isabel ruizperdiguero

isabel ruizperdiguero

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain

About isabel ruizperdiguero

isabelruizperdiguero (without spaces), is my professional name. As a Spaniard born in Madrid I use both my father and my mother’s family name, so I get to keep them happy.

Color and emotion have become the equation at the basis of my work.

My inspiration is nature, small things, sensations, the colors that surround us not only on specific objects, but also the color in abstract sense, for example as part of light reflections and its different shades too. Attitudes, feelings, the intangible, the spiritual, humor, happiness and suffering.

Since I was a child I’ve felt the need to paint. First my mother gave me a case full of oil paintings and taught me the basics. I used to paint scenes of my childhood, my surroundings, in the most ‘naif’ way.

In my first youth I began painting in a nearly obsessive way building fronts, lookouts, balconies and other beautiful and decadent corners where people wouldn’t belong, using a very thorough and hyperrealist technique and devoting to it hundreds of hours which I would balance with my studies. With the perspective you gain with time, I think I didn’t want to look inside of me. I’d rather lurk the exterior from those facades like a ‘voyeur’ worried only about attaining a beautiful image, with no clear references to my being.

It was later on, shortly before my first son was born when I did an exhibition called “Papeles Pintados” (Painted Papers) where I gave free rein to all kind of graphics, spots, abstract shapes with pencils, wax crayons, pastels and where I entered the path of discoveries that awaited ahead.

When my first child was born, we moved to San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a beautiful mountain village 60km away from Madrid, where I could afford wider studios in contact with nature, share my inquietude with the many other artists of different nationalities that live here and also use their engraving workshops.

With no premeditation and the canvas laid on the floor I start the crazy stew, playing, looking without seeing. Sometimes in a calm manner and sometimes like in a spasm, or a spontaneous burst of laughter.

While the paint is still fresh I let the colors shift and flow breaking the white, setting invisible ways which, without a doubt, are already predesigned. Just like a seminal fluid that ends up engendering life.

With the new day canvas rise, regaining their verticality: everything that was fluid is now solid, everything that moved is now still. Looking once and again I try to recognize and unveil what is still hidden, overlapping what is obvious and redrawing the formless.

I have to taste all of its flavors, be it salty, sweet or bitter, even acidic to be able to connect with my thoughts through them.

As if I was looking for shells in the sand of the beach I view all the shapes, the smallest dots, the brush strokes, the shades of the different colors, also taking notice of the interrelations between the shapes and the colors, their interferences and the sensations that they induce in me. Ultimately, I contemplate what my work gives back to me, like it was a boomerang out of control…

I believe that, unlike artists who pick from and base their work on the world that surrounds them in order to exalt, criticize or question it, I find myself among the ones who find the artistic foundation in the interior, the intangible, the unconscious or the emotional. Maybe in everything that’s invisible that takes part in human relationships.

Exhibitions

- 2018 Sensitive Matter, House of Culture of San Lorenzo de el Escorial, Madrid.
- 2016 Windows to Art in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, sculpture.
- 2015 Exhibition of painting on paper in House of Culture of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
- 2014 Exhibition of paintings at Lorenzo Colomo Gallery in Valladolid.
- Painting exhibition at Clínica Valdés in San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
- 2013 Exhibition 20th anniversary Gallery Rina Bouwen Madrid.
- 2012 Painting exhibition at RINA BOUWEN Gallery in Madrid.
- Exhibition "On the paths of art" Begoña Malone Gallery, Madrid.
- Tamara Rojo Cultural Center Exhibition, Villanueva del Pardillo, Madrid.
- 2011 Art Show Collective Exhibition, Zorrozaure, Bilbao.
- Exhibition Workshop - Gallery Gambara, Basauri, Bilbao.
- 2010 Exhibition "Contemporary Escorial" in Excelencias Cultural Space, Madrid.
- Artspace Gallery Exhibition, Berlin, Germany.
- 2009 ARTMADRID Fair, Gallery LORENZO COLOMO
- EEA Exhibition in the National Heritage Room of S.L. Of the Escorial, Madrid
- Exhibition exclusive designs for ESPACIO NEROUGE C / Ayala, 124, Madrid
- 2nd edition ESCORIAL OPEN STUDIOS
- 2008 Painting exhibition at RINA BOUWEN Gallery in Madrid.
- 1st exhibition ESCORIAL OPEN STUDIOS
- 2007 Exhibition of painting "HER NATURE" in the Pimentel Palace, headquarters of the Provincial Council of the city of Valladolid.
- Exposition of painting fair Arcale, Lorenzo Colomo Gallery, March, Valladolid.
- 2006 Painting exhibition, Henarte Gallery, Malaga.
- Painting exhibition at the gallery Toranto, Barcelona.
- Exhibition of the XVI Prize of drawing Gregorio Prieto, Museum of the Foundation G .P. Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real), November and Museum of the City of Madrid, January 2007.
- Exhibition of engraving, the back of Coronado, April, Madrid.
- Exhibition of Henarte Gallery, April, Malaga.
- Painting exhibition, Arcale fair, Gallery Lorenzo Colomo Mayo Valladolid.
- 2005 Exhibition of painting and drawing in the House of Culture of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid.
- Exhibition of the XV Prize of drawing Gregorio Prieto, Museum of the Foundation G .P. Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real), November and Museum of the City of Madrid.
- Exhibition of the 2005 young creators prize of the National Calcography of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, July, at the Casa de la Moneda Museum, Madrid.
- Collective Exhibition Engraving Workshop, from 13 to 19 May (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid.
- Multidisciplinary exhibition "La casa de pisotearte", 8-10 April San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid.
- Exhibition "Artists of San Lorenzo de El Escorial at the Palais de Fervaques", 14 April-2 May, Saint Quentin France.
- "La Collecte" traveling exhibition organized by the "atelier presse de papier" of Québec (Canada):
- Vista Bella Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain (Mars 2005)
- Superior Artistic Theater of Porto (ESAP), April 5-May 5 (Porto, Portugal).
- Bibliothèque-médiathèque de Sèvres, France (Du 10 mai au 11 juin 2005)
- 2004 Painting and engraving at the Lorenzo Colomo Gallery in Valladolid.
- Collective Exhibition Etching Workshop House of Culture of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid.
- Exhibition of graphic work, IDAE-solar energy award (Madrid).
- Fair ArteNavas 04, Las Navas del Marqués, Ávila.
- ArteSantander 04 fair, Lorenzo Colomo Gallery, Santander.
- "La Collecte" traveling exhibition organized by the "atelier presse de papier" of Québec (Canada):
- Konschthaus 'BEIM ENGEL', Luxembourg Du 16 février au 7 mars 2004
- In Tangsogade 4 Udstilling, Danemark Du 2 février au 30 avril 2004
- Galerie Gravura Brasileira, Sao Paolo, Brésil Du 18 février au 27 mars 2004
- Akademia Serbie, Belgrade May 2004
- Center de diffusion Presse Papier, Québec, Canada Du 1 au 24 octobre 2004
- Kedelhuset "Ikast, Danemark 2 au 10 Octobre 2004
- Algarden, artists gallery, Boras, Suède Du 8 au 24 octobre 2004
- Galerie Romein, Leeuwarden, Hollande Du 22 octobre au 7 novembre 2004
- Painting and engraving at the Palacio de Gaviria in Madrid.
- 2003 Painting and engraving at the Palacio de Gaviria in Madrid.