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The Victor i Fills Art Gallery opened over the weekend a selection of works by Cantabrian artist Mariano Cobo. It consists of large-scale bull sculptures, oils and engravings that illustrate featuring bullfighting and flamenco dancing scenes.


Mariano Cobo, born in Comillas, Cantabria-Spain (1953), formed in the School of Applied Arts, the Madrid Fine Arts Circle and the Escola D’étiu International of Gravat de Calella, in Barcelona, has been recognized with awards presented by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the Golden Laurel Award and many others. His works have been watched in several Spanish provinces, in Mexico and in NYC. As a mural painter, his work entitled Homage to the Welcome Dynasty at the Belmonte Square in Ecuador’s Quito is the best known of all.


His artworks have also engrossed collections at the Municipal Museum of Fine Arts in Santander, Museo de Arxiu Municipal, Cataluña; Caja de Ahorros de Navarra; Museo de Grabado Español Contemporáneo, Marbella; Museo Municipal de Alcázar in San Juan, Ciudad Real; Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos; Archivo Municipal de Grabado de Las Rozas; Museo de la Plaza de Toros de las Ventas; National Library; Colección Arte Anticuaria, these two in Madrid, and in other institutions and private collections in Cantabria, Costa Rica, Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Germany, France, Japan, UK and NYC.


I feel Mariano passes his feelings on to the clay, the wax or the canvas, that his works are forged or cast in bronze or cloth, splaying the history of each and every one of his emotions. This also lays bare the artist’s character as he was making the pieces: kind, strong, charming.


Victor i Fills Art Gallery

Villanueva, 40, Madrid - 28001

Dates: May 14 to June 18, 2011


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