Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
About Armando Rabadán
My works are silent stories that show us the surrounding space of a happening. But this event does not appear in the painting. We can only observe some consequences of it, that go into the painting, such as flashes of light, flying leaves, or branches moving because of the wind effect. I concern in my paintings about the connection between things. Specifically these works come from the relationship of human being, nature and sacred geometry. These studies have led me to understand nature as a mysterious and sacred place. I do not know what happens in my paintings, and I want to share this mistery with the viewer. I do not paint them directly in nature. They have born in my study from the manipulation of images that i find in books, internet, my telephone or anywhere. I used to mix them. Some of this pictures that i take with my telephone belong to the organic life which survive in the city. In this case Istanbul and Seville. I find it interesting from a conceptual point of view; the fact of introduce the residual nature from the city in a painting recreation of their usual context; the forest. From a technical point of view i use the mistake as a creative process; Painting with the left hand, repainting something different over a “finished work”, starting a painting on one side and turning over or letting other near works splash the painting. I concern about casual findings in my paintings. I think it’s one of the most important and beautiful things that you can show in Art. So used to look for it. However it’s also important convine this process with moments of reflection about the space, the color or others logical subjetcs. Somehow, the mystery and sacredness always escapes of our eyes. But it imbues the objects and places around. This can be seen in these paintings.
2011 Fine Art degree, Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey.
2010 Fine Art degree, University of Seville, Spain.
Academic Affiliations and Residencies
2014 Course IV curator in Valentin de Madariaga Foundation, Sevilla, Spain.
2011 Associate Artist, Tres Culturas Foundation, PLEIN AIR Art /– Huelva / Cádiz / Córdoba / Sevilla, Spain.
2010 Artist Residency, Tres Culturas Foundation, PLEIN AIR Art– Aix -en-Provence/ Marseille/ Nice / Lyon, Avignon , France.
Awards and Grants
2014 First prize, XIV Contest of Young Creation, City Hall of Sevilla, Spain. (Acquisition)
2014 Recipient, Saatchi Art, Artist of the day.
2014 Nominee, Saatchi Art collection, The Life Aquatic.
2014 Nominee, Saatchi Art collection, Inspired by Gaugin.
2012 Nominee, Saatchi Art collection, AWLTW11/23/11.
2012 Honorary Mention “Aires de Córdoba”, Spain.
2011 Nominee,“Art We Love This Week” Saatchi Online 23rd Dec.
2009 Nominee, V Young Art Competition. Ministry of Transportation, Sevilla, Spain.
2009 Nominee, II “Todotuyo”. City Hall of Sevilla, Spain.
2007 Nominee, III Young Art Competition, Ministry of Transportation, Sevilla, Spain.
2013 Bali musayde auction/april, Istanbul, Turkey.
2013 Alif Art muzayde auction/febrary, Istanbul, Turkey.
2012 Alif Art auction/ November, Istanbul, Turkey.
2010 Performance, “Memento Mori Istanbul” Art project by Natalie Skobeeva, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Artam magazine. Istanbul, Turkey.
2014 Milliyet Sanat magazine. Istanbul, Turkey.
2014 Instanbul Art News. Istanbul, Turkey.
2014 Catalog of Exhibition supported by Cervantes Institute, Art350 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
2013 Bali Aution /April, Istanbul, Turkey.
2013 Alif Art Aution /February, Istanbul, Turkey.
2013 Boga, Diciembre/ Mexico.
2013 Herald Turk/January/ Istanbul, Turkey.
2013 FashionandTravel/January/ Istanbul, Turkey.
2012 TASARIM, November/ Istanbul, Turkey.
2012 Maison Francaise, November / Istanbul, Turkey.
2012 AlifArt/11.11.2012/ Istanbul, Turkey.
2012 Dancing in the Darkess, Francisco Pérez Valencia / Cajasol, Seville, Spain.
2010 ″IKAS- ART 2010″ / Koldo Santiago / Publisher Grafilur , Bilbao, Spain.
2010 ″Modus Operandi, Rafa Prada / Publisher La Vectoría , Seville , Spain.
2009 ″Art Joven Edition 2007″: Miguel Ángel Marín / Escadón Publisher Sevilla , Spain
2009 ″Art Joven Edition 2009″: Miguel Ángel Marín / Luque Córdoba Publisher/ Seville, Spain.
Select Solo Exhibitions
2014 Lands; Essay of a physical description of the Universe, Art350 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
2014 “Crossroad”, Commercial and Industrial Circle, Sevilla, Spain.
2013 Micro-chromes, Troy Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey.
2012 The chrome, Art Minium Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey.
2011 “Flashback”, 24 Sanat Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey.
Select Group Exhibitions
2014 Spain and Elgiz’s colletion,Proje4L, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey.
2013 “We are one”, Arte Aula. Sevilla, Spain.
2013 YAZsummer, Art350 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
2013 “Fusión”. Wabi&Sabi Shop- Gallery, Sevilla, Spain.
2013 St George Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
2012 Dancing in the Darkness. Cajasol Cultural Center, Sevilla, Spain.
2012 Contemporay Art Fair Tüyap. Istanbul, Turkey
2012 Rengin doğası doğanin rengi. 24 Sanat Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey.
2011 Artist İstanbul Art Fair Istanbul, Turkey.
2011 ″Spontaneously”.24 Sanat Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey.
2011 ″The King is Naked”.Asma Sanat Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey.
2011 ″Exhibition of Printmaking 1 “. Fulya Fair and Congress Center. Istanbul, Turkey.
2010 IKAS – ART, Art Fair. Bilbao, Spain.
2010 ″Modus Operandi”. La Caixa. Spain.