Spanish artist Gregorio Peño (b. 1983) spent his childhood training in his family’s 150-year-old pottery workshop. He attended the Art School Francisco Alcántara in Madrid, where he learned artistic ceramics.
Above image: Gregorio Peño, Forma Abatida XXIII, 2014, mixed media, melted clay, slip and glaze, 32 x 32 x 36 cm.
Despite his relatively young age, Peño has exhibited in Spain, Japan, South Korea and France. His newest ceramics exhibit, Sculptures (Nov. 14, 2014 — Jan. 17, 2015) is showing at Michel Soskine Inc. gallery in Madrid.
The gallery states of the collection:
“In his most recent series: ‘Formas Abatidas’ (Downed forms), ‘Floración’ (Bloom) and ‘Surcos’ (Grooves) the artist explores the convulsion and transformation of matter, using the ceramic materials as means to accomplish visual and conceptual features that could hardly be achieved with other materials.
“Thus, the work by Peño departs from a formal geometrical conception that contrasts with the appearance of the organic-shaped, reducing or expanding, melted clay.
“Emotion, mystery, tension and time, are the nexus of these series where, despite the drama of some of the contrasts, the works retain a surprising unity and formal elegance.”
More photographs of the work follow.
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