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Andreu Alfaro

1929 - 2012
Valencia, Spain

9 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Andreu Alfaro

Untitled

1975

56 x 76cm

Untitled

1975

76 x 56cm

Untitled

1975

56 x 76cm

Untitled

1975

56 x 76cm

Untitled

1975

56 x 76cm

Untitled

1975

56 x 76cm

Untitled

1975

56 x 76cm

Untitled

1980

57 x 77cm

Untitled

1967

50 x 70.5cm

ANDREU ALFARO (Valencia, 1929 - Rocafort, 2012).

Self-taught sculptor, he began his artistic activity in the late fifties with a sculpture of constructivist heritage to develop, in the following three decades, a changing and diversified work, but faithful to certain basic conceptions: the assimilation into the artistic creation of the methodology of the processes and industrial materials, a synthetic vocation in the form and the conviction that the sculpture must recover its public and commemorative character.

He made his first individual exhibition in 1957 and 1958. He has participated in the Venice Biennale several times (1966, 1976 and 1995), and his works are frequent at prestigious fairs in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Basel, Paris or Madrid. Among his more than fifty individual exhibitions, we can highlight the important retrospectives of 1979 at Velázquez Palace of the Retiro Park in Madrid and in 1991 at Valencian Institute of Modern Art; and the exhibitions of the year 1989 at Galerie de France in Paris, in 2000 at Josef Albers Museum in Quadrat Bottrop, and in 2001 at Beelden aan Zee Museum in Den Haag, Scheveningen.

Special mention should be made of his almost one hundred monumental sculptures, built at surprising scales and with a vocation to integrate into public spaces as true collective monuments, found in many Spanish cities (Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, ​​Burgos, Gerona), in Germany (Cologne, Mainz, Frankfurt ...) or in the USA (New York).

In recognition of his long and creative dedication to sculpture, he has been awarded the National Plastic Arts Prize (1981) by the Ministry of Culture, the Premi d'Honor Jaume I (1980) and the Creu de Sant Jordi (1982) of the Generalitat of Catalunya. In 1991 he also received the Alfons Roig Award from the Diputació de València.

That same year, his work "The Door of the Enlightenment" (Avenue of the Enlightenment, Madrid) received the prize of Urbanism, Architecture and Public Works of the City of Madrid. In 2016 he was awarded, posthumously, the IVAM Prize and the Medal of the University of Valencia.