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Ernesto Cánovas
1971, Barcelona, lives and work in London


Education
2009 - 2011   MFA - Fine Art at Slade School of Art, London
2006 - 2009   BA (Hon) Drawing and Painting (direct entry 2nd year)
                     College of Art, Edinburgh/Scotland

Awards
2013             One of the 40 winners of the international art competition
                    Premio Ora, San Donà di Piave (VE) 
  
   






LAST
Gallery exhibition, "Alienation Peace", until January 2016


Opening: 11.9.2015
OPEN ART: 11. - 13.9.2015 (Open Art cataloge)

Show: 12.9. - 13.11.2015 - extended 26.1.2016

Alienation Peace, 2015, Mixed media
and resin on aluminium, 40 x 58 cm
Vienna Collection




Gallery shows 2012 - 2016:


Last gallery exhibition, "Alienation Peace"
Sept 12 -
Nov 27, 2015 - extended 26.1.2016


Past gallery exhibition, "The New Arrivals"
Solo show from the Series London calling VOL. IV
March 28, - May 10, 2014, extended, 14.6.2014


Past gallery exhibition, "Essence of Things"
Chess, and new abstract reduction in
contemporary Bristish Painting
,
Group show from the Series London calling VOL. III
with Gracjana Reimer-Canovas and Tom Hackney
May 17, - June 29, 2013


Past gallery exhibition, Luxury decadence
Solo show at Ambacher Projects Munich
December 14, 2012 - April 24, 2013

First gallery exhibition, An other day at the office
Solo show from the Series London calling VOL. I
March 16, - Mai 5, 2012




Solo Exhibitions
Current:

2016 In One Breath,
Espronceda, Centre for Art & Culture, Barcelona, 5.5.-23.5.
2016 Artist in Residence, Espronceda, Centre for Art & Culture, Barcelona, March-May
2016 Multiplied, Halcyon Gallery, London, 16.2.-2.4.

2015 Alienation Peace, Ambacher Contemporary, Sept 2015 - Jan 2016
2015 Overlapping View, Halcyon Gallery, London, Sept 2015

2014 Turneresque, Halcyon Gallery, London, Oct 2014

2014 The New Arrivals, Ambacher Contemporary, Munich, March - June 2014
2014 From Cocoanut Grove to Soho Nights, Duo with Gracjana Reimer-Cánovas, collab. for Paul Smith, London
2014 An American Trilogy, Halcyon Gallery, London
2013
Obscured Truth, Art Projects section of the London Art Fair with Patrick Davies, London
2012 Luxury Decadence, Ambacher Projects, Munich
2012 White Space, Mc Clur Art, Edinburgh
2012 Artist in Residence, ECP Project, New York
2012 Shortlisted for the Open West Prize, London
2012 An other day at the office,
Ambacher Contemporary, Munich
2012 The Library Space, London
2011 The contemporary London, AAF Hampstead, London
2010 South Pacific 1966, Two Windows Project, Berlin

2010 Please be there tomorrow, Le Garage Gallery, London

2010 Milk, two sugars please, Solo exhibition, Film House, Edinburgh


Selected Exhibitions
Current:


2016 Non-Profit Observation with Gracjana Rejmer-Canovas, Kir Royal Gallery, Valencia, 12.3-22.4.16

2015
Untitled - Miami, Miami Art Basel Week, Miami-USA, Curator Project with Zawahra Alejandro, NYC
2015 X-Contemporary - Miami, Miami Art Basel Week, Miami-USA, with Ambacher Contemporary
2015 YIA
Art Fair, Le Carreau du Temple, Le Marais, Paris Art Week, Oct 2015, Ambacher Contemporary
2015 viennacontemporary Art Fair, Vienna Art Week, Sept 2015, with Ambacher Contemporary
2015 Summer Exhibition, Halcyon Gallery, London, UK
2015 AB Art Fair 15, Dornbirn/Bodensee, Austria, with Ambacher Contemporary
2015
Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais Paris, with Ambacher Contemporary
2015 Zawahra Alejandro presents during Armory Week, Lower East Side, New York, March 2015
2015 The Art Of Creating, Halcyon Gallery, London, Feb.-May 2015

2014 SLICK Art Fair, Paris, with Ambacher Contemporary, Oct. 2014
2014 By Pleasure of Doing, Calle Cerra, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 2014
2014 Positions, Berlin Art Week,
with Ambacher Contemporary, Sept. 2014
2014 Landshapes, Group Show, Kirk Royal Gallery, Valencia/Spain
2014 AB Art Fair 14, Dornbirn/Bodensee, Austria, with Ambacher Contemporary
2014 New Contemporaries exhibition,
The Royal Scottish Academy, Edenburgh
2014 The Royal Scottish Academy, Generation: Open Dialogues 2014, Edenburgh
2014 The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2014, London

2013 Summer Exhibition, Hallcyon Gallery, London
2013 Royal Scottish Academy, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
2013 Contemporary Showcase, Halcyon Gallery, London, October- December
2013 Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2013 Shortlisted for Threadneedle Prize, London
2013 Longlisted for the Anthology Prize, Charlie Smith Gallery, London
2013 Summer Show, Halcyon Gallery, London

2013 AB Art Fair 13, Dornbirn/Bodensee, Austria,
, with Ambacher Contemporary
2013 New British 2013, Summer Exhibition, Lloyds Club, London
2013 Essence of things, with Tom Hackney, Gracjana Rejmer, Ambacher Contemporary, Munich
2013 Auction Sale by Tajan in Paris, courtesy Ambacher Contemporary, Paris
2013 London Art Fair, London
2012 PAF, Art Fair, New York
2012 Transfigurative , Pariothall Gallery, Group show, Edinburgh, November 2012
2012 Choice White Space, Mc Clur Art, Edinburgh, November 2012
2012 Candid Berlin, University of Arts in Berlin, Berlin Biennale, May 2012
2012 The World’s Our Oyster, A.P.T. Gallery, London, April 2012
2011 The Other Art Fair, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
2011 Saatchi, The New Sensations Prize 2011,Victoria House, London
2011 Shortlisted for Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4’s New Sensations Prize
2011 Slade MA/MFA show, Slade School of Art, London
2011 Plan B, Group show, Two Windows Project, Berlin
2010 Different light here, Le Garage Gallery, London
2010 Fine Art exhibition, Candid Gallery, London
2010 Boxers & Fighters, Group show, Two Windows Project, Berlin
2010 KunstVlaai / Art Pie, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
2010 Shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011
2010 Winner of the Stevenson Award for painting 2010, RSA, Edinburgh
2010 Selected by The Royal Scottish Academy for RSA New Contemporaries, Edinburgh
2010 Selected to The Catlin Guide, the 40 most promising new graduate artist in the UK
2010 London Art Fair, London



Works from left to right

Mic, mic, mic, 2011, Mixed media and resin on board, 70 x 100 cm, Private collection Germany
Busines hands, 2011, Mixed media and resin on board, 70 x 100 cm, Private collection Germany
Relaxing hand, 2011, Mixed media and resin on board, 70 x 100 cm, Private collection Germany

1947, 2012, Mixed media and resin on board, 50 x 70 cm
Power walking, 2012, Mixed media and resin on board, 50 x 70 cm, Private collection Austria

Blue Flowers, 2012, Mixed media and resin on board, 30 x 40 cm, Private collection Austria




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Canovas' works are based on pop cultural images from recent history and contemporary life. The departure point for his artistic process is a visual harvest: Canovas gathers images from vintage photographs and electronic media, and applies these onto wood. He relies on the pattern of fibres in the wood, working with the grain to discover and suggest rhythms and echoes. Canovas' paintings feature bright, abstract shapes that reinforce this sensation of dynamic movement. His multi-layered approach lends perceptual depth and emotional moodiness to the artist's oeuvre. Canovas received a BA in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art and a MFA on Painting at Slade School of Art, London. He has shown his works in the UK, Berlin, Amsterdam and the USA. He recently exhibited at the Saatchi New Sensations 2011 and has been selected for “The Open West Award” 2012.


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Der Ausgangspunkt zu seiner künstlerischen Schaffungsweise ist eine Art visueller Ernte...
Canovas sammelt Bilder aus Vintage-Fotografien und elektronischen Medien und appliziert
sie auf Holz.


Hierbei lässt er sich von dem Muster der Fasern im Holz leiten und spielt mit der Körnigkeit des Holzes, um Rhythmen und Resonanzen herauszuarbeiten und zu suggerieren. Canovas' Malereien weisen helle, abstrakte Formen auf, die den Eindruck der dynamischen Bewegung noch verstärken. 
Sein Ansatz, mit mehreren Schichten zu arbeiten, verleiht dem Werk des Künstlers Wahrnehmungstiefe und emotionale Launenhaftigkeit. An der Oberfläche sind die Werke von Ernesto Canovás glatt, und wir können zuweilen unser eigenes 
Spiegelbild erkennen. Mit seiner charakteristischen physikalischen Tiefe und Schichtung ermuntert Canovás‘ Werk den Betrachter dazu, zu erkunden, was hinter diesen Oberflächen der Bilder liegt, die so verschleiert wirken, dass sie fast (aber nicht ganz) verschwinden. Leuchtende Farbblitze fordern 
das Auge zur Erforschung der darunter liegenden dunkleren Bilder auf. Ungeachtet dieser geheimnisvollen 
und zweideutigen Seite ist das bloße Entzücken bei der gestischen Anwendung der Farbe eine angeborene 
Eigenschaft, die konstant bleibt.

Er verknüpft mit dem Vokabular der Pop-Art neues und altes (Vintage) Quellmaterial der Medien, 
um ein Werk zu erzeugen, das den Zeitgeist unserer Epoche perfekt einfängt.

Er zeigte seine Werke bereits im Vereinigten Königreich, in Berlin, Amsterdam und den USA. 2011 stellte er bei Saatchi New Sensations 2011 in London aus 
und wurde für "The Open West Award" 2012 nominiert.


 

Martini girl two, 2010
Ink on paper
100 x 70 cm