Minimun spot, maxim idea
16 MAR — 20 MAY 2018
Pablo Amargo (Oviedo, 1971) graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca, is a consolidated illustrator whose work is highlighted because of his editorial side. His illustrations were made through an intimate process of drawing on paper with a pencil, pursued the paradoxes and double visual senses endowing them with different levels of meaning.
His drawings regularly appeared in both national and international Media, such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Jot Down Magazine or National Geographic, among others. He has also appeared in covers of different publications, posters and material of communication for institutions like Paris Quartier D´été or the Biblioteca Insular de Gran Canaria.
He has been awarded with many prizes for his work, including the National Prize of Illustration in 2004 given by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, the Premio Junceda Íbera in 2012 and the Gold Medal in 2017, one of the most renowned awards in the United States given by the New York Society of Illustrators.
In this exhibition, we can make a tour through a selection of original works that appeared in two of his current, private and recognized editorial works: Cats Are Paradoxes, a book that has as the main characters some black and flexible cats which are in a permanent state of surprise. These cats move through the halls, look out over the rooftops, traverse the Roman ruins or doze under the bridges of Venice. Another book is Casualidad, written by Pepe Monteserín and edited by Bárbara Fiore, in which the illustrator’s work is not confine to place images in texts; it proposes to expand the reading experience by encompassing all of what is visible, endowing the book with its own personality.