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Alejandro Cabeza's Gallery   -   Artist Biography

Alejandro Cabeza (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 1971) started taking lessons in drawing and painting at age twelve. In 1993 he received his degree in Fine Arts at the San Carlos Faculty of the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He obtained his first painting award when he was just seventeen. He has participated in several local, national and international painting competitions, in which he has been awarded or selected as finalist. Among his most important honors: “Alex Alemany” City Council Award (Valencia, 1994 and 1995), Army Cultural Center Award (Valencia, 1995), First Biennial of Painting and Sculpture “DIMENS ARTS” (Valencia, 2003). His first individual exhibition (1993) was held at the Fine Arts Circle of Valencia, of which he was member for over ten years. He has had about twenty solo and group exhibitions since 1988. These include some individual exhibitions ​​at the Fine Arts Circle of Valencia, a solo exhibition at the Army Cultural Center (Old Military Government) of Valencia (1997) and a solo exhibition at Vicente Blasco Ibáñez House Museum (Valencia, 2004). Among his collective exhibitions: Maritime Athenaeum of Valencia (1990), City Museum (Valencia, 1994), Valencia Opera House (Palau de la Música, 2005). 

The destination is worked it will be Vicente's municipal museum blasco Ibáñez located by the town hall of valencia, in his House placed in the beach of the malvarrosa.Alejandro Cabeza suddenly grown an impressionist painting that is totally different from the styles, fashions and what you get in the beginning of XXI century. It is a creator of strong character with his nature and understanding the creative act is the opposite of the general taste. has a personal language that does not match this with the ways and fashions of the turn of the century and has a world unequivocal obsessions.


The painter with more than 200 portraits made ​​in Valencia, which once was considered one of the most promising young art scene figures Valencian recognized by the academic and art critic Francisco Agramunt, despite continuing to cultivate the other genres landscape and marine-mainly-, now works in a particularly intense portraits of leading figures in the world of literature and culture in general, as well as personalities in other fields.

Two of his paintings, two separate portraits of writers Alejo Carpentier and Nicolás Guillén, are the heritage of the Cuban people and are on permanent display at the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC). Other works ─entre which the portrait of the writer Angel Ganivet─ have gone on to become Finnish heritage institutions and rest in Helsinki. His portrait of the writer Ana Maria Matute is part of the funds of the Royal Spanish Academy of Language and remains exposed in one of the rooms of their headquarters.

We said of his work in the Valencian Contemporary Artists book that just look at some of his pictures to check its exquisite content, the translation of which is conceived, drawing true, bombastic chromaticism. It has, as Kandinsky, thirty percent of depth and the rest magic. Also enjoy the elegance of a Fortuny and has ease and lightness as our teacher inculcated universal Sorolla. It delves into the art of always, the classic, to venture into other current terms, they screened the strong personality of his brush.

With an unusual color experimentation, coupled with the constant compositional sense, these two aspects personalism traditional the spirit of the plastic work of Alejandro Cabeza.


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