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"Manuel Castro Cobos: The Importance of His Life / La importacia de su vida"
2002-02-07 until 2002-03-02
Manuel Castro Cobos creates intimate organic forms which pulsate with life
through movement and colour, using small cream-coloured sheets torn from
daytimers as unique supports for his works. Combining computer-generated
images with various printmaking techniques and pastel drawings, Manuel
Castro creates images of tribal symbols, lakes surrounded by finite seas,
textures from his body and woodgrains presenting a fusion of nature and
These images, printed/drawn directly onto a sheet representing
a specific day of a month, exist as metaphors for life and death, the
beginning and the end, and linear time.
Manuel Castro Cobos resides in Córdoba, Spain, where he is Associate
Professor of Photography, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Seville. He
has studied and exhibited internationally and has published numerous
articles in international magazines including Printmaking Today and
Grapheion. Solo exhibitions: Casa del cipres,Córdoba, Spain (2001); Posada
del Potro, Córdoba, Spain (2000); The City Gallery, Leicester, U.K. (1999);
Diputación de Córdoba, Spain (1999). Selelcted group exhibitions: Guest
Artist, 3rd International Print Triennial Prague, Czecheslovakia, (2001); V
Biennale europea per l'incisione 2001, Acqui Terme, Italy (2001); Gwynedd,
U.K. (2000); Seville, Spain (2000).