Jesus Meco Castellanos (Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain 1967)
Figure, Concept and Matter.
The timelessness and the image matter as the axis of the visual experience determines the artistic production of Meko. Timelessness, image and matter in a work whose path runs from the Concept Art and materic Art between the colorful and informalist commitment and the constant pursuit for reinvention.
Meko techniques used pigments mixed with traditional art materials as sand, fabric, straw, rope, etc.., with predominance of collage and assemblage, and a textured close to relief. Use the technical mystification and use of heterogeneous materials, often waste or recycling, mixed with traditional materials art looking for a new language of artistic expression. Apply its mixture of various materials
in compositions that take the consistency of faces or walls, which added several distinctive elements. Images that reflect a concern for human problems: disease, death, loneliness, pain and sex. Tone akin to existentialism says the tragic destiny of man, but also claims a freedom, the importance of the individual, his capacity to act against life, ultimately free search of knowledge.
Study of drawing and painting of Antonio Arnau. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (1983-85)
XXVI BMW Painting Award. House of Cows. Retiro Park. Madrid. Spain (2012)
Vienna Gallery. International Contemporary Art Fair. Shanghai. China (2013)
The New Collectors Book. Ward-Nasse Gallery. New York. United States (2014)
Quatro: First Exhibition of Artists. Stone House. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (2014-15)
From a Place of La Mancha. Quinarte. Traveling by Castilla-La Mancha: House Culture. Ocaña. Toledo (28 december 2015-8 january 2016); Domus Artis. El Toboso. Toledo (11-27 march 2016); Municipal Museum. Alcázar de San Juan. Ciudad Real. Spain (12 december 2016-8 january 2017)
Quatro. II Biennial Exhibition of Creators of Castilla-La Mancha. Stone House. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (28 january-26 march 2017)
ArtBox Gallery. The Armory Show. New York. New York. United States (march 8-11, 2018)
Artavita Online Gallery. Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show. San Diego. California. United States (october 18-21, 2018)
The Forgotten. Association of Memory and History of Manresa. Barcelona. Spain (june 1-16, 2019)
50th Anniversary I.E.S. Infante Don Fadrique. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (4 november-31 december 2019)
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Drawings: Tribute to De Chirico. I.E.S. Infante Don Fadrique. Quintanar de la Orden. Spain (1984)
Murals. Columbus Avenue. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (1988)