D.W.C. Sleeping Nude Women - Painter Antonio Cazorla González

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Antonio Cazorla González was born in 1971 in Punta Umbría, Spain. From a very early age 
he showed an exceptional interest and aptitude for drawing and painting. This was further 
supported by his surroundings. By the age of ten he had already painted oil works.


 After years of studying and exhibiting, in 1989 he initiated his studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts
 of Seville, where he took up residence. The experience in this city, so rich in art and its
 university was decisive for his career. His exemplary record as a student earned him the
 Landscape Grant of El Paular (Madrid). Here he shared experiences with the best students of the
 rest of universities of Spain. After his degree he attended the doctorate course. During those years
 his paintings evolved technically, maturing and becoming more personal. That evolution
determined his professional course, and enhanced his critical and perfectionist characteristics.


In the next years, he participated in exhibitions and art fairs throughout Spain (Madrid, 
Barcelona, Seville, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Málaga, Huelva, Santander, etc.) and further
 afar in countries such Portugal and Belgium (Lisbon and Brussels).


Antonio Cazorla developed both technically and artistically when he moved to England at 
the beginning of 2002, with Sara, his wife. They lived in West Sussex, first in Rustington, and
 after several months they moved to the inspirational landscape of Arundel. Once settled in, 
Antonio became as one with his surroundings and painted with increased vigour and flair.
 Such confidence led him to be proactive to find a suitable location to house such fine, precise
 and visually stunning art work. The prestigious Albemarle gallery of London, located in the
 district of Mayfair, one of the most exclusive areas in the city, was the most suitable environment
 to display such sensitivity. His work was appreciated and critically praised by the managing
 director of the gallery. Immediate his seductive and exquisite images led him to include him
 as an artist of the gallery. From then, the admiration of his work by the general public of one
 of the most cosmopolitan cities of the world, began and continues to this day.


 Antonio Cazorla participated in two collective exhibitions in the summer and winter of 2003.
 In both exhibitions Cazorla was identified as a significant and fine artist by both critics and 
the general public. He also exhibited in the Arundel Gallery Trail that summer, the venue being
 this time his studio. It was noted by the local press as one of the most visited locations. The
 local press were very excited about his inclusion and his work was critically acclaimed as
 a fine example when thinking about art as a sensitive, precise discipline.


 In June of 2004 he participated in the international art fair ARTLONDON in Chelsea, visited
 every year by thousands of people. In this important art fair he showed a selection of his fine 
art work. This work was exhibited a week after this event in his first solo exhibition at the
 Albemarle Gallery in London. The exhibition allowed critics and the general public to experience
 23 of his paintings. This solo exhibition was his definitive presentation to the English public.


 After two years and a half of experiences in England, in september of 2004 Antonio Cazorla
 moved back to Spain. After this he was awarded by The Academy of Sciences, Arts and
 Humanities of Huelva, and also with the most important prize of Punta Umbría, the “Distinción
 26 de Abril”, in gratitude for his artistic career.

 
During these years he also participated in important exhibitions celebrated in Madrid, London
 and Athens. In 2006 presented his second solo show in London, repeating the success of the
 previous one with a complete sell-out.


 “His painting combines the domain of drawing, colour and technique, which reflect calmness
 and sensitivity. The treatment is delicate, exquisite and precise. It is construction and poetry.
It is reality that captures the air and aura of the objects and figures represented. His paintings
 range over many subjects, from fruit or shells to nudes and landscapes. The aroma of the fruits
 can be perceived. The beach and the shells bring the breeze and the sea of his native land.
Focusing on the beauty and sensuality of the female form, the lonely nudes show a high
 level of knowledge and technical brilliance.”



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