Juan Gamino

1957, Badajoz. Juan Gamino is a self-taught sculptor. His works range from the most sophisticated minimalism to the most ancient deliberate primitivism. He uses all kinds of techniques such as classic forging, welding, collage, chisel, sandpaper... To make his sculptures he mixes all kinds of materials: iron, stone, wood... The basis of his work is experimentation: with classic materials, but also with found materials, such as farm objects or tree trunks.

His imagery shows a great creative capacity through a great freedom of themes that allude to geometry, nature, man and woman. He creates pieces with highly worked and polished finishes through incredible patinas, or on the contrary, he creates pieces with very rough and polychrome finishes that remind us of the ancient world. The symbolic, allegorical and expressionist character of his compositions reduces the representation of the human figure to a minimum.

Juan Gamino sculpts, carves, chisels and assembles materials to create volumes. He rethinks the forms of nature to obtain new images taken from a very rich, unique and personal symbolic universe. His sculptures are incredibly original and referential at the same time, and show his love for art history and its artists. The human imprint on the materials, the scars of his work, the oxidation of the metal, the patinas that play with light and shadow, provoke in the spectator the impulse to touch his works.

Exhibitions:

Individuals:

  • Building Siglo XXI, Fundación Caja Badajoz: "Iron, stone, wood and patina".
  • Olivenza Ethnographic Museum: "Second life, creative recycling".
  • Ámbito Cultural Hall, El Corte Inglés Badajoz: "Strong".

Collective exhibition:

  • International Opening OCCO Art Gallery.
  • IFEMA, Art and Antiques Fair.
  • Arte Joven Gallery, Badajoz.
  • Arte Vivo Gallery, Córdoba.
  • Talaván Culture House.
  • Provincial Hall, Pintores Street, Cáceres.

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