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Cerrar

Francisco Javier Pereda Pegalajar

Born Place: Madrid Birthdate: 1959 Creative environment: Madrid Artist Web Formation:

Escuelas de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos de Sevilla y Granada [School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trade of Seville and Granada]. Specialising in Drawing, Modelling and Stone Carving (1981-1985).

Awards and Honours:

Finalist in the National Sculpture Competition, Villa de Leganés (1999). First Prize in VI National Sculpture Competition, Arganda del Rey, Madrid. Honourable Mention in Sculpture in the IV Muestra Cultural en el Mundo Laboral [Cultural Exhibition in the World of Work]. Casa del Reloj. Madrid. (1989).

  • ABOUT THE ARTIST

Visibly researched compositions that are skilfully prepared and translated to bronze, playing with balance and researching the geometrical form are the foundations of the small-scale works created by Javier Pereda Pegalajar in the nineties for Galería Capa. They are pieces that address concepts, including Suma de Letras [Combination of Letters], Claves [Keys], Figura Reclinada [Reclining Figure] or Encadenados [Chained], which is a seemingly more complex creation. Together with Enroque [Castling] and El Beso [The Kiss], the artist provides us with clear glimpses of influences from avant-garde artistic movements such as cubism, which is prominent in his piece Guitarra [Guitar] to allow the observer –consciously or unconsciously– to develop a clear association of ideas with recurring themes from that era and with paintings by masters such as Juan Gris or Picasso.


In the artist's eyes, the human figure has no traces of reality, but instead is approached from a schematic figurative perspective, almost verging on abstract, in which only the intention is perceived, illustrated in the position and place in the space where the pieces are exhibited. It is a very successful compositional resource where the title of the work ultimately imposes its force to facilitate understanding, enabling the public to recognise his distinctive language.


EXHIBITIONS AND COMPETITIONS


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


2003-04. Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. CapaEsculturas. Madrid.  Capa Esculturas.


Lineart International Art Fair. Ghent 2002.  Capa Esculturas.


2002. Suma de Letras (Combination of Letters). Annual Institutional Sculpture.  CERMI Awards (Spanish Committee of Representatives of Disabled People). Servimedia.


2001. Solo, Painting and Sculpture. Sala Juan Carlos I. San Fernando de Henares. Madrid.


Capa Esculturas Collective Exhibition inauguration Brussels.


2000. Solo, Painting and Sculpture, Roberto Menchú Civic Centre, Leganés


1998. II Salón Refractario [Refractory Exhibition]. Galería Buades. Madrid.


XV Tajo Biennial. Posada de la Hermandad. Toledo.


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


National Sculpture Competition.  Caja Madrid.  Sala Eloy Gonzalo.


National Sculpture Competition. City of Arganda.


National Sculpture Competition, Villa de Leganés.  C. Municipal de Las Dehesillas.


1996. Collective, Galerie Dialogue.  Paris.


Estampa [Print] Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. CapaEsculturas. Madrid. 


Capa Esculturas Collective exhibition. Madrid.


1995. Inclusion in Capa Esculturas.


V Visual Arts Competition, Universidad Popular de  Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid


1994. Visual Arts Exhibition, Encuentro Foro Alternativo [Alternative Forum]. Faculty of Medicine. Autonomous University of Madrid.


Villa de Madrid Awards, "Mariano Benlliure" Sculpture Award. Cuartel Conde Duque. Madrid.


1993. XVII Caja Madrid National Sculpture Competition. Sala Eloy Gonzalo. Madrid.


1992. XII Tajo Biennial. Posada de la Hermandad. Toledo.


XVI Caja Madrid National Sculpture Competition. Galería Casarrubuelos. Madrid.


1989. II Premio de Escultura. Boceto [II Sculpture Award. Sketch]. Galería Veiga. Madrid.


XIII Caja Madrid National Sculpture Competition. Galería Casarrubuelos. Madrid.


Villa de Madrid Awards, "Mariano Benlliure" Sculpture Award. Cuartel Conde Duque. Madrid.


IV Muestra Cultural en el Mundo Laboral [Cultural Exhibition in the Labour Market]. Casa del Reloj. Madrid.


1988. "Casa Zalos" Sculpture. Rascafría, Madrid.


Premio de Escultura Boceto [Sculpture Award. Sketch]. Galería Veiga. Madrid.


II Certamen Nacional de Escultura Antonio Machado [National Sculpture Competition in Honour of Antonio Machado]. Centro Cultural Antonio Machado. San Blas, Madrid.


1987. Free. Painting and Sculpture Charity Exhibition. Mercantile and Industry Circle. Madrid.


1986. IV Muestra de Arte Actual Espacio Público [Public Space Modern Art Exhibition]. Palace of los Condes de Gabia. Granada. Travelling Exhibition.


III National Sculpture Competition. Arganda del Rey, Madrid.


1985. II National Sculpture Competition. Arganda del Rey, Madrid.


Certamen Nacional de Medallas [National Coin Competition]. Francisco Prieto Award. The Royal Mint of Spain. Madrid.


1984-83. Certamen Nacional de Medallas [National Coin Competition]. Francisco Prieto Award. The Royal Mint of Spain. Madrid.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION


1999. Finalist in the National Sculpture Competition, Villa de Leganés


1989. First Prize VI National Sculpture Competition, Arganda del Rey (Madrid).


Honourable Mention in Sculpture in the IV Muestra Cultural en el Mundo Laboral [Cultural Exhibition in the Labour Market]. Casa del Reloj. Madrid.


WORKS PERMANENTLY ON DISPLAY:


Municipal Council of Arganda del Rey, Madrid, Faculty of Medicine. Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Private collections in Spain, Europe and the USA.


Works by Francisco Javier Pereda Pegalajar

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