Statement

I understand my art practice as a search of the inexpressible, the reality that transcends the merely visible. That which demands to activate a different perception open to intuition.

My art resources are restricted: monochromy, simple geometry, grids, and repetition of subtle rhythms. Matter has a great presence, both in painting as in other works that I make: linen, wood, dust collected in time-shaped places, gold, ashes.

Time intervenes as the element that configures each piece. What we live remains linked to places and objects, while the passing of time shapes them. Each work demands a specific duration in time, but the outcome has far more to do with the density of what we live rather than with the simple measurement of existence.

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Enrique Veganzones
Madrid, 1965

Education

1984-1987     MA Social Work Universidad Complutense de Madrid
1991-1992     First art studies at Samuel S. Fleisher, Philadelphia EE.UU.
1992-1997     MA Fine Arts Painting (with honors) Universidad Complutense de Madrid
2005-2007     PhD courses and Diploma in Advanced Studies, School of Philosophy, Universidad de Murcia

Solo exhibitions

2018
La armonía del exilio, Muralla Bizantina, Cartagena

2017
Homenaje a Alberti, Centro Cultural La Corrala, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid [catalogue]. Joint project with composer José Buenagu.

2010
Del alfar y el lagar, Teatro Zorrilla, Diputación de Valladolid, Valladolid [catalogue]

2009
Mano trémula, Universidad de Murcia [catalogue]
Periferias, Fundación Santa María de Albarracín, Albarracín, Teruel [images]
Sala de la Caja de Ahorros de la Inmaculada, Huesca

2008
Sala Barbasán, Caja de Ahorros de la Inmaculada, Zaragoza

2007
Las cosas mudas, Galería Edurne, Madrid [catalogue]
Las cosas mudas, Fundación Las Edades del Hombre, Monasterio de Santa María de Valbuena, Valladolid [catalogue]

2006
Del encuentro, Centro Cultural, Ceutí

2005
La Pausa, Galería Art Nueve, Murcia

2004
La Pausa, Galería Edurne, Madrid [catalogue]

2003
Pintura y obra sobre papel, Museo de San Javier, Murcia

2001
Pintura Vertical, Galería Edurne, Madrid

Group exhibitions

2018
XXVII Premio de Pintura Bienal Eusebio Sempere, Onil, Alicante
XXIV Premio de Artes Plásticas Ciudad de Castellón

2010
Europa Konkret-Intelligibel-International, Kunstverein Bamberg, Germany

2009
XXXVII Concurso Nacional de Pintura Villa de Fuente Álamo, Murcia
Konkret-Intelligibel, Künstlerforum, Bonn, Germany
Ein Jahr, 31 positionen, 30 Räume (2009-2010), Museum of Modern Art, Hünfeld, Germany [images]

2008
Identidades IV, Galería Edurne, Madrid

2007
Identidades III, Galería Edurne, Madrid
III Premio de Pintura de MUFACE, Madrid

2004
El papel, ese soporte, Galería Edurne, Madrid

2003
ARCO ’03, stand Galería Edurne, Madrid

2002
ARCO ’02, stand Galería Edurne, Madrid

2000
Interludio 2000-2001, Galería Edurne, Madrid

Residencies

2018
Art House Holland by PAC, The Netherlands (November 2018)

Awards

2018
First prize XXVII Bienal de Pintura Eusebio Sempere, Onil, Alicante

Shortlisted XXIV Premio de Artes Plásticas Ciudad de Castellón

2009
First prize XXXVII Concurso Nacional de Pintura Villa de Fuente Álamo, Murcia [image]

Other experiences

2019
Workshop Expressing the Inexpressible, Living Stones 2019 Training event, Zürich, Switzerland

2017-2019
Coordination of the Erasmus+ project We All Art [weallart.blogspot.com]

2017
First prize IX Vicente Ferrer Award for Development Education, Spanish Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs [video]

2015-2017
Coordination of the Erasmus+ project Art 4 Human Rights [art4humanrights.blogspot.com]

1991-1992
Fulbright grant: Social work with refugees, Philadelphia, USA

1988-1998
Social worker, Spanish Institute of Social Services for refugees and asylum seekers, Madrid, Spain