Bio

Everything started with large format comics and colourful drawings that I showed a friend of my parents when I was barely three years old. Over time, my father encouraged this hobby with the reward system used in my education throughout childhood. El Capitán Trueno and El Jabato were my early heroes, which stimulated my imagination.

From comics I discovered painting; the forbidden fruit that I could not chew for years for lack of money and space. When I began my studies at the School of Arts and Crafts in Sevilla, I was met with radical opposition from my father; more concerned about the possibility of neglecting the permanent job I had at that time rather than encouraging my dream. I did not mind. Every lunchtime for five years I ate in school whilst studying and working so as not to miss a moment of class.

Later, when the opportunity arose to join the University of Fine Arts, I had just three months to prepare for my entrance exams. It was Luis Montes, my teacher and my mentor, who in that short time took care of me, allowing me to wise up and face my fear of canvas and complicated still life drawings.

The rest is a history of travel and continued learning.

Curriculum vitae___________________________________________________

  • 1995 Masters in Design. Sevilla University, Spain.
  • 1994 Masters in Communication. Sevilla University, Spain.
  • 1990 PGCE, Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Sevilla University, Spain
  • 1987 Bachelor degree with honors Fine Arts. Sevilla University, Spain.
  • 1979 Bachelor Decorative Arts. Decorative Arts School, Sevilla, Spain.
Research fellowship
1983 – Talens – Apeldoorn, Neederland.
1985 – Rodriguez Acosta Foundation – Granada, Spain. 
Master Class
1998 – Photographic Image Reading – Centro Andaluz de Fotografía, Almeria, Spain. 
Illustrations and photomontage
1985 – KAMBI BOLONGO, Comic Magazine, Sevilla, Spain.
1987 – RARA AVIS, Literature Magazine, Sevilla, Spain.
1987 – CAMBIO DE MARCHA, Comic Magazine, Sevilla, Spain.
1989 – MARIE CLAIRE, Fashion Magazine, Madrid, Spain.
1989 – VOGUE, Fashion Magazine, Madrid, Spain.
1989 – VOGUE, Fashion Magazine, Madrid, Spain.
1989 – ILLUSTRATION, Art Magazine, Tokio, Japan.
1989 – GUIDE TO PARENTS CONCERNED ABOUT DRUG. Junta de Andalucía, Spain.
1998 – AJOBLANCO, Cultural Magazine, Barcelona, Spain.
1998 – AJOBLANCO, Cultural Magazine, Barcelona, Spain.
2009 – PLIM AND THE SECRET OF LIFE. Cómic Book. Progress and Health Foundation. Spain.
2010 – El rollo higiénico (The toilet paper), Cultural Magazine, http://www.elrollohigienico.com.
Shows
Spain
1976 Club Ceres. Sevilla.
1977 Andalusian’s Artist. Sevilla.
1980 Certamen Homenaje al XXXI CONGRESO MUNDIAL DE LA F.I.J.M. Reales Alcázares. Sevilla.
1983 II PREMIO NACIONAL DE LIENZOS LEVANTE. Facultad de Bellas Artes. Sevilla.
1983 Galería Melchor. Sevilla.
1983 I PREMIO DE PINTURA TALENS. Facultad de Bellas Artes. Sevilla.
1985 4×1 SEVILLANO. Sala Lola Anglada. Barcelona.
1985 CERTAMEN NACIONAL DE PINTURA ’85. Obra Cultural Caja de Ahorros San Fernando.
1985 EN TORNO AL ABANICO. Galería Rafael Ortiz. Sevilla.
1985 Fundación Rodríguez Acosta. Granada.
1985 Torre de los Guzmanes. La Algaba. Sevilla.
1986 CERTAMEN NACIONAL DE PINTURA Y ESCULTURA ’86. Caja Ahorros San Fernando.
1986 IV FESTIVAL DE PINTURA. Monte de Piedad y Caja de Ahorros de Sevilla.
1988 III Muestra de Arte Andaluz de Vanguardia ADUANA ’88. Diputación Provincial de Cádiz.
1988 EXPOSICION CASUAL. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Sevilla.
1989 IV Muestra de Arte Andaluz de Vanguardia ADUANA ’89. Diputación Provincial de Cádiz.
1990 PINTORES PARA EL 92. Monte de Piedad y Caja de Ahorros de Sevilla.
1991 EN TORNO AL FLAMENCO. Galería Club 24. Madrid.
1991 ENTRE DOS AGUAS. Galería Niel-Lo. Sevilla.
1991 NAVIDAD. Galería Niel-Lo. Sevilla.
1992 V ANIVERSARIO. Galería Niel-Lo. Sevilla.
1992 COLECTIVA. Galería Luiz Verri. Puebla del Río. Sevilla.
1992 OBRA RECIENTE. Galería Niel-Lo. Sevilla.
1994 MUESTRA FOTOGRÁFICA. Sala Municipal. Morón de la Frontera. Sevilla.
1995 BODEGONES. Galería Félix Gómez. Sevilla.
1995 MUESTRA FOTOGRAFICA. Sala Municipal. Morón de la Frontera. Sevilla.
1996 SEVILLA EN ARTES PLASTICAS. CULTURA VA POR BARRIOS. Ayuntamiento de Sevilla.
1997 IX CONCURSO NACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA. Obra Cultural. Caja San Fernando. Sevilla
1997 IX CONCURSO NACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA. Obra Cultural. Caja San Fernando Sevilla.
1998 IV CONCURSO DE FOTOGRAFIA EMIGDIO MARIANI. Ayuntamiento de Dos Hermanas.
1998 IV PREMIO UNICAJA DE FOTOGRAFIA. Obra Cultural Unicaja. Almería.
EEUU
1989 The Clocktower Gallery. Manhattan. Nueva York.
1990 University Art Departament Gallery. San Francisco.
1992 Lladró Gallery. Nueva York.
France
1992 Centro Cultural. Foix.
1993 Castillo. La Tour de Crieu.
1993 Theatre de la Mer. Sete.
1993 Palais Consulaire. Sete.
Japan
1989 Art Space Gallery. Tokio.
1989 Tutsuy Gallery. Tokio.
1989 Move Space. Tokio.
1990 Bellevue Cultural Center. Chiva Ken.
1991 Space 2000 Gallery. Tokio.

Digital animation
2007 Globes. Mobile animation. Official Selection Internacional Animation Festival Animatu, Portugal.
2008 Dog’s love. Shortfilm. Official Selection Animation Festival Kinofest, Rumania.
2008 Moco´s boy. Shortfilm. Official Selection Animation Festival Kinofest, Rumania.

2008 The Stonehenge’s doors. Shortfilm. Official SelectionAnimation Festival Kinofest, Rumanía.
Official Selection Futura Film Festival. Spain.
2009 The garden of earthly delights. Official Selection Internacional Animation Festival Animacor. Spain. Official Selection MACC. Spain.  Official Selection Virgin Media Shorts 2010. UK. Official Selection Lago Film Fest. Italy.
2009 Don’t wait for me. First Prize Mobile animation International Animation Festival Animatu, Portugal.
2009 La chucha sport. Shortfilm. Official selection Animation Festival Kinofest, Rumania.
2009 Amor por tangos. Chinese shadow effects Sinlache videoclip, with Dex Media Producciones.
2010 Dog,s love. Shortfilm. Official selection Internacional Festival Online Babelgum. Ireland.
2010 Shot. Shortfilm. Official selection Stirling University, Cinema Attic Fest Norman McLaren Rev. UK. First Prize RTVA International Animation Festival Animacor. Spain.

2014 Shot in Summerhall FESTIVAL. Spanish Animation Tribute to Norman McLaren. Edimburgo, Escocia.

2014 ‘La noche de Mantequilla’ Selección gif en “GIF is for Geeks” FANTOCHE, XII International Festival Für Animationsfilms, Baden / Suiza.

2014 “Allègories Serie” selected in FUTUR IN SEINE, the contest organized by My Photo Agency and Futur en Seine, for the first Gifs exhibition in Paris.

 
Press______________________________________________________________
       El País interview
       Revista Arcadia interview
       Show Me The Animation interview
       Illustration Japan interview
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