Plans Art Studio September, 2019 Printed: Prisma Comunicación Diseño: Plans Art Studio Fotografías: Edgar Plans Textos: Javier Díaz Guardiola Director del Cultura del ABC.
Ángel Antonio Rodríguez
Crítico de Arte y Director AlNorte Semana Internacional de Arte
Edgar Plans Madrid 1977
One of the few things that I can say with 100% certainty is that I was born in Madrid in 1977. If I am asked when I started to paint or indeed why, well that’s something I can’t define so easily. I can say how and where, using pencils and crayons on every wall within reach, outside the house in Majadahonda, on the nursery walls and the pavements. The when is the most difficult, since creativity and the arts were always present and encouraged at home, my earliest memory is the sound of the my father’s typewriter (Juan Jose Plans, 1943-2014). In his office there was a low table with four chairs, and there I would sit drawing with my brothers while my father would write. I never faced any restrictions, only encouragement for my need to draw and paint. In fact when we moved to Gijón in 1985 I was put into a class…not because I wanted to but because my sister wanted to go and “useful” to have us at the same class. However I have never wanted to draw what other people would suggest. I liked to draw comic strips, short stories, not still-lives of bowls of fruit, nor charcoal sketches of plaster-of-paris figures…. so I didn’t go much. It wasn’t until I was 15 when I decided to learn more. I don’t know why but I felt I needed to learn more disciplines and techniques. In the studio of José María Ramos I learnt to express what I wanted via painting and drawing. After two years in the workshop I realised that I wanted to not have anyone looking over my shoulder to correct and guide me through my faults, and needed to work alone and find my own ways. I rented a room in an art studio – previously an apartment belonging to Nicanor Piñole, an important asturian artist – and in that attic I began my own path. Currently I have my own studio where I continue to look for my own path, between my faults and truths. I’ve always liked street art. Urban art. It is an art that I see very free, just like when children create. And I have wanted to transform it to translate into my paintings. Currently I am internationally recognized for my characters, the Animal Heroes and my marked colorful, expressive and lively style. The Animal Heroes arise from my intention to create pictures of denunciation in favor of the environment, to denounce the human actions that contaminate, destroy and poke the planet. In turn these heroes have simple powers that today’s society is losing as they are solidarity, companionship, respect... and these animals through art and their actions want to reintroduce people.
Recent Solo Exhibitions Art Notes, Miquel Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona 2019 Last International Art Fairs Kiaf Art Fair, Pigment Gallery. Art Wynwood Galería Casa Cuadrada. Art Brussels, Miquel Alzueta Gallery. Art Paris 19, Miquel Alzueta Gallery. New York Art Fair, Galería Casa Cuadrada. ArtBo, Galería Casa Cuadrada. West Bund Art Shanghai, Fun Year Art Space. Art Taipei, Fun Year Art Space.
Collections Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias Fundación Princesa de Asturias Fundación La Caixa Fundación Banco Santander Fundación Masaveu Fundación Cristina Masaveu Petterson Fundación Illuro Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Habana Pinacoteca Eduardo Úrculo Gobierno del Principado de Asturias
Street artists 130x114 cm 51x45 inches Mixed on canvas 2019 Next pages
Street Artists 200x300 cm 79x118 inches Mixed on canvas 2019
I am me! Detail 60x60 cm 23,6x23,6 inches Mixed on canvas 2018
Food Lovers 100x100 cm 39,3x39,3 inches Mixed on canvas 2019
Invaders IV 100x100 cm 39,3x39,3 inches Mixed on canvas 2019
Detail. Wall Notes 180x180cm Mixed on canvas 2018
Triki! 81x65 cm 32x25 inches Mixed on canvas 2019
Street artists 81X100 cm 32x39 inches Mixed on canvas 2019
Jackson Pollock 18x13 cm 7x5 inches Mixed on canvas 2018 Next page
An artist and his creative working 200x120 cm 79x47 inches Mixed on canvas 2019
Curious boy 30x30 cm 12x12 inches Mixed on wood 2019
Power is in you 162x146 cm 64x58 inches Mixed on canvas 2019
Dragon 60x60 cm 23,6x23,6 inches Mixed on canvas 2019
Working at night 30x30 cm 23,6x23,6 inches Mixed on wood 2019
Discussion Detail 60x60 cm 23,6x23,6 inches Mixed on canvas 2019
Once upon a time... 180x180 cm 70,8x70,8 inches Mixed on canvas 2019
Street Artists 81x100 cm 32x39 inches Mixed on canvas 2019
Galaxy 100x100 cm 39,3x39,3 inches Mixed on canvas 2018
This book has been printed on March 2019 Gijรณn, Spain
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Catálogo de presentación de la obras recientes en la feria de Kiaf Seoul 2019.