Agustin Garcia Benito

Born Place: Fompedraza, Valladolid Birthdate: 1961 Creative environment: Oviedo Artist Web Formation:

Graduated in Fine Art from the University of the Basque Country (1985). PhD from the University of Valladolid. Lecturer in Volume at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Oviedo [School of Visual Arts of Oviedo] (Asturias)

Awards and Honours:

First prize in sculpture competition of the Design Awards for his work entitled Motiva, Galería Caracol. Valladolid (1998).


Bronze is one of the tools he uses to aesthetically transform the reality of his environment, adapting it to his own imagination; although, he also uses other materials in his designs such as porcelain or paper. As the artist himself said on more than one occasion, his creativity yields works that breathe "nature, art and life" and some of his pieces provoke a specific interpretation of the mark left behind on the surface of the elements due to the passing of time. The creative process, the appearance of objects and their underlying meanings are also reflections that have inspired him throughout his career to artistically research and experiment with shape and mould it in countless ways. In the collection Derivaciones, comprising pieces created towards the end of the 90s, this ongoing concern and pursuit is perceptible, within an abstract scope, by playing with volumes, angles and variations of composition. At times more serene, and at others more intense, his creativity highlights his capability of mastering the technique when formulating thoughts and feelings and transforming them into art that stimulates reflection. 


2010 Levedad > < Gravedad [Levity, Gravity] Capa Esculturas. Madrid.

2009 Galería Caracol. Valladolid.

2005 Index Dubai 2005. 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 Lineart International Art Fair Ghent.

2002 Capa Esculturas.

2001 Capa Esculturas inauguration. Brussels, Belgium

2000 Galería Amasté Bilbao.

1998 Galería Vértice Oviedo

1997 Collective exhibition Galería Vértice. Oviedo

Inclusion in Capa Esculturas. Madrid.          

Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y Ediciones de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Capa Esculturas. Madrid.

1993 Espacio Abierto. Paraíso [Paradise] Oviedo

1985 Sala de Exposiciones de la Delegación de Cultura de Bilbao [ Exhibition Centre of the Bilbao Department of Culture]

1984 Galería de Arte Grisalla. Valladolid. Caja Laboral Popular, Bilbao

1983 Caja Laboral Popular, Bilbao.

II Bienal de Pintura y Escultura Institución Gran Duque de Alba [II Biennial of Painting and Sculpture of the Gran Duque de Alba Institution] Ávila.

I Sestao Painting Competition. Biscay

Galería de Arte Castilla. Valladolid.

Works by Agustín García Benito