Inaugurated the 56 Contest of San Isidro de la AEPE

On May 7, the opening ceremony of the 56th San Isidro Contest of Madrid theme took place, the works of which are exhibited in the La Lonja Exhibition Hall, from the Casa del Reloj Cultural Center of the Arganzuela District Board, until the 16th. same month, and in which a total of 51 works are exhibited, among more than a hundred of those presented to this contest organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.
The inauguration ceremony was chaired by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, who was accompanied by the Vice President, Juan Manuel López-Reina, of the Secretary General of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, of the Members Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado and Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, as well as a large group of partners and friends who did not want to miss this event.
At the opening ceremony, the jury minutes and the awards ceremony were read. On this occasion, the Jury was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE and Alicia Sánchez Carmona, President and Member of the AEPE, respectively, acting as President and Secretary of the Jury, both with voice and without vote; and as Members, Fernando de Marta Sebastián, Librarian, Ana Martínez Córdoba, Treasurer, Itziar Zabalza Murillo, Adviser to the President and by Enrique López Sardón, painter and partner chosen at random.
According to José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the interest of the Board of Directors that presides over supporting this traditional contest of Madrid theme, led two years ago to the creation of another award to complete the Medal of Painting Antonio Casero, for which his equivalent was created, the Luis Benedito Vives Sculpture Medal, both founding partners and outstanding artists to whom homage is paid, in addition to the Honorable Mentions that the Jury has deemed appropriate.
The watercolor titled “Andamios Madrid, La Cibeles”, original by Cristina Agulló Tecles, has obtained the Antonio Casero Sanz Painting Medal.


The iron sculpture entitled “Madrid futuro”, by Julio Nuez, has been awarded with the Luis Benedito Vives Sculpture Medal.


In addition, the jury has decided to award three Honorable Mentions to the following works:
“Meninas”, by Naná Messás


“El maestro Velázquez”, by Felipe San Pedro


“Relieve de toro”, by Antonio Téllez de Peralta

The artists selected on this occasion to integrate the exhibition of works of the 56 San Isidro Contest are: Cristina Agulló Tecles – Joaquín Alarcón González – Jesús Alcolea Ríos – Socorro Arroyo Arroyo – Alejandro Aynós Romero – Carmen Bonilla Carrasco – Martina Cantero – Paloma Casado – Pilar Cortés López – Alicia Da Col – Carmen Durán Sanz – Carlos Fernández Eguía (Karlos Eguía) – Manuel Fournier Martínez – Manuel Franch – Mª Herminda Gago Blanco – María García García – Carmen García Mesás (Naná Messás) – Teresa García-Gill – Ángeles García-Quismondo – Pedro Gómez Gómez – M. Luisa González Ossorio – Javier González – Argentina González Tamames – Antonio Izquierdo – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón (Paulino L. Tardón) – Carlos Losa Revuelta – J. Luis Martín de Blas – Geanina Miler – Julio Nuez – Fernando Peña Corchado (Leodegario) – José Luis Pereira – Juan Fco. Pérez Somalo – Paloma Ramirez-Montesinos – Pablo Reviriego – Felipe San Pedro – Jorge Segovia Gabucio – Arturo Tejero Esteban – Antonio Téllez de Peralta – José Luis Toribio Pedraza – Jesús Torres Granado – Eugenio Vega Pindado

A digital catalog has also been published where all the works can be seen and is available on the web in the tab “Contests and Awards”, sub-tab “Contest of San Isidro”.

56 Contest of San Isidro of Madrid subject
 From May 4 to 16, 2019
Inauguration: Tuesday May 7, 2019, 7pm.
Exhibition Hall La Lonja
Cultural Center Casa del Reloj
Paseo de la Chopera, 6-10
28045 Madrid
Metro: Legazpi (lines 3, 6)
Bus: 62, 6, 78, 148

We celebrate the 109th birthday of the AEPE

On Friday, April 12, at the headquarters of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, we celebrated the 109th birthday of the AEPE.

It was an immense joy to share with each and every one of the partners this occasion in which our common home, was already 109 years old, during which we are the main artistic reference of Spain.

109 years later, we continue to mark the present in art, we continue to make culture and we continue to serve society, to which we owe.

We have the immense fortune to dream, think and feel through our works of art and without the need to say a single word.

We have the possibility that through our eyes, others discover another reality that makes them happy.

We have life, color, dreams, projects, we have a soul … 109 years later.

And that is what we share, in a common feeling of all of us who are part of this great family that we make who make art our life in the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

Thank you for sharing the encouragement and encouragement, for believing in us.

 

Opened the IV Hall of Abstract Art

On April 3 took place the opening ceremony of the IV Hall of Abstract Art of the AEPE whose works are exhibited in the Exhibition Halls “Juana Francés” and “Pablo Serrano” of the District Board of Tetouan until the 29th of the same month , and in which a total of 50 works are exhibited, among more than a hundred of those presented to this contest organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.
The inauguration ceremony was chaired by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, the Vice President of the entity, Juan Manuel López-Reina, and the Members Alicia Sánchez Carmona, as well as other members of the Board of Directors and the Councilor of Tetuán, Montserrat Galcerán, who did not want to miss this event.


At the opening ceremony, the jury minutes and the awards ceremony were read. On this occasion, the jury was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE and Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General of the AEPE, acting as President and Secretary of the Jury, respectively, both with voice and without vote; and as members of the board of directors Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado, Fernando de Marta, Ana Martínez Córdoba and the painter and randomly chosen partner Helen Fernández.

According to José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the interest of the Board of Directors that presides over supporting this Abstract Art Salon took two years ago to the creation of two awards, the José María López Painting Medal Mosque and the Angel Ferrant and Vázquez Sculpture Medal, both founding partners and outstanding artists who are honored in this way, as well as the Honorable Mentions that the Jury has deemed appropriate.

The work titled “OP 182411”, by Flórez de Uría, has been awarded with the José María López Mezquita Painting Medal,

while the work of Carmelo Esteban, whose title is “Maternidad”, has obtained the Ángel Ferrant Sculpture Medal and Vázquez.

In addition, the Jury has awarded two Honorable Mentions to the works of Felix Gala

and Manuel Hernández

The artists selected on this occasion to integrate the exhibition of the IV Salon of Abstract Art of the AEPE, are: Cristina Agulló Tecles – Juan Carlos Atroche Medina – Carmen Bonilla – Martina Cantero – Charo Crespo – Leovigildo Cristóbal Valverde – Beatriz de Bartolomé – Michael de Coca – Guillermo de la Cruz Morales – J. Javier de las Peñas – Carmelo Esteban – Carlos Fernández Eguía (Karfer Eguía) – Mª Dolores Flores Verdú (Flor Verdú) – Mª Herminda Gago Blanco – Félix Gala – M. García García – Isabel Garrido – Juan Rafael Gómez Mena (Mena) – Dolores Guerrero – Manuel Hernández – Sonsoles Jiménez González – Catalina Lanza López (Cati Lanza) – Héctor David López Moreno (Héctor López) – Rafael Luque Ruiz de Luna – José Luis Martín de Blas – Emilio Martínez Sánchez – José Ángel Martín-Viveros – Laura Moret Escrig – Miguel Muñoz Gómez-Platero (Platero) – Erika Nolte – José Luis Ortega Flórez de Uría (Flórez de Uría) – Jesús Pérez Hornero (Jesús P. Hornero) – Samuel Pires Antunes Rodrigues (Samuel Pires Rodrigues) – Avelina Prieto Sánchez-Carpio (Avelina Sánchez-Carpio) – Pura Ramos – Francisco Ramos Mota – Fco. Javier Ramos Moya – Maravillas Recio (Mavi Recio) – Isabel Rodríguez Banda – A. Reyes Rodríguez Pérez – Antonio Ruiz Torres – Mª José Sánchez de San Lorenzo (Mares) – Mª Soledad Santano Carrero – Alfredo Sarandeses – Ángel Segovia Martín – Faustino Seijas Seoane (Seijas) – Jesús Torres Granado – Marta Vías.

A digital catalog has also been published where you can see all the works and is available on the web in the tab “Contests and Awards”, sub-tab “Salon of Abstract Art”.

IV Salón de Arte Abstracto de la AEPE

Del 3 al 29 de abril de 2019

Inauguración: miércoles 3 de abril de 2019, 19 h.

Salas de Exposiciones “Juana Francés” y “Pablo Serrano”

Junta Distrito de Tetuán

Calle de Bravo Murillo, 357

28020 Madrid

De lunes a viernes de 9 a 14 y de 16 a 19 horas.

Sábados de 10 a 14 horas.

Domingo y festivos cerrado

Metro Valdeacederas (línea 1), Plaza Castilla (líneas 1, 9 y 10)

Bus 49, 66, 124, 149

 

III Painting Contest MAXAM Down Madrid AEPE

The III MAXAM Painting Exhibition brings together more than 40 artists with intellectual disabilities

On March 26, with the assistance of the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, Lucas Ferreira, Maxam Foundation, Inés Álvarez Arancedo, President of the Board of Trustees of Down Madrid and the Councilor of Retirement, Ignacio Murgui, was inaugurated in the Casa de Vacas of the Parque del Retiro in Madrid, the exhibition of the works participating in the III MAXAM Painting Contest organized by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Madrid and which has the indispensable collaboration of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

The artists realized a reinterpretation of the picture of the MAXAM Collection and image of the 2019 Calendar, “Vánitas”, work of Alfonso Albacete.

The winner of the contest from which the exhibition arises has been José Antonio Canales, and the finalists are: Milagros Martín, Esperanza Garrido and Ángela Rodríguez. The exhibition of the works that have participated in the III Painting Contest MAXAM – Down Madrid – AEPE has been visited at the Casa de Vacas Cultural Center of the Buen Retiro Park in Madrid from March 26 to 31, 2019.

The jury that chose these works, among the total submitted, met on March 5 and was formed by José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Inés Álvarez and Elena Escalona, ​​President of the Board and General Director of Down Madrid respectively, Sonia García and María Miracle, Down artists and José Vicente Moreno Huart, Patron of the MAXAM Foundation.

Visitors to the exhibition have been able to see first hand the artistic capacity of people with intellectual disabilities, a collective with great creative potential, which usually defines the use of simple lines and large color spots. Each painting has a different style, a different way of using colors, some are more realistic, others more abstract, but all of them show the feelings, sensations and emotions that the work of Alfonso Albacete has evoked for artists with disabilities intellectual.

The sample claims the right of this group to the freedom of expression and opinion, included in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

“This event, which now reaches its third edition, is the result of a successful collaboration with Down Madrid, which allows us to realize our purpose of contributing to the progress and sustainable development of our society through cultural and educational programs,” explains Fernanda Cardama, Global Head People & Resources of MAXAM and Patron of the Foundation.

On the other hand, Inés Álvarez Arancedo, president of the Board of Trustees of Madrid, pointed out that “our artists have interpreted a work of value without being aware that they, at the same time, impregnate our lives with value”.

Also, Ángela Rodriguez, artist of Down Madrid and winner of the third prize in the III Painting Contest MAXAM has highlighted that she has loved performing this interpresatión of `Vanitas’, since it has made her think for herself, to use her imagination and be relaxed to be able to start painting this work on a blank canvas.

José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has made a presentation for the catalog published for this reason, which we reproduce below:

WHITE ART

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors maintains its firm and determined commitment to artists with Down Syndrome.

This is how we understand it with its inclusion in the most prestigious and oldest artistic competition held in Spain, such as the Autumn Salon, precisely at the hands of the Maxam Foundation.

An initiative that makes me proud and of which we are an example for the opportunity it represents for Down artists, to exhibit their works with authentic art professionals.

Being an artist is not easy. Facing the creative task and putting it into practice is much more than an expression of a firm and determined will. It is getting to speak through colors and shapes, is to convey an emotion and a feeling that many artists do not get despite long years of experience and plastic experimentation.

And yet, it’s simple and simple for Down artists. They, who do not pretend to demonstrate a potentiality, that they have inherently, because they always transmit sensitivity in their canvases and they do it without adhering to fashions, tendencies, norms or styles. They just talk.

Our conception of art is established as something logical and assumed by society in a certain way by which we are guided indirectly, when we should look at the works as new formats of a very special letter whose recipients should forget those preconceived norms.

Wonderful letters full of light and color, of innocent and pure souls, which are those presented in this magnificent exhibition with which to recreate the essence of art in the purest state that today can be seen: “White Art” , as I would like to call it, and in which to include original proposals, non-toxic or adulterated by other types of current views that surround and suffocate us.

José Gabriel Astudillo López

President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

Catalogo III Concurso Pintura MAXAM ArteDown AEPE

 

 

 

Juarranz y Picasso amazed the public at AEPE

On Friday, January 25, at the headquarters, the presentation of the book presentation took place under the title of “Guernica. The unknown masterpiece “, realized the professor José Mª Juarranz.

The event, which was full of partners, friends and lovers of art in general, was presented by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, who highlighted “Picasso’s opportunism” and how a political work so universal throughout the last century. ”

In addition to the Vice President of the AEPE, Juan Manuel López-Reina, the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, the Members Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla, the Librarian, Fernando de Marta were present. , the Treasurer, Ana Martínez and the Presidency Advisor, Itziar Zabalza Murillo.

But in addition, the 2017 Planeta Award, Javier Sierra, did not want to miss this fascinating story about a universal picture, as it also happened with Tomás Paredes, the President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics.

Fourteen years of research and almost 300 pages are testimony to the serious effort made by Professor José María Juarranz to show that Picasso’s Guernica is not a metaphor for the Nazi bombing of that Basque city, but a compilation of elements that through a language, relatively encrypted, symbolize details of his biography.

According to José María Juarranz, “There have been coherent studies but I have made the real jump.” The painting is a synthesis of the most important moments of its history, the Andalusian earthquake in 1864, the death of his friend Carlos Casagemas and his marital conflict in the 30s with his wife Olga Khokhlova, “he clarified.

Thus, the book maintains that the minotaur is a “self-portrait” of Picasso with which he wanted to put himself at the level of Velázquez and Goya in his paintings Las meninas and La familia de Carlos IV, respectively; and the horse would be his wife Olga.

 

Cristóbal Rodríguez Sahagún picked up the II Medal Down Madrid of the 85 Salón de Otoño

Last Thursday, January 10, at the headquarters of the AEPE, took place the ceremony of delivery of the Down Madrid Medal of the 85th Autumn Salon to Cristóbal Rodríguez Sahagún, who was accompanied by numerous fellow artists of the Madrilenian foundation, as well as by Elena Escalona, ​​Director of the Down Syndrome Foundation of Madrid, and Belén Padilla, Coordinator of Culture and Down Art.

The President of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo López, proudly presented this medal, accompanied by some members of the Board of Directors such as the Vice President, Juan Manuel López-Reina, the Members Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, the Librarian Fernando de Marta and the Treasurer, Ana Martínez.

In addition, Mª Luisa and Miguel Ángel Codina, did not want to miss the moment, that they all shared willingly after a visit to the social facilities.


We recall that the oil painting entitled “Atardecer en la Gran Vía”, by Cristóbal Rodríguez Sahagún, was the winner of the Down Madrid Medal of the past Autumn Salon, and that it is the second edition that is awarded, in which the artists down demonstrate his artistic sensibility, at the height of the rest of artists and professionals.

The full inclusion of the artists Down, is a source of pride for all those who have contributed to its recognition in the traditional Salon de Otoño, the oldest and most prestigious call of those held in Spain, thus constituting the first real opportunity that a centenary institution like the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, provides a group that still reserves many surprises in a very promising future.

Inauguration and awards ceremony of “Solo Arte”

On Tuesday, December 11th, the inauguration and delivery of prizes of the call that under the title of “Solo Arte” was carried out by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors took place and thus closes the 2018 exhibition year of the centenary entity.
The event was attended by many partners, friends and the general public, and the official opening of the exhibition was also carried out, although it is open to the public since last December 8th.
The inauguration and award ceremony was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, who was accompanied by Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Member of the Board, Fernando de Marta and Sebastián, Librarian of the AEPE, Ana Martínez Córdoba, Treasurer of the AEPE, Itziar Zabalza Murillo, Adviser to the President and numerous public, partners and friends.


The jury appointed for this occasion was composed of José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE and Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General of the AEPE, acting as President and Secretary of the Jury, respectively, both with voice and without vote; and as Members Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco and Antonio Téllez de Peralta, all of them directors of the AEPE, and Luisa Jiménez Garrudo, painter and partner of the AEPE chosen at random.
The participation of this call has been very high and the quality of the work presented has also been at the level of initial expectations, presenting an exhibition that as a whole stands out for the excellent quality of the works, which denotes the desire to overcome the participants for making this call one of the great examples of the moment in the city of Madrid.


The President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, wanted to thank the Madrid City Council, the District Board of Arganzuela and the Casa del Reloj Management for their interest in supporting the artists and highlights that the exhibition “It tries to be the reflection of artists today, giving visibility and representing their interests and concerns in artistic creation, offering it to society and the public as a way to understand and disseminate the art of painting and sculpture. “Solo Arte” pretends to be also a platform for experimentation, challenging the conventional in search of the new paths through which the most current art moves “.
Afterwards, the General Secretary of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, proceeded to read the minutes of the Selection and Qualification Jury, thus making known the prizes and the selected works, which have resulted in the following way:
MENTION OF HONOR
José Antonio De la Peña Sensations Oil / canvas 60 x 45


MENTION OF HONOR
Mª. Herminda White Gago. Meeting. Acrylic / canvas 60 x 60

MENTION OF HONOR
Mariano Galán Ortega. Sunrise in the Puebla del Río. Watercolor / paper. 50 x 60


MENTION OF HONOR
Cristina Sánchez. Beginning. Refractory clay. 40 x 28 x 22

MENTION OF HONOR
Carmen Espinosa Soto. Just me. Stoneware. 48 x 17 x 10


The selected authors are the following:  Miguel Ney Alcántara Feliz – Joaquín Alarcón González – Juan Carlos Atroche Medina – Ethel Bergman Andersson – Carmen Brito Fernández – Tomi Caballero – Martina Cantero – Paloma Casado – Pilar Cortés López – Charo Crespo – Alicia Da Col – José Antonio De la Peña – Javier De Mota – Jesús Del Peso – Cristina Del Rosso – Sopetrán Doménech – Coro Eizaguirre Orbe – Carmen Espinosa Soto – José Luis Fiol Valero – M. Esther Flórez – J. Luis Flórez de Uria – M. Herminda Gago Blanco – Mariano Galán Ortega – Martha Lucila Gómez – M. Luisa González Gutiérrez – M. Luisa González Ossorio – Argentina González Tamames – Héctor López – Enrique López Sardón – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón – Javier Lledó – José Luis Martín de Blas – Ana Martínez Córdoba – Emilio Martínez Sánchez – Victoria Moreno – Antonio Municio – Ana Muñoz – Pilar Navamuel – Beatriz Olabarría del Corral – Mayte Ramos – Pura Ramos – Sergio Ribeiro – Daniel Rod – Cristina Sánchez – Avelina Sánchez-Carpio – Jorge A. Segovia Gabucio – Florian Stefan – Austión Tirado – Rosa Tortajada.

SOLO ARTE

Exposición: Del 8 al 28 de diciembre de 2018

Inauguración: martes 11 de diciembre, a las 19 h.

Sala Primavera

Junta Municipal de Arganzuela

Paseo de la Chopera, 6.

28045 – Madrid

Horario: De lunes viernes de 9 a 20:30 h.

Sábados y domingos: de 10 a 14 h. y de 16 a 20:30 h.

Higinio Díaz-Marta Garrón “Gini” presented in the AEPE his novel “The Prize”

On November 23, 2018, at the headquarters of the AEPE, took place the act of presentation of the novel “The Prize”, work of the partner of the institution Higinio Diaz-Marta Garrón, who was in charge of the President of the Association Spanish of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, accompanied by the Librarian of the same, Fernando de Marta and Sebastián.


“The Prize” narrates the life of a professor of Italian drawing and painting, who retires and attends a painting contest, which takes place in his city: Florence. Winning that contest, would lead him to achieve a certain prestige and be an artist who would surpass that imaginary line, which only very few achieve … and … why not? …, become famous.
Throughout its reading, an unthinkable and very original outcome is reached. We would say that it is an adventure that presents and contrasts the vocation and restlessness of the artist, in that third age; in which it seems that everything is done, when reality and in many cases, it is not like that.
The book has a great dose of nostalgia, a certain fantasy in its knot and denouement, and a great reality in its approach. Something that can happen to anyone, at a certain time in life; when it seems that one is irremissibly out of society, for that retirement that, fortunately, must be produced and it seems that we are doomed to let ourselves go, doing nothing or very little or, we understand it.
Gini, an artist who currently enjoys his retirement, paints and writes, two artistic facets that fill his life and day to day, right now. “The Prize” is also his sixth novel, in which we find titles such as El Caso Sheridan, Torre Miró, The Machiavelli Band, The Red Vineyard and In Search of Time.

Inaugurated the XXXVII Small Format Contest

On November 20, in the Exhibition Hall of the Moncloa Cultural Center, the opening ceremony of the 37th edition of the traditional Small Format Contest took place, a well-attended show that featured a magnificent stage and was presided over by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and which was also attended by the Vice President, Juan Manuel López Reina, the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez and various members of the Board of Directors, such as the Members Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Antonio Téllez, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco and the Presidency Advisor, Itziar Zabalza Murillo.
The Jury in charge of the selection and qualification of the XXXVII Contest of Small Format has been constituted by: José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE, acting as President of the Jury and Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary of the AEPE, acting as Secretary of the same, both with voice and without vote; and as Vocalists Paloma Casado and Alicia Sánchez Carmona, both directives of the AEPE, and Rosa María Saz Bueno, painter and partner of the AEPE chosen at random.
The exhibition, which will run until December 12, has 95 works by different authors, and has also had the Francisco Pradilla Painting Medal and Juan Bautista Adsuara Sculpture Medal, as well as several Honorable Mentions.
In the opening ceremony the prizes were handed out, which turned out to be the following:
Medal of Painting Francisco Pradilla, endowed with Medal and Diploma of the AEPE, to Martha Lucila Gómez. Jana. Oil / canvas 53 x 64

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Sculpture Medal Juan Bautista Adsuara, endowed with Medal and Diploma of the AEPE, to Julio Nuez. Mini structure. Soldier iron. 43 x 40 x 16

Honorable Mention, endowed with a diploma, to Francisco Bertrán Hernández. The islet of the Moor. Watercolor / paper. 33 x 50

Honorable Mention, endowed with a diploma, to Enrique López Sardón. Two transparencies Oil / canvas 38 x 48

Honorable mention, endowed with a diploma, to Pilar Vich. Origin. Alabaster and resin carving. 35 x 22 x 22


The artists participating in the exhibition of this XXXVII Small Format Contest are: Joaquín Alarcón González – Marta Argüelles Sangro – María Socorro Arroyo – Juan Carlos Atroche – Asunción Bau Forn – Francisco Bertrán Hernández – Teresa Blanco del Piñal – Nicolás Blanco Muelas – Carmen Bonilla – Rosa Elvira Caamaño – Tomi Caballero Sánchez – Alfonso Calle – Martina Cantero – Manuela Carcelén – Ataúlfo Casado Bustarviejo – Lola Catalá – M. Ángeles Conesa Artés (G. Artés) – Pilar Cortés – José Manuel Chamorro – Carmen de la Calle Llurba – José Antonio de la Peña – Paz Díaz de Espada – Higinio Díaz-Marta (Gini) – Emilia Díaz Rull – Sopetrán Doménech – José Domínguez – Rocío Domíguez Perals – Carmen Durán – José Luis Fiol Valero – Esther Flórez Fuentes – Mariano Galán – Victoria Gándara – Fernando García de Juan – Ángeles García-Quismondo – Carmen García Mesas (Naná Mesas) – Manuel Gascón – Raúl Gil Rodríguez – Rafael Gómez Mena (Mena) – Martha Lucila Gómez Serrano – Eva González Morán – Sergio González Riveiro – Lydia Gordillo – Víctor Gosálvez – Dorothee Heiden – Felipe Hodgson Ravina – Victoria Jáimez – Sonsoles Jiménez – Fidel Latiesas – Enrique López Sardón – Luis López Terciado – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón – María R. Maluenda – Carmen Marcos – José Luis Martín de Blas – Emilio Martínez Sánchez – Christian Mera – Isabel Monfort Siso – David Montes Alonso – Antonio Municio – Concha Muñoz – Pedro Muñoz Mendoza – Julio Nuez – Beatriz Olabarría del Corral – José Luis Ortega Flórez de Uría (José Luis Flórez de Uría) – Enrique Pedrero Muñoz – José María Pedrosa – Luis Pereira – Juan Fco. Pérez Somalo – Nieves Pezzi – Paloma Ramírez Montesinos – Pura Ramos Calderón – Marcelo Daniel Rodríguez (Daniel Rod) – Milagros Rodríguez Bautista – Cristóbal Rodríguez Leiva (Cristóbal Leiva) – Avelina Sánchez-Carpio – Antonio Segovia – Jorge Andrés Segovia – Esdras Serna Pichat – Pilar Silva Mora (Pilar Quirós) – Miguel Sokolowski – Emilio Sotomayor – Arturo Tejero Esteban – Antonio Téllez de Peralta – Austión Tirado – Mª Rosa Tortajada Perrote – Ana Undurraga – Pilar Vich – Jorge Rodríguez Fernández (Jorge Yunta).

In this same webpage in the tab “Contests and Awards”, sub-tab “Small Format Contest”, you can consult the digital catalog of the sample made for the occasion.

XXXVII Small Format Contest
From November 15 to December 13, 2018
Inauguration: Tuesday November 20, 7pm.
Showroom
Moncloa Cultural Center
Municipal Board of Moncloa-Aravaca
Moncloa Square, 1
28008 Madrid
Visiting hours L to V: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Metro: Moncloa (lines 3, 6)
Bus: 1, 44, C2, 82, 132, 138, 160, 162, C1, 161, 83, 133, A, G, 46, 16, 61

Maxam presented his 2019 calendar

The MAXAM Foundation inaugurated the Vanitas Exhibition on October 30, a show based on the work of Alfonso Albacete and which includes some of the most outstanding pieces of the MAXAM Painting Collection, with artists such as Arturo Mélida, Cecilio Plá, Julio Romero de Torres, Eduardo Arroyo and Pedro Batalla Xatruch.

On a regular basis, the Maxam Foundation presented its calendar within the framework of the celebration of the Autumn Salon, but this time they wanted to make this event an own exhibition that also includes some of the works mentioned in its calendar.

This was reflected in his words by the Chairman of the Maxam Foundation, José Fernando Sánchez Junco, thanking the work that the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors is doing in the dissemination of art and culture, and as official sponsors of the Autumn Salon that organizes the centenary entity.

The exhibition can be visited until next November 18 in the Sala Pardo Bazán of the Modern Spain building of the Lázaro Galdiano Museum and is a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the history and iconography of the MAXAM Painting Collection. Composed of more than 100 works, this Collection is an initiative of pioneering business patronage in Spain, whose images have illustrated year after year the popular “almanac of explosives” that the company publishes since 1900.

“MAXAM Foundation arises from our company’s commitment to social progress through the promotion of culture and education. The exhibition that we inaugurated today at the Lázaro Galdiano joins other artistic dissemination initiatives such as those already carried out in countries such as Spain, the United States and Panama, among others, “explains Fernanda Cardama, Patron of the MAXAM Foundation and Global Head People & Resources of the company.

Vanitas, made expressly by Alfonso Albacete to illustrate the MAXAM Calendar of 2019, is based on such an exciting subject in the history of art as is the painting within the painting, explains Lucas Ferreira, Deputy Director of the MAXAM Foundation and curator of the exhibition . Under this Baroque term, the author gives title to an image of images, to a narration with plots as different as the history of painting, the creative process, the popular symbology of Spain in the 50s and 60s or the works that They preceded him in the MAXAM Collection.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, accompanied by the vast majority of members of its Board of Directors, such as Juan Manuel López-Reina, Vice President, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary , the Vowels Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado López, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, the Librarian Fernando de Marta and the Adviser Itziar Zabalza Murillo.

Alfonso Albacete

Alfonso Albacete (Antequera, 1950) is one of the most prestigious and innovative names in Spanish painting in recent decades. At the end of the 70s and the beginning of the 80s, he promoted, along with other artists, a “return to painting”, to the canvas as a support perfectly capable of expressing any artistic concern. In his works, and Vanitas is a clear example of this, one can see his interest in Russian constructivism (geometrization of space), American abstraction (expressiveness of colors) and Spanish baroque (symbolism and iconography of the elements used) .

 

Alfonso Albacete held his first solo exhibition, In the studio, in 1979 at the Egam Gallery in Madrid. From that sample, Albacete has been considered one of the most reputed names in contemporary Spanish painting.

He has made more than 70 exhibitions, between individuals and collectives and his work is part of the collections of museums and collections such as the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum (Madrid, Spain), The Chase Manhattan Bank (New York, USA). ), at the White House Collection (Washington, USA), at the Collection Dobe (Zurich, Switzerland, at the Mie Prefectural Art Museum (Mie, Japan) and at the Wurth Museum (Kunzelsau, Germany).