"Surely the reason behind the modern-day situation is that as society in general, individuals and artists alike, we have ceased to dream and believe that a practical approach is the way forward. Everyone wants to have an exhibition, publish a book and be acknowledged, in a nutshell. This is the beginning of the end of dreaming. Perhaps the explanation lies in what the majority of society thinks; money is the driving force behind new behaviours. However, letting go of the utopian vision is one of the major problems. We as the next generation should resume dreaming; this would once again give us enough strength to work on art that transcends beyond cold formalism".
Antonio Vigo, 2011
Intentionally conceptual in nature and with clear lines that reference avant-garde art movements such as neoplasticism or cubism, the work by Antonio Vigo Pérez masterfully toys with geometry, design and finishes to convey ideas. Through the use of symbols, pieces such as Infinito [Infinite] or Ritmo [Rhythm] almost unintentionally become emblems to the eyes of the observer. The artist seems to execute his ideas along the evolution of the sculptural piece and its purpose, the dual nature that in his view should remain between time and space, traditionalism and modernity, sculpture and scripture, technical advances and the poetic aesthetic that it encounters, which awakens when a sculpture is made.
The small-scale pieces created for the Capa Foundation in 1997, albeit entirely abstract, demonstrate cadence, a peaceful and balanced composition that conveys a message, connects with the observer and opens dialogue that the artist considers essential in art and that compensates to separate the visual artist from a mythification that could see him being regarded as a product.
2011. Giovane Scultura Fondazione Francesco Messina - Studio Copérnico. Casabeltrame, Novara, Italy.
En blanco y negro [In black and white]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.
Tallando [Sculpting]. Plaza Rusiñol, Aranjuez.
2005. Index Dubai 2006 United Arab Emirates. Capa Esculturas.
2004. Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.
2003. Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.
2002. Novela Ateneo Awards of Seville and Ateneo Joven of Seville 2002. Algaida Editores, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid. Lineart
International Art Fair. Ghent 2002. Capa Esculturas.
2001. Capa Esculturas inauguration. Brussels, Belgium
1998. II Mínimo Tamaño Grande Sculpture Exhibition. El Escorial, Madrid.
Collective exhibition Faculty of Fine Arts. Complutense University of Madrid.
1997. Inclusion in Capa Esculturas. Madrid.
Collective exhibition at Faculty of Fine Arts of Complutense University of Madrid.
Collective exhibition at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid.
Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Galería Arte 10 - Capa Esculturas. Madrid.
1995. Collective exhibition in the Centro Cultural Rigoberta Menchú de Leganés (Madrid).
Permanent exhibition of 'Metamorfosis' in the Centro Cultural Fernández de los Ríos.
2005. VI International Sculpture Symposium, organised by CEMAF. Almeria 2002. Nord Art International Sculpture Symposium
2002. Büdelsdorf, Germany.2001. Nord Art International Sculpture Symposium
2001. Büdelsdorf, Germany.
1999. III International Sculpture Symposium, organised by CEMAF. Almeria.
1998. XXII National Sculpture Competition. Caja de Madrid.
2010. PhD in Fine Arts, specialising in sculpture, from the Complutense University of Madrid.
Professor of Sculpture in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Felipe II de Aranjuez Campus, Complutense University of Madrid.
2008-2009. Technology expert, Ministry of Education, Social Politics and Sport.
2004-2007. Technical trainer in natural stone, Programa de Fortalecimiento de las Artes, Artesanías y oficios del Uruguay [Programme to Strengthen the Arts, Crafts and Artistic Professions of Uruguay], co-funded by the European Union.
2000-2002. Jardín de los Planetas O.T.R.I. Proyecto Fundación General - UCM and Municipal Council of Móstoles.
1999. I Eduardo Capa Foundation Sculpture Summer School.
1998. Conservator of the fountains at the Royal Palace of Madrid (2002) and the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia (1998), led by National Heritage and carried out by Eduardo Capa, S.A.
1999. Set design team at TVE.
1997-1998. Specialist technician. Eduardo Capa Sculpture Foundry.
Works by Antonio Vigo Pérez.