ALEJANDRO QUINCOCES b. 1951 Bilbao, Spain

Photograph of Hugo Galerie artist Alejandro Quincoces.

Alejandro Quincoces has been dedicated to drawing and painting since childhood. He combines his training as a painter with work in various advertising agencies. He earned his Fine Arts degree at the Universidad del País Vasco. Quincoces has been awarded more than 100 painting prizes—among them several medals, the BMW Prize, the Lorenzo the Magnificent Award at the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence, and several prizes in the oldest national contest and one of the most prestigious: The National Exhibition of Plastic Arts in Valdepeñas.

His artwork’s motifs and themes come from our daily environment, from life common to all and seen through different media: television, photography, or direct exposure to the everyday. Quincoces’ aim is to involve the viewer in a recognizable image of feelings and expressions in which, sometimes, the painter hints at a message about thoughts regarding the relative time, the course of life, the inevitable social involvement. His latest topics include those that appear in the news: ecological and manmade disasters, figures and portraits, and themes that encompass the human experience—the intimate and personal as well as those which concern the whole of society as a responsible collective. The artist’s preference for little color is clear, seeking suggestions more than purities and his belief in the mixed rather than the pure, in destruction rather than in the construction of the form. In this way, Quincoces coaxes viewers into participating in the recomposition of a reality seen and felt by him.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Sala Parés, Barcelona, Spain
2017 Galería Juan Manuel Lumbreras, Bilbao, Spain
2016 Galerie Arcturus, Paris, France
2016 Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
2015 Sala Parés, Barcelona, Spain
2015 Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Vizcaya, Bilbao, Spain
2014 Galerie Arcturus, Paris, France
2014 Le Carmel, Tarbes, France
2014 Galería Alfama, Madrid, Spain
2014 Galería El Claustre, Figueres, Spain
2014 Badger & Fox Gallery, Sidney, Australia
2014 Galería Haurie, Sevilla, Spain
2013 Sala Parés, Barcelona, Spain
2013 Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy
2013 Galería Juan Manuel Lumbreras, Bilbao, Spain
2013 Galería Van Dyck, Gijón, Spain
2012 Galería Arcturus, Paris, France
2012 La Cave, Geneva, Switzerland
2011 Galería Bárbara Frigerio, Milan, Italy
2011 Sala Parés, Barcelona, France
2011 Arcturus Gallery, Paris, France
2011 Desastres, paisajes y un toque humano, Galería Juan Manuel Lumbreras, Bilbao, Spain
2011 Galería Van Dyck, Gijón, Spain
2010 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Galería Alfama, Madrid, Spain
2010 Galería Puchol, Valencia, Spain
2009 Galería Van Dyck, Gijón, Spain
2009 Galería Juan Manuel Lumbreras, Bilbao, Spain
2009 Galería Santiago Casar, Santander, Spain
2009 Galería Michael Dunev, Torroella de Montgrí, Spain
2009 Espacio Nolde, Navacerrada, Spain
2009 Galería Haurie, Sevilla, Spain

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Feria KunstRai Art, Pigment Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018 Atención obras, Sala Parés, Barcelona, Spain
2018 Feria Flecha, Madrid, Spain
2018 Ciudades líquidas, Sala Parés, Barcelona, Spain
2017 LA Art Show, Pigment Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 kolorajlaboris, Galería Haurie, Sevilla, Spain
2017 Lausanne Art Fair, Pigment Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017 Seattle Art Fair, Pigment Gallery, Seattle, WA
2017 Texas Contemporary, Pigment Gallery, Houston, TX
2017 GrandArt, Galleria Forni, Milan, Italy
2017 St.Art, Galleria Forni, Strasbourg, France
2017 Market Art + Design, Bridgehampton, NY
2016 Otra realidad, Art Madrid, Sala Parés, Madrid, Spain
2016 Fundación Arcilla, Sala Prado, Madrid, Spain
2016 Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2016 Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
2016 Exposició d’estiú, Sala Parés, Barcelona, Spain
2016 Colectiva Realismo, Espacio La Fundición, Hangzou, China
2016 La Cave, Pigment Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2016 Context Art Miami, Pigment Gallery, Miami, FL
2016 Strasbourg Art Fair, Galleria Forni, Strasbourg, France
2016 Art Fair Cologne, Pigment Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2016 Art Fair, Galería Forni, Bologna, Italy
2016 Art Fair Karlsruhe, Galleria Forni, Karlsruhe, Germany
2016 Galería Bea Villamarín, Gijón, Spain
2015 Art Fair, Galería Forni, Bologna, Italy
2015 Bilbao: Córdoba luciente en sus fundaciones y museos, Bilbao, Spain
2015 Centro Cultural la Vaguada, Fundación Arcilla, Madrid, Spain
2015 Colonia Art Fair International, Paris, France
2015 Messum’s Gallery, London, UK
2014 Art Fair, Galería Forni, Bologna, Italy
2014 La Cave, Sala Parés, Geneva, Switzerland
2013 Art Fair, Galería Forni, Bologna, Italy
2013 Just Madrid, Sala Parés, Madrid, Spain
2013 Collective, Axelle Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Lille Art Fair, Sala Parés, L’ille, France
2013 La Cave, Sala Parés, Geneva, Switzerland
2013 Group Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Art Elysées, Sala Parés, Paris, France
2013 St. Art, Foire Européenne d’Art Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
2012 Maridatge, Sala Parés, Barcelona, Spain
2012 Obra recent 2, Sala Parés, Barcelona, Spain
2012 The spirit of Barcelona, Messum’s Gallery (in collaboration with Sala Perés), London, UK
2012 Art Elysées, Sala Parés, Paris, France
2012 Strasbourg Art Fair, Galleria Forni, Strasbourg, France
2011 Un sur trois, Geneva, Switzerland
2011 La Cave, Galería Parés, Geneva, Switzerland
2011 Pequeño formato, Madrid, Galería Alfama, Madrid, Spain
2011 Aniversario: Por amor al arte, Gijón, Spain
2011 Art Verona, Galleria Forni, Verona, Italy
2011 Art París Barcelona, Sale Parés, Paris, France
2010 Colectiva, Sala Parés, Barcelona, Spain
2010 Art París en el Grand Palais, Paris, France
2010 Art Fair, Sala Parés, Zurich, Switzerland
2010 Art Fair, Sala Parés, Paris, France
2010 Landscape, visioni di un mundo che cambia, Galería Forni, Bologna, Italy
2009 Galería Alfama, Madrid, Spain
2009 Alejandro Quincoces en la XXV cita con el dibujo, Galería Alfama, Madrid, Spain
2009 Sala Parés, Barcelona, Spain
2009 Pequeño formato, Madrid, Galería Alfama, Madrid, Spain
2009 Exposición Premios de Pintura Ciudad de Tudela 1993-2008, Tudela, Spain
2009 La acuarela en España, Caja Círculo Católico, Burgos, Spain

SELECT AWARDS

1999 Primer premio Ciudad de Tudela
1999 Medalla de Oro “Lorenzo el Magnífico” en la Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea de Florencia
1999 Primer premio en el XIV Premio BMW de Pintura
1996 Pámpana de Oro de Valdepeñas
1992 Primer premio Caja Rural de Salamanca
1991 Medalla de Honor VI Premio BMW de Pintura
1990 Primer premio Pintores para el 92 (Caja de Ahorros de Córdoba)
1990 Primera Medalla de la exposición Nacional de Artes Plásticas de Valdepeñas
1989 Pámpana de Oro, Valdepeñas
1989 Medalla de Honor en el IV Premio BMW de Pintura
1987 Pámpana de Plata, Exposición Nacional de artes plásticas de Valdepeñas
1985 Premio Llorens Çerdá de Pollença
1983 Primer premio del Certamen Nacional de Alcorcón
1982 Logroño, Primer premio del:“ IV Premio Diputación Autónoma de La Rioja
1981 Bienal de pintura de Logroño: Primera Mención Honorífica
1979 Accésit y beca en el Primer Certamen Leonardo da Vinci
1978 Medalla en la Bienal de Vitoria

PRINCIPAL COLLECTIONS

Heraclio Fournier de Vitoria, Spain
BBK de Bilbao, Spain
Diputación Autónoma de la Rioja, Spain
Centro Taurino de Logroño, Spain
Caja de Ahorros de Pollença, Mallorca, Spain
Ayuntamiento de Alcorcón, Spain
Consejería de Educación y Cultura de la Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Toledo, Spain
Museo Municipal de Valdepeñas, Spain
Museo de la Rioja, Spain
Agrupación Medios Regionales de Madrid, Spain
Diputación Foral de Vizcaya, Spain
Colección BMW Ibérica, Spain
Museo Taurino de Bilbao, Spain
Fundación Arteche, Spain
Colección Caja Laboral, Spain
Grupo Prisa, Spain
Grupo Ormazabal, Spain
Montajes Eissen, Spain
Fundación Sorigué, Lérida, Spain
Centro Cultural Caja Rioja, Spain
Mármoles del Ebro, Spain
Grupo Correo, Spain
Agrupación Medios de Información, Spain