Jose Maria Sicilia Abstract Painting - Untitled
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Jose Maria Sicilia
Untitled

1985

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This artwork "Untitled" 1985 in an acrylic painting on paper by renown Spanish artist, Jose Maria Sicilia, born 1954. The exact artwork size is 17.90 x 14.90 inches, framed is 20.25 x 17.5 inches. With the gallery Fernando Vijande tag on the back. It is custom framed with a beige maple wooden frame. It is in excellent condition. About the artist: Jose Maria Sicilia was born in Madrid and grew up under the Franco dictatorship. He spent his holidays in the monastery town of Escorial near the Sierra de Guadarrama. In 1975 he joined the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 1980 the artist moved to Paris, where he first exhibited, and in 1985 relocated to New York, where he became a close friend of composer John Cage. At this time, his early work displayed an expressionist tendency.During the 1980s he was hailed as one of the most prestigious young Spanish artists. He is known for his paintings of nature with subjects including landscapes, insects and flowers. Sicilia has spent considerable time travelling in Tangiers, Syria, Egypt, Morocco and India and his work is inspired by these sojourns. He is renowned for his unusual techniques such as the use of wax with lithography.When reviewing an exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art, NYC, the New York Times referred to Jose Maria Sicilia's paintings as ... refined and very seductive. His waxen surfaces create delicate plays of light and shadow. Objects appear like auras or after-images through translucent veneers. Sicilia's work has been exhibited at Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, 2000 Musee des Beaux-Arts, Caen 2000, Venice Biennale (1986), Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Gran Canaria and Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum, Cairo, Egypt. He has held multiple exhibitions in Japan, first in 1988 at galleries in Nagasaki, Kyoto, Selected exhibitions: 1982: Trans gallery/form, Paris. 1984: Gallery Fernando Vijande, Madrid. 1985: Galeria Comicos, Lisbonne. 1986: Galeie Akira Ikeda, Nagoya, Japan. 1987: Gallery Blum Helman, New York. 1988: IVAM, Valencia. 1989: Galleria Sperone, Rome. 1990: Gallery Hubert, Genève. 1991: Gallery Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid. 1993: Gallery Serpa, Lisbonne. 1994: Gallery Jesperssen, Danemark. 1995: Gallery Joan Prats, Barcelone. 1996: Gallery Gallery Gandy, Prague. 1997: Stone gallery, The Hague (exhibition of prints). 1998: Gallery Chantal Croussel, Paris. 1999: Gallery Noirhomme, Bruxelles. 2000: Gallery March, Valencia. Selected Museums collections:: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (Australia) MAC's, Musée des Arts contemporains du Grand-Hornu (Belgium) Centre de la gravure et de l'image imprimée, La Louvière (Belgium) CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux (France) Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris (France) Collection Ville de Paris (France) Fonds National d'Art contemporain, La Défense, Paris (France) FRAC (Fonds régionaux d'art contemporain), Midi Pyrénées (France) Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris (France) Musée d'Art contemporain, Toulouse (France) Musée d'Art Moderne et de la Création, Toulouse (France) Musée des Beaux-Arts, Caen (France) Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe originale, Gravelines (France) Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Turin (Italy) Museo Marugame Hirai de Arte Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Marugame (Japan) Museum of Modern Art, Gunma (Japan) Prefectural Art Museum, Mie (Japan) Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (Spain) Museo Municipal de Arte contemporaneo, Madrid (Spain) Fundació Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona (Spain) IVAM, Centro Julio González, Valencia (Spain) Colección Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid (Spain) Fundación "la Caixa", Barcelona (Spain) Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz (Spain) Colección Fundesco, Madrid (Spain) Colección Communidad de Madrid, Madrid (Spain) CAAM, centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla (Spain) Junta de Andalucía, Sevilla (Spain) Colección Banco de España, Madrid (Spain) IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia (Spain) Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid (Spain) Junta de Andalucia, Sevilla (Spain) Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo (Spain) MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York (USA) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (USA) Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio (USA) The New York Public Library, Spencer Collection, New York (USA)

Details

  • Artist
    Jose Maria Sicilia
  • Creation Year
    1985
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
    H 20.25 in. x W 17.5 in. x D 1.25 in.H 51.44 cm x W 44.45 cm x D 3.18 cm
  • Gallery Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU66635365701
  • Seller Reference Number
    sicilia/unt/01
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