the difficult test of reaching the final selection of their works and being present at the exhibition of the works selected in the contest.
A gala held at the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park whose only condition was the limited capacity of its auditorium. This was the main reason that only those selected had access, waiting while the companions in the adjoining Exhibition Hall.
Once the prize has been awarded, from S.M. Queen Doña Sofía, Honorary President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, began the visit to the exhibition that lasted until past nine o’clock at night.
YE. Queen Doña Sofía stopped with each and every one of the artists present at the event, chatted with them, asked them what most caught their attention of each work, including anecdotes, memories and recognitions to whom she has been fighting for the world so much of art and culture.
Not surprisingly, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has been working on this event for a year, which shone among all the events scheduled in the capital in a month also focused on art thanks to the countless Fairs that have populated the spaces of Madrid.
An act well prepared by the AEPE, which its President, José Gabriel Astudillo López, wanted to highlight in his speech when he thanked the work of its Board of Directors in full:
Vice President: Mr. Juan Manuel López Reina Coso
Secretary: Ms. Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez
Member: Ms. Alicia Sánchez Carmona
Member: Mr. Antonio Téllez de Peralta
Member: Mrs. Paloma Casado López
Member: Mrs. Carmen Bonilla Carrasco
Librarian: D. Fernando de Marta
Treasurer: Ms. Ana Martínez Córdoba
Adviser to the President: Ms. Itziar Zabalza Murillo
For them he had affectionate words in which he recognized his work. And for the General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, whom she distinguished for her foresight and tireless work and thanked her unstoppable effort.
From the guests invited to the event, important for the centennial entity for what represents their support and encouragement in the daily work of the AEPE, the Jury, to the selected artists, who felt really protagonists in moments in which art and art culture seems to be unimportant, everything was planned to the smallest detail, which the Perpetual Secretary did not overlook.
But despite everything, it is the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with the President of the same and the Board of Directors in front, with all their partners and friends, who sincerely appreciate the success of this 55th edition of the REINA SOFIA DE AWARD PAINTING AND SCULPTURE.
To all, thank you very much
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WORKS EXHIBITION OPENED
SELECTED AND AWARDED FROM
55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD
Last Friday, March 6, now open to the public, the opening ceremony of the exhibition of selected and awarded works of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD took place, a total of 72 works by 69 different artists, with 42 paintings and 30 sculptures, and that had a massive influx of public, artists and friends of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.
We remember that the artists selected for the exhibition have been: Ana Alcaraz Montesinos. Javier Aldarias Montiel. Teruhiro Ando. Juan Asensio de Cárdenas. Miguel Barbero. Lorna Benavides Romero. Carmen Bonilla. Rosa Patricia Bravo Díaz (Patricia Bravo). Kevin Bustamante Vergara. Lin Calle Corral. Francisco Carrillo Rodríguez. Lola Catalá Sanz. Gloria Cediel Lafuente. Jorge Cerdá Gironés. Teddy Cobeña. Michael de Coca Leicher. José María Cháfer. Manuel Díaz Meré. Dong Yang. Francisco Escalera González. Manuchehr Eftekar. Magdalena España. Teresa Esteban. Gonzalo Fernández Atance. José Manuel Galán Martín (Manuel Galán). Juan Carlos García Moreno (Morris). Rafael Juan Gómez Mena (Mena). Javier González Casanueva (Javier Casanueva). Eva González Morán. Agustín González Salvador. Ana Gutiérrez Mengual. Manuel Higueras García. Gen Isoe. Susana Jiménez Barrero (Susana Ximénez). Bartolomé Junquero García. André Lambert. Pepe Linares Molina. Francisco Javier López del Espino. Juan Manuel López-Reina Coso. Daniel Lorenzo Goñi. Antonio Lucas García. Joel Llopis García. Antonio Marina Rodríguez. Juan Ramón Martín. José Luis Martín de Vidales. José Manuel Martínez Pérez. Javier de Mendoza Soler. José Molares Fernández. Salvadora Morales Fernández. Juan Naranjo Torres. Antonio Navarro Menchón. Cristóbal Olmedo Aranda. Javier Ortas González. Pedro José Pavón Pérez. Juan Francisco Pérez-Rosas Hidalgo. Diego Peribáñez Villalba. José María Pinto Rey. Agustín Pontesa. Gonzalo Prieto Cordero. José Pablo Puente Jerez. Enrique Rodríguez García (Guzpeña). Rodrigo Romero Pérez. Pilar Sagarra Moor. Bárbara Saínz Vizcaya. José Ramón Sala. Lidia Sancho Heras. Antonio Téllez de Peralta. Trinidad Toscano Martín. Leovigildo J. Cristóbal Valverde.
At the ceremony, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, accompanied by the members of the Board of Directors: Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General of the AEPE, Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Married, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta, Ana Martínez and Itziar Zabalza Murillo, presented the diplomas to the finalists attending.
It was a more informal act and in which everyone present could exchange impressions with artists and visitors, and for which everyone had a special thanks to the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.
Finalista: José Manuel Martínez Pérez
Finalista: Lin Calle
Finalista: Lorna Benavides
Finalista: Francisco Escalera
Finalista: Teruhiro Ando
At an event held last Friday at the institutional headquarters of the AEPE, the art gallery owner Soledad Lorenzo collected the “Medal of Honor”, which was awarded to her President José Gabriel Astudillo, in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the art world.
Full of attendees, among which were numerous partners and friends, as well as different collaborating entities of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, an emotional event took place in which by way of introduction, the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, performed a human profile of the gallery owner, highlighting the spontaneous tribute, born from the heart of all those who form the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and with special emphasis on the human values that surround the person of Soledad Lorenzo.
Soledad Lorenzo, who at some moments was nervous, excited and grateful, and wanted to correspond by making a small review, always from his experience and his special experienced look, to the current art situation, in which he stood out, finds nothing new that I moved her especially.
There were many friends and admirers who wanted to accompany Soledad Lorenzo in this act, such as the Managing Director of the Thyssen Museum, Evelio Acevedo, the President of Down Madrid, Ignacio Egea, the Adviser to the Councilor for Culture of the City of Madrid, Isabel Rossel , the representative of the Councilor for Retirement, Antonio Pardo, the Director of El Taller del Prado, Francisco Molina, other illustrious recipients of the Medal of Honor, such as Rafael Botí Torres and Tomás Paredes Romero, in addition to the members of the Board of Directors, Juan Manuel López Reina, Alicia, Sánchez Camacho, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta, Ana Martínez Córdoba and Itziar Zabalza.
The President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, made special mention to the authorities who have excused the attendance to the act, with special emphasis on the call of the Royal House, in which S.M. Queen Doña Sofía, Honorary President of the institution, and Infanta Doña Elena, begged her to send her most affectionate congratulations to the honoree.
As on other occasions, because of the endearing words that Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez made as an introduction, words that moved not only the honoree, but all the attendees, and by the fiery defense of his human profile, we review below the intervention of the General Secretariat:
“Soledad Lorenzo is one of those essential figures when talking about art in Spain.
As I always tell you on these occasions, you can go to her website to consult her biography, the books published about her and her work, a multitude of writings in which to dive and discover her life.
What I would like to offer you here is just a few strokes about your person, so that you can get a broader idea of your conception of art.
Soledad Lorenzo is small and meticulous, patient, elegant, a full-fledged art lady, a beautiful and spiky woman who has had to suffer in her personal life great ravages from which art and work saved her. And although he has never been a collector, he sometimes stayed with works by artists that he believed were important.
After his initiation stage, he set up his own art gallery, now mythical among all of us who are part of this world, a project that closed, just as it closed a stage of his life, turning the page and reflecting on what was achieved.
They were 40 years of gallery owner who, fortunately, have been reflected in the book “A life with art”, a project prepared by Antonio Lucas and Mariano Navarro, the result of the prize that the Art and Patronage Foundation gave him in 2012.
Prophet in his land, he has also been recognized with a multitude of awards and distinctions, such as the illustrious torrelavegense, the Gold Medal of Fine Arts, the Gold Medal for Merit at Work, the Great Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise …
Soledad Lorenzo, although she does not know it, already has a work that links her to this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors: it is the Gold Medal of the Madrid City Council, an original work made by the President of this centennial institution, José Pascual Ortells López …
Today he receives another Medal, the work of another of our Presidents, in this case, of Fructuoso Orduña, which will already be two works with which our house approaches this …
He has always lived events and experiences in a natural and logical way, although from a perspective of curiosity and research.
Fascinated with life, she firmly believes in the idea of overcoming that we all carry inside and never complains about anything.
Since its inception, he has worked with living artists, from whom he can learn and assimilate his creativity and brilliance, which he seeks tirelessly with exquisite sensitivity.
He believes that “the wonder of art is emotional and non-transferable and culture is the basis of the progress of society.”
In his own words, “his goal has never been success, but to avoid failure.”
He thinks that despite the freedom we enjoy, we do not speak freely, but nevertheless, if it is painted freely.
An indefatigable worker, she is a strong person, who seems to have found peace far from the anguish of failure.
After having given his whole life to art and artists, surrounded by art in a unique artistic and cultural environment, from his home in Madrid de los Austrias, he looks forward to his impressive collection, deposited in the Reina Sofía Museum and continues to reflect on of the cultural and artistic reality of Spain, collaborating in an altruistic way, in activities such as the one that concerns us today in the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.
She better than anyone knows and knows the sorrows of those who dedicate their lives to the world of art; she, who has boasted and raised great contemporary artists.
Soledad Lorenzo represents everything that has already disappeared and that the artist of today misses so much: the role of a professional gallery owner.
The current galleries are limited to rent their spaces and entrust all the promotion and marketing to the artist himself, unable to cover all the necessary aspects to develop his career.
She didn’t, because she used to be a real intermediary between collectors, critics, curators, between the artist and his work.
That’s why Soledad Lorenzo meant a before and after in the art world. She understood the artists, guided them through the difficult world of creation and knew how to put herself in the place of her clients, selecting for them those works that best fit her personality.
Soledad, who despite the name, has never been alone, has understood that despite the overvalued that is the ideal of beauty, art accompanies and gathers and in some people with sensitivity, as is the case, it is essential in their lives, It is a need that never runs out.
Soledad Lorenzo values the work of the gallery owners in its rightful measure, as a profession in which the gallery owner presents the artists that excite him and work so that both can live off their work.
And all that is also, and really, an art that painters and sculptors of all time value and miss today.
A whole art, as I say, that has our deepest admiration for his work and that today is thus rewarded with the award of the Medal of Honor of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors so deserved.
Thank you very much
Then, the President handed the Medal of Honor to Soledad Lorenzo, who received it excitedly and in which he could only thank the honor and declare himself happy for the fact of being there, and knowing himself really the object of such special attention.
Las palabras del Presidente fueron:
The President’s words were:
“Ladies and Gentlemen, authorities, dear partners, friends:
Welcome to this humble act that, although not covered by the solemn and institutional solemnity of a regular awards ceremony, does contain in itself, the best of this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.
Free of rigid protocols, we prepare this act with the love and feeling of those who pay a sincere and emotional tribute to those who have done so much for art in Spain.
Today we deliver the Medal of Honor of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and it is up to me, as President, the honor to materialize it.
A true pride in the brilliant career and excellent biography of our honoree, who has managed to channel her vocation so successfully, helping artists of different styles and techniques, to encumbrate in the always difficult world of contemporary art.
Soledad Lorenzo helped them with her example until she achieved recognition and notoriety, also creating an environment conducive to it, for the creation and transmission of knowledge, involving the whole society and inviting her to a work of reflection on the culture that It has been fruitful and tremendously positive.
And he did everything guided by his intuition and thanks to his immense talent, the one he is born with and that cannot be learned or granted happily; talent that in ancient times was a currency, a measure of wealth.
The parable of the talents now comes to mind, which serves as a reflection to ask where our talents have gone and admire how well Soledad Lorenzo has managed to manage what she discovered.
As you all know, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors was born in 1910. The Foundation Act was signed by more than 180 great artists of the time, with whom I am sure, Soledad Lorenzo would have been excited, because we talk about artists like Sorolla, Cecilio Pla, Benlliure, Romero de Torres, Gutiérrez Solana, Miguel Blay, José Clará … and thus a long list of, allow me the bullfighting term, “first swords” of art.
Art. That is what unites us, Soledad Lorenzo and this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the art of those who have managed to create the right environment for talent to develop, recognize it, raise it, and present it to society to appreciate it.
We live in convulsive years, not only politically speaking. The loss of the direction of society affects all areas of life, and especially in what surrounds the world of art.
That is why we must recognize those who like Soledad Lorenzo, like this same Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, fight and bet on talent, for those who claim and value the talents in Spain.
We are institutions such as the AEPE, such as Soledad Lorenzo, now an institution and legend, who believed and continued to believe in them. Because we believed and continue to believe in their values, in their vocation.
And we clothe you with all our example. A wonderful example of more than 100 years, in our case, and a paradigm of professionalism like the one that Soledad Lorenzo brings together, to whom today we pay tribute.
A consideration and respect that I am convinced, Soledad will appreciate because it comes expressly from the artists, those who throughout his life has helped so much.
This is not a pompous award or a title awarded by high instances so far away from the patent and pathetic reality that we live today. It is a simple show of consideration to those who have known how to fall in love with modern art, on the part of those who are doing it right now, of the same artists who see with admiration who has fought so much throughout a lifetime, for them .
An honor that we grant to a lifetime of personal struggle and vicissitudes of the spirit, not for glory or profit, but for realizing something that did not exist.
A recognition with which to encourage that among all those who listen to us and dedicate themselves to the same struggle and desires, there is one that one day stands here, where Soledad Lorenzo sits today, and once again serves as an example of tenacity at the service of art and culture.
The artists, grateful, honor you today and applaud, expressing our most sincere recognition.
Después, llegó el momento de compartir entre todos los asistentes, brindando y celebrando el momento.
On December 10, 2019, in the Exhibition Hall of the Sanchinarro Cultural Center of the Municipal Board of Hortaleza, the opening ceremony and awards ceremony of the “Leonardo” contest took place. Live ”, organized by the AEPE, the last of the exhibitions convened for the year 2019 by the centennial entity and with which the V Centenary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci is commemorated. And it is that as it happened with other dates, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors joins this worldwide event by conducting an exhibition that has had an exceptional prologue, to have the conference and talk about the figure Leonardo, taught last November 29 the writer and journalist Javier Sierra, 2017 Planeta Prize with his work “The Secret Dinner”, which deals precisely with the life of Leonardo.
The event was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the Vice President of the entity, Juan Manuel López-Reina, the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, the other members of the Board of Directors, In addition to the Managing Director of Tritoma Cultural Management, José Luis Manzanares, in addition to Oscar Poza de Frutos, head of the Sanchinarro Center and Daniel Juste and different personalities from the world of art and culture.
The exhibition, which can be visited until next January 3, 2020, has had a total of 43 works among winners and selected, and has included two honorary awards: the Leonardo da Vinci Painting Medal and the Leonardo Sculpture Medal da Vinci, as a deserved tribute to the immortal genius and as an unrepeatable occasion, a source of pride of the centenary entity, which also gave a diploma to all those selected.
The jury in charge of performing the selection and qualification work has been formed by Juan Manuel López-Reina, Vice President of the AEPE, acting as President of the Jury and Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE, as Secretary of the same, both with voice and without vote; and as members of the AEPE executives Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Fernando de Marta and Ana Martínez Córdoba, as well as Ana Alcaraz, painter and partner of the AEPE chosen at random.
The awards ceremony was presented at the opening ceremony, which turned out to be the following:
PAINTING MEDAL LEONARDO DA VINCI, endowed with Medal and Diploma to Ana Muñoz Leonardo’s dream. Acrylic / Canvas 146 x 97
LEONARDO DA VINCI SCULPTURE MEDAL, endowed with Medal and Diploma to Ángel Arribas Gómez. Homo volatilis. Direct carving in mild iron, steel and electric welding. 39 x 63 x 14
MENTION OF HONOR, endowed with diploma to Pedro Anía Renaissance. Direct size in alabaster and black marble base of Calatorao. 48 x 40 x 30
MENTION OF HONOR, endowed with diploma to Maryla Dabronwski. The three snails Mixed / table. 100 x 150
MENTION OF HONOR, endowed with diploma to Aracely Fernández Andrés. Leonardo Mixed / canvas. 81 x 65
The artists that make up the “Solo Arte” exhibition are:
Aracely Fernández Andrés – Felipe Alarcón Echenique – Joaquín Alarcón – Pedro Anía – Ángel Arribas Gómez – Beatriz de Bartolomé Díez – M. Carmen Bretón Suano – Martina Cantero Jiménez – Teddy Cobeña – Maryla Dabrowski – Sopetrán Domènech – Magdalena Spain – Jaime Estartus- Carmen Espinosa Soto – Carmelo Esteban – Karlos Fernández Eguía (Karfer Eguía) – M. Dolores Flores Verdú (Flor Verdú) – Carmen García Messas (Naná Messas) – Rafael Gómez Mena Mena) – Eva González Morán – Mónica Jimeno – Narciso Lafuente Gil – Carolina Lázaro Ros (Carolina Ros) – Toñi López (Aquafonía Toñi López) – Ian A. Lorenzo – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón (Paulino L. Tardón) – María R. Maluenda – Julio Mendoza – Isabel Monfort Siso – Laura Moret Escrig – Antonio Municio – Ana Muñoz – Pilar Navamuel – Julio Nuez Martínez – Pilar Pérez Hidalgo – Jesús Pérez Hornero – A. Reyes Rodríguez – Felipe San Pedro – María Jose Sánchez (Mares) – Avelina Sánchez-Carpio – Javier Sara bia Fraile – Arturo Tejero Esteban
Leonardo lives. Tribute to Leonardo da Vinci
From December 4, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Opening and awards ceremony: Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7 p.m.
Sanchinarro Cultural Center
Princess of Eboli, 29 / Mayor Count of Mayalde,
28050 Madrid. Tlfn 915 000 603
Hours: Monday to Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Metro: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Virgen del Cortijo (Light Metro 1)
Bus: 174, 173, 172L, 172 SF
On December 4, 2019, in the Spring Room of the Casa del Reloj Cultural Center of the Municipal Board of Arganzuela, the inauguration and awards ceremony of the “Solo Arte” contest, organized by the AEPE, took place and was consolidated in the exhibition calendar of the centennial entity, thanks to the high participation of the partners.
The event was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta y Ana Martínez Córdoba.
The exhibition, which can be visited until December 26, has had a total of 55 works between winners and selected, and has included two honorary awards: the Antonio Muñoz Degrain Painting Medal and the Julio Antonio Sculpture Medal, as deserved tribute to the founding masters of the centenary entity, in addition to three Honorable Mentions.
The jury in charge of performing the selection and qualification work has been formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE and Ana Martínez Córdoba, Treasurer of the AEPE, acting as President and Secretary of the Jury, respectively, both with voice and without vote; and as Members Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Fernando de Marta, Paloma Casado and Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, all of them executives of the AEPE and Paloma Ramírez-Montesinos, painter and partner of the AEPE chosen at random.
The awards ceremony was presented at the opening ceremony, which turned out to be the following:
ANTONIO MUÑOZ DEGRAIN PAINTING MEDAL to Enrique Delgado Contreras. Mythical Terra Acrylic / Canvas 50 x 50
JULIO ANTONIO SCULPTURE MEDAL to Moss steel – Mª Esther Pérez Hernando -. Longing for broken love. Iron. 58 x 60 x 50
HONOR MENTION to Begoña Castedo. White and parakeet. Acrylic / Canvas 70 x 70
HONOR MENTION to Carmelo Esteban. Wings of liberty. Iron with rust patina. 98 x 55 x 40
HONOR MENTION to M. Herminda Gago. Earth series I. Acrylic / canvas. 60 x 60
The artists that make up the “Solo Arte” exhibition are:
Joaquín Alarcón González – Juan Carlos Atroche Medina – Beatriz de Bartolomé Díez – M. Carmen Blanco Covarrubias (C. Baco Covarrubias) – Montserrat Calvillo Vázquez – Irene Cantalejo Martín – Martina Cantero Jiménez – Begoña Castedo Sanz – Enrique Delgado Contreras – Sopetrán Domènech Llorente – Carmen Durán Sanz – Magdalena Spain Luque – J. Carmelo Esteban Gracia (Carmelo Esteban) – José Luis Fiol Valero – José Luis Flórez de Uría (Flórez de Uría) – Manuel Fournier Martínez – M. Herminda Gago Blanco – Ángeles García-Quismondo – Pedro Gómez (J. Pedro Gómez) – Rafael Gómez Mena (Mena) – Juan Antonio González Sáiz (Juanchi) – Teiji Ishizuka – Antonio Izquierdo Ortega – Rosa M. Lecumberri Rodríguez – Javier Lledó – Toñi López (Aquafonía Toñi López) – Enrique López Sardón – Ian A. Lorenzo (Ian Lorenzo) – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón (Paulino L. Tardón) – José Luis Martín de Blas Aguado – Geanina Miler – Isabel Monfort Sisó – Antonio Municio – Javier Mu oz Barrios – Pilar Navamuel Rojo – Erika Nolte – José Antonio De la Peña García – M. Esther Pérez Hernando (Moss steel) – Jesús Pérez Hornero – Pietro Putignano – Pura Ramos – Pilar Redondo Santos – Sergio Ribeiro – Cristina Del Rosso – Esperanza Ruiz -Olmo – M. Cristina Sánchez Estévez – Jesús Sánchez García – Avelina Sánchez-Carpio – Jorge Andrés Segovia Gabucio (Jorge Segovia Gabucio) – M. Nieves Sostres (Minu Sostres) – Arturo Tejero Esteban – Fuensanta Urien (Fuensanta R. Urien) – Lena Ustinova
From December 3 to 26, 2019
Inauguration: December 4, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Arganzuela Municipal Board
Paseo de la Chopera, 6-10
From Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Metro Legazpi (L3, L6)
Bus 6, 8, 18, 19, 45, 47, 59, 62, 78, 85, 86, 148, 247
Bike rental (BiciMAD): Station: 165
Last Friday, November 29, 2019, at the headquarters of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the writer and journalist, Planeta 2017 Award, and Honorary Partner of our centenary entity, Javier Sierra, revealed to us the mystery that surrounded life of the brilliant artist, architect, engineer and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, coinciding with the exhibition “Leonardo VIVE. Tribute to Leonardo da Vinci ”, which contemplates the tribute of the AEPE to one of the most extraordinary Renaissance artists, who had such an influence on the conception and origin of the most radically modern painting.
In a crowded room of public, the entrance with makeshift chairs had to be enabled so that all attendees could hear what Leonardo was like, being from his best known work, La Gioconda, to others his in which the mystery and winks of the creator, They signed their work by adding personal details that at first glance may go unnoticed.
The presentation of the act was in charge of José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, who thanked Javier Sierra for his willingness to always collaborate with the entity and then gave the floor to Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE, who outlined small brushstrokes of the author’s biography, with special emphasis on his personal achievements, so unusually recognized by institutions and the public.
Then it was Javier Sierra who enchanted the audience over an hour and a half that he knew little by little, leaving the audience with “honey on the lips” and above all, with a lot of questions and a new perspective of the work and life of Leonardo da Vinci.
After the talk, the attendees spoke with the author, who kindly attended to everyone and received the congratulations of a delivered audience that congratulated and summoned the writer to continue telling the mysteries that hide the works of art.
A “master lesson” that everyone can read in the bestseller “The Secret Dinner”, in which Javier Sierra carries out a narrative that reveals what the true sources that Leonardo da Vinci drank to paint the sacred work could be. known from Christendom.
The Last Supper is full of signs that indicate that behind its appearance there is much more than mixed paints: What does the knot on the tablecloth that covers the table mean? Why didn’t he paint the halos of holiness that usually adorn the heads of the apostles or Jesus in other works that represent the same scene? Not even the Passover lamb of the Jewish holiday they celebrated? Why is Leonardo himself portrayed in the play, and also with his back to Christ? Who is the true traitor? And above all, where is the Holy Grail?
Information that always interests artists and the general public, but that told by him, manages to make someone who discovers what Leonardo hides fall in love.