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Don Quijote Betrayed VI by Pedro Castrortega

Pedro Castrortega Biography

Pedro Castrortega

Established Spanish painter and graphic designer Pedro Castrortega develops his work in abstract realism, infused with symbolic references. In his work, volume and plane are equalized, achieving a great expressive force with fluid forms, contrasted with light and shadow, line and color.

Though he began his artistic career working in the realist and figurative styles, he eventually moved toward informalisim, without ever reaching full abstraction.

He received his degree from the School of Fine Arts in Madrid.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2004 - Instituto Cervantes de Beirut

2003 - Galeria Drissien, Munich - Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo - Palau Robert, Barcelona

2001 - Murallas Reales, Ceuta

2000 - Academia de España, Rome - Athens City Hall

1999 - Fundacion Martinez Guerricabeitia, Valencia - International Bieneal, Alejandria - Galeria Isabel Ignacio, Sevilla

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004 - Galeria Aural, Alicante

2003 - Galeria Ana Serratosa, Valencia - Galeria Bach Quatre, Barcelona

2002 - Museo Lopez Villaseñor, Ciudad Real - Museo Municipal de Valdepeñas

1999 - Galeria Adriana Schmidt, Colonia

AWARDS AND HONORS - First Prize at the International Competition of Graphic Art, Cairo - National First Place Winner, Blanco y Negro. Madrid. - First Place, Universidad de Castilla-la-Mancha e Iberdrola. - Gold Medal, Exposicion Nacional. Valdepeñas

SELECTED MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS - Museo Reina Sofia de Madrid - Museo de Grabado de Marbella - Museo de Arte de Ciudad Real - Museo Internacional de Arte Grafico de El Cairo - Ayuntamiento de Piedrabuena (Ciudad Real). - Ayuntamiento de Arganda del Rey (Madrid). - Ateneo. Madrid - Coleccion ABC. Madrid - Coleccion Arte y Patrimonio. Spain. - Coleccion Caja Burgos - Coleccion El Monte. Sevilla. - Coleccion Ericsson s.a. España. - Coleccion Iberia - Coleccion la Esfera del Arte. Madrid. - Coleccion Philips. Spain. - Coleccion Fycsa. Spain. - Collection Spaarkasse Verlag. Stuttgart. Germany. - Comunidad de Castilla la Mancha. - Comunidad de Valencia. - Diputacion de Segovia. - Argentaria Foundation. - Fundacion Banco Hipotecario Popular. - Fundacion Florencio de la Fuente. Huete (Cuenca). - Fundacion Aena. - Ministry of Education. - Museo de Arte de Alava. - Museo Cruz Herrera. La Linea. Cadiz. - Museo Postal Telefonico. Madrid. - Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones. Madrid. - Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

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