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Ignacio Asenjo Fernández

Born Place: Madrid Birthdate: 1960 Creative environment: Madrid Artist Web Formation:

PhD in Fine Arts, Specialising in Sculpture. Complutense University of Madrid. Professor of Modelling and Casting at the Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos número 2 de Madrid [School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trade number 2 of Madrid]. Associate Professor in the Department of Sculpture. Faculty of Fine Arts. Complutense University of Madrid.

Awards and Honours:

First Prize. Direction of Artistic Work. 46th "Europe at School" Competition. International Cooperation. Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture (1999). Honourable Mention. VII National Sculpture Competition, City of Arganda. Honourable Mention. VI National Sculpture Competition, City of Arganda. Madrid (1989).

  • ABOUT THE ARTIST

An exploration of dynamics, movement and rest is the imaginary concept that could connect these small-scale pieces created by Ignacio Asenjo in the nineties. Eminently visual and incredibly modelled, the perfect forms that breathe life into the animals seem to engage in motion at any given moment within the space of time in which the observer's gaze remains fixed. His 'Leona nadando' [Swimming lioness] is a rather aesthetic and technical triumph. The discontinuation of the physical shape in the water, depicted in bronze that even appears to be melted, is positively pleasing to the eyes, a masterful optical illusion that clearly demonstrates strong academic training. In his depictions of bulls he experiments with behaviours, with analysed compositions that challenge gravity (Toro II) [Bull II] or that covey a fleeting moment frozen in time, a charge, an intention (Toro I) [Bull I]. And rest, experimenting with volumes, materials and textures, which is embodied in Pantera [Panther], provides a more personal touch to this collection. In his current work, the artist perceives things in a different light, with a deep and thorough critique, creating pieces that are engaged with the most sensitive social issues.


EXHIBITIONS


2005. Index Dubai 2005. United Arab Emirates. Capa Esculturas.


2004 - 2003. Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.2002. Lineart International Art Fair. Ghent


2002. Capa Esculturas.


2001. Capa Esculturas inauguration. Brussels, Belgium


1998. Collective. Galería Bellas Artes. Gijón.


1997-1996. Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


1995. Inclusion in Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


1992. Spanish Air Force Awards


1991. Spanish Air Force Headquarters. Madrid.1991. Sculptor exhibition. Escuela de Artes Aplicadas [School of Applied Arts] of León.


1989 - 1990. Sculpture Competitions, City of Arganda. Madrid.


1987 - 1989. VI, VII and VIII Calls to Penagos Drawing Awards. Madrid.


Valladolid Sculpture Prize. Palace of Villena.


1987 - 1989. Valladolid Sculpture Prize. Palace of Villena.


1984. Student Exhibition. Palace of the Obispo Vellosillo. Ayllón, Segovia.


1984 - 1985. Sculpture Competitions, City of Arganda. Madrid.


1981 - 1984. Tomás Francisco Prieto Awards. FNMT Madrid.


PUBLIC WORK


Museum at Palace of the Obispo Vellosillo.


Ayllón, Segovia.Faculty of Fine Arts. Madrid.


PERMANENT COLLECTION


Museum at Palace of the Obispo Vellosillo. Ayllón, Segovia.


Department of Drawing. Faculty of Fine Arts. Madrid.


Individual collections in Spain, Scotland, New York.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION


1990. Honourable Mention in the VII National Sculpture Competition, City of Arganda. Madrid.


1999. First Prize in Direction of Artistic Work, 46th "Europe at School" Competition. International Cooperation. Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture.


1990. Honourable Mention in the VII National Sculpture Competition, City of Arganda. Madrid.


1989. Special Mention in the VI National Sculpture Competition, City of Arganda. Madrid.


1985. End of University Studies National Prize.


1984. Sculpture Scholarship in Ayllón, Segovia. Sculpture Exhibition.1984. Sculpture Prize. Caja de Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de Segovia.


1981. Grant from Spanish Ministry of Culture. Ceramics Course. Peñaranda de Duero, Burgos.


 


Works by Ignacio Asenjo Fernández

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