Spanish contemporary art worldwide
14 september – 28 october, 2017
Juan Asensio was born in 1959 in Cuenca (Spain), where studied and worked. His first pieces were small sculptures made from wood and clay. He exhibited in various group exhibitions. He discovered the work of Oteiza and Chillida in the Museo de Arte Abstracto de Cuenca in 1987. This same year Asensio moved to Madrid where he started to make his first pieces in Pedro Panadero’s stone and marble workshop. He began to get involved in Madrid’s artistic scene in 1990, meeting gallery directors and art critics. While he produced his own work, he also collaborated occasionally in the production of stone sculptures by other artists, such as Martin Chirino, Jorge Oteiza and Manolo Valdés. Juan Asensio has been awarded various prizes, such as First Prize in the XX Certamen de Artes Plásticas de Caja Madrid in 1996, the same year in which he had his first solo exhibition in Galería Elvira González.
His work is included in various private collections in the USA, Mexico and Europe, as well as in the collections of several Spanish banks. Juan Asensio has made monuments and sculptures for the following places: Leganés, Madrid in 1999 and 2003; Torrelavega, Santander in 2001; the Nuevo Edificio de Juzgados, Salamanca in 2004; Cuidad Banco Santander, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid in 2005; Plaza de Vizcaya, Bilbao, 2008 and Palace of Justice, Burgos in 2011. (Elvira González press-release)
Galería Elvira González. Hermanos Álvarez Quintero 1. 28004 Madrid
Image: Galería Elvira González