an impeccable organization

In the delivery of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD

There are many congratulatory messages that the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors are receiving these days concerning the impeccable organization of the act of the jury’s decision and delivery of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD.

The artists arrived from all corners of the national geography, felt at all times centers of attention of an act focused on them, in whom they had passed the difficult test of reaching the final selection of their works and being present at the exhibition of the works selected in the contest.

A gala held at the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park whose only condition was the limited capacity of its auditorium. This was the main reason that only those selected had access, waiting while the companions in the adjoining Exhibition Hall.

Once the prize has been awarded, from S.M. Queen Doña Sofía, Honorary President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, began the visit to the exhibition that lasted until past nine o’clock at night.

YE. Queen Doña Sofía stopped with each and every one of the artists present at the event, chatted with them, asked them what most caught their attention of each work, including anecdotes, memories and recognitions to whom she has been fighting for the world so much of art and culture.

Not surprisingly, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has been working on this event for a year, which shone among all the events scheduled in the capital in a month also focused on art thanks to the countless Fairs that have populated the spaces of Madrid.

An act well prepared by the AEPE, which its President, José Gabriel Astudillo López, wanted to highlight in his speech when he thanked the work of its Board of Directors in full:

Vice President: Mr. Juan Manuel López Reina Coso

Secretary: Ms. Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez

Member: Ms. Alicia Sánchez Carmona

Member: Mr. Antonio Téllez de Peralta

Member: Mrs. Paloma Casado López

Member: Mrs. Carmen Bonilla Carrasco

Librarian: D. Fernando de Marta

Treasurer: Ms. Ana Martínez Córdoba

Adviser to the President: Ms. Itziar Zabalza Murillo

For them he had affectionate words in which he recognized his work. And for the General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, whom she distinguished for her foresight and tireless work and thanked her unstoppable effort.

From the guests invited to the event, important for the centennial entity for what represents their support and encouragement in the daily work of the AEPE, the Jury, to the selected artists, who felt really protagonists in moments in which art and art culture seems to be unimportant, everything was planned to the smallest detail, which the Perpetual Secretary did not overlook.

But despite everything, it is the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with the President of the same and the Board of Directors in front, with all their partners and friends, who sincerely appreciate the success of this 55th edition of the REINA SOFIA DE AWARD PAINTING AND SCULPTURE.

To all, thank you very much

 

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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)

Selected artists at the 55 REINA SOFIA DE PAINTURA Y ESCULTURA AWARD

Once the communication has been completed personally with each of those selected in the 55 Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture, convened by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with the collaboration of GOOGLE, we proceed to publish the list of selected artists in the announcement.
We remember that among them are the finalist artists and the winner, but it will not be until next March 5, when S.M. Queen Doña Sofía presents the award, the jury’s decision will be announced in the event that will take place in the Assembly Hall of the Casa de Vacas of the Madrid Buen Buen Retiro Park, and which only selected artists can attend.

The public inauguration of the exhibition, in which the 55th REINA SOFIA DE PAINTURA AND ESCULTURA AWARD will be known, will take place on March 6, Friday, and will remain open until the 22nd of the same month.

From these lines, the AEPE wishes to record the deep gratitude to all who have participated in this call, for the enthusiasm, the work and the effort made, and we also add our most sincere congratulations to all who have managed to be selected.

The selected artists are the following:

Ana Alcaraz Montesinos
Javier Aldarias Montiel
Teruhindo 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
Yang Dong
Manuchehr Eftekar
Francisco Escalera González
Magdalena España
Teresa Esteban
Gonzalo Fernández Atance
José Manuel Galán Martín (Manuel Galán)
Juan Carlos García Moreno (Morris)
Rafael 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 Marinas Piña
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 Pontesta Icuza
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
Judgment of the Jury and delivery of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD
Thursday, March 5, 2020 (act reserved for selected artists)
 
Public opening: Friday, March 6, 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)

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.

Summoned the 55th Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture 2020

Last year it was the Sevillian painter Jorge Gallego García who received this prestigious award for an oil entitled “Empty”

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with Google, summons the 55th Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture 2020, an award that for the first time opens to the participation of any artist in the world in these two disciplines.
This international award is the only one of these characteristics that is awarded in the world and has already become an indisputable reference in the field of plastic arts.
The winners in previous editions were the prestigious painters Jorge Gallego or Juan José Vicente and the sculptors Coderch & Malavia or Pedro Quesada.
The 55th Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is managed by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and counts for its development with the invaluable support of Google. The deadline for submission of works is closed on February 7, 2020.
The jury’s decision and the award ceremony will take place at a gala chaired by S.M. Queen Doña Sofía in March, coinciding with the exhibition of the works selected for the occasion, which will take place in Madrid’s Casa de Vacas del Parque del Retiro.
The Jury, chaired by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo and whose secretary is Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE, brings together prominent members of the academic, cultural and artistic world as the journalist Javier Sierra, the painter Eduardo Naranjo and other artists such as Alejandro Aguilar Soria, author of the visual image of the Prize.

Bases 55 PREMIO REINA SOFÍA DE PINTURA Y ESCULTURA

 

BOLETIN DE INSCRIPCION 55 PREMIO REINA SOFIA DE PINTURA Y ESCULTURA 2020

 

Jorge Gallego, 54 Queen Sofia Award of Painting and Sculpture

Organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and with the special collaboration of Google

The finalists are from Madrid (Costa Rica), Barcelona, ​​Lepe (Huelva), Vigo, Baracaldo (Vizcaya) and San Sebastian

The President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, Ana Abade Gil, representative of Google Spain and Portugal, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General of the AEPE, the members of the Jury, Eduardo Naranjo, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Paula Varona, Tomás Paredes and the journalist and writer Javier Sierra, Premio Planeta 2017, as well as the entire Board of Directors of the centenary entity, presided over March 6, at the Casa de Vacas in Madrid’s Parque del Buen Retiro, the act in which the jury’s decision was announced and the 54th Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture, organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and with the collaboration of Google, was carried out.

The 54th QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD went to the Sevillian artist Jorge Gallego García, with a work titled “Empty”, an oil on linen of 160 x 200 cm, after which in the past two editions, the winning works would have been sculptures.

But in addition, the Jury wanted to highlight a total of six finalists who, in strict alphabetical order, were:

Lorna Benavides Romero, with a sculpture in direct size in marble, entitled “Aura”

the sculpture by Xavier Denia Valls titled “Orfeo”;

the resin and fiberglass sculpture by José Manuel Martínez Pérez entitled “La mañana”;

the sculpture of great proportions of José Molares Fernández, entitled “Vete de mí”;

José Mª Pinto Rey’s oil painting titled “Evanescent Hypnosis”;

and finally, the acrylic by Gonzalo Prieto Cordero, entitled “The whale spotters”.

One more year, the excellent recovery of the sculpture is demonstrated, which until a few years ago had an almost testimonial presence in competitions and contests, and which is surpassing in quality and almost almost quantity, the pictorial work, at least in the Reina Prize Sofia of Painting and Sculpture.

The selected authors represent the entire national geography, as do the finalist artists, who are from Madrid (Costa Rica), Barcelona, ​​Lepe (Huelva), Vigo, Baracaldo (Vizcaya) and San Sebastian and the award-winning artist himself, of Sevilla.

All in all, they make up an exhibition of enormous quality that presents the talent of the Spanish creators represented in the call.

In his speech, José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and President of the Jury, stressed that “the success of our call is only possible thanks to the artists, because this is an event designed by artists, organized by artists, who qualify other artists and that is officially displayed for artists and the general public “.

He also wanted to highlight the excellent work that the Jury has done, with the selection of works that result in an exhibition that has its own language and discourse, which connects with the public (whether profane or scholarly) and critics thanks to an independent, free classification and in which everything is extreme art, creativity and sensitivity “.

As stated by Ana Abade, on behalf of Google, “the Queen Sofia Award has consolidated and become a national benchmark in which the most innovative artistic trends of these two disciplines are presented and serves as a prelude to the rest of national competitions. For Google it is an honor to be part of this great call that always precedes ARCO and presents the best of current and avant-garde art. ”

In the words of the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, “the success of this call for the AEPE is given by specific characteristics that make it a nursery of creative originality and aesthetic seduction in a prize that combines avant-garde and tradition, the permanent with the ephemeral. ”

The artists selected for the exhibition have been: Miguel Ney Alcántara, Ana Alcaraz Montesinos, Javier Aldarias Montiel, Elías Aparicio, Miguel Barbero, Lorna Benavides Romero, Roberto Bolea Martínez, Lola Catalá Sanz, Jorge Cerdá Gironés, Teddy Cobeña, Marisa Cruz Jiménez, Beatriz de Bartolomé, Michael de Coca, Alberto de la Peña Garoz (Garoz), Xavier Denia Valls, Coro Eizaguirre Orbe, Santiago Oswaldo Elejalde Redondo (Santi Elejalde), Magdalena España, Gonzalo Fernández Atance, Jorge Gallego García, Carmen García Mesas (Naná Messás), Juan Carlos García Moreno (Morris), Federico García Zamarbide, Juan Carlos Gil Gutiérrez (Juan Gil), Esmeralda González López, Javier González Casanueva (Javier Casanueva), Eva González Morán, Agustín González Salvador, Manuel Gracia García, Iria Groba Martín, Vicente Herrero Cáceres (Vicente Heca), Chari Horcajada Fernández, Liane María Rabêlo (Liane Katsuki), Juan Manuel López-Reina Coso, Daniel Lorenzo Goñi, Carlos Losa Revuelta, Juan José Lozano Rosado, Javier Lledó Tiedra, David Llorente Sanz, Maribel Manzanares Linares, Antonio Marina Rodríguez, Julián Maroto Fernández, José Luis Martín de Vidales, José Manuel Martínez Pérez, José Molares Fernández, Cristóbal Olmedo Aranda, Javier Ortás González, Fernando Peña Corchado (Leodegario), Elías Peña Salvador, Juan Francisco Pérez-Rosas Hidalgo, José Mª Pinto Rey, Gonzalo Prieto Cordero, José Pablo Puente Jerez (Puente Jerez), Carlos Purroy, Cristóbal Rodríguez Leiva (Cristóbal Leiva), Marcelo Daniel Rodríguez Rodríguez (Daniel Rod), Jennifer-Virginia Rotter, Pilar Sagarra Moor, María Dolores Santos Castillo (Lola Santos), Leonor Solans Gracia, Carmen Susaeta Salichs, Mª Iluminada Vinuesa Cortázar (Ilumin Cortázar), Blanca Tamames Yraola, Concepción Tejeda Gamarra (Concha Tejeda), Antonio Téllez de Peralta y Olegario Úbeda Sánchez.

The Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture is usually chaired by S.M. Reina Sofía, Honorary President of the AEPE, who this year has not been able to attend due to the agenda, but who has sent her most sincere congratulations to the selected, finalists and winners and her most cordial congratulations to organizers and artists in general.

54 REINA SOFIA AWARD OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE
From 6 to March 24, 2019
Exhibition Hall Casa de Vacas
Buen Retiro Park in Madrid
Paseo de Colombia, s / n, 28009 Madrid
Free entrance
Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Subway: Ibiza (L9), Retiro (L2)
Bus 1, 2, 9, 15, 19, 20, 28, 51, 52, 74, 146, 202
BiciMAD Stations: 60, 65

 

54 Queen Sofia of Painting and Sculpture Awarded

Of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, has the collaboration of Google

 

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has just launched the call for what will be the 54th edition of the Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture, one of the most prestigious of all those held in Spain, thanks to the quality of the winning works and the prestigious jury that the centenary entity gathers for that purpose.

In the call, all adults of age residing in Spain may participate, with original works, which have not been selected or awarded in any other contest, and with free theme and technique.

The deadline for submission of works is January 25, 2019 and participants will send the required documentation in the Bases to administracion@apintoresyescultores.es

The Jury will proceed with the selection of the works that will be admitted to the contest, the finalists and the winner. The acceptance or not of your work will be communicated by email to its authors before January 25.

A single prize of € 10,000 is established for the winning work at the discretion of the Jury.

The selected, finalist and awarded works will be exhibited at the Casa de Vacas of the Retiro Park in Madrid, from 7 to 24 March 2019.

Together with the exhibition, a catalog will be published with the selected, finalist and awarded works, as well as the composition of the Jury and the minutes of its verdict.

It is predicted that S.M. Queen Sofia made the award ceremony in an act organized for that purpose.

As President José Gabriel Astudillo points out, “we want to reward creativity, passion for beauty and work at the service of human beings. We want an original work to be admired all over the world and to produce a deep emotion in those who contemplate it. And that all this is by the hand of this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, a centennial entity created by the best artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ”

In addition, the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors is a very relevant contribution to the world of creation for which Her Majesty Queen Sofia has always shown such sensitivity.

The Jury will be formed by some of the best current Spanish artists, who have already confirmed their attendance, and it is expected that the delivery of the same will be done by S.M. Queen Sofía, at which time the jury minutes will be published that will award a single work in any of the painting or sculpture modalities, and will select fifty of those that meet the highest quality.

The jury of this edition will be chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and will have Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General of the institution, both with voice and without vote.

The commemorative poster and identification of the award, which varies in each call keeping the essence of the work, is due to the multidisciplinary artist Alejandro Aguilar Soria, whose visual image combines the royal symbolism of the award with the avant-garde and creativity of a large artist and creator as is its author.

More information and consultation of the bases in this web

Bases 54 PREMIO REINA SOFÍA DE PINTURA Y ESCULTURA

Boletín de inscripción 54 Premio Reina Sofía 2019

 

Julio López, the sculptor of the soul, passes away

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


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

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

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


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

 

 

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

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

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

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


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