Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
About Armando Rabadán
My research and artistic creation deals around art, science and environment. This relationship is often accompanied by new technologies such as video and photography, which are part of my work about the image, and also i use them to develop my artistic work. This relation lets me consider the art of my age as an exploration through audiovisual and plastic, creating works of art which demonstrate the ability of art generating new views of reality. I use nature as an argument in my works, and i relate it with quantum physics and Macrocosm- Microcosm, and this fact introduce me into the Contemporary artistic creation. These works born in the study, the laboratory and sanctuary where i synthesise images, techniques and experimentation. In my work there is a dialog between the artist and the work until the meeting of them. These two elements go to catharsis in the study, by finding a balance to the cancellation of opposites. Imagination against the observation for check formal elements or following a trail through internet and books against animal instinct. Trial and mistake as a creative method. All these things to produce images that have the characteristic of hybrid beings; matter and spirit. The image is coming from unmoving time, the time of affective, time of religion and death. This time ignore about reasoning constructions and technical progress. My work is submissive to the moral humility that i want to given them, but they are exposed to multiple readings of his age at the same time. My dream is create an object that combined with the view of the human, it doesn´t have an intention or purpose. An object that makes you think in white. That object is culturally close to what we call sacred, and it has the ability to relate all the thing without interests. An object which lines up our mental view of things to the material plane, and it doesn´t repress to concepts or feeling, just to the looks of the periods that it always survives.
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.