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.