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ARTISSIMA, Fernando Sinaga Solo Project
ARTISSIMA, Fernando Sinaga Solo Project
Aural Main Section - Solo Project Fernando Sinaga
5 nov – 7 nov 2021
Booth Brown 9 - Lingotto Fair Torino, Italy
We present a project related to the exhibition of the artist Il Libro delle Sorti e dei Mutamenti at the MAO (Museo d'Arte Orientale) in Torino whose inauguration took place the week before the Fair on October 30. This exhibition was held thanks to the collaboration of AC/E, La Fondazione Torino Musei, MAO and Artissma with the Aural gallery through an agreement of which the fair is a part, considering the exhibition as part of the parallel activities of the fair.
For this reason, we consider the need to dedicate a solo project to Fernando Sinaga to show a selection of his work from the last 8 years that reflect a situation, a state that is the one we are currently in as a consequence of what happens.
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Invitation, Aural Main Section, ARTISSIMA Art Fair, Torino, IT, 2021
Installation view, Aural - Booth Brown 9 - Artissima Art Fair, 2021
Fragments of Heraclitus (VIII) [Everything is engendered by discord], 2012-2015
Drilled, burned and treated beech wood with boiling oil.
31.3 x 66 x 31.3 cm
Apocalipsis 1:8 [II], 2013
Sculture. Nickel plated copper, wrought iron and steel and walnut and sapelly wood.
86 x 21 x 24.5 cm
Crux serpens, 2013-2020
Sculture. Lead / tin and iron, copper and tetrazero nickel plated.
74 x 22 x 11 cm
Nickel plated copper
35.2 x 17.4 x 3 cm
Naturphilosophie (II) [The Oken theory], 2015-2019
Sculpture. Nickel plated bronze and stained holm oak wood treated with fire, boiling oil and wax
44.5 x 17 cm
La vía recta (Zhuangzi [57,5]), 2016
Sculture.Iron and wood of poplar and melis pine burned and treated with boiling oil.
21.3 x 110 x 6.5 cm
Estado mental / Mental State, 2020
Laser print and oak wood frame.
60.5 x 82 x 3 cm
Fernando Sinaga (Zaragoza, 1951) lives and works in Salamanca. His artistic training takes place in the city of Zaragoza until the beginning of his studies of Fine Arts in Barcelona, where he obtained the Amigó Cuyás Scholarship in 1972 and the Castellblanch Scholarship in 1973. In 1976 he finished his studies at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de Madrid and receives the Dirección General de Bellas Artes Award. In 1983, and due to his interest in Goethean studies, he obtained a scholarship from the Fonds für freie Erziehung, in Zürich, to continue his studies on color theory. In 1984 he received a new research grant to study Public Sculpture in the US and upon his return from the United States he obtained a teaching position at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Salamanca, establishing his residence in this city until now.
The exhibition of Sinaga The German Breakfast (1986), held at the Villalar Gallery in Madrid revealed the work of this artist within the Spanish scene of the 80s and since then his work has been exhibited in different galleries and museums in Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and the USA.
His artistic career has received public recognition from the Valparaíso de Almería Foundation, the Villa de Madrid Prize for the best sculpture exhibition held in this city in 2001 and the 2010 Aragón Goya Prize, awarded by the Government of Aragon to his outstanding artistic career. Thus, his work is represented in both private and public collections.
A long with his teaching career at the University of Salamanca, Fernando Sinaga is, at once, one of the greatest sculptors with solid experience in the field of the European creation in recent decades. While it has been present in the art scene since the late 1970s, his work became more important from the second half of the 1980s. The nineties represent another twist, ordering his creations into an art that can be considered heir of the European post-minimalist heterodoxies. Sinaga, through his work, through his work, shows a strong experimental will attached to a transversal and diversified trying to arrange connections and links from different backgrounds.