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Leire Urbeltz

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Leire Urbeltz is graduated in Fine Art at the University of the Basque Country in 2008, she did a postgraduate in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques in 2009 and a Masters in Art Research and Creation in 2011.

She has carried out two individual exhibitions: Almanaque, in Vitoria (2011) and La quimera residual [The Residual Chimaera], in Pamplona (2008). In addition, she has beet awarded several residential grants aimed at artistic intervention in Zaragoza, Cáceres and Beijing (China). The latter was a key piece in her development of her project Diáspora antagonista e identidades inertes [Antagonistic Diaspora and Inert Identities], for which she was awarded the Bilbao residence grant by the Bilbaoarte Foundation, and which is the name for her expanded-illustrated mirror-game project of editing an artist’s book and an installation of ceramic pieces.

In 2013 she was awarded another grant by the aforementioned foundation in order to exhibit her project “Plants that are not green” in September. This exhibition will then (in November) go on to be exhibited at Canvas Art Gallery in Pamplona.

Currently, Leire combines her artistic work at her Pamplona workshop with illustration classes and her studies for a Masters in Illustrated Children’s Albums organized by the Casa del Lector of the Matadero Foundation in Madrid.

Gonzalo Nicuesa

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Gonzalo Nicuesa

(Pamplona 1976), he lives and works in Pamplona

He graduated in Fine Art at the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao) in 2001 and did his Erasmus year at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Perugia (Italy) in the year 2000. He did a PhD course at the Drawing Department of the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao) in the academic year 2002-2003. He worked as a teacher of Drawing at the Pamplona Art School in 2007.

He has taken part in various workshops, such as the one on serigraphy at Arteleku (San Sebastian) directed by Pepe Albacete in 2004; Non-Toxic Etching (Photopolymers) directed by Angela Moreno at Zubiarte, Huarte in 2007; and the Lithography workshop run by Iñaki Rifaterra at Arteleku (San Sebastian) in 2012.

He was awarded the following grants: “Aid to Creation in the Plastic Arts” from the Government of Navarra (2004) and Residency at the BilbaoArte Foundation in 2006. In 2006 he also took part in the exchange between BilbaoArte Foundation and Kunsthaus Bregenz , (Austria).

In 2001 he won the “Pamplona Jovenes Artistas” [Pamplona Young Artists] competition. He won the second prize in the “Arte Joven Latina” of the Madrid Town Hall in 2005 and the third prize at the Government of Navarre Biennial Sport and Art Contest in 2007. In 2013 he won the IberArt prize in the category of Etching/Graphics and the first prize in the 2013 Mini-Paintings of Elda, Alicante.

He has had individual exhibitions in 2002, 2004 and 2007 in Pamplona; “Imágenes Plásticas” at the Dato Centre in Vitoria; “Plastica” (2007) and “Entre” (2012) in Donostia-San Sebastian and “Heute hier/Hoy aqui” in Bregenz (Austria) in 2006.

He shall take part in the “CutLog 2013” Fair in París and in 2012 he took part in the Room Art Fair #2 in Madrid, both with Canvas Art Gallery. He has also taken part in several collective exhibitions in Navarre, Bilbao, Zaragoza, Madrid, Mallorca, Alicante, Burgos, Salamanca and in 2013 in the “New work from Spain & The Netherlands” at the “The Griffin Gallery” in London.
His work is present at the public collections of the: Pamplona Town Hall, Comparsa Huestes de Cadí of Elda (Alicante), BilbaoArte Foundation, Goya Foundation, Fuendetodos (Zaragoza), Public University of Navarre and Fundación Adacen (Navarre).

CATALOGS

Jon Solaun

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Jon Solaun Yagüe
(Bilbao, 1987) es licenciado en Bellas Artes por la Universidad del País Vasco.
“El tema central de mi obra es la experiencia vital. Son el pasado y el presente unidos. Estos se complementan con la finalidad de mantener fuertes mis raíces y engrandecer los sueños. Para ello sigo una metodología y proceso de trabajo característicos.”

EXPOSICIONES INDIVIDUALES
– Octubre 2010. “Retratos de confianza”, K2, Bilbao.
– Julio 2012.“Go Back HomE”, Casa de cultura, Gordexola.
– Julio- Agosto 2013.“Sobre ilusión y naturaleza”, Galería Canvas, Pamplona

EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVAS
– Diciembre 2009. “Asociación artística YEAMMAN”, Logroño.
– Abril 2011. Exposición “Inaugural de primavera”, ZAWP, Bilbao.
– Julio 2011. “Asociación artística YEAMMAN”, Mercado de Abastos, Logroño.
– Enero – Febrero 2013. “Klasifikatu BariK”, Museo Etnográfico, Arceniega.
– Marzo 2013. “Convergen 5″, Sala Aroztegi, Bergara.
– Julio – Agosto 2013. “10 años de animación”, Hotel Barceló, Bilbao.

María Jiménez Moreno

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Born in Pamplona in 1978, María Works in the fields of photography, drawing and installation but she fundamentally devotes her time to crochet sculpture, researching the possibilities of materials and techniques alike, with a plastic and conceptual language bordering on the poetic. Graduated in Fine Art at the University of the Basque Country in 2001, she completed her training in disciplines such as design, ceramic work, scenography and cultural management, among other subjects. She has taken part in workshops with, among other artists, Dora Salazar. She has received a number of scholarships and grants. In 2010, she was awarded the MOVIC scholarship for young of the Spanish Youth Hostels Network (REAJ) in Córdoba, where she took part in a number of artistic events together with her fellow scholarship holders. In 2009 she took part in Inmersiones exhibiting her work at the Amarika gallery in Vitoria. In 2008 thanks to the “Ayudas a la Creación de Artes Plásticas y fotografía 2008” [Aid to Creation in the Plastic Arts and photography, 2008] grant from the Príncipe de Viana Institute of the Government of Navarre, she exhibited her work at the Huarte Contemporary Art Centre. She was selected in several contests in Navarre, Madrid, the Basque Country and Alicante. In 2006 she was awarded the first prize in the “Artes plásticas Encuentros de Jóvenes artistas 06. Gobierno de Navarra” [Plastic Arts, Young Artists Encounter 06] contest. She was also the guest artist at Foc Art 06, in its 6th edition, in Moncofa, Castellón and received the jury’s special award in Pamplona Jóvenes Artistas [Young Artists] 2003. She has carried out several individual exhibitions, in 2012 at the Zizur Mayor Culture Centre, in 2008 at the Rioja Youth Institute in Logroño, in 2007 she showed her work at the Reciclarte Gallery in Pamplona and in 2004 she exhibited at the Olite Castle in Navarra. She has also intervened with her work in shop windows in Pamplona and at the Prize Ceremony of the Young Artists’ Encounters organized by the Government of Navarre in 2008. Her work has also appeared in several collective exhibitions in the Canvas Gallery in Pamplona, the Café Sabina in Huarte, the Gustavo de Maeztu Museum in Estella, the Huarte Buldain Foundation, the Pamplona Citadel, the Conde Rodezno Centre in Pamplona, the Huarte, Sangüesa, Alsasua, Tafalla and Tudela Culture Centres, The Youth Centre in Pamplona and the Carlos III Gallery in Pamplona. Outside of Navarra, she has exhibited in Burgos, the Basque Country, Galicia and Madrid. She is a member of El pasillo and Artamugarriak collectives, with whom she has carried out various artistic exhibitions and interventions. She currently works as a teacher of drawing and painting with various associations in Navarre.

“The painting choice” by Julio Pablo

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Exposición de pintura
Del 14 de diciembre de 2012 al 30 de enero de 2013
Inauguración: Viernes 14 de diciembre a las 19.00 horas
Lugar:
CANVAS Galería de Arte
C/ Bergamín 13
31003 – Pamplona
Horarios de apertura:
De Lunes a Viernes de 17:30 a 20:30 h.
Sábado de 11:00 a 14:00 h.
Descripción:
La exposición se compone de 22 cuadros de diferentes tamaños y formatos.

Julio Pablo. Painting as a decision

Book presentation. “The painting choice” by Julio Pablo
The 14th of December of 2012 was presented the book “The painting choice” by the landscape paiter Julio Pablo in Canvas art gallery in Pamplona (Spain). This publication was crowfunded throughout VERKAMI.COM

During the event, the artist gave his books handwritten signed to all project patrons who could attend.
This book represents a milestone in the career of the artist as well as in the young gallery path. It contains a foreword by Luis Fernando Chivite followed by a chapter about the author’s reflections on several topics of painting and art. It also shows an important collection of his work organized in five recurring themes in his paintings: the water, the sky, the light, the snow, the tree. Finally, the book includes a catalogue of de exhibition in Canvas gallery.

Isidro López Murias

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Isidro López Murias

De origen Palentino, nacido en Tetuan en 1939, Isidro López Murias se establece en Pamplona donde ha sido Catedrático de Artes plásticas y diseño en la Escuela de Arte, desde 1982 hasta 2004.
Con la más sólida formación artística (Licenciado por la Facultad de Bellas Artes de Madrid y Doctor en Bellas Artes “cum laude” por la Facultad de Valencia) los diversos cargos de responsabilidad que ha ostentado en su vida no han logrado apartarle de su pasión por pintar.
Hoy día, Murias dedica todo su tiempo a la familia y a la pintura creativa. “Después de tantos años de observación y trabajo al natural de la figura humana, ahora ya dibujo de memoria, y los personajes que me gustan los pinto”, explica con la ilusión intacta, este joven de setenta años. El resultado es una pintura de estilo muy personal que plantea con delicadeza un expresionismo suave con algunas características cubistas.
Numerosos premios y exposiciones jalonan una carrera artística prolífica en obra, de la que hemos seleccionado una muestra para la actual exposición en Canvas (hasta el 12 de diciembre de 2012.)

Óleo/lienzo. 20×20

Más información:
“Cubismo figurativo”. Fernando Caballero para El Norte de Castilla.

Julio Pablo

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Julio Pablo (Zaragoza 1948)
Estudió dibujo, pintura y modelado en la academia de Alejandro Cañada, en Zaragoza.
En 1968 y tras una breve incursión en la Facultad de Arquitectura ingresó en la Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Jorge en Barcelona, donde obtuvo la licenciatura en 1973 . Terminada la carrera, firmó contrato para pintar en exclusiva durante dos años con la Galería Frontera de Madrid.

Tal vez un pretexto para pintar la luz donde confluya todo (Julio Pablo)

Tras esta experiencia y habiendo fijado residencia en Pamplona, compaginó por un tiempo la docencia con diversas exposiciones, optando a mediados de los ochenta por la dedicación plena a la pintura, y de manera especial al paisaje.
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Le entusiasma la naturaleza y se identifica con su desarrollo y sus propias contradicciones, enfrascado por una visión panteísta hacia cuanto le rodea. Entiende el paisaje como un referente para la expresión de ideas y sentimientos y aunque su morfología determine su contenido, le interesa de modo particular lo que se insinúa y apenas puede verse.

Me interesa lo que no se percibe, es decir, la ausencia., el presentimiento… (Julio Pablo)

Julio Pablo. La decisión de pintar
Es un libro que proyectamos editar para incentivar el acercamiento a la exposición del pintor que tendrá lugar en CANVAS, en diciembre de 2012.
Para saber más sobre el proyecto pincha en el título. Te invitamos a adherirte a esta iniciativa, bien con una aportación económica o bien difundiendo el proyecto.

Adriana Ibargoyen

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Adriana Ibargoyen
Adriana Ibargoyen Bianchi was born in San Sebastian in 1983. She graduated in Fine Art at the University of the Basque Country in 2007 with the best marks in her year. She was awarded the Seneca grant and studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid one year. With an Erasmus grant, she travelled to the Accademia delli Belle Arti in Florence and specialized in painting. Alter this, she was awarded a grant to carry out specialization studies and did a postgraduate masters on Cultural Assets at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
In addition, she also studied several courses at the Museo Nacional del Prado, the Museo Nacional-Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, at the Palazzo Spinelli in Florence and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
She currently combines her work as a painter with teaching at her painting workshop.
She has carried out several individual exhibitions in cultural centres in San Sebastian, such as the one at Okendo Culture Centre in 2012, at the Lugaritz Centre in and at the Ernest Lluch Centre in 2010.

She has also exhibited at the Canvas Art Gallery in Pamplona and taken part in the Room art fair in Madrid. She has just been selected for Getxoarte 2013.
Adriana’s work is focused on urban sceneries. Her way of representing cities has a certain cubist inspiration. Her paintings portray a diversity of planes that correspond to different time-sequences or different perceptions of reality.

Thus, in each of her paintings we can see various times of the day and different ways of representing the same scenery.

In this case, technology works both as an influence on her technique and as a source of inspiration for her paintings. It is fundamental to capture several moments at one place. To do so, her street notes and photographs are a fundamental aid towards achieving faithful representations of the moments depicted.

Javier Soto Nantes

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Born in Pamplona in 1960, Javier lives in Villava, where he also has his study. A self-taught artist, he has focused on sculpture for the last 12 years. His day job is as an airplane technician and lifelong learning monitor.

He has exhibited his work on 6 occasions: Zuasti Palace, Tafalla Culture Centre, Villava Culture Centre, Zizur Culture Centre, Deproart, and now at Canvas Art Gallery.
He shall shortly exhibit in Bilbao and Madrid.

His work has evolved towards the volumes he is currently exhibiting. He uses very pure and highly translucent alabaster, little to do with the usual ideas people have of this underappreciated material, which has been used since antiquity. Alabaster and light go hand in hand.

Javier’s line of work is geometric abstraction, based on the right angle, the square and the cube. With these few elements and the various ways of lighting them it is possible to create a wide variety of spatial possibilities, which have gradually become a personal language of Javier’s, marked by his own homogeneity and visual delicacy.

The almost-surgical treatment of preparing and assembling the pieces is a part of the final building of the artwork; the other part is studying the lighting possibilities in order to achieve different effects.

The sculptures work on their own but when they are placed on a lit surface and the light enters them, the magic of spaces of light and shadows that definitively hooks the spectator truly comes into being.

These are timeless pieces, as timeless as geometry and light. They are kind pieces, which work by induction, which invite serene, reflective, meditative, contemplation, making the light and shadow spaces inhabitable; they have a resounding effect.

Xabi Alonso

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Francisco Xabier Alonso Fourcade
Pamplona-Iruña 2-3-1947
Residente en Isaba, Valle del Roncal

1967 Estudios en la E.T.S.A. de la Universidad de Navarra
1973 Madrid, Título de Arquitecto técnico
1976 Madrid, Título de Graduado en Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos.
1976 Madrid, Titulado IDAE. Institución de Artes Decorativas.

Ha colaborado como ilustrador gráfico en la confección de numerosos carteles, portadas de discos, ilustración editorial y anagramas.

“Teknikarik gabe ez dago hizkerarik; hizkerarik gabe ez dago estilorik; eta estilorik gabe ez dago arterik. Hemen marraz marra finkatutako teknika dago, kartelez kartel landutako hizkera, eta muturrera eramandako txukuntasuna daukan estiloa. Teknika dago, hizkera dago, estiloa dago, beraz artea dago. Eta gainera ardoa baledi, orduan itzela izan daiteke.”

Linus Van Aiermaet – Europako Batzordeko arte kritikaria

Ismael Loperena

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Ismael Loperena Garro
Arguedas (Navarra) 1954

CURRICULUM

– Año 1983. Exposición ALIANZA FRANCESA. Caracas, VENEZUELA.

– Año 1990. Exposición en la COMISION EUROPEA. BRUSELAS.

– Año 191. Grand Prix Goya. Medalla de oro concedida por “Paris Critique”. PARIS

– Año 1992. Salón arte sin fronteras de LIVORNO Y PISA. Patrocinado por la UNESCO

– Año 1993. Exposición Museo de Peniche, PORTUGAL.

– Año 1993. Salón de arte contemporáneo. Munich, ALEMANIA.

– Año 1994. Ryals Gallery. Florida, USA.

– Año 1994. Centro Cervantes. LISBOA.

– Año 1994. ART- EXPO, Nueva York, USA.

– Año 2002. Exposición UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS I. MADRID

– Año 2006 Exposición Excmo. Ateneo de SEVILLA.

– Año 2012 Exposición Galería Canvas. PAMPLONA.

Pedro Marco Landa

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Born in Pamplona, in 1968 he began his artistic training at the Pamplona Art School. He later took part in various workshops and seminars, among which it is worth mentioning the painting workshops held in 2005 and 2007, jointly directed by Antonio López García and J.J.Aquerreta; the “Los días” painting seminar in 2007 directed by Andoni Euba. Fundación Bilbao-Arte; in 2009 he took part in the photography seminar “Máscaras y espejos” [Masks and Mirrors], directed by Joan Fontcuberta at the Fundación BilbaoArte and the Blanca International Scenery Workshop, directed by Concha Jerez. Murcia; the 2010 photography seminar “Producción, edición, difusión” directed by Begoña Zubero at the Fundación Bilbao-Arte; and, in 2012, the photography workshop “El paisaje cercano” [Familiar Scenery], directed by Carlos Cánovas. Fundación BilbaoArte.
He carries out his work in the fields of painting, installation and photography.
He has received a number of prizes and grants, such as the grant for Blanca (Murcia) International Scenery Workshop, in 2009; the Encuentra 09 Grant. Fundación Norte and Fundación Uncastillo, Zaragoza, an artistic event for which he received the Second Encuentra 09 Prize given by the Fundación Uncastillo. In 2008 he received the “Ayudas para el alquiler de estudios o espacios de trabajo” [Funding for renting studies or workplaces] grant from the Gobierno de Navarre. In 2007 he was selected for Villa de Móstoles Contemporary Art Biennial and in 2004 he was awarded a grant for creators within the Ayudas a la Creación 2004 programme of the Government of Navarre.
He has carried out several individual exhibitions. Recent ones incluye: in 2011“Estructuras discontinuas” [Discontinuous Structures] at the Vallesantoro Palace, Sangüesa, Navarre; In 2010. “Kaos Ordenado” [Chaos in Order], a mural at the Huarte Contemporary Art Centre, Navarre, also in 2010 “Estructuras elementales I” [Elementary Structures I] at the Egia Culture Centre, San Sebastian; In 2008 “Híbrido I”, an installation in the Museo Gustavo de Maeztu, Estella and “Reflexiones discontinuas” [Discontinuous Reflections] in the Citadel, Pamplona; en 2007 “Metal agua y nieve” [Metal, water and snow] at the Vallesantoro Palace, Sangüesa, Navarre.
As to collective exhibitions it is worth mentioning his presence at the Room Art Fair#2 in Madrid in 2012 with the Canvas Art Gallery; in 2010 he took part in the international project Ghost in Armour exhibited at the Palace of art of Riverfront, Newport, Wales; in 2009 in the Encuentra 09 event, with an itinerant exhibition in Aragón. In 2007 he took part in the collective project Asado monstruoso [Monstruous Roast] exhibited at the Carlos III Art Room at the de la Public University of Navarre. In 2006 he took part in the Multicultural. Arte sin límites [Multicultural. Art Without Limits] financed by the Government of Navarre.

Koldo Agarraberes

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Iruña/Pamplona 1967
Koldo Agarraberes began his artistic activity in the 1980’s, in Patxi Buldain’s painting and sculpture workshop.

He has worked in several workshops, such as Don Herbert’s lithography workshop or José Luis Raimond’s scenography workshop. He has also been a member of and co-created various cultural associations, such as Naparte, Irudimen, El Pasillo, Mariximini and Nivel F.

He has produced video pieces like “Salida de emergencia” [Emergency Exit] with Iosu Zapata or “Requiem. Un millón de muertos en Irak” [Réquiem. A Million Dead in Iraq].

Since 1986 he has taken part in a number of individual and collective exhibitions and performances in Navarre, Gipuzkoa, Bizkaia, Coyoacán (México), México D.F.

“Sin sentido obligatorio” [No one way / Compulsory nonsense] is his most recent exhibition, at the Pamplona Citadel in March 2012.

“Perhaps, what most attracts the spectator’s attention is the coexistence of the manners of abstract expressionism with a certain constructive spirit and a clearly figurative base, inspired by the World of comics. This coexistence gives the whole a special dynamism and liveliness which makes it connect with the public, opening up the doors to communication. The final reading of this communication, I relieve is the logia of a young painter, whose life takes place in the real time of this Navarre of the early third millennium, bombarded (and I am using this word fully intentionally) and submerged in a chaos of -largely catastrophic- information, which is anything but hopeful.” Review by Salvador Martín Cruz. Pamplona, 9 de marzo de 2012.

In November 2012 he exhibited at the Room Art Fair #2 Madrid, with Canvas Art Gallery.