The fourth edition of the Visual Arts Competition organized by Centro Canalejas Madrid and the Faculty of Fine Arts of Complutense University of Madrid has announced the 25 winners of the five categories of the competition to which 45 competitors and 63 proposals created by university talents have been submitted.
The competition has an endowment of €25,000 to which is added the edition-production of the winning works that will become part of the collection of art works that will decorate the first Four Seasons Hotel in Spain.
"We are very pleased with the great acceptance and the results of this contest - affirms Francisco Meliá, CEO of Centro Canalejas Madrid - With this contest, the new university talents have the opportunity to create works that will be exhibited permanently in a privileged environment like the Four Season Hotel in Madrid. For the 25 winners it is a recognition of their talent and a unique opportunity to exhibit their work permanently in a prestigious setting, right at the beginning of their career”.
The prize-winning works fall into the categories of Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Work and Paper. The jury, made up of experts from the world of art, decoration and representatives of the companies involved, awarded the prizes in each of the categories to the following artists:
In the category of Photography, the winners were: María Ángeles Carro Colón, for her work Atmosphère; Ricardo Fernández Martín, for Una mirada a escala de la gran vía; Nerea Garzón, for Disegno II; María Gil Gayo, for Arquitectura red; David Llorenre Sanz, for Ámbito del reflejo and Erika Martínez Santos, for Abstract.
In the Graphic Arts category, Raquel Hernández Izquierdo was awarded for Water cylces and Idoia Ortega Rodríguez for Entre el tiempo y el espacio.
In the category of Work on paper, the winners were María Luisa Asens del Pozo, for Un espacio para bailar; Paula Franco Hernani, for Raíces de hierro; María de la Haza Argüelles, for Pasado, presente y futuro; Anastasiya Mikelita, for Pompas, and Alejandro Perea Martínez, for Abstraktes Bild 301-A / 301-B / 301-C.
In the category of Work in relief reproduced in plaster, the winners were Elehazar Álvarez Salazar, for Fósiles; Rocío De Moya García, for El Pardo, and Amalia Pont Lobato, for Quattuor Tempora I: Fons-Aesta (Four Seasons I: Spring- Summer).
In the Painting category, David do Nascimiento Beyrich, for Luna roja (reflection); Mauro Hernández Tadeo, for Autumn in Madrid; Sandra Malvar Tortajada, for Natural; Francisco Mayor Maestre, for Solo traga; Rodrigo Moreno Pérez, for Abstracción; María Elisa Rivera Armada, for The Ending Wave; María Sanz Moreno, for Sin Título; Sara Serrano Torrejón, for Storm I and Storm II, and Miguel Borja Torrent Bravo, for Horizonte citológico I and II.