Angela de la Cruz wins The Nation­al Plas­tics Arts Award in Spain

Brit Es Magazine
20 October 2017
Angela de la Cruz wins the prize Nation­al Plas­tic Arts Award, 2017 in Spain. Yes­ter­day the jury unan­i­mous­ly award­ed the inten­si­ty of her work, which explores the com­plex rela­tion­ship between the illu­sion­ist space of the paint­ing and the phys­i­cal pres­ence of the sculp­ture”.

This award rec­og­nizes artists whose work or activ­i­ty rep­re­sents an out­stand­ing or inno­v­a­tive con­tri­bu­tion to the Span­ish cul­tur­al her­itage. It has been orga­nized every year since 1980 by the Min­istry of Cul­ture and is worth 30,000 euros. It is an award that is giv­en to the cre­ators of all kinds of dif­fer­ent artis­tic man­i­fes­ta­tions: con­tem­po­rary art, paint­ing, sculp­ture, pho­tog­ra­phy, etc. World-renowned artists such as Eva Lootz, Cristi­na Igle­sias, Pablo Palazue­lo, Juan Muñoz and Antoni Muntadas, among oth­ers have been award­ed this prize.

I am very hap­py, it is a great recog­ni­tion to my work and back­ground. It is also for me an hon­or to rep­re­sent a 52 year old female artist receiv­ing this award in her home country”
Born in Gali­cia in north-west Spain in 1965, Angela de la Cruz lives and works in Lon­don since the end of the eight­ies, where she obtained a BA in Fine Art from Gold­smiths Col­lege (1994) and an MA in Sculp­ture and Crit­i­cal The­o­ry from the Slade (1996). Solo exhi­bi­tions include PEER, Lon­don, UK (2016); Wet­ter­ling Gallery, Stock­holm, Swe­den (2016); Fun­dación Luis Seoane, A Coruña, Spain (2015); BURST at Lis­son Gallery (2013); Cam­den Arts Cen­tre, Lon­don, UK (2010); Museo de Arte Con­tem­po­ranea de Vigo and Annex Space MAR­CO, Spain (2004) and many oth­ers. She was nom­i­nat­ed for the Turn­er Prize in 2010. De la Cruz uses the lan­guage of paint­ing and sculp­ture to cre­ate strik­ing works that com­bine for­mal ten­sion with a deep­er emo­tion­al presence. 
Vídeo cred­its © Tate / © Angela de la Cruz / © Lis­son Gallery Brit Es Mag­a­zine Edi­to­r­i­al team at Lon­don, Edin­burgh, Madrid and A Coruña Pic­tured: ANGELA DE LA CRUZ, Deflat­ed 21 (Red), 2011. Oil on can­vas, 1908040 cm. Cour­tesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery. 
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