Jose Manuel Chamorro

Jose Manuel Chamorro

El Escorial, Madrid, Spain

About Jose Manuel Chamorro

ARTIST STATEMENT

Since always, along with the landscape or objects, I have been interested in the human face in which light reveals a unique subjectivity of experiences and emotions, a condensed and defined personal history in facial features.

Following this interest I have made a series of portraits, in the pursuit of which I have come to discover that for many human beings their facial expression was broken by pain, frustration, exclusion, violence, etc. This breakdown of the face came to the fore in my interest, giving me a feeling of tenderness that has led me to carry out the work generically FACES WITHOUT A FACE. For which, I have developed geometric shapes in which a face is hardly intuited because it lacks the essential elements that constitute it.

Flat shapes in which the stroke and color are applied directly on a neutral background or in some cases the suggestion of solitude or isolation in a desolate space.

This work, which has taken me several years, I have done in oil, watercolor, drawing, engraving and collage, and even combining two or more of these techniques, on wood, canvas, burlap, paper, cardboard, with their primers and textures.

Recently, in an experimental phase, I have worked on sculptures using iron waste materials.

Education

Chamorro studied in Madrid with the visual artists: Manuel Gutiérrez Navas -Concha Ma Gutiérrez Navas, Lorenzo Frechilla, Antonio Manso, Eloísa Gil Peña, Enrique González.
At the Madrid School of Arts and Crafts. Accademia di Belli Arti Pietro Vannucci, Perugia, Italy. Fine Arts Circle of Madrid.
He has been a draftsman of the Post Office Philately Section. He has taught drawing and painting in his studio.

Events

AWARDS:
International Biennial Plastic Arts Engraving Trophy of Postal Officials UTC-PTT 1979.
-1st Majadahonda Poster Award, 1983 and 1986.
-1st Carteles Prize, 1987, Mora.
-1o Watercolor Prize, 1987, Mora.
-Accesit XII Almonacid de Zorita Painting Prize, 1991.
-Access III Painting Competition Bicentennial Santa Cruz del Valle, 1992.
-1o Prize VII Villa de Cebreros-El Quexigal International Engraving Prize, April 2000.
-Purchase option I Artifice award, Loja (Granada) 2002.
-Poster 83 Autumn Salon AEPE, 2016

MUSEUMS and COLLECTIONS:

- Alpedrete City Council (Madrid)
- Ávila City Council.
- Cebreros City Council (Ávila).
- Loja City Council (Granada).
- Las Rozas City Council (Madrid).
- Majadahonda City Council (Madrid).
- Mora City Council (Toledo).
- Santa Cruz del Valle City Council (Ávila).
- Tomelloso Town Hall.
- Villanueva de la Cañada City Council (Madrid).
- Library of Catalonia, Barcelona.
- National Library, Madrid.
- Cervantina Classroom Agustín Martín Zaragoza, Órjiva Library (Granada).
- Caja de Ávila.
- Caja de Extremadura, Plasencia.
- Caja de Madrid.
- Caixa Ourense.
- Caja de Salamanca.
- Toledo City Consortium.
- PP Capuchinos Convent, León.
- Guadalajara Provincial Council.
- Cervantino Museum, El Toboso (Toledo).
- Museum of the Roads, Palacio Gaudí, Astorga (León).
- Diocesan Cathedral Museum, León.
- Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engraving, Marbella.
- Municipal Museum of Orense.
- Promonumenta, León.
- University of Salamanca.

In private collections in Spain, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and USA.

Exhibitions

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2020 Salón de Arte Museo G. de Maeztu, Estella-Lizarra.
2019 Centro Cultural Villa de Móstoles.
- Casa Museo Julio Escobar, Los Molinos (Madrid).
- Casa de Cultura de Villamañán (León).
- Casa de Cultura de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid).
2018 Quai Des Livres Galerie, Bordeaux.
- Casa de Cultura Fresno de la Vega (León).
- CMI El Llano, Gijón, Asturias.
2017 Auditorio San Francisco, Ávila.
- Galería de Arte Zaca, La Granja de San Ildefonso, (Segovia).
- Sala Antonio Pérez. Diputación de Guadalajara.
- Casa de Cultura Villademor de la Vega (León).
- Sala Domus Artis El Toboso (Toledo).
- Fundación Vela Zanetti, León.
2016 Posada de los portales. Tomelloso.
- El Posito. Campo de Criptana.
- Sala Domus Artis. El Toboso.
2015 Librería Cocheras-Coliseo, San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid).
2014 Sala Municipal de Exposiciones San Marcelo. León.
2013 Cuevas de Hércules. Toledo.
- C.C. La Despernada, Villanueva de la Cañada (Madrid).
- Gavota Art Gallery. Miami.
2012 Restaurante “La Malvasía”. Villanueva del Pardillo (Madrid).
- Hitos, La Casona Fundación Carriegos. León. - Centro Cultural, Alpedrete (Madrid).
2011 San Salvador de Palat del Rey, León.
2010 Casa de Cultura, Majadahonda (Madrid).
2008 Centro Cultural de Las Matas. Madrid.
- Taller de Arte Maria Orihuela, Alpedrete (Madrid).
- Biblioteca Municipal de El Escorial (Madrid).
2007 D. Quijote I grabado, Oficina de Correos S. Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid).
- Casa de Cultura, Villademor de la Vega (León).
- La noche en blanco. Cantar de Mio Cid, Biblioteca Nacional Madrid.
2005 D. Quijote: razón existencial, Palacio D. Gutierre, León.
- Sala 3 Centro municipal de Mayores Reina Sofía, Majadahonda.
- C.E.P. Felipe II, El Escorial (Madrid).
- D. Quijote, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ávila, Universidad de Salamanca.
2004 La Galería de papel, La Coruña.
- Lauviah, S. Lorenzo de El Escorial.
2003 Estampa, Madrid.
2002 Galería de Arte Orfila. Madrid.
2001 Hotel Castillo de Monzón. Palencia.
2001 Galería de Arte Beatriz Valcárcel. Majadahonda.
2000 D ́Art Las Rozas Galería (Madrid).
1999 Casa de la Cultura. San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid).
1997 D ́Art Las Rozas Galería. (Madrid)
1994 Galería SYF, Majadahonda.
- Librería Aurea Clásicos. Madrid
1992 Aula de Cultura Caixa Ourense, Ourense, Barco de Valdeorras.
- Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, Ponferrada.
- Casa de Cultura, Majadahonda.
1991 Aula de Cultura, Plasencia.
- Centro Cultural La Casona, Villanueva del Pardillo.
1989 Biblioteca Pública del Estado, León.
- Sala Raíl Club Chamartín, Madrid.
1987 Instituto Español de Cultura, Munich.
- Galería de Arte Quince, Majadahonda.
1985 Sala de Arte Bachiller, Valencia.
1985 Caja de Salamanca, Béjar.
- Biblioteca Caja de Madrid, Majadahonda.
1984 Casa de Cultura de San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
- Biblioteca Caja de Madrid, Majadahonda.
- Colegio Público Pablo Neruda Coslada.
1983 Centro Castellano-Leonés Valencia.
- Centro Castellano-Leonés,Tarragona.
1982 Sala de Arte Bachiller, Valencia.
1980 Caja de Ahorros de Avila.
- Colegio Mayor Loyola, Madrid
1979 Galería de Arte Legio, León.
1978 La Casa Grande. Torrejón de Ardoz.
1972 Casa de Cultura, Cuenca.