Works echibition opened selected and awarded from 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD

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

 

 

Soledad Lorenzo received the “Medal of Honor” from the AEPE

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.

 

 

Inaugurated “Leonardo. Live ”the tribute of the AEPE to the immortal genius

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

 

Inaugurated the exhibition “Solo Art” of the AEPE

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

 Just art
From December 3 to 26, 2019
Inauguration: December 4, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Spring Room
Arganzuela Municipal Board
Paseo de la Chopera, 6-10
28045 Madrid
 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
Outskirts: Ambassadors
Bike rental (BiciMAD): Station: 165

 

Another great success of Javier Sierra

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.

Maxam presented the 2020 calendar, the work of Chema Cobo

The MAXAM Foundation presented on November 20 the Exhibition “If It Happens To Be”, a sample in which to present the work of Chema Cobo, which illustrates the MAXAM Calendar of 2020.

The Maxam Foundation carried out the presentation at the Carlos de Antwerp Foundation, located on Calle Claudio Coello, 99, in which the President of the Maxam Foundation, José Fernando Sánchez Junco, thanked the work of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors are performing in the dissemination of art and culture, and as official sponsors of the Autumn Salon organized by the centennial entity.

De izquierda a derecha: Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernanda Cardama, José Gabriel Astudillo, el Presidente de la Fundación Maxam, José Fernando Sánchez Junco, Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Paloma Casado, Antonio Téllez y Fernando de Marta

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 Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary, the Vocals Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Married López, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta and Itziar Zabalza Murillo.

“MAXAM Foundation arises from our company’s commitment to social progress through the promotion of culture and education. The exhibition that we are opening today 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 the Global Head People & Resources of the company.

If it happens to be, made expressly by Chema Cobo to illustrate the MAXAM 2020 Calendar, part of such an exciting theme in art history as is the one in 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 the Spain of the 50s and 60s or the works that preceded in the MAXAM Collection.

Chema Cobo was born in 1952 in Tarifa (Cádiz), where his father worked as a doctor. He has lived in Tarifa, Ronda, Cádiz, Seville, Madrid, New York, Chicago, Brussels and long seasons in Rome and currently lives in Alhaurín el Grande (Málaga). He studied Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Madrid between 1970 and 1974. One of the components of the artistic group was the New Madrid figuration, a group of acidic and ironic artists who opened new avenues during the transition. His first individual exhibition was held in Madrid in 1974, at the Buades Gallery. In 1994 he was awarded the Andalusia Prize for Plastic Arts.

In 1981, he was a resident artist at P.S.1 in New York and participated in the 16th Sao Paulo Biennial at the Salon de los 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid.

In 1982, he participated in the Carnegie International of Pittsburgh.

In 1983 he was invited to several exhibitions in Europe and the United States; One of them was the “Recent European paintings” exhibition at Salomom R. Guggenheim in New York. The same year he exhibits at the Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago.

The eighties continue with a series of individual exhibitions in Seattle, Boston, Milan, Rome, Madrid, Bern and Nagoya (Japan).

It is worth noting the exhibition held in “The mezzanine Gallery” of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1987 and the individual exhibition in the Charles Cowles Gallery in New York in 1988. The same year he also participated in the exhibition “Art Kites” organized by the Goethe Institute in Osaka. This same exhibition continued traveling through Japan, the United States and Europe until 1992.

The 1990s began with an exhibition at AC&T in Tokyo and several exhibitions between the United States and Spain. He was a visiting professor at the NY Art School in New York, at Northwestern University in Chicago and at the School of Art of the Art Institute in Chicago.

In 1994 he was awarded the Andalusia Prize for Plastic Arts and publishes the book of aphorisms entitled “Amnesia” on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name in La Linea de la Concepción (Cádiz).

In 1995 he exhibited in Brussels at the Gallery “20m2 d’Art Contemporain”.

In 1998, the exhibition “The Labyrinth of the Compass” was held at the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art in Seville, which collected works from all periods of his work and works never exhibited to date in Spain. The second installment of the book of aphorisms “Amnesia” is published.

In 2001 the exhibition “Salta a la Vista” in the Provincial Palace of the Diputación de Cádiz covers all his work on paper from 1974 to 2000.

Recently he has exhibited in Valencia (Tomas March Gallery), Santander (Siboney Gallery), Barcelona (M. Marcos Gallery), Malaga (A. Viñas Gallery), Madrid (A. Machón Gallery) and the Duques de Soria Foundation (Soria) .

In October 2008, he opened the “Eclipse” exhibition at the A. Machon Gallery in Madrid, an exhibition for which he won the “Francisco de Goya” Painting Prize of the Villa de Madrid, 2009.

In the 2009-2010 season he exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Art in Malaga a sample of 33 recent works entitled “Out of Frame”.

He has works in many collections in Europe and the United States among others at the Kunstmuseum in Bern, at the Nazionale d’Arte Contemporaneo Gallery in Rome, at the Fundazione Lucio Amelio in Naples, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, at the Museum of Art in New York, at the Frederick Weisman Collection in Los Angeles, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, not forgetting Spanish collections such as the Caixa de Pensiones Foundation in Barcelona, ​​the Cajasol collection in Seville, the Caja Madrid Foundation, the Reina Sofía National Art Museum in Madrid, the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art in Seville and the Center for Contemporary Art in Malaga, to name just a few of them.

 

Inaugurated on IV Drawing, Engraving and Illustration Hall of the AEPE

On November 6, 2019, in the Exhibition Hall of the Cultural Center “Nicolás Salmerón” of Chamartín, the opening ceremony and awards ceremony of the IV Drawing, Engraving and Illustration Hall of the AEPE took place, which is to be consolidated in the exhibition calendar of the centennial entity, thanks to the high participation of the partners and the enormous quality of the selected and awarded works.

The event was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and by the Councilor President of the Board of Chamartín, Sonia Cea Quintana, and was attended by the Vice President, Juan Manuel López-Reina, the Secretary General of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, and almost all of the Board of Directors, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta, Ana Martínez and Itziar Zabalza Murillo.

The exhibition, which will last until November 14, has had a total of 42 works between winners and selected, and has included three honorary awards: the Marceliano Santamaría Sedano Drawing Medal, the Francisco Esteve Botey Engraving Medal and the Medal of Illustration Eulogio Varela Sartorio, as a 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 of the IV Drawing, Engraving and Illustration Hall of the AEPE

has been formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE, acting as President of the Jury and Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary of the AEPE, as Secretary of the same, both with voice and without vote and as Directors the directors Juan Manuel López-Reina, Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Carmen Bonilla, Paloma Casado and Ana Martínez Córdoba, Fernando de Marta and David Martín Rus, randomly chosen painter and partner

 

The awards ceremony was presented at the opening ceremony, which turned out to be the following:

MARCELIANO SANTAMARÍA SEDANO DRAWING MEDAL, endowed with Medal and diploma

Joaquín Morales Molero. There will be another summer. Charcoal, counting pencil / paper. 48 x 46

 

ENGRAVING MEDAL FRANCISCO ESTEVE BOTEY, endowed with Medal and diploma

María R. Maluenda. Impressions Colography / paper. 40 x 45

 

ILLUSTRATION MEDAL EULOGIO VARELA SARTORIO, endowed with Medal and diploma

Ricardo Corcuera. No one can fall in love as I love you and you will love me. Graphite and colored pencil / paper. Ø43

 

MENTION OF HONOR, endowed with diploma

Pilar Cortés. The look of a child. Mixed / paper 70 x 50

 

MENTION OF HONOR, endowed with diploma

Lydia Gordillo. Portrait. Graphite / paper 30 x 60

 

MENTION OF HONOR, endowed with diploma

Manuel Hernandez Gloom. Pastel / paper 100 x 70

The artists that make up the exhibition of this IV Salon of Drawing, Engraving and Illustration of the AEPE, they are:

Joaquín Alarcón González – Juan Carlos Atroche – Fernando Ayelo Hernández – Sonia Barba Sánchez – Martina Cantero Jiménez – Pilar Cortés López – Sopetrán Domènech – Ricardo Domínguez Corcuera (Ricardo Corcuera) – Carmen Durán Sanz – Araceli Fernández Andrés – Guillermo García García (Majin Willy) – Eva González Morán – M. Luisa González Ossorio – Lydia Gordillo Pereira – Manuel Hernández Díaz – Antonio Izquierdo Ortega – Montserrat López Amat – Toñi López González (Aquafonía Toñi López) – Ian A. Lorenzo (Ian Lorenzo) – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón (Paulino L. Tardón) – María R. Maluenda – Delia Martín López – Emilio Martínez Sánchez – Joaquín Morales Molero – Antonio Municio – Mónica Parramón Ponz (Eme Vilaplana) – José Antonio de la Peña García – Pietro Putignano – Francisco Quesada Benavente – Adela Roncero – Antonio Ruiz Torres – Genevieve Sarazin – Lena Ustinova- Ana Valenciano – Juan Carlos Vilar Pérez

 

 

IV Drawing, Engraving and Illustration Hall of the AEPE

From November 5 to 14, 2019

Opening and awards ceremony: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7 p.m.

Exhibition Halls “Nicolás Salmerón”

Chamartín District Board

Mantuano Street, 51

28002 Madrid

From Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Metro: Concha Espina (line 9), Prosperity (line 4), Cruz del Rayo (line 9)

Bus: 16, 29, 52, 19

BICIMAD: Station 147 (Doctor Arce Avenue, 45)

The Maxam Foundation, official sponsor of the 86 Fall Show

On October 29, 2019, the signing of the Collaboration Agreement between the MAXAM Foundation and the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors took place, making it possible to carry out the 86th edition of the traditional Autumn Salon, the oldest and most recent artistic exhibition and exhibition prestigious of all those celebrated in Spain.

The event brought together Lucas Ferreira, on behalf of the Maxam Foundation, and José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, who signed a document that includes the special collaboration that the Maxam Foundation maintains with our entity and renews its commitment to the work in support of the new artists that the centennial artistic institution has been doing

The event was attended by the General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, and other members of the Board of Directors such as Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta and Itziar Zabalza Murillo.

 

In this way, the Maxam Foundation becomes the official sponsoring entity of the 86 Autumn Salon, as it has been doing for the past 20 years and in the words of José Fernando Sánchez-Junco, President of the MAXAM Foundation, “time passes, but what that continues – growing, evolving and adapting to the new habits, demands and interests of our society – is the work that from AEPE and Fundación MAXAM we carry out in favor of culture and education ”.

“Culture and education have a fundamental role in the progress and development of our society. Without them, the sustainability commitment with which we work from the MAXAM Foundation would be impossible to leave as a legacy to those who follow us an even better world than we have encountered. An objective that goes through the development of our own initiatives (the MAXAM Paint Collection, the House of the Explosive in the Museum of Mining and Industry of Asturias, the Chair-Company of Technology of the Explosive in the ETSIME of the University Polytechnic of Madrid,…) how to support institutions as strong as the AEPE and get involved with initiatives as well organized as its Autumn Salon ”.

According to José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, “this sponsorship is essential for the AEPE because it reinforces the unstoppable work and effort that entities such as ours have been making in favor of art and culture and because they consolidate many others carried out for more than a hundred years, both at the Maxam Foundation, with its spectacular Collection of calendars, and by the AEPE, whose partners were authors of many of them ”.

The exhibition of selected and awarded works opens to the public tomorrow, October 31, although it will not be until next November 7, at 7 p.m., when the act of the jury’s decision, awards ceremony and inauguration takes place Official of the exhibition at the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park.

The MAXAM Foundation is a non-profit organization that channels MAXAM’s patronage activities, in the field of culture and especially in Painting. It also has as its mission the organization, conservation and dissemination of the historical heritage created by MAXAM since its foundation by Alfred Nobel in 1872. It also organizes activities aimed at the promotion and attainment of general interest purposes of a civic, social, educational, scientific, and general interest. of research and technological development.

More information in:

Maxam Foundation https://www.maxam.net/es/fundacion