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Alfonso Albacete

(Málaga 1950)

One of the most important painter and engraver belonging to the generation of Spanish figurative artists of the 70s. His work, influenced by pop art and American abstraction, stands out for its great chromaticism.

He worked as a teacher at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Valencia while studying Architecture at the Higher Technical School of Madrid. Alfonso Albacete has exhibited his work in numerous Spanish cities: Cuenca, Madrid, Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Zaragoza, Barcelona, ​​Seville, Santander, Murcia, Bilbao, Valladolid, and Vitoria, among others. Outside of Spain, his work has been seen in Washington, Brussels, Zurich, Japan, Chile, Germany, and New York. His work is present in important Spanish museums and collections, such as the Reina Sofía Museum, the Museum of Abstract Art of Cuenca, the Telefónica Foundation, the Municipal Museum of Madrid, the AENA Foundation or the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao. in March 2023 was admitted in the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.

Alfredo Alcaín

(Madrid 1936)

From 1953 to 1958 he studied at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid. Later he studied engraving and lithography at the National School of Graphic Arts. From 1961 to 1964 he studied film decoration at the national school of cinematography, which would later lead him to collaborate on ”nine letters to Berta” and ”songs for after a war” by Basilio Martin Patiino. In 1964, thanks to a scholarship from the Juan March Foundation, he traveled through Italy to meet the great masters. In 1962 he held his first exhibition in Madrid, which was later followed by other cities; in Bilbao, Santander, Zaragoza… over the year, and especially Madrid, which is where he has fundamentally made his work known. In 1970 he exhibited for the first time at the Egam gallery, with which he would work for the next 40 years. Occasionally he expose in other galleries in Madrid such as Estampa, Gingko, Elvira Gonzalez,Tiempos Modernos and Fernando-brasso gallery. In 2012, the Rekalde gallery in Bilbao held his retrospective exhibition. His work is represented in different institutions: MNCARS in Madrid, Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao, Artium in Victoria, Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid, Circle of Fine Arts in Madrid, etc. In 2003 he was awarded the National Prize for Plastic Arts and in 2010 he received the Francisco Prieto Prize.

Teruhiro Ando

(Kagawa,Japan 1960)

He is an artist of Japanese origin who has lived in Spain since 1992. He has a brilliant professional background, starting with a graduate at the Tama University of Fine Arts, Tokyo, followed by two postgraduate degrees, one in restoration and the other in painting, both from the Academy of Fine Arts of Ljubljana (Slovenia). At this time, he participated in several group exhibitions in Germany, Austria, Great Britain, and Spain. 1991 he received a scholarship as an artist in residence from the University of Edinburgh and was awarded the first prize for Best Exhibition at the Edinburgh Festival (Scotland). In 1992, He did one intervention in the Japan Pavilion for the Expo ’92 in Seville and moved to Spain. In 1984 stated to participate in exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, and In Spain, he participated in group exhibitions at the IVAM in Valencia or the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. His work is part of collections such as the National Museum of Modern Art of Ljubljana, the National Library of Madrid, the Municipal Museum of Valdepeñas, the CEART Museum of Madrid and the collections of the UNED, BMW and Wellington Foundations, among others. He has won numerous national and international awards, including the First Prize in 2001 at the VI International Painting Exhibition-Alcázar de San Juan, the BMW Prize for Painting in 2008 and, more recently, in 2012 the Plastic Arts and Photography Award. Alicante, the Focus-Abengoa Painting Prize 2013, and the Madrid Autumn Salon in 2014. In 2013 he was admitted as academic of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Historical Sciences of Toledo.

Pablo Armesto

(Schaffhausen, Swiss 1970)

His works are based geometric abstraction, contemporary and experimental sculpture with different materials, such as LEDS, neons, cathodes and fiber optics, combined with wood and lacquered metals. He is interested in light as a plastic and material element. Since 2011 to 2022 he had been part of the Marlborough Gallery with whom he has participated in international fairs such as Art Geneve and ARCO, as well as numerous individual and group exhibitions. Some of his works in the field of art, new multimedia technologies and installation, such as the one entitled Secuencias 24, have been exhibited in centers such as the ZKM Museum in Karlshue in Germany (2009) and Laboral Centro de Arte Gijón (2008) through of the transnational exhibition “Banquet, nodes and networks”, he has held exhibitions in art centers in Brussels and France. He has received numerous awards and scholarships, including Punto de Encuentro (Espacio Astragal, 2004), Interior Light (Galería Espacio Líquido, 2005) and Interior, the Rain (Museo Barjola, 2009). Likewise and He has participated in numerous public art projects, including “El Cabañu” in Candás (Carreño, Asturias), “Step by step” for the Jardines del Príncipe del Real site of Covadonga (Cangas de Onís, Asturias ), “Sueños de papel” FIB Art, (Benicasim, Castellón 2005) or Aranda de Duero and his work is present in public and private collections such as the Government of the Principality of Asturias, Cajastur, the Ministry of Culture of the Principality of Asturias, El Corte Inglés , La Junta del Puerto de Gijón, Olor Visual Collection and Bodegas Otazu, among others.

Alberto Bañuelos

(Burgos,Spain 1949)

He has Graduated in CCPP and Sociology in the Complutense University of Madrid. He is Self-taught painter and sculptor. Learn the sculptor´s technique in the quarries of Carrara (Italy). He has held more than fifty individual exhibitions inside and outside Spain and has participated in International Art Fairs such as ARCO, Art Miami, 12th Havana Biennial, Art Geneva, III Ushuaia Patagonia Biennial (Argentina), Expo-92 (Seville). Lisboa-98 (Lisbon), Itinerant through Brazil, 2008 Olympics (Beijing) and participated in International Symposiums in numerous countries. His public stone´s work is present in Madrid, Huesca (Valle de Hecho), Santander, Burgos, Fuerteventura (Canary Islands), León, Toledo, Madrid (Complutense University), Valencia, Burgos… and outside Spain in Italy, Canada, China, Israel, Mexico… It is also present in museums such as the IVAM in Valencia, the Municipal Museum of Madrid. Museum of Human Evolution (Burgos) RENFE Collection and in numerous private collections.

Miguel Ángel Campano

(Madrid,Spain 1948-2018)

He studied Architecture and Fine Arts in Madrid and Valencia. Late sixties, He moved to Paris. His early participation in important exhibitions such as “1980” (Galería Juana Mordó, Madrid 1979) and “Madrid DF” (Municipal Museum, Madrid, 1980), certifies him among the most significant young artists of the new decade. National Fine Arts Award (1996), Campano has exhibited constantly since 1969 in individual and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally. Finary His state of health are very delicate and Campano has had a slow exhibition career, but he enjoys extensive museum representation and his work is part of the most prestigious institutional collections: Spanish Abstract Art Museum(Cuenca), British Museum (London), Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts, Complutense University (Madrid), MNCARS (Madrid), Bank of Spain (Madrid), Georges Pompidou Center (Paris), Juan March Foundation (Madrid), Pension Fund Foundation (Barcelona) , Museum of Fine Arts of Álava (Vitoria), Museum of Navarra, Municipal Museum (Madrid), and the Caixa Galicia Collection (A Coruña) among others.

Diego Canogar

(Madrid,Spain 1966)

Diego Canogar is sculptor and engraver. He was born in Madrid in 1966. He graduated in the Fine Art of Complutense University of Madrid in 1992. He has held more than 20 individual exhibitions and another 120 national and international group exhibitions over 22 years. Since 2008 he is president of the Mínimo Tamaño Grande association, and coordinate itinerant collective sculpture exhibitions in the community of Madrid.

Rafael Canogar

Toledo, Spain 1935

He lived in San Sebastián in his childhood and in 1944 he moved to Madrid with his family. He was a disciple of the Spanish painter Daniel Vázquez Díaz. In 1957 he joined El Paso, an association of artists whose members were Manuel Millares, Antonio Saura, Luis Feito, Manuel Rivera, Pablo Serrano, Juana Francés and Antonio Suárez. An artistic group that “was the engine of significant changes in the field of plastic arts in Spain” In 1960 he participated in the New Spanish Painting and Sculpture exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York. At the beginning of 1960 he left the informalist movement to get closer to reality. It changes its color range and returns to abstraction. He used materials such as polyester, acrylic, wood, and fiberglass. His figures are stripped of signs of identity, so the anonymity of the masses is the true protagonist of his work. In 1972 he received the São Paulo Biennial Prize and in 1983 the National Prize for Plastic Arts. Member of the Board of Directors of the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid from 1983 to 1986. Member of the Advisory Council of the General Directorate of Fine Arts of the Ministry of Culture, 1981-1982 and 1983-1984. Member of the Administration Council of the National Heritage from 1984 to 1987. Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando since 1998.

Marta Cardenas

She studied at the San Fernando Academy in Madrid (1963-68), and later in Paris, with a scholarship from the French government (1969). In India she experienced shapes and colors. Hers first exhibition was held in a gallery in San Sebastián in 1970, and four years later her exhibited in Durango (Vizcaya). In 1980, he received a scholarship from the Juan March Foundation. In the 80s, his renown was confirmed by hers exhibitions in galleries and fairs in Milan, Paris and Lisbon. In 1986, she exhibited at the ARCO fair, and did so again in 1991. The work of Marta Cárdenas is present in various museums, such as the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid or the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao, as well as in the Palacio de la Moncloa in Madrid, the National Library of Spain, the Juan March Foundation, the BBK Collection (Bilbao ), La Caixa Foundation…

Chema Cobo

Tarife,Sapin 1952-2023

He studied Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Madrid and was one of the members of the New Madrid Figuration. In 1975 he held his first individual exhibition at the Buades gallery in Madrid, and 1979 he won one Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Madrid. In 1981-82 he won Scholarship from the Hispanic-North American Committee. Artist in Residence, at P.S.1, New York, N.Y, and he was an artist in residence at P.S.1 in New York and participated in both the XVI Sao Paulo Biennial and the Salón de los 16, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid. In 1982 he participated in the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh and a year later he was invited to several exhibitions in Europe and the United States, highlighting the one called “Recent European paintings” at the Salomon R. Guggenheim in New York. During that period he managed to show his work for the first time at the Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago. The 1980s continued with a series of solo shows in Seattle, Boston, Milan, Rome, Madrid, Bern, and Nagoya (Japan). It is worth highlighting the one held in 1987 at The Mezzanine Gallery, belonging to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the first of his individual exhibitions in 1988 at Charles Cowles Gallery, also in New York. Throughout the nineties he continued to exhibit with his American galleries and was a visiting professor at Northwestern University in Chicago, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and at the NY Art School in New York. He held numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, highlighting in Spain the one titled “The Labyrinth of the Compass”, developed in 1998 at the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art in Seville (CAAC) and presented the following year at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. Another exhibition that transcended nationally was “Salta a la vista” which collected works on paper from 1974 to 2001, without forgetting all those periodicals in his gallery in Madrid, the Antonio Machón Gallery. In 2009 he won Francisco de Goya Painting Prize from Villa de Madrid and he exhibited “Out of Frame” at the Contemporary Art Center of Malaga (CAC). He has exhibited in Barcelona at the Miguel Marcos Gallery, and at the Juan Silió Gallery in Santander. Finally, in January 2018 he premiered the exhibition “La vertu tue” made specifically for the Alliance Française of Malaga. And in 2018 he inaugurated the exhibition “El Clamor de las Moscas” at the Cicus in Seville.

Félix de la Concha

León,Spain 1962

Local painter or “loco painter” Felix de la Concha always paints the natural. He studied at Fine Arts University in Madrid, but the funny thing is that he did not graduate in the absence of the subjects of Painting and Landscape Painting, precisely what will be his exclusive dedication since 1985, the year in which he was selected in the First Exhibition of Young Art and his work was He exhibits at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, where he receives the Audience Award. In 1989 he received a scholarship from the Spanish Academy in Rome and lived in Italy until 1995. 1995 he moved to the United States. His landscape works are frequently structured in polyptychs or series, as in One A Day: 365 Views of the Cathedral of Learning (1999), where he shows various points of view taken throughout all the days of a year, or in his project Fallingwater in Perspective (2005-2006) in which he translates his two-year contact with this architectural landmark into painting, invited by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. The series of portraits that he dedicates to various groups (residents of a town, figures from the world of culture, victims of the Holocaust…), combine painting, which he does alla prima (in a single session), and video, which He collects the conversations he has with those portrayed during the execution of the paintings. His work has been shown widely in Spain, and it will be in the United States where he has a constant presence with exhibitions in institutions such as the Columbus Museum of Art (1998), the Carnegie Museum of Art (1999), the State Museum of Pennsylvania (2008) and the Hood Museum of Art (2009) among others.

Belén Franco


Individual exhibitions ;   2014 Siboney Gallery (Santander). 2012 Félix Gómez Gallery (Seville). 2009 Tercer Espacio Gallery (Madrid). 2007-2009 Itinerancy through CCES Central America and Colombia of the k.b.zonas collective. 2006 “Flecha” Art Fair. 2005 Juan Amiano Gallery (Pamplona). 2004 Creation, with Noni Lazaga, of the k.b.zonas artistic collective. 2004 Amparo Gámir Gallery (Madrid). 2001 Campomanes Nueve Gallery (Madrid). 2000  Dialogue Gallery (Paris) / Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid). 1997 Unesco Rooms (Paris), International Congress on Psychoanalysis and Human Aggression Galerie Dialogue (Paris), Bores y Mallo Gallery (Cáceres). 1996 Barcena Gallery (Madrid). 1992,1994 El Caballo de Troya Gallery (Madrid). 1990,1993 Columela Gallery. (Madrid). 1983 International Press Club  Group exhibitions ;   2016 “Passions” – Las Sirenas Center,Seville. 2015 “Laocoon” at La Imprenta, Seville. 2015 “The Time of Songs”. my Name’s Lolita Art Gallery (Madrid, Spain). 2014 “Rosebud” in Espacio Vuela Pluma (Madrid). 2014 “The stock market or life”, Palacio de Velázquez (Madrid) Guerrero Foundation (Granada). 2013 Industrial University of Santander (Colombia) “Without Borders” .2010,11,12,13 Postal action  “Correos” MAV, MPH,MNCARS,CAAC libraly.  2011 “Labyrinths” Murnau and Felix Gómez Galleries (Seville) / “Twenty-five looks on Tintin” José Ramón Ortega Gallery, Madrid / Deconstruction of the Guernica Cultural Center of the Spanish Embassy in Manila (Philippines), Memory of a painting, Third Space Gallery (Madrid).  2010 “Reflections” with the k.b.zonas Collective. Commissioner M Antonia de Castro. (Actions “Museum Day”)MAV. 2008-2009 “Suite sweet love, birth of the Surromantic Movement” by the k.b.zonas Collective (CCES Traveling through Central America, the Caribbean and Colombia). 2008 Esteban Vicente Museum of Contemporary Art (Segovia) “The circus in Spanish Art” / Siboney Gallery (Santander) “Imaginary Landscapes”. 2007 Amparo Gámir Gallery (Madrid) “The garden”. 2006 Valdepeñas Plastic Arts Prize Exhibition (Ciudad Real) / 2005 Art Fair – Arte Navas (Navas del Marqués, Ávila). 2004 Estampa Gallery (Madrid) “El Circo” / Muelle 27 Gallery (Madrid) “Muelles”, 2003, 2004 Traveling exhibition “Piece by Piece” by Instituto Cervantes de Tunisia, Algiers, Munich, Athens, Tetuan, Rome, Istanbul, Bucharest and Lisbon. 2002 Utopia Parkway Gallery (Madrid) “Author-portraits”. 2001 Guillermo de Osma Gallery (Madrid) “Flowers, fruits and dreams”/ “Song of the Figures” Traveling through the Cervantes Institute of Brussels, Paris, Rome and Buenos Aires. 2000 “C.D” // BBAA Circle “Art in crisis”. 1999 Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando (Madrid) “Song of the Figures” / Felix Gómez Gallery (Seville) “Tras Eros”. 1998 Buades Gallery (Madrid) “II Refractory Hall” / Galerie Dialogue (Paris). 1995 Artistes in Père La Chaisse (Paris). 1994 Parque de España Cultural Center (Rosario, Argentina) / Seiquer Gallery (Madrid). 1993 Museum of Navarra – Selected Festivals of Navarra. 1992  El Caballo de Troya Gallery (Madrid) /) / Talleres de Mojácar (Almería). 1988 Estampa Gallery (Madrid). 1978 Complutense University of Madrid 

Carlos Franco

Madrid 1951

He is a Self-taught Artist, at the beginning of the 70s, he began to exhibit in the line of the New Madrid Figuration, together with Guillermo Perézcase Villarta and Carlos Alcolea. However, in a few years he distanced himself from the group, attracted by magic, mythology and psychoanalysis and began to decorate and set different magical and carnival stage spaces, in addition to designing posters and illustrating books. From this time the illustrations from Sábado Graphico and the precious drawings and engravings of the false dadas by Luis Garcia and Gabriel Moreno, El libro del nomadeo by Ramón Mayranta and the Aeneid by Ediciones Turner are preserved. Shortly after, he will decorate the casa de panadería in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor with mural paintings with his personal creations; muses and nymphs look out from the balconies of the weddings of Cybele and Aquaticus, integrating into the mythical and traditional square as inhabitants and “guys” of the new city. Baker children, Proserpina and the fear of ignorance and ignominy in the reading caryatid, they go through the allegories of the cloths linking with the young Bacchus, the old hermit, and the nice bullfighter with Saturn, Tritoncillo and Lagunilla; While the goddess Abundance watches over the plaza, San Isidro will till the fields. His artistic vision and his ability to combine the magical with the wonderful, consecrates him to a long career at a national and international level, showing his creations in rooms around the world. A regular artist at Arco since 2000, from 2005 to 2019 he was part of the fabulous cast of the Marlborough Gallery and recently hie works are exhibited in China and Taiwan.

Ignacio Gómez de Liaño

He is a writer, poet, essayist, philosopher, and translator. His production can be considered a cultural reference within the current Hispanic panorama. A special mention requires his friendship with Salvador Dalí. Graduate and doctorate in Philosophy and Letters at the Complutense University of Madrid. Professor of Aesthetics and Composition at the Higher School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (1962-1972). Professor of Philosophy and Methodology of Social Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid (1975-1997). Visiting professor at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies (Japan) (1984-1985). Visiting Professor at the University of Foreign Studies in Beijing (China) (1989-1990)   His work covers various fields: philosophical, sociological, and literary. Especially interested in the relations between East and West, he is the author of a recognized work in the field of philosophy and essays, such as The Circle of Wisdom I and II, among others. The kingdom of lights, Carlos III (2015), Dalí’s path (personal diary 1978-1989) (2004), The diagram of the first gospel (2003), In collaboration with Cavallé Cruz, Mónica and Vélez de Cea, Abraham: Hinduism and Buddhism (1999), Poems (1989), Word and Terror (1987). Athanasius Kircher: itinerary of ecstasy or the images of universal knowledge (1985), The language of the imagination. Essays on memory, imagination, and time (1983), My time. Writings on art and literature (1983), Nauta and Estela (1980), Giordano Bruno: World, magic, memory (1973), Experimental poetry (1968) etc.

María Goméz

Salamanca 1953

She studied at the Salamanca School of Arts and Crafts and in 1973 he began his studies at the San Jorge School of Fine Arts in Barcelona and two years later at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid. His first exhibitions were in 1977, at the Tebas gallery and at the Casa de Velázquez, but it was not until the early eighties when she became known, thanks to his participation in several group exhibitions. In 1980 she obtained a scholarship and studied engraving with Bruno Müller in Paris. He made several trips to Greece, Egypt, and Italy, but before that, in 1983, he had exhibited at the Montenegro Gallery, where she would repeat in 1985 and 1987. In 1991 she was in Rome with a scholarship to the Spanish Academy. The human figure and the landscape predominate in hers work, and her art derives from classicism. Hers figures appear associated with imaginary landscapes and hers range of colors moves between grays, browns, and blues. He exhibited in numerous individual and group exhibitions inside and outside the country.

Mari Puri Herrero

Bilbao, Spain 1942

She is a Spanish painter and printmaker. One of the most renowned living artists on the Basque Country, she remains active after more than four decades of career. Mari Puri Herrero opted from the beginning for figurative art, revealing debts to old masters such as Goya. This differentiates it from the best-known current of Basque art, marked by abstraction and geometric schematism: those of Jorge Oteiza, Eduardo Chillida, Agustín Ibarrola, Néstor Basterretxea, etc. Due to her restful figures and soft colors, Herrero can be related to Carmen Laffón, although she gives greater prominence to the human figure. Its plump characters with anti-classical features provide humorous and ambiguous touches to a magical realism that allows for multiple readings.


Kufa, Irak 1958

He is a painter and engraver and teacher. He has Spanish nationality actuary. He studied Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad (from 1974 to 1979), in 1985 he graduated at the Complutense University of Madrid and in 1991 obtained a doctorate at the same university. In 1977 he participated in a group exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art in Baghdad, repeated in 1979 and 1981, after exhibiting for the first time individually in 1978 at the Institute of Fine Arts. Between 1979 and 1981 he was a member of the Association of Iraqi Artists and the Iraqi Plastic Arts Society. After completing his studies in Baghdad, he traveled to Rome, Budapest, Turkey and finally in 1981 he established in Madrid. Between 1985 and 1986 he obtained the Casimiro Sainz Honorable Mention, a second prize from the Círculo Catalán de Madrid, the Villaverde prize, the second prize of the Plasencia Foundation, the first from Villa de Parla, the Ford España, the Bacardí Rum, the Adaja from Ávila, the one from Valdepeñas, is selected for the Goya for Painting and wins the BMW.  


His vital concerns lead him to participate in the art world. In 1990 he entered the EAAOO of Valencia and, at the same time, the Joan Bta Cabanilles Dance Conservatory. Dance marks an indelible mark on his career and on his being, but ultimately it will only be an access route to the world of the plastic arts, where Jarr begins to express himself fully, without any limitations, either physical or spiritual. A continuous evolution and experimentation is clearly reflected in his work. The matter of a beginning leads to non-matter in its transition towards new technologies and object art, without ceasing to have its own artistic entity: JARR.

Kazuha Imura

In 2000 he graduated Specialty of Musical Instrument: Flute at UENO GAKUEN University. He began photography at the age of 16 and at the age of 17 published a Paper magazine to present his photographic works and writings in color photocopy style. In 2002 he participated in Tokyo in “寿限無-cloning”, a group exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery; In 2004 he exhibited “Super Multiple Art Project” at Contemporary Art Factory, as well as a solo exhibition at Tokinowasuremono Gallery in Tokyo and participated in numerous individual and group exhibitions in Japan.

José Joven

Zaragoza, Spain 1959

After studying Fine Arts in the Madrid, He dedicated  to developing a production marked by the use of an abstract language that attaches great importance to the backgrounds, rich and dense with matter, and to the relationship between said backgrounds and the motifs that appear. about them. Signs such as the cross, the blades or the circle are frequent in his works. Since 1982, his work has been recognized on several occasions at the national level, with awards such as the Francisco Alcántara from the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid in 1982 or the painting award from the City of Pamplona Fine Arts Biennial in 1987, among others. His works have been part of group and individual exhibitions in Spain and abroad, such as in Japan, a country where he exhibited in 1991 and which serves as inspiration for some of his works.

Arminda Lafuente

Legazpi, Spain 1962

Graduated in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country in 1985, in 1988 she studied postgraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljuibljana, Slovenia. In 2010 she obtained Diploma of Advanced Studies from the University of Castilla-La Mancha. she has participated in numerous exhibitions since 2008, the latest exhibitions are as follows: 2016 “Box of Extremadura International Prize for Plastic Arts”. XXIII Gregorio Prieto Drawing Contest, Moncloa Cultural Center. Cuenca Museum Exhibition Hall. prize in PremioXXVI Plastic Arts Contest of the UNED. 2015 76 Valdepeñas International Plastic Arts Exhibition. “The hand on Greco’s chest”, Toro Gallery, Granada. “National Exhibition of Contemporary Painting”, Pola de Siero. XXIII Drawing Exhibition, Gregorio Prieto Foundation Museum. “Open Work 2015”, Las Claras Cultural Center in Plasencia. 2014 75th International Exhibition of Plastic Arts of Valdepeñas. Individual exhibition “fabrics-writings” Matías Moreno room in Toledo. XLIV City of Alcalá Painting Prize, House of the Interview of Alcalá de Henares. XXIV UNED Plastic Arts Contest, CCM Exhibition Hall, Cuenca. XXXVII Mora National Painting Contest, Toledo. “The hand on El Greco’s chest”, Tolmo Museum, Toledo. Provincial Exhibition Rooms Provincial Council of Jaen. 2013 Ciudad Real Provincial Council Award, XVII International Painting Contest, Alcázar de San Juan. Special Mention, XLIV City of Alcalá Painting Award, Alcalá de Henares.WORKS IN MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS:-National Library, Provincial Council of Alicante, Provincial Council of Ciudad Real, Municipal Museum of Alcázar de San Juan, Tolmo Museum of Toledo, UNED Collection of Madrid.

Eva Lootz

Vienna, Austria

She studied Philosophy and Plastic Arts and graduated in Film and Television Direction. At the end of the sixties he moved to Spain and in 1973 he began his exhibition activity. Starting from anti-expressive and processual approaches, tending to expand the concept of art, it evolves towards the creation of intersensory and enveloping spaces or, in the author’s terms, towards a “continuous art”. Hers work, in which there is a marked interest in the interaction between matter and language, is characterized from the beginning by the use of heterogeneous registers. Among her exhibitions it is worth highlighting Metal (Valdecilla Foundation, Madrid 1983), Night, they said (Sala Montcada, Barcelona 1987), Written Carpet (Barbara Farber Gallery, Amsterdam 1990), Eva Lootz, (David Beitzel Gallery, New York 1990), Arenas Giróvagas (Tinglado Dos, Tarragona 1991), Sculpture and drawings, (Juana de Aizpuru Gallery, Madrid 1992) A Farewell to Isaac Newton (South London Gallery, London 1994), The mother is agitated (Almudí, Valencia 1997), Eva Lootz (Boras Konstmuseum, Boras 1997, Sweden), (Lunds Konsthall, Lund 1998, Sweden), Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense 1998, Denmark) Ich und Du (Galerie Adriana Schmidt, Colonia 2000), Derivas (Gallery Quadrado Azul, Porto 2001), Berggasse 19 (Estiarte Gallery, Madrid 2001), The Language of the Birds (Palacio de Cristal del Retiro, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 2002), Sedimentacions (Fundació Sa Nostra Palma, Ibiza, Mahón, 2004), Hydraulic Landscapes (Gallery Trinta, Santiago de Compostela, 2007), Mundo, Seco, Benamor, Amarga (Sala Verónicas, Murcia 2009), Hidrotopías – the writing of water. Suñol Foundation. (Barcelona 2009), Water Trips. (Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2009),Redes de agua (ArtNueve Gallery, Murcia 2010) and To the left of the father (Fundación Casa de la Moneda, Madrid, 2010) Pensar drawing/ Drawing as Thought (Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden, 2011), Discourses of water ( CAB de Burgos, 2012), Water not doing…(Palacete Embarcadera Santander, 2015) The song of the earth (Tabacalera, Madrid 2016), Cut Through the Fog(CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, 2016)    He has made permanent interventions in the public space such as NO – MA -DE – JA – DO on the Cartuja Island at Expo 92, LINNEO’S HAND in Bohuslän, Sweden 1996, ENDLESS FLOW, Silkeborg Denmark 2002, the RECOLETOS PROJECT (Christmas lighting of the Paseo de Recoletos, Madrid, 2004) and as an ephemeral intervention: AROUND THE TRANSPARENT (El Corte Inglés, Calle Serrano, Madrid, February 2008).In 2008, within the framework of Expo08, he built LA OREJA PARLANTE, a piece located on the right bank of the Ebro in Zaragoza. She was a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Cuenca in the first eight years after its foundation and has given courses and conferences at BB.AA Faculties. from Spain, Sweden and the USA and Chile. He has given summer courses and workshops at the Rey Juan Carlos University (July 2005), Thyssen Bornemisza Museum (January 2006), Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado (June 2009), UIMP Santander (July 2015). She obtained the National Prize for Plastic Arts in 1994, in 2009 the Tomás Francisco Prieto Prize from the Royal Mint, in 2010 the MAV Prize for Women in the Visual Arts, in 2013 the Art and Patronage Foundation Prize and in 2014 the José González de la Peña, Barón de Forna Prize, awarded by the Royal Academy of San Fernando.

Carlos Muñiz

Madrid, Spain 1962

His professional and artistic career is based on the certainty of creating sculptural artistic objects, which can sometimes be portable. He trained in cinematographic visual art, as well as at the Madrid Jewelry School. Gemology studies allowed him to become familiar with the nature of materials, completing his plastic background in countries such as Egypt and Israel. His extensive career has been impregnated with literary and travel references, using as a pretext for his aesthetic reflections a sensitive language capable of transmitting multidisciplinary and plural messages. He is interested in the alchemy of metals, interior transformation, Wabi-Sabi, the emotional charge that objects can be impregnated with, the effects of light when it affects materials, space and the surface on which they are observed and how the passage of time manifests itself in them. As an artist, he feels heir to the ancient tradition of the craftsman-goldsmith, linking the ancestral nature of metalwork and its mystical, ritual and almost magical component with the fleeting contemporaneity of sculpture. The permeable, together with the immutable in a volume of patinated and lyrical metal support. The cosmopolitan and transcultural nature of his creations has allowed him to exhibit several times in Tokyo, a place with which he feels traditionally and culturally linked. A list of his monographic works can be viewed in the multidisciplinary space of Venecianastewenson. His works are built as they are created: the artist dilates the process towards the free and natural concretion of the forms.

Osamu Kuroda

Gunma,Japan 1931

Kuroda has a lot of masks, one is that of the HOITO art performer, created by him, the other is that of a painter, whose work has a satirical and surrealist style, the last is that of a wise person who nevertheless acts like an uneducated person without studies. These three masks enhance your identity and attraction. With his calm language and serene narration, and the beautiful voice he has, talking to him is like listening to a delicious poem. Like HOKAIBITO (a beggar who asks for things in exchange for doing something, a word used in ancient Japanese literature), or MAREBITO (the person who comes from outside, the visitor, a word also used anciently), he comes from beyond the horizon, becoming in a character; MAROUDO, like MAREBITO, is like a missionary of the native culture that is almost disappeared. His hands are so refined and soft, it seems as if they have never held more than a paintbrush. In his natural movement a beauty of authenticity appears as a result of work as a dancer. Today Kuroda is known internationally for his Japanese avant-garde performance, which he has performed in more than 30 countries, and they are making a biographical film about his life and work.

Fumiko Negishi

Tokyo,Japan 1970

After graduating from the University of Joshibijyutu, where she obtained first prize in her graduation. And in 1993 she moved to Madrid to hold the engraving workshop of the Complutense University. The following years he participated in the Arteleku workshop in San Sebastión and obtained the Mojácar painting scholarship in Almería,Spain. Since then, it has combined monographic exhibitions in renowned national galleries and museums with awards such as Calcografía Nacional, Novel and Honorific. :  Her works are spoken of as mysterious realities, reveries or dreamed landscapes, past anguish, mixed media clouds, collages of transformed and disturbed ambiguous treasures…. She participated in important exhibition and International Art fair as; 2009 VOCA exhibition in the Mori Museum, Tokyo, 2002 ARCO in Spain, 2010,2011,2012 KIAF in Korea y etc.. and she works in Spain and Japan.

Cruz Novillo

Cuenca, Spain 1936

Cruz Novillo began painting in his hometown and in 1958 he moved to Madrid. He is the author of many logos, including that of the Spanish newspaper ¨El Mundo¨,  the Spanish political party PSOE, the banknotes of the Bank of Spain, those of the COPE chain, Correos, Endesa, Banco Pastor, Repsol, Fundación ONCE, Diario 16 , Antena 3 Radio and the first Antena 3 TV logo. El Economista, Renfe, the National Police Corps, Public Treasury, and the cultural logo of the White Night of Madrid, and he is co-author of the shield and flag of the Community of Madrid, together with Santiago Amón. His study has won the competition for the new institutional identity of the Government of Spain. He has also made numerous movie posters. In his role as a sculptor, he has participated in the Sao Paulo Biennial, the New York World’s Fair and the FIAC Art Fairs in Paris, Bassel Art, Art Cologne and ARCO practically uninterruptedly since 1985, almost always with the gallerist. Evelyn Bottle. In November 2006 he joined the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts.

Junko Okawara

Saitama,Japan 1939

In 1958, he joined the ARARAGI group, which edited the Tankas magazine, the most important of its time. In 1991 he joined to the ARARAGI one of the member of this poet´s Groupe organization. In 1997 closure of ARARAGI. He is now the president of TANKA SIGLO XXI (a successor magazine to ARARAGI). Books written: “Rapid Current” (nominated for the GENDAI-KAJIN-KYOUKAI award), “the summer mountain”, “trout egg” sagikubi” (Saitama Poets Association Award), The flower of trotonia” , “Winter Day”, “Spring Shadow”, “The Water of the Sky” (Tanka Newspaper Award), “Under the Rain” (Kaiko Shimaki Award), “The Shape of the Sky”, “Traversing Time and now”… Poetry / Tanka :  Tanka is a type of traditional Japanese poetry from 1,400 years ago. It consists of five verses of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables. At the Kimono-Jewel exhibition, Junko Okawara presents a poem for each artist who participates in it. There is also the possibility of proposing a live performance, doing a performance writing your poems/Tankas with a brush and Chinese ink on the white wall. His Tanka 目の向ふ  寒の色暖の色  ここに見る  言葉のいらぬ   世界思ふなり Through my eyes/ I see the color of cold and heat/They transport me to a world that does not need words. 連想は  そのままここに  年輪が  あると思ひて  しばしをりたり I contemplate engraved images/ like the rings of an old trunk 色を呼ぶ  光を遠く  思ひしか  暁方の  時をただ待つ I am waiting for a sunrise/ I am waiting for the light that illuminates the colors 暗黒ありて  その対極に  明かりありと  思考もここに  塊とし There is darkness and its opposite, clarity/ this is my form. 葉の裏に  映るは蝶の  影なりしか  大きはちすの  みどりと共に Will the shadow that moves behind the leaf be the shadow of the butterfly? ここに一つの  宇宙を見て  いたりけり  青き光と   その混濁も There is a universe with blue light and its shadows 歳かさねて  ここにこの  今抱くなり  根源をつつむ  体験のこと Experiences surround me, that’s who I am, now. 明よりも  暗に心は   まさるかと   生きてのことを   この色に知りき Will light win over darkness? Through that duality I feel alive 無は無なり  かかることにも   無頓着に  ただありきたり   きその無を知らずNothing is nothing, I don’t even know what that nothing is. 日々はここに  自然と共なる  人々に  いく世変わるなし  月の光さへ The moonlight that illuminated the people who lived with nature, now illuminates them with the same light as then. 一人ならずと  思ふこころが  色と光と  その沈黙を  ここに見るのみ  I see silence, light and color. I am not alone.

Diego Quejido

Madrid,Spain 1983

He is aSelf-taught painter, plastic and visual artist, graduated in Art History from the Autonomous University of Madrid and the University of Rethymno, Crete, Greece. He has worked since 1998 as a muralist and designer in the public and private places. Painting for Diego Quejido occurs as a continuous present from childhood to the present. His work poses a dialogue between tradition and the contemporary that questions the idea of ​​style and identity in the history of art, addressing the limits and expressive possibilities of painting and interdisciplinary experimentation between the visual, sculptural, and scenic fields. and poetic. Since his university period, his work is nourished by an intimate encounter with the experience of travel, in the expanded sense of knowledge and creation and literally moving through different places in the world, moved by humanist motives around the origins of art, confluences and cultural, social and political diversity. Travel throughout Europe, Lisbon, Berlin, Rome and Paris. In 2005, he studied on the island of Malta. From 2007 to 2008 he lived and worked for a year on the island of Crete. Trips to Athens, Delphi, Santorini, Rhodes and Türkiye. He works in Madrid in an industrial warehouse in the Oporto-Carabanchel neighborhood. In 2011 he moved his studio to the Lavapies neighborhood. Trip to Morocco. Stay between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. In 2015 he moved his studio to the Puerta del Ángel neighborhood of Madrid, where he grew up, lives and currently works. Exhibition selection: 2022. Lo Nimio. Espacio Pelayo Gallery 50. Jewel Kimono. Slaughterhouse, Madrid. Mados Space Gallery. Madrid. / 2021. Urban Art? The city as a setting. CEART, Madrid. / 2020. Maruja Mayo Room, Las Rozas, Madrid. / 2015. José Saramago Center, Leganes, Madrid. / 2019 and 2012. Proyecto Se Alquila, Madrid./ 2011. Magda Belloti Gallery, Madrid./ 2009. Carmen de la Guerra Gallery, Madrid. Tribute to Quico Rivas, CRUCE, Madrid./ 2006.¨Q¨Neilson Gallery, Grazalema, Cádiz. The Carbonería. Seville. / 1994. AlmaZen de la Nave, Madrid. Other references. 2020. Video publication. 14 days -14 Artists. CCSNY. AECID / 2019. Reciting Leopoldo María Panero. Conde-NashThink./ 2017. Interpretation in the film Nos, by Felipe Vara de Rey./ 2009-2013 Encuentros La Mesa de Batalla. Crossing. Madrid.

Manolo Quejido

Sevilla,Spain 1946

In 1964 he moved to live in Madrid and began to paint. His initial work is in the field of artistic experimentalism linked to the political commitment of the Spanish art scene of the 70s, at this time forming part of the group of artists who exhibit at the Buades gallery in Madrid. Quejido is concerned with concrete poetry and the need to reflect on the social function of art. In this first period of his career, a clear imprint of the artistic group Equipo 57 is recorded and following their example he will develop work within the framework of the Seminar on Automatic Generation of Plastic Forms of the Calculation Center of the University of Madrid. Quejido’s artistic work subsequently falls between Pop Art and Neo-Expressionist painting. He is mainly influenced by English pop, from artists such as Ronald Kitaj and Blake. His work is characterized by a lively and casual color, loaded with a carefree and festive joy in life. His is a vibrant brushstroke art. In Quejido’s work there is a reaction against the obscurantism and existentialist gravity typical of the previous informalism. His attitude is ironic and provocative. He participates in numerous national and international exhibitions and his works are in very important art collections. Recently he has held the big exhibition in the Reina Sofia Art museum Madrid.

Guillermo Pérez Villalta

Tarifa, Spain 1948

He became known as a painter at the beginning of the seventies, and since then he has practiced and maintained a conception of painting foreign to all the conventions of avant-garde art typical of the 20th century, considering that all contemporary plastic and intellectual manifestations They fall into boredom, pedantry or frivolity. His technical virtuosity, manifest in the richness of his narrative style and in the architectural structures of his compositions, seeks calm, balance and harmony in his canvases, reflected in the characters and motifs characteristic of his unique imagery (mythological figures, elements of nature, geometric shapes). Along with this, he shows a constant concern for combining and fusing Eastern and Western elements, or other extremes such as Christian motifs and Dionysian motifs. The religious theme is also present in his painting, which sacralizes any face or figure in his paintings. He is one of the most important living artist in Spain. 

Pablo Cyset

Gibraleón, Sapin 1953

1980. Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture 1985. Scholarship for New York from the North American Hispanic Joint Committee for Cultural and Educational Cooperation. WORKS IN MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum (Madrid), Vázquez Díaz Museum (Nerva/Huelva), Alicante Provincial Council, Gerardo Rueda Foundation (Madrid), Granada City Council, Huelva Provincial Council, Banco Exterior of Spain, Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid), Olontense Center for Contemporary Art (Gibraleón/Huelva), Provincial Council of Granada, Zabaleta Museum (Quesada/Jaén), Caja de Ahorros de la Inmaculada (Zaragoza), National Postal and Philatelic Museum , (Madrid), Huelva City Council, The Hispanic Society of America (New York), School of Public Finance (Madrid), La General Foundation (Granada), Museo de los Ángeles (Turégano/Segovia), The Paul Keppler Library, Queens University (New York), Vychodoslovenska Galeria (Kosice/Slovakia), Visible Collection of Contemporary Art (Madrid), and Colecció Testimoni de la Caixa (Barcelona). LIKENESS: Pablo Sycet is one of the essential Andalusian painters of his generation – that of the 80s -, possibly the last generation of artists for whom painting occupies a central role. Without ever losing sight of the centrality of painting, throughout three decades of continuous work, Pablo Sycet’s creative work has been deployed in a wide range of complementary fields: publishing, typography, graphic design , the founding of art galleries, the organization of exhibitions, song lyrics, musical production…In another order of things, Pablo Sycet has been a fundamental bridge both from the geographical point of view and from the point of view generational. Geographically speaking, a good part of the roads that have linked Andalusia and Madrid have circulated through it during these decades. Although his habitual residence has been in Madrid, he has never renounced his Andalusian and especially Granada ties, quite the contrary, he has always tried to reinvest there, in Andalusia, metaphorically speaking, and sometimes even monetarily, what he earned and learned in Madrid. From a generational point of view, it has also been a generous and selfless bridge between the artists of the generations before his – from Gordillo to Guerrero – and the later ones, including the very young emerging artists of this very moment.

Jordi Texidor

Valencia, Spain 1941

He was trained between 1959 and 1964 at the San Carlos School of Fine Arts in Valencia. In 1966 he held his first individual exhibition at the Sala Mateu in Valencia and was appointed, along with José María Yturralde, curator of the Museum of Abstract Art of Cuenca, where he worked in the summers of 1966 and 1967 and where he met the generation of the so-called “Group of Cuenca”, composed, among others, of Gustavo Torner, Gerardo Rueda and Fernando Zóbel. He is also part of the Nueva Generation group. During these years he met the Supports-surfaces group, promoted by French theorists and painters. In 1973 he traveled to New York for the first time, showing his interest in Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Ad Reinhradt. In 1975 he met the Trama magazine group, which represents the Supports-surfaces trend in Spain. Participates in the exhibition ¨10 Abstractos¨ at the Buades gallery in Madrid. In 1976 he participated in the Venice Biennale in the exhibition Spain: Artistic Avant-garde and Social Reality in 1936-1976. In 1979 he received a scholarship from the Juan March Foundation and settled in New York until 1981. At that time, he was selected by Margit Rowell to participate in the exhibition New Images from Spain, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. In 1982 he settled in Madrid. In 1997 a retrospective exhibition was held at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art that closed in a large room with sixteen black paintings. In 2000 he was appointed Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. 

Claudio Zirotti

Modena,Italy 1952

Graduated from the Artistic Lyceum, Rome and obtained Diploma from the School of Advertising (Enalc), Rome. Free School of the Nude, Rome. ISIA, (Istituto Superiore di industrie artistiche) semiotics and ergonomics. Rome In the 70s he worked with Federico Fellini, in the Roman satirical newspaper “Marc Aurelio” as art director. Collaborated with the painter Umberto Casotti and discovered his passion for “ART BRUT”. He collaborates with the painter and publicist Ercole Brini in the design of film posters. In 1975 he moved to Brazil as art director of the best advertising agency in Goiânia “Legenda”, where he obtained numerous awards and recognitions for his creativity. Here he met the most significant and avant-garde painters of the time: Siron Franco, Roos, Cléber Gouvêa, Poteiro…, with whom he shared exhibitions, experiences, paintings, ideas for more than 5 years. In Brazil he developed a different, spontaneous painting with great expressive power, which would mark his foundation and authenticity. Between 1980 and 1989, between Italy and Brazil, he continued his pictorial work and his development as an advertising art director (Rio de Janeiro, Modena and Rome). He arrived in Valencia in 1989, as a partner in one of the largest advertising agencies in the city (Dimarco), and as its creative-executive director. With his team he will carry out large and recognized national and international advertising campaigns. All this continuing with his artistic work, acquiring such strength that he will dedicate himself solely and exclusively, definitively, to pictorial art, to this day.