Benito Mayor Vallejo, born 1981 in Spain, currently lives and works in London. He uses drawing, painting and sculpture to create portraits that explore personal histories, psychological and emotional states. The pictures produced often include topical local and world events. His work incorporates references from art history, satrical cartoons, sports and traditional Spanish folklore.
Benito completed an MA Chelsea College of Art (2014) and a BFA from the Université Polytechnique de Valencia (2006). He also completed exchange programs at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada (2006) and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Italy (2004).
Previous shows include: The Rose is without a ‘why’. It blooms because it blooms, curated by Sean Steadman, Carl Freedman Gallery, London UK, Citizen, curated by Taylor Le Melle, Chisenhale Dance Studios, London UK (2016), Living Room in the Tropics, curated by Weixin Chong, NTU Centre of Contemporary Art, Singapore, (2015), Frosted and...Defrosted, curated by Taylor LeMelle, Albion 44, London (2014); 2013 BP Award, National Portrait Gallery, London UK, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton UK, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen Scotland (2013), The New Renaissance Giving Birth by a Soft Explosion (solo), FRAGIL, Madrid, Spain (2011); Acid (solo), LaFresh Gallery, Madrid, Spain (2011); Premio Ibercaja Pintura Joven 2009, Museo Camon Aznar, Zaragoza, Spain, Fundación Fran Daurel de Barcelona, Museo Maeztu de Estella, Navarra, Spain (2010); Best Regards (solo), Pepe Rebollo Gallery, Zaragoza, Spain (2008)
Kunsthalle Lissabon presenta "Urihi theri", la primera exposición individual en Europa del artista venezolano Yanomami Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, quien también hace parte en varias colectivas en su país, Brasil y España.
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