The general objective of this project is to continue with this project “Like bees to the honey” experimenting with gestural, expressionist and cathartic painting through an abstract and very personal language, taking the painting to a very experimental, intuitive and improvisational work process, exploring my expressive limits.
The specific objective and that I will get with this residence is to make a series of large format and medium format paintings whose nexus of union is the formal, stylistic and thematic coherence of the whole, and take advantage of the opportunity of the residence to go one step further there in my work process, finally getting an exhibition project of the highest level.
The title “like bees to honey” has a poetic and autobiographical character rather than scientific or related to zoology. This phrase serves as a seed germinal and inspiring project. The title is inspired by the philosophy of bees as a group, their fragility within the ecosystem and its importance in the global biological balance, the alchemical processes of transformation in relation to the elaboration of honey and its symbology in relation to the human being and the Contemporary world in which we live.
The phrase of the title relates to the current period of my life. I identify with the search for transformation of vital energy, whose essence is positive and transforming everything negative into positive, the search for something important, a creative poetic energy, which flows like a transparent river and does not stop at anything, I identify it with desire, with the sacred, with gold, with my parents. On the other hand, everything has an autobiographical substrate and a very strong emotional load, which is based on my experiences from childhood in relation to the people and the bees. My father is a beekeeper and I have always participated in the care of the bees and the extraction of honey with my family and I have suffered the traumatic experience of almost losing my mother by the sting of one of these wonderful bees. The project is based on the search for pure and essential energy, fluid and transforming through painting.
The working day will be available in two sessions a day of four hours in the morning and four in the afternoon. From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Alternating a much more improvised work in paper with another one of several sessions and more paused in the big formats. Make a series of paintings that include large format and medium format on canvas (5 canvas of 180×180 cm) (5 canvas 150×150 cm). And another series on paper that include medium and small format: (5 works in paper of 100×70 cm and other 5 works of 30×25 cm). For this I will use mixed technique of acrylic, oil, spray.
To date, I have been dedicating myself as a professional artist exclusively for defending a visceral, fresh and contemporary painting without commercial ties or concessions to fashions and orthodoxies. I have made twelve individual exhibitions in my region Asturias, in the best galleries (ATM gallery Altamira, Guillermina Caicoya, Space Liquid, Arancha Osoro), which in turn have taken me to international fairs such as Arco Madrid, Circa Puerto Rico, Scope New York, Art Madrid or exhibit in individual museums (Barjola Museum) and collective (Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias, Laboral Center of Art), and to be present in private collections of USA and Spain as Foundation Maria Cristina Masaveu Peterson, Collection Alicia Aza, etc.
At the moment I am in a stage of personal and professional maturity in which I want to leave my geographical borders, my study, my comfort and seek new challenges, alliances and relevant experiences that will make me grow as an artist and as a person, to exchange Visions and work with specialists and artists of the highest level, to develop all my potential and to test my expressive and professional limits in order to obtain a mature and very personal work in continuous growth that favors to build bridges to new projects that consolidate my work at National and international levels. I have chosen your center for the high level of the previous residents and the exhibitions that have been made there. I believe that a residency at GlogauAIR can make me grow fast as a person and as an artist. By similar experiences in workshops with other artists, I have always made the best of myself, giving the greatest disposition to work and self-criticism, flowing perfectly at the group level by my capacity for empathy and willingness to learn and take advantage of the opportunity as if it were a gift, to find myself with a new situation, in another city, context, it impacts exponentially and positively since my work is nourished by the energy, which my life experiences provide.
My work as an artist focuses on gestural, expressionist, and symbolic painting, has a strong emotional, cathartic and an experimental and intuitive spirit. I am always obsessed with getting emotion through art. My work is now in a period of maturity, in an essential search for painting and a language that speaks of painting itself. I want it to be a language open to interpretation, close to poetry in its broadest meaning. A painting subject to experimentation and improvisation of the act of painting itself, I want my painting to be connected with a living and changing energy, such as life itself and no predictable or mental sea. In the current period I am more interested in abstraction, in which content appears through color and form.
However, renounce subjectivity and reject rationality and formalism and narrative. My work always refers symbolically always autobiographical and personal.
FINE ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF BASQUE COUNTRY, BILBAO.
“LIKE BEES TO THE HONEY” SPACE 1. CCAI OLD INSTITUTE CENTER. GIJON.
CASIMIRO BARAGAÑA PRICE, SELECTED.
NATIONAL PRICE LUARCA, SELECTED.
OVIEDO ARTFAIR. ARANCHA OSORO GALLERY.
SELECTED CASIMIRO BARAGAÑANA NATIONAL ART PRIZE.
“PRIMITIVE ESTRUCTURE” JORGE NAVA & JOB SANCHEZ. ESPACIO LIQUIDO GALLERY. GIJON.
ART MADRID. ARANCHA OSORO GALLERY.
“CAJAS” CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS IN ASTURIAS. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF ASTURIAS. OVIEDO.
ARANCHA OSORO GALLERY. OVIEDO.
BEA VILLLAMARIN GALLERY. GIJON.
ART&BREAKFAST FAIR. ARANCHA OSORO GALLERY. MALAGA.
FESTIVAL INTERCÉLTICO DE LORIANT. FRANCIA.
CIRCA FAIR, SAN JUAN. PUERTO RICO. ATM ALTAMIRA GALLERY.
SCOPE ART FAIR. NEW YORK. ATM ALTAMIRA GALLERY.
“LAS CRUCES DEL ARTE”, ASTURIAS, MADRID, BRUSELAS.
CIRCA FAIR, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO. ATM ALTAMIRA FAIR.
FHOTO MIAMI ART BASEL FAIR. ATM ALTAMIRA FAIR.
MUESTRA DE ARTES PLÁSTICAS DE ASTURIAS.
NATIONAL AWARD FOR ART LUARCA.
GOVERNMENT DELEGATION IN MADRID ASTURIAS.
“OUTSIDERS”. EPELDE & MARDARAS GALLERY. BILBAO.
PRIZES AND GRANTS
2016 ARTISTIC PRODUCTIONS MUNICIPAL FOUNDATION OF CULTURE, GIJÓN.
2015 V ENCONTROS NOVOS. CIUDAD DE LA CULTURA. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
2015 AL NORTE GRANT.
2010 ARTISTIC PRODUCTIONS MUNICIPAL FOUNDATION OF CULTURE, GIJÓN.
2009 Y 2007 FIRTS PRIZE AWARD PAINTING NOREÑA.
2007 FRIST PRIZE MUESTRA DE ARTES PLASTICAS DE ASTURIAS.
2007 INTERNATIONAL GRANT OF LANDSCAPE WITH ENRRIQUE MARTY. BLANCA . MURCIA.
2006 ERASMUS GRANT KUNSTHOCHSCHULE BERLIN WEISSENSEE. PROF. KATHARINA GROSSE.
2005 TALENS GRANT.
-TALENS FOUNDATION. BARCELONA.
– PRIVATE COLLECTION. SPAIN.
– PRIVATE COLLECTION. EE.UU.
– MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES LA HABANA. CUBA.
– MARIA CRISTINA MASAVEU PETERSON FOUNDATION.
– ALICIA AZA COLLECTION.
– GOBIERNO PRINCIPADO DE ASTURIAS.
BIBLIOGRAPHY (BOOKS, CATALLOGS)
-“BOXES” CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC IN ASTURIAS. BELLAS ARTES MUSEUM. CATALLOG. OVIEDO. 2016.
– OVIEDO ART FAIR. CATALLOG. 2014.
– ARTE Y PARTE MAGAZINE, Nº102, PAG. 92. 2013.
– ARCO. CATALLOG. 2010.
– CIRCA. CATALLOG. 2009.
– SCOPE NEW YORK. CATALLOG. 2008.
– ART.ES MAGAZINE. Nº 12, 13, 16.
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