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(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)

Rafael Canogar, 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:

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.

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.

Rafael Canogar received the Medal of Honor of the AEPE

In a ceremony held on January 26 at the institutional headquarters of the AEPE, the great artist collected the “Medal of Honor”, which was granted by his President José Gabriel Astudillo, in recognition of his artistic production, which it has no possible comparison with the work of any other artist worldwide, and also for his talent, for the extraordinary quality of his technique and brushes, and for his personal style. ”

Full of attendees, among whom were numerous partners and friends, also the Medal of Honor of the AEPE, Julio López Hernández and Tomás Paredes, as well as different collaborating entities of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, an emotional event took place in the as an introduction, the General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, made a brief tour of the artistic and professional career of the renowned international artist, with special emphasis on achieving a summary outline of how is Rafael Canogar, and not only of his biography, with data and cold and distant dates, but introducing those present in life, thought and a little bit into the artist’s soul.

For his part, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, reminded everyone that his art is characterized by the personal style that has made this painter a reference for new generations of creators.

He also referred to the spontaneous tribute, born from the heart of all those who form the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, not only to distinguish the great painter in his artistic side, but especially for the human values ​​that have always surrounded the person of Rafael Canogar.

José Gabriel Astudillo reflected it very accurately when he said that the creativity of this artist, the empathy he generates with the works he creates and a biography full of professional successes have made “Rafael a reference in art, inside and outside our country, where his works have offered answers to the artistic concerns of several generations of Spaniards with answers full of coherence, seriousness, independence and that have rigor as signs of identity “.

The President commented that “Rafael is a big man, not only of stature, because he is a great container of wit, emotions and talent that, in a certain sense, can be summarized or agglutinated in the creative activity, which includes most of the elements that they complete the range of plastic arts. ”

“That ability of Rafael – continued Astudillo – to renew himself in his work every day, with freedom and breadth of vision and without ever losing the illusion for the new challenges, has been fundamental at the time of awarding him this Medal of Honor, especially for the exceptional moment that it crosses of artistic plenitude and by the passion, bravery and excellence with which it approaches each work “.

After the imposition of the Medal of Honor, the honoree addressed a few words to those attending the event, thanking the distinction that was the object and sharing the enthusiasm among the attendees to continue creating beauty and generating art.

Very powerful and current memories that have been hoarded in his memory over the years, and that managed to excite the audience there gathered by the sensitivity that conveyed the experiences that in this way wanted to share with everyone.

To end the ceremony, Eduardo Naranjo said he will always be very close to the centenary entity and always willing to collaborate with artists and creators.