Soledad Sevilla Memories of the Fundación

Soledad Sevilla

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Soledad Sevilla interviewed by Íñigo Alfonso

The Valencian artist, Soledad Sevilla, winner of the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas 1993 and the Medalla de Oro de las Bellas Artes in 2007, studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Sant Jordi in Barcelona. From 1969 to 1971, she took part in the Seminario de Generación Automática de Formas Plásticas held at the Centro de Cálculo at the Universidad de Madrid. During the 1970s her pictorial work used geometry as a normative base. From 1981 to 1982 she received a scholarship to study at Harvard University; upon her return from the United States, light became the central element in her installations and pictorial series.

Among her most outstanding pictorial series and installations are Las MeninasLa Alhambra, Vélez Blanco and El Rompido. In 1998 she held her first exhibition at the Galería Soledad Lorenzo, working as one of the gallery’s artists until its closure in 2012. Her more recent works have dealt with the form of the window as a pictorial space and the textures of wooden and metal surfaces, in series including the Los Apóstoles de Rubens and El Retablo.

Among other prizes, in 2007 she was awarded the Premio José González de la Peña, Barón de Forna, by the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, and in 2014 the Premio Arte y Mecenazgo in the category of best artist. She has exhibited revisions of her work at the Centro José Guerrero in Granada and the Galería Marlborough in Barcelona. In 2018 she presented the retrospective individual exhibition Espacios de la mirada at the Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente (CEART) in Fuenlabrada.

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