Manolo Paz

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Manolo Paz was born in Castrelo (Cambados) in 1957. He studied at the "Mestre Mateo School of Arts and Crafts" in Santiago de Compostela.

In 1984 his participation in the exhibition "Encontros no Espazo and Imaxes dos Oitenta" attracted the attention of the prestigious gallery owner Fernando Vijande. Paz began exhibiting in his galleries and became part of the national art circuits so that he participated in fairs and collective exhibitions in Chicago, Japan, Basel, Turin, Miami, Mexico.

In 1994 he realized one of his most representative works: "Familia de Menhires o Menhires por la Paz" (Family of Menhirs or Menhirs for Peace), a sculptural set of 12 pieces located close to the Tower of Hercules, in A Coruña.

Manolo Paz created the cross to the altar where Benedict XVI officiated the liturgical acts during his visit to Santiago de Compostela in 2010.

In the same year he launched the "Manolo Paz Foundation of Contemporary Art" which houses the sculptor's own workshop, as well as a large space dedicated to the exhibition of his work combining art and nature.

In 2011 his work "Menhir" a piece of ten meters high and more than 150 tons of weight was installed in the accesses of the Santiago de Compostela airport. That year he was appointed as a full-time academic of the Royal Galician Academy of Fine Arts of Nosa Señora do Rosario in the Sculpture section, giving the speech "A Pedra e o Home: Reflexos". Moreover Paz obtained the "Galician Culture Prize for Plastic Arts" and the Cambados City Council awarded him the "Ramón Cabanillas Award".

In 2012 he presented at the Torrente Ballester Foundation in Santiago de Compostela the exhibition "A pedra e o home. Reflexos", carried out in collaboration with the Royal Galician Academy of Fine Arts which showed a series of drawings that accompanied his speech already at the Academy 2011.

The following year he first showed his sculptures in blue granite of Bahía (Brazil) in an individual exhibition at the Pontevedra Museum, Luna Azul, curated by David Barro. He also participated in an exhibition in the Galicia Petrea collective, at the City of Culture of Galicia.

 

Ausstellungen (Auswahl)

2019Reflejos en el agua, Galería Trinta, Santiago de Compostela.
2018Obra en pequeño formato, Galerie Hammer, Regensbur. Alemania.
 2014

La distancia que une, Centro Cultural de España, Panamá
Luna Azul, Sexto Edificio del Museo de Pontevedra

 2011Artista invitado en Feria de arte Espacio Atlántico, Zona Central del Puerto de Vigo
Cuatro Estaciones, Centro Valcarcel, Orense
Presentes de Mar, Galería Altair, Mallorca
 2010Soños de Pedra, Sala Rivas Brioners, Vilagarcía de Arousa
Árbol caído, Factoría Compostela, Santiago de Compostela
2008A rarear, Xardíns do Pazo de Fonseca, Santiago de Compostela
Reflexos, Galería Fernando Santos, Porto, Portugal
2007Formas en el aire, Galería Isabel Ignacio, Sevilla
Manolo Paz, Galería de arte SCQ, Santiago de Compostela
 2006Escultura para sentir, Galería Trama, Madrid
 2004Centro Cultural Sao Lourenço, Almanci, Portugal
 2003Encuentros, Galería Trama, Madrid
Galería Trama, Barcelona
 2002Adónde llega el mar, Fundación Pilar i Joan Miró, Mallorca
Penetraciones, Galería Altair, Mallorca
 2000Galería de Arte Windsor-Kulturgintza, Bilbao
Museo Barjola, Gijón
 1999

Galería Alameda, Vigo
Galería Trinta, Santiago de Compostela
Foro Atlántico´99, Stand Galería Alameda, Pontevedra
Estación Marítima, A Coruña

 1998Centro Cultural Sao Lourenco, Algarve, Portugal
1996Galería Trinta, Santiago de Compostela
 1995Galería Altair, Palma de Mallorca
Galería Antonia Puyó, Zaragoza
Centro Cultural Sao Lourenço, Algarve, Portugal
1994 Becados Unión Fenosa, Estación Marítima, A Coruña
 1992Galería Nasoni, Oporto, Lisboa
Galería Trinta, Santiago de Compostela
 1990Galería Estampa, Madrid
Galería SIC, Vigo
1988Galería Nasoni, Sala Atlántica, Oporto
Fundación Nicanor Piñole, Gijón
 1987Galería Luis Adelantado, Valencia
Galería Abel Lepina, Vigo
1986 Galería Fernando Vijande, Madrid
Galería Gruporzán, La Coruña
 1982Delegación de Cultura, Santiago de Compostela
Delegación de Cultura, Ourense
1981Galería Laberinto, Pontevedra
 1980Delegación de Cultura, Pontevedra
 1979Sociedad Cultural de Cambados
Galería Santa Cecilia de Marín

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