Jesús Meco Castellanos "Meko"

Toledo, Spain

Biography


MEKO

Jesús Meco Castellanos (Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain 1967)

Figure, Concept and Matter

The timelessness and the image matter as the axis of the visual experience determines the artistic production of Meko. Timelessness, image and matter in a work whose path runs from the Conceptual Art and materic Art between the colorful and informalist commitment and the constant pursuit for reinvention.

Meko used techniques which mixed pigments traditional art with materials as sand, fabric, straw, rope, etc.., with predominance of collage and assemblage, and a textured close to bas-relief. Use the technical mystification and use of heterogeneous materials, often waste or recycling, mixed with traditional materials art looking for a new language of artistic expression. Apply its mixture of various materials in compositions that take the consistency of walls or walls, which added several distinctive elements. Images that reflect a concern for human problems: disease, death, loneliness, pain and sex. Tone akin to existentialism says the tragic destiny of man, but also claims a freedom, the importance of the individual, his capacity to act against life, ultimately free search of knowledge.

The work of Meko highlights the nature of transformation, in the most direct sense that we assign to the art. It uses all kinds of materials and techniques, with total freedom and often spontaneously. His painting, and in general all his work, contains a high poetic ingredient. Their research is constant, for example, in recent years, we can observe the use of different materials and fabrics prepared and manipulated to produce folds and wrinkles, or different levels and spatial planes of other materials glued on successively, in many cases, using the "collage", which is incorporated by its strictly pictorial values, due to its dynamic sense of art and, likewise, their need for realism in some lyrical mode.

ARTISTIC TRAINING

Study of drawing and painting of Antonio Arnau. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (1983-85)

Photosetting. Vallehermoso College. Madrid. Spain (1987-89)

Mosaic and stained glass. School of Arts and Crafts -nº 10-. Madrid. Spain (1989-90)

Drawing and painting with natural model. Fine Arts Circle. Madrid. Spain (1991-92)

Contemporary Art Restoration. Meko Art Studio. Quintanar. Toledo. Spain (2008-... )

Web Design. Meko Art Studio. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (2008- ... )

MEKO

Jesús Meco Castellanos (Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain 1967)

Figure, Concept and Matter

The timelessness and the image matter as the axis of the visual experience determines the artistic production of Meko. Timelessness, image and matter in a work whose path...
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Exhibitions

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Manch´arte. Ancient School of Columbus. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (1988)

Manch´arte. City Hall. Villacañas. Toledo. Spain (1988)

MalasañArt. Dos de Mayo Square. Madrid. Spain (1989)

Another Look. La Paloma Institute. Madrid. Spain (1990)

Hands United. The Ermitilla Exhibition Hall. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (1993)

Hands United. The Ermitilla Exhibition Hall. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (1996)

Views of Calafell. Promenade. Calafell. Tarragona. Spain (1997)

Contemporary Art. Promenade. Sitges. Barcelona. Spain (1997)

XXVI BMW Painting Award. House of Cows. Retiro Park. Madrid. Spain (2012)

Vienna Gallery. International Contemporary Art Fair. Shanghai. China (2013)

The New Collectors Book. Ward-Nasse Gallery. Soho. New York. United States (2014)

Quatro. I Biennial Exhibition of Creators of Castilla-La Mancha. Stone House. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (2014-15)

From a Place of La Mancha. Quinarte. Traveling by Castilla-La Mancha: Culture House. Ocaña. Toledo (28 december 2015-8 january 2016); Domus Artis. El Toboso. Toledo (11-27 march 2016); Municipal Museum. Alcázar de San Juan. Ciudad Real. Spain (12 december 2016-8 january 2017)

Quatro. II Biennial Exhibition of Creators of Castilla-La Mancha. Stone House. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (28 january-26 march 2017)

ArtBox Gallery. The Armory Show. New York. New York. United States (8-11 march 2018)

Artavita Online Gallery. Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show. San Diego. California. United States (18-21 october 2018)

The Forgotten. Association of Memory and History of Manresa. Barcelona. Spain (June 1-16, 2019)

50th Anniversary I.E.S. Infante Don Fadrique. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (4 november-31 december 2019)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Drawings: Tribute to De Chirico. I.E.S. Infante Don Fadrique. Quintanar de la Orden. Spain (1984)

Murals. Columbus Avenue. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (1988)

Aliens. Bar-Gallery Desert. Malasaña. Madrid. Spain (1992)

Horizons. Bar-Gallery The Street. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (1994)

Drawings and Watercolors of Calafell. Manchego Circle. Calafell. Tarragona. Spain (1997)

Jazz. Bar-Gallery Mezzanine. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (2003)

Jazz08. Café-Gallery Zarco. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (2009)

Spaces. Café-Gallery Zarco. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (2010)

Unknown Pleasures. Café-Gallery Zarco. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (2011)

Escapism. Café-Gallery Zarco. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (2012)

Oriental. The Ermitilla Exhibition Hall. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (2013)

Oriental: A western view of Ukiyo-e School. Former Casino. Albacete. Spain (2013)

Spain on Burlap. The Ermitilla Exhibition Hall. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (2014-15)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Manch´arte. Ancient School of Columbus. Quintanar de la Orden. Toledo. Spain (1988)

Manch´arte. City Hall. Villacañas. Toledo. Spain (1988)

MalasañArt. Dos de Mayo Square. Madrid. Spain (1989)

Another Look. La Paloma Institute. Madrid. Spain (19...
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