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 Clemente Ochoa  (1937 - )

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Lived/Active: Spain      Known for: public site allegorical sculpture, landscape and portrait painting

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The following information is from the artist, March 2013.

Born in Cascante, (Navarra), Spain, after his studies in Pamplona and Zaragoza, Clemente Ochoa moved to Barcelona in order to pursue his studies in Painting and Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Saint George. He has been Professor of Plastic Expression at Central University of Barcelona. He works and lives in Cascante and Barcelona.

Three stages in the project of his artistic creation can be distinguished: There is the epoch of academic realism, during which, dedicated to direct forms, he cultivated pictorial scenery and portraits. The second stage is “pyramidal” sculptures, where the emerging of the immense is obvious, of the conquest from the ground. Immense torsos, especially those of feminine forms, are completed with small and lyrical delicate heads and the very large bases are decorated with spiritual delicate tracery. A third stage is geometry and abstraction coming to the fore and the treating of figures with an elegant style and dynamic forms full of gesture and life.

The philosopher J. L. Aranguren has written: “Betwteen the plasticity of the “heavy solid forms”and the “light agile forms”...his works attain the synthesis of the one and of the other: leaden, they rest solidly on the earth and, taking on agility, they become airborne and are elevated toward the Sublime. Or we could say that they complement themselves and, at the same time, they evade each other”.

URBAN SCULPTURES
Over forty Clemente Ochoa sculptures are installed in public spaces, in Spain, France, Andorra, Switzerland and United Arabs Emirates. Following is a list of those sculptures and site locations.

“Overcomin”. Bronze. Gavà, Barcelona, Spain.
“Creation”. Bronze, Montpellier, France.
“Allegory”. Concrete with glass fiber.(Five big  heads). Zaragoza, Spain.
“Bassiano Memorial”. Bronze. Murchante, Navarra, Spain.
“Freedom”. Bronze. Zaragoza, Spain.
“Generations”. Bronze. Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain.
“Malón de Echaide”. Bronze.Cascante, Navarra, Spain.
“Transmitter”. Oxidized steel. Barcelona, Spain.
“Homage to Pau Casals”. Bronze. Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain.
“Escape”. Bronze. Béziers, France.
“Triumph”. Oxidized steel. Canillo,Andorra.
“Confluences”. Stainless steel. Encamp, Andorra.
“Olympic”. Stainless steel. Castelldefels, Barcelona.
“Friendship”. Stainless steel. Pas de la Casa, Andorra.
“Impulse”. Oxidized steel.Madrid, Spain.
“Sport”. Stainless steel. Alpicat, Lleida, Spain.
“Malón de Echaide”. Bronze.Cascante, Navarra, Spain.
“Transmitter. Pamplona, Spain.
“Somebody”. Bronze. Pamplona, Spain.
“Source”. Bronze. Madrid, Spain.
“Landed”. Stainless steel. Señorío de Bértiz, Navarra, Spain.
“Action”. Oxidized steel. Lormont, Bordeaux, France.
“Emancipated”. Stainless steel. Sant Vicenç de Montalt, Barcelona, Spain.
“Rhythm II. Oxidized steel. Barcelona, Spain.
“Breath”. Stainless steel. Castelldefels, Spain.
“Triumph”. Bronze. Canet en Roussillon, France.
“Delivery”. Oxidized steel. Cascante, Navarra, Spain.
“Migrations”.Stainless steel.  Parc-Art Cassà, Girona, Spain.
“Conciliation”. Stainless steel. Tudela, Navarra, Spain.
“The Atlantide”. Stainless steel. Canet en Roussillon, France
“Sunrise”. Canet en Roussillon, France.
“Celebrity”. Bronze. Pamplona, Spain.
“Bird”. Stainless steel. Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain.
“Equilibrium” Bronze. Laussane, Switzerland.
“Privilege”. Stainless steel. Estella, Navarra,Spain.
“Cultures”. Stainless steel. Tudela, Navarra, Spain.
“Meeting”. Bronze. Pamplona, Spain.
“Agreement”. Oxidized steel. Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Spain.
“Flight”.Oxidided steel.Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Spain.
“Germination”.Stainless steel.  Dubai. Arabs Emirates.
“Flight of Industry”.Stainless steel. Al-Quwain. Arabs Emirates.

EXHIBITIONS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (Solo)

Hispanic Studies Institute.Tenerife, Spain(1964).
Modern Art Museum. Tarragona, Spain(1981).
Spain Embassy in Paris (1982).
Saint Ravi Palace. Montpellier, France(1983).
Fine Arts Museum. Zaragoza, Spain (1986).
Paul Valéry Museum. Sète, France (1990).
Outdoor Exhibition in Béziers, France (1990).
La Madraza Palace. University of Granada, Spain (1991).
Provincial Museum. Navarra, Spain(1993).
Palais des Rois de Majorque, Perpignan, France (1993).
Fine Arts Museum. Tenerife, Spain (1994).
Outdoor Exhibition, Sitges, Spain (1995).
Espace Croix de Baragnon. Toulouse, France (1996).
Chateau Genicar. Lormont, France (1996).
Central University of Barcelona, Spain (1997).
Espace Malraux. Canet en Roussillon, France (2000).
Espai Club de Futbol Barcelona, Spain. (2001).
Fundación C.A.N., Madrid Spain (2004).
Outdoor Exhibition in Salou. Spain (2009).
Casa de la Cultura. Cascante, Navarra, Spain (2011).

EXHIBITIONS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (Group)

Bienal Artesport. Bilbao, Spain (1974).
Modern Art Museum. Lanzarote, Spain (1975).
Salon d’Art Contemporain.Montecarlo, Mónaco (1977).
Mostra d’Escultura Contemporània Sant Doménech Church. Girona, Spain(1982).
Els Països Catalans a L’Estació de Sants. Barcelona, Spain (1984).
History Museum. L’Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain (1984).
Petits Estats d’Europa. Andorra (1991).
Bienal del Deporte en las Bellas Artes. Barcelona, Spain (1992).
Bienal de Escultura Contemporánea. Hondarribia, Spain (1993).
Formas, outdoor exhibition. Pamplona , Spain(1994).
National Library. Madrid, Spain. (1996).
Artistes a La Cerdanya, Spain (1996).
Setenta y cinco años de Pintura y Escultura en Navarra.Pamplona, Spain (1997).
Galicia Terra Unica.Ponevedra, Spain (1997).
Meridiani Paralleli.Civitavecchia, Italy (2000).
La visión de 44 pintores y escultores navarros de hoy. Pamplona, Spain (2002).
Outdoor Exhibition. Canet en Roussillon, France (2005)
Mostra Internazionale sul Presenteismo. Lazzarini Museum. Morravalle, Italy (2008).
Figuraciones Navarra Museum.Pamplona, Spain (2012).
Symposium des Arts. Saint-Genis des Fontaines, France(2012).

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

Member of Saint Marc International Academy, Italy
ACCA Miami. Honourable Mention. USA.
Villahermosa Prize.Fine Arts Museum, Zaragoza, Spain.
Artesport Prize. Bilbao, Spain
Napolitan October Mention, Italy.
Ville de Vence Prize, France.
Arte e Cultura Prize, Italy.
Atenea de Oro. Torino, Italy.
Targa Europea.Roma, Italy.
Montpellier Medal, France.
Il Award of the Xth. Bienal of the Sports in the Fine Arts.Barcelona 92 Spain.
Zahori de Plata.Navarra, Spain.

SOURCES. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Aguirre Baztán A. And Aranguren J.L.
Clemente Ochoa escultor.
Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias, Barcelona, 1990
160 pages.Color illustrations.

Puig Arnau
Clemente Ochoa. Esculturas.
Publicacions de la Universitat de Barcelona,2002
230 pages.Color illustrations.

Giralt-Miracle D.
La dimensión expresiva de la escultura de
Clemente Ochoa.

Exhibition catalogue Navarra Museum,Pamplona, 1993
16 pages.Color illustrations.

De Prat M.
Clemente Ochoa. El hombre y su espacio vital.
Exhibition catalogue
Provincial Palace.Jaén, 1993
40 pages. Color illustrations.

Corredor Matheos J.
La materia en vuelo Montané J.L. Clemente Ochoa, el diálogo de las formas.
Exhibition catlogue.
Fine Arts Museum.Tenerife,1994
36 pages.Color illustrations.

Zubiaur Carreño Fco.
Clemente Ochoa desde una perspectiva múltiple
Exhibition catalogue.CAN.Madrid, 2004
65 pages. Color illustrations.

GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

Grand Larousse Encyclopedia Supplement I, Planeta Ed. Barcelona, 1994.
              
Algemeines Künstler Encyclopedic Dictionary K.G. Saur Ed. Munich-Leipzig, 1998.

Latin American Art 1900-1996. UNESCO Ed., Madrid, 1996.

Dictionary of painters and sculptors of the 20th Century, Forum Artis SA.Ed. Madrid, 1994.
              
Ràfols Dictionary of contemporary artists from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. V. Vol. Catalan Eds. SA.Barcelona, 1985.
   
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Contemporary Art, Casa Alba Ed. Ferrara, 1996.

The Art in Navarra. II. Vol.Diario de Navarra Ed., Pamplona, 1994.

The Vanguards and the Language of the Modernisme, Zumaya Ed. Granada, 2010.
     


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