(Español) S.M. la Reina Doña Sofía presidió el fallo del Jurado del 55 PREMIO REINA SOFIA DE PINTURA Y ESCULTURA

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The AEPE in the Agenda of the Royal House

Since last Friday, February 28, 2020, the Royal House has published the Agenda for the week of March 2 to 8, 2020, reflecting the activity of S.M. Queen Doña Sofía, which highlights the act she will preside on next March 5, when the jury’s decision is made and delivery of the 55 Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors in collaboration with Google.

Just a few hours after knowing the name of the winning artist, who will receive from S.M. Queen Doña Sofía the prize, everything is ready for an event that will be unforgettable for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

Here we leave the images.

 

On March 5, the 55th QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD:

JURY FAIL OF

55 QUEEN SOFÍA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD

The event can only be accessed by personalized invitation

PRESIDED BY S.M. QUEEN DOÑA SOFIA,

PRESIDENT OF HONOR OF THE

SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF PAINTS AND SCULPTORS

Queen Sofia will chair next Thursday, March 5, 2020

the act of the Jury’s decision and delivery of the Prize that it organizes

the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors,

and that has the collaboration of Google

 

Queen Doña Sófía will preside on Thursday, March 5 in the Assembly Hall of the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Parque del Retiro, the act in which the jury’s decision will be announced and the 55th Queen Prize will be awarded Painting and Sculpture Sofia organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with Google.

The event will be attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, the Director of Policies and Public Affairs of Google Spain, Antonio Vargas, the members of the Jury as well as different personalities from the world of culture and authorities.

The 55 QUEEN SOFÍA DE PAINTURA AND ESCULTURA AWARD is endowed with 10,000 euros for a single work, having already become a benchmark prize and one of the best gifted in Spain, which has the collaboration of the technology giant GOOGLE, after five editions in the new format, for this edition has expanded its borders with a turn towards internationalization, extending to creators around the world, reflecting the commitment of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors with art and culture.

The Prize is thus endorsed by an exceptional jury, authentic art professionals with diverse and very different perspectives on creation, ranging from theory to art practice, and including curating, conservation, journalism … but always with a link Very special and exclusive with the field of art they represent.

In this edition, the Jury has been chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, acting as its Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and who has counted with the Members Ana Abade Gil, representing Google, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Multidisciplinary artist, curator, gallery owner and image author visual of the award, Javier Sierra, Journalist and writer, Tomás Paredes, Art Critic and member of the AICA Awards Committee, Paula Varona, Painter, Rafael Canogar, Painter, sculptor, engraver, Academic and representing the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Arts of San Fernando, Ricardo Sanz, Painter and Evaristo Guerra, Painter.

The exhibition of selected works has 42 paintings and 30 sculptures and among all of them, next March 5 will be announced to the winner, in addition to the 5 finalists chosen in this edition.

The 69 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.

As José Gabriel Astudillo comments, “in this edition we have had an excellent jury for its diversity and qualification, exceptional for its unconditional support to the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with different opinions in a versatile, dynamic and enriching exercise that He has managed to combine the artistic genius of the best contemporary artists who have attended the call. A competent and prestigious jury that has taken deliberation work very seriously, with exciting discussions and helpful sentences that contemplate very different styles and very different techniques, whose energy and dedication have been exemplary and demonstrate that the QUEEN SOFIA DE PAINT AWARD AND SCULPTURE has been granted in an honest and coherent way. ”

Judgment of the Jury of the 55 REINA SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD:

March 5, 2020. 7 p.m.

Exhibition: March 6-22, 2020

Cows House of Retiro Park

Paseo de Colombia, s / n

28009 Madrid

Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Metro: Retreat (line 2)

Bus: 2, 20, 28

BICIMAD: Station 102 (Calle Alcalá, 95), Station 60 (Plaza Independencia, 6)

Evaristo Guerra, Jury member to the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD

It was an important meeting on February 11, 2020. An intense evening of more than six hours, in which there were anecdotes, criteria, arguments and debates of all kinds, which revolved around each and every one of the works that had been presented to the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD convened by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and with the collaboration of GOOGLE.

And between a break and respite, there was also time to communicate and formalize the impressions of each of the members of the Jury regarding the work they were doing.

We highlight the statements of:

Evaristo Guerra

Jury member

Painter

 


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems very interesting to me. It is an award you have acquired

an enormous solidity and prestige, especially for being an award named after his S.M. Queen Doña Sofía.

In addition, every year there are more people interested in participating in the contest because it is something prestigious in their career.

I see this edition very well, with really interesting works.

As a member of the Jury I think that the work defends itself.

Opinions of the Jury of the 55 REINA SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD

It was an important meeting on February 11, 2020. An intense evening of more than six hours, in which there were anecdotes, criteria, arguments and debates of all kinds, which revolved around each and every one of the works that had been presented to the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD convened by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

And between a break and respite, there was also time to communicate and formalize the impressions of each of the members of the Jury regarding the work they were doing.

We highlight the most interesting:

José Gabriel Astudillo López

President of the Jury

President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

Painter and sculptor

It is a great pride and great personal satisfaction for me, to verify that the best professionals

and more great artists of the moment come as members of the Jury whenever I call them,

to support the work we are doing in the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors,

and of which I feel fully satisfied.

Also have your talent and your criteria, but above all with your availability and love for this entity

which honors me to preside, it is more than a luxury, it is a spectacle of originality and critical capacity

We attended extremely pleased by everything we share.

Knowing that artists are benefiting from that meeting and all this serves to launch a career

and the discovery of new promises of art, is already something extraordinary.

 

Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez

Jury Secretary

General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

AECA member

The greatness of the Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is that it is artists who judge other artists,

creators who recognize in each one of the works the successes and the errors, the originality, the novelty,

the improvisation, work and effort of each brush stroke and chisel stroke.

The discussions and debates that are generated defending the selection or not of a work, are interesting

and extremely enriching, small master art lessons from the hands of great

Professionals, incredible artists, who naturally appreciate the works of their peers.

A privilege to which I attend as Secretary of the Jury and to which I appreciate the occasion that

It gives me the ability to keep such a wonderful experience in my heart.

An award that has a clear objective for me: to serve as an opportunity for takeoff

or the reaffirmation of the artists’ career, and seen what happened in past editions,

an international projection award that does nothing but serve

of presentation of the artist wherever he goes and who exhibits it with pride.

 

Ana Abade

Jury member

GOOGLE Analyst of Public Policies of Spain and Portugal

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is an excellent opportunity for those

is beginning and I believe that an honor that your work, which is still unknown, can be seen

by a jury of such a high level and that is exposed in the center of Madrid

and that a large number of visitors can see it. It is one of the biggest opportunities

and a great privilege that an artist can have today.

It is my second edition as a member of the jury and I think it is an already established prize

and in which the works presented are not simply amateurs,

but the personality of the painter or sculptor is already seen.

As Vocal of the Jury I look at the strength of the work.

They are all very different, there is no specific thing to judge in each of them,

but I value what you are trying to convey and try to put myself in the place of the author

to know what I was thinking at the time he did the work and how he is trying to communicate with me.

 

Eduardo Naranjo

Jury member

Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura

The Reina Sofía Award is very good, very good! Also, in these moments of crisis,

especially art, it’s really good that this event is called,

since it serves as support for the artists.

It is an award that has already become truly prestigious.

In this edition I see good works … the level and quality have risen, so it has not been easy

find that painting or sculpture that truly deserves the Reina Sofía Award …

As Vocal of the Jury, I am primarily looking for a work that is emotional,

that there is an intent to express what the author feels about that subject

that he represents in his work. Let it be a heartfelt and sincere work.

 

Alejandro Aguilar Soria

Jury member

Multidisciplinary artist, curator and gallery owner

Author of the visual image of the Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is one of the references in this country, because
unites several aspects: first tradition, modernity, contemporary; and, finally, work and effort.
In addition, it is a springboard to stabilize within the art world, to ensure
new values ​​and to settle people who already have a speech made.
What do you think about the edition of the 55th Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture?
In this edition I am happy, because the level of participation has increased
and there is a significant amount of works. In addition, this year the election is being more difficult,
because they stand out less, but not because of lack of quality, but because there are more numbers
of work of the same level, then they match. By matching works of the same level, there is more competition.
What is your criteria when assessing a work of art as a member of the jury? What do you notice?
As a member of a Jury I believe that the work, as in human relationships,
it has to pinch you in some sense: aesthetically, sentimentally, by what it says, etc.
Then, when in doubt, you look at other aspects, such as technicians,
if it corresponds to contemporary styles … But, above all,
In the first place, you have to establish a dialogue with the viewer.

Javier Sierra
Jury member
Journalist and writer


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is, above all, an opportunity for artists
consolidated are consolidated even more and his work reaches more people.
But it is also an opportunity because the new ones put them on an equal footing,
with those who can measure themselves with those great teachers, and can grow by their side.
In that sense, it is a very virtuous prize.
This year’s edition I have seen a little uneven. I think the painting
has dropped compared to what was presented in the last edition,
and in the sculpture there are a couple of pieces that I really like
What is your criteria when assessing a work of art as a member of the jury? What do you notice?
As a member of the Jury I seek balance. For me the word is balance,
style and school do not matter so much, as it is a balanced work.
I have learned that in the course of the various juries,
because one learns a lot, I am also here a student and I listen to the teachers
I have next to me, and I ponder what I think is important.

Tomás Paredes
Jury member
Art critic. AICA Awards Committee


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems to me to be a necessary prize
and that it is gone and will be becoming more prestigious with the passage of time.
In this edition there will be a very interesting final selection. It will be a great job.
As a member of the Jury I look at many details, but basically
a work defends itself because it impacts you, tells you something, impresses you for something
and that something has to be technical, subject, or the language of the work.

Paula Varona
Jury member
Painter

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems phenomenal to me, because it motivates artists
to work and work better, to try to have enthusiasm and compete so that your work is recognized.
This edition is very, very hard and close, it was very difficult for us to decide who was going to win.
As a member of the Jury I always look at the composition, technique, that transmits something to me,
I get excited and get my attention. Obviously, it is also important to look at the quality of the work.
But, above all, a work what you have to do is get excited.

Rafael Canogar
Jury member
Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academic. Representing the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems like a way to help artists
so that their works can be seen later in Casa de Vacas. I think it’s a great opportunity
for them and their works; besides being able to discover new values.
In addition, the effort and work that the AEPE does organizing this award is truly commendable.
This edition is very good, there is a good average level.
As a member of the Jury are many elements in which I look and those that make up a work of art.
After so many years of profession, I have been able to see a lot of work, and one already has a certain
habit of seeing immediately the fundamental elements that make a
work is distinguished: have strength, be well composed, be current, etc.
There are many elements to consider.

 

Ricardo Sanz
Jury member
Painter


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is a great, very interesting prize,
and it is a great platform for many artists where they can publicize their work.
In addition, this year we were able to see a lot of very good works of art.
In this edition, as there are many works, there is a bit of everything:
good, bad and regular, but there are more good than the other.
As a member of the Jury I always trust my taste and the merit that I can see in the work.
Although especially in my opinion. They are many years seeing work and immersed in the art world,
especially in the painting, and in the end it is the doctorate of my eyes.

Evaristo Guerra
Jury member
Painter

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems very interesting to me. It is an award you have acquired
an enormous solidity and prestige, especially for being an award named after his S.M. Queen Doña Sofía.
In addition, every year there are more people interested in participating in the contest because it is something prestigious in their career.
I see this edition very well, with really interesting works.
As a member of the Jury I think that the work defends itself.

An exceptional Jury for the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD

On February 11, 2020, the meeting of the Jury of the 55th REINA SOFIA DE PAINTURA AND ESCULTURA AWARD was held, chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, acting as Secretary of the same, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and who has had the vocals Ana Abade Gil, representing Google, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Multidisciplinary artist, curator, gallery owner and author of the visual image of the award, Javier Sierra, Journalist and writer, Tomás Paredes, Art Critic and member of the AICA Awards Committee, Paula Varona, Painter, Rafael Canogar, Painter, sculptor, engraver, Academic and on behalf of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Ricardo Sanz, Painter and Evaristo Guerra, Pinto r.

From left to right and from top to bottom José Gabriel Astudillo, Presidente de la Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores, Javier Sierra, Eduardo Naranjo, Ricardo Sanz, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Paula Varona, Evaristo Guerra, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Rafael Canogar, Ana Abade y Tomás Paredes

 

The Prize, which has the collaboration of the technology giant GOOGLE, after five editions in the new format, for this edition has expanded its borders with a turn towards internationalization, extending to the creators around the world, thus reflecting the commitment of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors with art and culture.
The Prize is thus endorsed by an exceptional jury, true art professionals with diverse and very different perspectives on creation, ranging from theory to art practice, and including curating, conservation, journalism … but always with a very special and exclusive link with the field of art they represent.
As the President of the Jury, José Gabriel Astudillo, commented, “in this edition we have had an excellent jury for its diversity and qualification, exceptional for its unconditional support for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with different opinions in an exercise versatile, dynamic and enriching that has managed to combine the artistic genius of the best contemporary artists who have attended the call.
A competent and prestigious jury that has taken deliberation work very seriously, with exciting discussions and helpful sentences that contemplate very different styles and very different techniques, whose energy and dedication have been exemplary and demonstrate that the QUEEN SOFIA DE PAINT AWARD AND SCULPTURE has been granted in an honest and coherent way. ”

It is through their special views and particular approaches that a global vision will be reached, which takes shape in the exhibition of selected works that can be visited from March 6, 2020 at the Casa de Vacas del Parque del Retiro de Madrid, in which to contemplate the subject, the language, the artistic fact, the intuition, the accumulated experience, the knowledge, the tradition, the novelty, the renovation and the vanguard that the sample gathers.
The jury’s decision and the awarding of the Prize will take place on March 5, at an event chaired by S.M. Queen Doña Sofía, Honorary President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, whose unconditional support for the centenary entity is evident just when the institution is 110 years old.
The REINA SOFIA DE PAINTURA Y ESCULTURA AWARD is endowed with 10,000 euros for a single work, which has been chosen from among the more than 300 submitted to edition number 55, a total of 72 works having been selected for the occasion (42 paintings and 30 sculptures), all of them of great quality, which can be visited in Madrid’s Casa de Vacas until March 22.
In this edition not only Spanish artists have participated, but also from countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy and China, being already well recognized in the international artistic world for being a professional trampoline and continuous support of creators and managing to open the doors of the most select art galleries from around the world.

Julio López, the sculptor of the soul, passes away

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors wants to express its deepest condolences for the sad loss of one of the greatest artists of Spain, their relatives and friends, especially their daughters and Marisa and Miguel Angel Codina, whom he joined a close friendship .
The sculptor Julio López Hernández, belonging to the group of “Realistas de Madrid”, died on May 8, 2018, in a clinic in Madrid, at the age of 88, where he was hospitalized for a month after suffering a stroke. ictus.
Julio López belonged to the group of great artists, along with Antonio López, and his own brother Francisco, who died in January of 2017, who in the 1950s took up an alternative to the realist tradition, with the so-called magical or transcendent realism, far removed of the more academic and avant-garde realism that Saura, Tápies and Millares cultivated at that time.


In fact, he defended realism as one of today’s artistic expressions: “Realism is as valid today as abstraction.
Julio López was part along with his wife, the painter Esperanza Parada, of the historical and generational group of painters and sculptors who lived and worked in Madrid since the 1950s, united as much by the link of their training and their work as by their personal and family relationships.
In addition to this marriage, the group was composed of Antonio López García, his wife, María Moreno, the sculptor Francisco López Hernández, Julio’s brother, his wife, the painter Isabel Quintanilla and Amalia Avia, married to the artist Lucio Muñoz. Although not all of them were born in Madrid, this city was the main place of residence and work.
Son and grandson of goldsmiths, was born in Madrid in 1930. He trained at the School of Arts and Crafts in Madrid, and at 19 he entered the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando, where he became friends with other artists such as Antonio López García and Lucio Muñoz He obtained a scholarship from the French Lyceum and the Fine Arts Pension of the Juan March Foundation, which allowed him to expand his training in France and Italy.
In 1962 he married the painter Esperanza Parada (deceased in 2011), with whom he had two daughters, models of many of his works. Since 1970, he worked as a modeling professor at the School of Arts and Crafts. Throughout his life, he received numerous awards and distinctions, including the 1982 National Plastic Arts Award, the National Prize of Tomás Francisco Prieto Medal of the National Currency and Stamp Factory and the Medal of Honor of the Menéndez International University Pelayo In 1986, he entered the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.

From his first religious carvings, he evolves from expressionism to realism and his works are gaining daily life, with bronze as the most used material and a great relevance to textures. At the beginning of the 50s, he participated in the School of Coca Sculptors Project, where he met César Montaña and Eduardo Capa. Some of his great public works are the torso of Jorge Manrique, the monument to Federico García Lorca or the bust of Fernando de los Ríos.
Since his first solo exhibition in 1965, at the Galería Juana Mordó in Madrid, his work has been exhibited in important halls throughout the national territory, from the Rodríguez Acosta Foundation in Granada to the Savings Bank of Asturias, the Monastery of San Francisco in Cáceres, the National Sculpture Museum of Valladolid, the Santillana Foundation or the Leandro Navarro Gallery in Madrid.
His works can be found at the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum in Madrid, the National Museum of the Currency, the Figueira de Foz Museum, the Helsinki Atheneum Museum, the Warsaw Sztuki Medalierskiej Muzeum, the British Museum, the Vatican Museum, the Juan March Foundation Collection , Hakone Open Air Museum (Japan), Prado Museum, Palais de l’Europe (Strasbourg) and Chase Manhattan Bank (New York), among others.
At 88, he continued to work tirelessly. Last year he opened two exhibitions in Madrid: he was one of the protagonists of the exhibition that the Thyssen Museum dedicated to realism in Madrid and exhibited alone at the Academy of Fine Arts. “My sculptures are reunited and dialogue with the drawings that originated them. I make very finished drawings, which are not sketches, and large ones. They are the essence of the creation of a sculptor ».
When he became a widower, he also began to write. He also published the book “Notes on the ground,” in which he commented on “the core of my creations.” Some of his best-known pieces, such as “El painter del Prado” or tributes to Lorca, appear in the streets and squares of Madrid, such as Santa Ana, the Spanish Theater or at the foot of the Prado Museum.

His relationship with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors began in 2013, when the newly appointed President of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo, invited him to participate in the Jury of the 80th Autumn Salon. Their friendship was already from afar, and that made it easier for them to participate in the project.
The council of sages that José Gabriel Astudillo met in May 2014, in an important work meeting attended by the painter from La Mancha Antonio López, the Madrid sculptor Julio López, the Professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM, José Mª Quasante and the Doctor in Drawing of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM, Luis Mayo, laid the foundations of what would be the new Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture, the result of the guidelines of the “current great masters of art”, which for a long time, they showed a very positive disposition to collaborate with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.


This attitude was soon reflected through their participation in the Jury of the Autumn Salons corresponding to the editions number 80, 81, 82, 83 and 84, as well as the 50, 51, 52 and 53 Reina Sofia Painting Prize and Sculpture.
On February 21, 2014, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors had the honor of presenting Julio López with the Medal of Honor of the AEPE, in recognition of his personalist realistic style and beyond the academic canons and the revitalization achieved of the classicist spirit.
The spontaneous homage, born from the hearts of all of us who form the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, not only wanted to remember the great sculptor in his artistic side, but he made special emphasis on the human values ​​that have always surrounded the person of Julio López.
José Gabriel Astudillo reflected it very accurately when he said that this renovator of sculpture has always been characterized by “the deep respect for the work and style of other artists and creators, for their kind and courteous treatment, for the deep love for their family , for the honesty reflected in his actions and words, … all this is nothing more than the tangible demonstration of the greatness of his soul, of the generosity of his heart and of the rectitude of his feelings “.
And above all these values, Astudillo highlighted that of companionship, “from which his own friends can give good faith and that together with their cordiality are the values ​​that most enrich their lives. For this reason, for this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors it is an honor to award this distinction to an excellent sculptor and an extraordinary person “.

 

 

In the same act, the Secretary General of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, made a personal profile of the honoree, in which he said that … “Julio López has always been an artist full of noble ideals. What I would like to highlight most about him is the undeniable fact that before being a sculptor, rather than an artist, he is a good person who is full of human values ​​… I would also like to transmit something that is not written in any biography, neither appears on the Internet, nor do we find in the books that speak about him: I refer to his profound humanity, to the human values ​​that have always characterized him … The values ​​that Julio López treasures are the qualities of his soul, principles that have always driven him to fight for life, for his work, for his style … His deep respect for the work and style of other artists and creators, his kind and courteous treatment, the deep love for his family, the recognition of the virtues of others, the responsibility that gives him credit and trust, his effort and commitment, the solidarity he has shown in becoming aware of the needs that this Association showed him, the honesty reflected in n his actions and words, … all this is no more than the tangible demonstration of the greatness of his soul, the generosity of his heart and the rectitude of his feelings …
With this motive, in February of 2014 the interview that the sculptor made Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez was also published, and the extract of an evening of shared dialogue in three bands with the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and that can be seen on the web, in the following links:

http://www.apintoresyescultores.es/entrevista-a-julio-lopez-hernandez/

y http://www.apintoresyescultores.es/a-tres-bandas-julio-lopez-astudillo-barreda/

Julio López continued to collaborate with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors in other types of activities, such as his participation in the exhibition under the title of “Three centuries of sculpture: Codina Foundry”, curated by the AEPE, were held in Alcorcón, Getafe and Leganés in 2014.


Last Friday, May 4, we opened in Toledo the best sculpture exhibition of all that will be held in Spain in 2018. An exhibition that has just become the greatest tribute we could make to the artist, since Julio López is present in “EScultura” with four pieces, the cover image of the catalog being the penultimate sculpture he made, since the one that is the last one is in the Codina Foundry, where Julio worked with her.
This is the text that one of his daughters has sent us, “Dear all, my father died this morning calm and sedated. It had gotten much worse on Sunday. He has been fighting to the end and with the discretion and elegance that characterized him. We are sure that he is now holding a conversation with his great friends Lucio and Amalia, who is with his brother and above all that he has reunited with my mother whom he missed so very much. A hug to all and a thousand thanks for the love and admiration that you had “.
D.E.P.

(Español) Entrevista a Pedro Quesada Sierra, 53 Premio Reina Sofía de Pintura y Escultura

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Pedro Quesada, 53 REINA SOFIA AWARD OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

 

Queen Sofía presided over the decision of the Jury and delivered the

53 REINA SOFIA AWARD OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

SS.MM. the Kings Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía are the

Honorary Presidents of the centenary entity since 1964

Later he visited the exhibition and greeted the artists

 

Queen Sofia presided over Thursday March 8 in the Assembly Hall of the Casa de Vacas of the Parque del Retiro in Madrid, the ceremony in which the jury’s decision was announced and the 53rd Queen Sofia Painting Prize was awarded. Sculpture organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with Google.

The winning work has been a sculpture in resin and pigments of 135 x 60 x 45 cm, titled “Nude”, original of Pedro Quesada Sierra, a 39 year old from Madrid whose sculptures are characterized by the ingenuity of the expressions of innocence of the figures feminine.

  

The event was attended by the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, Director of Policies and Public Affairs of Google Spain and Portugal, Francisco Ruiz Antón and the General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, as well as the members of the Jury, among other authorities and guests related to the world of culture.

We recall that the jury was formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Antonio Vargas Cano de Santayana, Policy and Affairs Manager Public of Google, Antonio López, Painter and Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Julio López Hernández, Sculptor and Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of The Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Pintor, sculptor, multidisciplinary artist and author of the visual image of the award, Evaristo Guerra, Pintor, Javier Sierra, Journalist, writer and Planeta Award 2017, Javier Rubio Nomblot , Art critic and curator and Tomás Paredes Romero, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics.

 

As José Gabriel Astudillo comments, “for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors it has been a great triumph to bring together authentic geniuses in each of their fields of work, the great masters, the best contemporary artists in Spain for a event such as the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture, which reaches its 53rd anniversary; but it has also been a huge success, and very remarkable, to get such a reliable and unanimous ruling, endorsed by such illustrious representatives of the art world and combine such quality in each and every one of the selected works “.

 

In addition to the winning work, the Jury has decided to name the following finalists:

Rodrigo Romero Pérez, with another sculpture of acrylic resin and iron entitled “The swimmer II”

Julián Maroto, with oil on canvas of 146 x 114 cms. titled “Adela”

Lin Calle Corral, with the acrylic of 195 x 146 cms. titled “Tides 03”

Leonor Solans, finalist also in the last edition, with the oil on linen of 162 x 195 cms. titled “Laura”

Agustín González, with oil on canvas of 162 x 114 cms. titled “Moncloa from the Lighthouse”

At the 53rd QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD, more than 300 works by artists from all over Spain have been presented, and the Jury has made a selection of the 78 best works (49 paintings and 29 sculptures) corresponding to 75 different artists.

The artists selected for the exhibition have been: Elena Abeni (El.Rol.Artworks). Miguel Ney Alcántara Feliz. Ana Alcaraz Montesinos. Elías Aparicio Escobar. Erik Arenas Gómez. Ángel Arribas Gómez. Conchi Artero García. Miguel Barbero Llorente. Lorna Benavides Romero. Juan Manuel Bernardo Bueno. Roberto Bolea Martínez. Lin Calle Corral. Paloma Casado López. Lola Catalá Sanz. David Centelles Calvó. Rafael Clemente. Antonio Cruz Tordesillas. Pedro Pablo Cuadra González. Beatriz de Bartolomé Díez. Michael de Coca Leicher. Magdalena España Luque. Carmen Espinosa Soto. Helen Fernández Camazón. Carlos Fernández Chicote (Chicote CFC). Encarna Fernández Navarro (Cani Navarro). Raimundo Folch de los Santos. Carmen García Bartolomé (Carmen la Griega). Aurelio V. García Rochera. Federico García Zamarbide. José Enrique Gómez Perlado. Agustín González. Víctor Gosálvez Fernández. Manuel Gracia García. Iria Groba Martín. Enrique Rodríguez García (Guzpeña). Domingo Huertes Fraile. Luisa Jiménez Garrudo. Silvia Juez Linares. Bartolomé Junquero García. Juan Manuel López-Reina Cosso. Antonio Lucas García. Mª del Rivero Maluenda Gómez. Julián Maroto. Juan Ramón Martín Muñoz. José Luis Martín de Vidales Godino (M. de Vidales). Luis Martín Duque. Jesús Martín Gómez (Jesús de Zafra). Christian Mera Rivadeneira. Eulogia Merle. Sandra Molina Yus. David Montes Alonso. Ana Muñoz Reyes. Luis Olaso Garralda. Javier Ortás González. Juan de la Cruz Pallarés García. José Luis Parada Caballero. Mª Teresa Pérez Romero. Agustín Pontesta Icuza. Gonzalo Prieto Cordero (Cordero & Paramio). Pedro Quesada Sierra. Jorge Rodriguez Fernández (Jorge Yunta). Cristóbal Rodríguez Leiva (Cristóbal Leiva). Rodrigo Romero. Pilar Sagarra de Moor. Miguel Saínz Ojeda. Adrián Sánchez Encabo. Pablo Santibáñez Servat. Mª Dolores Santos Castillo (Lola Santos). Guillermo Serrano Amat. Leonor Solans García. Florian Stefan. Antonio Téllez de Peralta. Austion Tirado Castellano. Breogán Torres Gutiérrez. Eduardo Varela Fernández.

 

At the end of the event, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, declared the 53rd edition of the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture.

 

PEDRO QUESADA SIERRA

53 REINA SOFIA AWARD OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

 

Pedro Quesada Sierra is a 39-year-old Madrid sculptor whose works are “endowed with a soul. It is not just a job well done, since in it there is passion, harmony, balance, silence. Silences that provoke dialogue, pleasure for aesthetic beauty that augurs the artist a long journey.

Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, with a solid classical training in drawing and sculpture, he has participated in about fifty collective exhibitions and has made about ten solo exhibitions, among which those made by his teacher stand out. the painter and sculptor Antonio López or the one that under the title of Realism, took place in the Ansorena Gallery last year.

He has participated in the realization of different sculptures, such as the Plaza del Olivo in Madrid, the poet Washington Irving in the Alhambra in Granada, the Woman of Coslada, and many others spread across different locations in the national geography.

Grant of the Antonio Gala Foundation of Cordoba, the Terracotta Workshop of Francisco López, of the Medal Workshop of Julio López, has won several awards and recognitions such as the First Prize of the Competition for young sculptors of the EMV of Madrid City Council, First Prize of the Jacinto Higueras sculpture Biennial, Figurative Award 2017 of the MEAM of Barcelona and the First Prize of the Plastic Arts Contest of Melilla.