Santiago Ydanez

Born 1967 in Spain

 

Degree in Fine Arts by the University of Granada, Spain

Studios with Juan Genovés, Alfonso Albacete, Nacho Criado, Fernando Castro Flórez and Mitsuo Miura.

"Painting is an opaque mirror in which reality is reflected by the hand and the gaze of the artist. Conceived in this way, the painting becomes ductile, malleable, flexible and against reality, much more in this contemporary reality where the images live in complete harmony, while their content demystify solemnity. What I try to do is to reflect the promiscuity of pictures while my reality coexists in Western, post-modern, neo-baroque, iconographic and iconoclastic art. Therefore, if refractory status allows the luxury of mixing catholic virgins with topless nordic tourists, burnt forest with snow-capped mountains, stuffed animals with hunting dogs, costume festivities with sculptures of saints, or exotic animals loaded with ugliness and rarity with the strange beauty of insects, birds and shellfish ... all images live in a world of dreams, nightmares and shocking flashes".

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Diputación de Jaén, Spain

Diputación de Segovia, Spain

Diputación de Albacete, Spain

Museo de Mojácar, Almería, Spain

Museo de Zabaleta, Spain

Fundación Marcelino Botín, Spain

Instituto de Estudos Jiennenses, Spain

Facultad de Bellas Artes de Granada, Spain

Junta Castilla-León, Contemporáneo. Spain

Coleção Arte Contemporânea, Spain

Museo Sofía Ímber, Caracas, Venezuela

Colección L’Oréal, Madrid

Museo Municipal de Madrid

Fundación Martínez-Guerricabeitia, Valencia, Spain

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Colección ABC, Madrid 

Colección Caja Madrid, Madrid

Colección CAM Colección DKC, CAC Málaga, Spain

Centro Atlántico Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Las Palmas, Spain

Colección de la Comunidad de Murcia, Spain

Fundación Chirivella Soriano, Spain

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2018

Award 33° Premio de pintura BMW, Spain

2016

Residency at Spanish Royal Academy in Rome

2015

Residency at Casa Wabi, Puerto escondido, Mexico

2002

Frist award, Premio ABC de Pintura, Spain

Frist award, Premio de Pintura Generación 2002, Caja Madrid, Madrid, Spain

2001

Residency at Coleguio de España en París, Ministry of Culture, Paris

1998

Grant Marcelino Botín Foundation, Santander, Spain

1997

Grant Mojácar, Spain

Blue cat

Acrylic on canvas

205w x 240h cm

2019

Black horse
Acrylic on canvas
200w x 300h cm
2019

 

Landscape
Acrylic on canvas
300w x 200h cm
2019

White dogs
Acrylic on canvas
300w x 200h cm
2019

Black dog laying down
Acrylic on canvas
300w x 200h cm
2019

Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
300w x 200h cm
2019

 

Horses
Acrylic on canvas
300w x 200h cm
2019