Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
About Dolores Gálvez
Dolores Gálvez (Pontevedra, 1954) graduated in Fine Arts (Painting) from the University of Vigo (1993-1998) and performed doctoral courses (Drawing and Printmaking) at the Faculty of Fine Arts Pontevedra.
In 1999, she was a finalist in the National Engraving in Madrid for National Print Awards.
In 2000, she is concencido the First International Print Award in Madrid "Carmen Arocena" for her "Gaps" also being a finalist for "Lucio Muñoz" Award of the City of Madrid and get a second prize for painting at the Medical College Pontevedra, is also selected by the Province of Pontevedra. That same year she had her first solo exhibition at the gallery Sargadelos Pontevedra.
In 2001, she made her first solo exhibition in Madrid in the Gallery version and began a relentless succession of shares in several national and international exhibitions: Biennale Vilanova Cerveira (Portugal), Autumn Exhibition in Madrid and new solo exhibition, with Xunta de Galicia, traveling through the four Galician provinces and the release of their first single catalog.
Once again a finalist in the Award "Lucio Muñoz" in Madrid E "Isaac Diaz Pardo" in La Coruna. In the same year, she won first prize for painting from the Medical College of Pontevedra.
Her career has always marked by her participation and her selection in various competitions both national and international levels: III International Biennial of Graphic Arts in Latin American Novorsibirsk (Russia), Eixo Atlantic (Portugal and Galicia). CCOO acquisition Prize contest Valdemoro (Madrid), Second Biennial Internation do Douro (Portugal) and had her first solo exhibition in Portugal, in the Gallery Space Unlimited Porto.
The Portuguese Lisbon Center published her silkscreen printmaking and illustrated a folder poem by Manuel Maria Galician writer.
In 2003, she also became a finalist in Madrid Awards DG Women. That same year, she participated in the international exhibition "Flying Carpet" interesting exhibition of women from 25 countries, with edition print. This work could be seen in places like Minnesota (USA), Quebec (Canada), Luxembourg, Bologna (Italy), Rio Grande (Brazil), Bergen (Norway), Poznan and Munich (Germany), Zaardenkin (Belgium), Lithuania , Geneve (Switzerland), Puerto Rico, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo and Pontevedra (Spain).
She performed two solo exhibitions, one at the Casa de Galicia in Madrid and another in Vigo, in the Club Financiero.
Her first installation "Path of Light - Fields of Stars" the saw in Madrid in Engraving Stamp Fair in 2004. The work represents a labyrinth of light as representing the Camino de Santiago.
It is from this exposure, when the artist shows a greater interest in addressing the issue of light both formally and conceptually.
Dolores Galvez takes a serious commitment to her particular observation and treatment of light. Light is not just a physical or natural phenomena, not only the subject or formal development of the work. The light becomes absolutely transcendent, arose naturally and slowly unraveling was her special way of putting both conceptually, formally and technically, your true personal significance.
This same year she was selected the Independent Graphic Art Biennial of St. Petersburg and also held her first exhibition in La Coruna, with Atlantic Art Center Gallery.
In 2005, she was a finalist in the Awards of the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Engraving Biennial in Marbella and Laxeiro Lalin, where his work is awarded with purchase.
In 2007, her new exhibition in Madrid and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took diverse works of engraving and painting works that are currently in the Consulate of Spain in S. Francisco (USA), Embassy of Spain in Jakarta (Indonesia) and the Embassy Tirana (Albania).
In that same year a solo exhibition in the Sala Rivas Villagarcia Briones and another at the headquarters of Caixanova in Vigo, where a twist is evident, the work is summarized and acquires a greater presence. It is at this point that it becomes more radical; color and light have a stranglehold on the work.
The year 2008 set forth in the Atlantic Gallery in La Coruna and BCA28 gallery, also in La Coruna Dolores Galvez continued her inquiries into the light and made an intervention project of public art for the city of La Coruña. She subsequently had a new project on the occasion of New Year Holy Jacobean, some interventions light on iconic buildings and places of Galicia.
Continuously participated in several exhibitions with the city of La Coruña and the subject of women, which has a facility in honor of Virginia Woolf in 2010, and glicee graphic work in print in 2011. In the years 2010 and 2011, she made several proposed interveciones on public spaces and buildings in Stockholm and a new exhibition at the Xunta de Galicia in Pontevedra in 2012, inspired precisely in Sweden and nature.
In 2014, she was selected to participate in "Dialogues na Beira do rio" in the Palace of Culture of the Municipality of Pontevedra, which showed a significant amount of new work expressly for this space. The works were inspired by the beach of the spear and the garden Ostegreen Klas (Swedish writer recently appointed to a seat in the Swedish Academy). Her work is represented in the following museums and collections:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Spain Embassy Jakarta. Indonesia.
Embassy of Spain in Tirana. Albania.
Consulate of Spain in San Francisco. USA
Novosibirsk State Museum Gallery. Russia
Museo do Douro. Portugal.
Union Fenosa Museum. Corunna.
Directorate General of Women. Madrid.
Canary Island Council. Tenerife.
Provincial de La Coruña.
Medical College of Pontevedra.
Romanesque Routes Foundation. Faculty of Fine Arts Pontevedra.
Collection Southeast. CCOO. Aranjuez. Madrid.
Financial Club Collection. Vigo.
Collection Atlantic Art Center. Corunna.
Collection Haciendas of Spain. Madrid.
City of Villagarcia.
My work is focused on a vision of man as essentially fragile and vulnerable, unable to control not only the environment but also its nature. The work is achieved by the use of resources such as engraving, painting, photography and public space interventions.
Formally, through atmospheric fields is to evoke strength and energies present or intuited, able to direct and control everything, where different beings and figures are drawn with little resilience. There is a desire to show a sense of fragmentation, where nothing is built solidly, but everything is a continuous flow, a constant transformation. It seeks to blur the boundaries between real and unreal landscapes, the natural world and the supernatural world, embrace the possible and the impossible, order and chaos, light and dark, the rational and the irrational.
The play is set, not the representation of what is seen, but, in cracks produced by acts of creation: the transformation, modulation, displacement, intervals, taking as its own all the mental world around him.
The work focuses on the analysis and experimentation, both technical and procedural as connecting with contemporary aesthetics, based on the exploitation of technical resources aimed at exploring languages, working on the idea of open process.
The project is a combination of rational aspects on means and ends, and irrational, experiences and feelings. Fantasy and imagination are important components of creativity and can serve as safety valves to the real world. This monstrous reality itself, made of fragments, it appears to allow certain partial sublimation, some cracks where to find the enjoyment of luxury, so sensuously fascinating with great ability to open resonances in our memory.
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