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Soledad Sevilla was born in Valencia (Spain) in 1944. She received her formal education at the San Jorge School of Fine Arts in the legendary city of Barcelona where she also began her artistic career with a successful solo show in 1969. Although she did participate in group shows, it was the large scale of the works in her solo exhibitions that attracted and attract - important public and private commissioned work.
At the beginning of the 1980s, she left for the United States where she worked on 'Las Meninas', a series of works dedicated to the in-depth study of the work of Velázquez. This was followed by another work based on the Alhambra and its architecture.
Sevilla's interest in the esthetic possibilities of mathematics and metaphysics finds its expression in chromatic gradation, spacial (re)interpretation and inferred kinetics.
Since 1990, she has mainly devoted herself to recovering artistic spaces, such as the one in Vélez Blanco castle (Almería). Since then, she has maintained a close connection between installations and her pictorial work.
In 1993 she was awarded Spain's National Plastic Arts Award.*
* This award recognizes artists whose work or activity represents an outstanding or innovative contribution to the Spanish cultural heritage. World-renowned artists such as Eva Lootz, Cristina Iglesias, Pablo Palazuelo, Juan Muñoz and Antoni Muntadas, amongst others, have been awarded this prize. It has been organized every year since 1980 by the Ministry of Culture and is worth 30,000 euros. It is an award that is given to the creators of all kinds of different artistic manifestations: contemporary art, painting, sculpture, photography, etc…
Works In Collections And Museums:
Fundación Juan March, Madrid.
Col.lecció Testimonio de «La Caixa», Barcelona.
Banco de España, Madrid.
M. N. Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.
Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao.
Museo de Bellas Artes de Alava, Vitoria.
Diputación de Granada.
Künstmuseum Malmöe, Suecia.
Museo de Villafamés, Castellón.
Museo de Arte Abstracto, Cuenca.
Colección Arte del Siglo XX, Casa de la Asegurada,Alicante.
Museo Marugame Hirai de Arte Español Contemporáneo,Marugame, (Japón).
Colección Fundesco, Madrid.
Colección Arte Contemporáneo de la Fundación «LaCaixa», Barcelona.
Colección Fundación Argentaria.
Internet open sources
submitted by Lui Antal Deak
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