Marc de Coene

Johannes Braig
Ramon Clapers
Alejandra Corral
Magdalena Firlag
Monica Gener
Ken Lambert
Carlos Leon
Diambra Mariani
Attilio Melato
Joan Priego
Stella Rahola
Igor Roncevic
Stjepan Sandrk
Uli Schulz
Jose Luis Serzo
Josef Wehrle
Jesus Zurita

Award of the Fundación Arte y Mecenazgo for Carlos Leon

After receiving last sommer the prize of arte of the Comunity of Madrid, Carlos Leon was now awarded with the 2016 prize of the Fundación Arte y Mecenazgo of Spain.

The work of Carlos Leon, strongly influenced by abstract expressionism, shows an imaginary landscape with an intense pictorial investigation on colours, textures and surfaces.

Linked in the 70th to the french art movement Support/ Surfaces, his now more baroque painting is characterized by lyricism, the evocation of landscape and gardens, as well as the body and carnality.

A strong erothic atmosphere imparts air and weightlessness to his painting: works which expand and spread like a vital flow, a colourful flowering, a return to life...

Always interested in the painting support from a conceptual point of view, Carlos Leon made his recent works on dibond- a rather cold, industrial composite aluminimium panel- creating a strong contrast to the colourful vegetation, painted with his hands.

Carlos Leon Escudero

Ceuta, 1948
Lebt und arbeitet in Segovia

1972: Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris
1975: Erste Ausstellungen im Rahmen der Bewegung Supports/ Surfaces
1979: Aufenthalt in Paris / Stipendium Stiftung Juan March
1985: Aufenthalt New York / Triangle Artist Workshop
1987: Professor Bellas Artes de Cuenca
19997-2002:Lebt und arbeitet in New York

Auswahl Ausstellungen:

- 2015: Sala de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
- 2014: Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres
- 2013: Galeria Max Estrella, Madrid
- 2012: Arco 2012, Madrid
- 2011: Museo nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid
- 2010: Museo Pato Herreriano, Valladolid
- 2005: Instituto Cervantes, New York
- 2002: Kim Foster Gallery, new York

Öffentliche Sammlungen:

- Museo nacional Reina Sofia
- Ayuntamiento de Barcelona
- Fundacion Sunyol, Barcelona
- Fundacion Helga de Alvear, Madrid
- Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao
- Center of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio
- Fundacion La Caixa, Barcelona
- Portland Museum, USA

Carlos Leon

Carlos Leon Escudero

Roterbergweg 8, 88453 Erolzheim (Ge)
Calle Leon XIII, 25, 2do,1a 08022 Barcelona (Sp)