About the Artist:
Valencia 1922 - 2004
Established Spanish sculptor and graphic artist whose work reflects constructivist tendencies; geometry, architectonic strength and rigor and personal expression.
Between 1958 and 1960, Gabino worked in Germany, where he left figurative work behind him. From 1961 his work developed its now characteristic constructivist aspects; his graphic work incorporated collage and sculptures included burnished, gold and silver colored metals overlayed and cut in concentric circles.
Gabino trained at Valencia“s San Carlos School of Art and in his sculptor father“s workshop. He finished his studies in Rome, Milan, Paris and Hamburg, and in New York with a Ford Foundation grant.
Group EXHIBITIONS: Venice Biennials, 1956-1966; Alexandria Biennial; I Salzburg Biennial of Christian Art; I New York World Art Fair.
Gabino has been awarded the following PRIZES: Alfons Roig Prize, Valencia, Spain, 1998; Godl Medal, International Print Triennial, Fredrikstand, Norway,1992; Schwabisch-Hall International Sculpture Prize, Germany, 1983; VII International Sports Biennial, Madrid, Spain,1982; National Printmaking prize, International Ibero-American Biennial, México, 1980; Printmaking prize, Ibizagrafic International Biennial, Ibiza, Spain,1980; National Industrial Design prize, Valencia, Spain,1980; International Motorway Sculpture Competition, Barcelona, Spain, 1974; First prize, Industrial Design Competition, Madrid, 1956; Gran Premio en la X Milan Triennial, 1954; First prize, Hispano-Americana Biennial, La Habana, Cuba, 1953; Third medal, Exposición de Bellas Artes, Madrid, 1950.
Gabino“s work can be found in the following MUSEUMS and COLLECTIONS: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art, Seville, Spain; Bilbao Fine Art Musuem, Bilbao, Spain; Juan March Foundation, Madrid, Spain; Cuenca Abstract Art Museum, Cuenca, Spain; Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA.