Pedro Sandoval

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Pedro Sandoval
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Born (1964-07-12) 12 July 1964 (age 54)
Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
NationalityVenezuelan and Spanish
MovementAbstract neoexpressionism
WebsiteOfficial Sandoval website

Pedro José Sandoval (born 12 July 1964) is a Venezuelan abstract neo-expressionist artist. Pedro Sandoval has paintings exhibited at the museum Adolfo Suarez at Avila, Spain, the Contemporary Museum Sofia Imber in Caracas, Venezuela and many others.[1] Collectors of his works are the Kennedy family, the White House and the Vatican Museum, among others.

Pedro Sandoval is currently studying American abstract expressionism and the German avant-garde. In American abstract art, he is studying paintings by Hans Hofmann, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt and Cy Twombly, and German artists such as Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer and Sigmar Polke.

Biography[edit]

Pedro Sandoval was born in Venezuela in 1964. He was a precocious artist, winning the award "Young Master of the World" at Osaka when he was 6 years old. In 1984, this artist began his career and since then, he is considered as one of the most interesting neo-expressionist painters of the international scene.

The artist began his career as a figurative artist. After that, he chose abstraction for his works after investigating all the artistic trends of his time.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Pedro Sandoval's exhibitions are shown in Venezuela, highlighting the exhibition "Masada", held at the gallery Ars Forum in Caracas.

Since the 2003 lives and works between Madrid, Berlin, and New York.[2]

He is followed closely by Venezuelan critics like Perán Ermini, Sofia Imber, Ariel Jimenez, Adolfo Wilson, Graziano La Rocca, Julia Saez Angulo, Ricardo Barnatán, and Dore Ashton.

Work[edit]

Phases[edit]

  • Figurative: The figurative period begins during the infancy of the author . Works are dreamlike, still lifes and open landscapes.
  • Abstract: Since the mid 1980s to mid 1990s. Large format oil paintings are loaded with much pictorical material and natural pigments
  • Neo - expressionism: The work begins in the mid 1990s. It consists of taking the American abstract expressionism out of its limits.

Series[edit]

  • Bullfighting: The series "Bullfight" are neo-expressionist works that oscillate between figuration and abstraction about bullfighting. They are works done with broad strokes, leaving much of the bare canvas in its original color.
Día De Domingo [Sunday Day]. 1988, oil on canvas. 71 x 67 1/2 inches. Permanent Collection of Boca Raton Museum of Art (PC 2000.076)
  • Countries fragmented: These series are abstract painting with the sky and open spaces as their leitmotif. They are large-format oil paintings with large textures based on the idea of photography in motion.
  • Pieces of memories: The purpose of these series is the African continent. They are large-scale works that use broad brush strokes of oil, skins cooked, boiled fabrics and natural pigments.
  • Studies of other artists: This series examines the work of Hans Hofmann, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Barnett Newman, Edvard Munch and Cy Twombly among others. These works show the way in which Hoffman handles the color and place floating in space, the order within the chaos of Pollock, Newman boldness, strength of Munch, and freedom of expression from Twombly. They are works-based oil and canvas.
  • Constellations: These works are based on the study of space. It is not the outer space, it's the space inside the artist. From inside, Pedro Sandoval observe what is outside. The size of works range from medium to large format size. They are oil paintings on paper and nylon. The brushwork is free and the texture has large volumes.
  • Cyclops: The vision of the modern person today. The human being has only one eye and sees only what interests him. They are works in which the technique employs a broad brush and dripping over paper and nylon.
  • Open Landscapes: These are interpretations of the interior landscapes of the human being, i.e., the landscapes of the soul. It is the author's interpretation of the human capacity to open his soul and reveal its interior. Large paintings are oil on linen, with lots of texture and color dominated the volume
  • Shamans: They consist of esoteric studies that are transmitted through the paint, mumbling lines and evocative paintings that evoke the author's childhood. Oil paintings are large format.

Exhibitions[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • 1987: II Caravaggio Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
Ave Fenix Series, "Butterfly II" Mixed / linen - 145x95cm (2012-13)
  • 1988: Maxwell Gallery. Philadelphia, EE.UU.
  • 1989: Cinco Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1990: II Caravaggio Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela. / Cinco Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1991: Maxwell Gallery. Philadelphia, EE.UU. / Cinco Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1992: II Caravaggio Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela. / Cinco Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1993: Cinco Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1994: Paulina Rieloff Gallery. New York, EE.UU. / New York Design Center. New York, EE.UU. / Florida Gallery, "Tres Visiones de la Realidad". Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1995: Moros Gallery. Zulia, Venezuela.
  • 1996: Jorge M. Sori Gallery. Miami, Florida, EE.UU.
  • 1998: Paulina Rieloff Gallery. New York, EE.UU. / Maracaibo Art Center, Zulia state, Venezuela.
  • 1999: Arts Forum Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela. / FIA 1999, Arts Forum Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela. / Jacobo Borges Museum, East hall. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2000: FIA 2000, Caracas, Venezuela. / Díaz Mancini Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2001: Dimaca Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela. / Díaz Mancini Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela. / FIA 2001. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2002: FIA 2002. Caracas, Venezuela. / Ara Gallery. Miami, Florida, EE.UU. / Grove Isle. Miami, Florida, EE.UU. / Avant Gallery. Miami, Florida, EE.UU.
  • 2003: Manolo Rojas Gallery. Madrid, Spain. / FIA 2003. Caracas, Venezuela. / Díaz Mancini Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2004: Dolores de Sierra Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2005: FIA 2005. Caracas, Venezuela. / Díaz Mancini Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2006: FIA 2006. Caracas, Venezuela. / Tiempos Modernos Gallery. Madrid, Spain. / Galería Tribeca. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2008: Fruela Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2009: Casa de Vacas. Madrid, Spain.[3]
  • 2010: Victor I Fills Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

Collective[edit]

Ave Fenix Serie, "BUTTERFLYS V over landscape" mixed / linen - 170x200 cm. (2011-12)
  • 1986: II Carabaggio Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1988: Mawell Gallery, EE.UU.
  • 1990: Cinco Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1991: Cinco Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela. / II Carabaggio Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1992: Cinco Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela. / I Biennial from Barquisimeto City, Lara, Venezuela. / Art Today Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela. / National Hall of Sucre State, Cumana, Venezuela. / City Hall of Visual Arts, Caracas, Venezuela. / City Hall of Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela.
  • 1993: Art Florida Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela. / Special Guest on the Biennial of Contemporany Art, Nigeria, Africa.
  • 1994: 94 Exhibition / Special guest at the 15 Latinoamerican Artists, Petit Palais, Geneva, Switzerland. / Invitado Especial, II Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo del Caribe, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. / Arte Latinoamericano, Galería Bhiorent, Estocolmo, Suecia. / 10 Artistas Latinoamericanos, Galería Paulina Rieloff, Nueva York, EE.UU. / Bienal Nacional de Dibujo, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1995: Galería Paulina Rieloff, Nueva York, EE.UU. / Universidad Primera de las Américas, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. / Bienal de Centro América y el Caribe, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. / Galería Paulina Rieloff, Nueva York, Estados Unidos. / Salón Municipal de Artes Visuales de Maracay, Edo Aragua, Venezuela. / I Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo de Surinam, Guayana Francesa.
  • 1996: New York Design Center, Nueva York, Estados Unidos. / Salón Municipal de Artes Visuales, Aragua, Venezuela.
  • 1997: Museo de Arte Hispano y Latinoamericano, Miami, Florida, Estados Unidos. / Galería Paulina Rieloff, Nueva York, Estados Unidos. / Klaus Gallery, Frankfurt, Alemania.
  • 1998: Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1999: Muestra itinerante de Arte Latinoamericano "15 miradas del Arte Contemporáneo Venezolano". Consejo Nacional de la Cultura, Conac. / Operación Sonrisa, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Caracas, Venezuela. / Maestros Latinoamericanos, Galería Leo Castelli, Nueva York, Estados Unidos.
  • 2000: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Operación Sonrisa, Caracas, Venezuela. / Galería Dimaca, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2001: Galería Díaz Mancini, Caracas, Venezuela. / Galería Dimaca, Caracas, Venezuela. / Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela. / Operación Sonrisa, Subasta de Arte Contemporáneo, Exposición Internacional.
  • 2002: Galería Dimaca, Caracas, Venezuela. / Galería Diaz Macini, Maestros Contemporáneos internacionales, Caracas, Venezuela. / Galería Ara, Miami, Florida. / Avant Gallery, Miami, Florida.
  • 2003: Galería Dimaca. Caracas, Venezuela. / FIA 2003. Caracas, Venezuela. / Avant Gallery. Miami, Florida, EE.UU. / Galería Ara. Miami, Florida, EE.UU. / Galería Díaz Mancini. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2004: Galería Dimaca. Caracas, Venezuela. / Galería Díaz Mancini, FIA 2004. Caracas, Venezuela. / Maestros Latinoamericanos, El arte emergente, MACCSI. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2005: FIA 2005. Caracas, Venezuela. / Galería Dolores de Sierra, “Artistas de la galería”. Madrid, España. / Feria de Arte Moderno. Miami, Florida, EE.UU. / Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Lía Bermúdez. Maracaibo, Venezuela. / Museo de Arte Moderno. Caracas, Venezuela. / Centro de Bellas Artes. Maracaibo, Estado Zulia, Venezuela.
  • 2006: Feria de Arte Moderno. Hollywood, EE.UU.New York Design Center. New York, EE.UU.FIA 2006. Caracas, Venezuela.Galería Durban Senini, Exposición “Grupo Aguacero”. Caracas, Venezuela.
Paisajes Fragmentados Serie, "Paisaje oculto con vertical" Oil on canvas - 200x195 cm. (2004)
  • 2007: España.Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas. Caracas, Venezuela.Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Lía Bermúdez. Maracaibo, Venezuela.Centro de Bellas Artes. Maracaibo, Venezuela.Galería Díaz Mancini. Caracas, Venezuela.Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Azuaga. Badajoz, España.
  • 2008: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Salta. Argentina. / Casa de las Américas. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. / Madrid, España. / Galería Díaz Mancini. Caracas, Venezuela. / FIA 2008. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2009: Avant Gallery. Miami, Florida, EE.UU. / Galeria Diaz Mancini. Caracas, Venezuela. / Galeria Paulina Rieloff, New York Design Center. New York, EE.UU.
  • 2010: Madrid, España. / Museo de Arte Moderno de Salta, Argentina. / Galeria Diaz Mancini. Caracas, Venezuela. / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Boca Ratón. Florida, EE.UU. / FIA 2010. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2011: Colección del Ayuntamiento de Cálvia. Mallorca, España. / Centro de Arte "Lía Bermúdez". Maracaibo, Venezuela.
  • 2012: Art Madrid, España.Puente de Arte Mónaco - Casa de Vacas, Madrid. / España.Galería Victor y Fill´s. Madrid, España. / M.A.C de Marmolejo "Mayte Spínola". Marmolejo, Jaén, España. / M.A.C de Bogota. Colombia. / M.A.C Castillo de Merode, Alemania.[4]
  • 2013: Art Madrid. Madrid, España. / Fashion Art. M.A.C de Cádiz. España. / Galería Victor y Fill´s. Madrid, España. / Fashion Art. Amsterdam, Holanda.
  • 2015: X Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy.[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 1992: First Prize, National Hall of the State of Sucre, Cumana, Venezuela. First Prize, Municipal Salon of Visual Arts. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 1993: First Prize, Best Motion Group Plastic Biennial of Contemporary Art in Nigeria.
  • 1994: First prize in Group II best artists in the Caribbean Contemporary Art Biennial. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • 2006: Alvaro Mutis Prize for Contemporary Art. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2009: Order, dignity and homeland: Colombia Parliament
  • 2012: Prize for the Excellence in paint given by the Circle of art critics. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2015: First Prize "Lorenzo il Magnifico" (Mixed-media category). X Florence Biennale. Florence, Italy.[6]

Publications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exhibition Archive". Boca Raton Museum of Art. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Pasión por el continente africano". El Mundo (in Spanish). 11 September 2006. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Reververaciones cromáticas". El Mundo (in Spanish). 2 February 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Cien artistas españoles donan su obra al museo de Merode en Alemania". Revista de Arte (in Spanish). 29 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Participant Artists X Florence Biennale".
  6. ^ "X Florence Biennale - Awarded artists".

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