RAUL STATEMENT

The main creative source in my work is on the one hand, the human being, his trail, his nomadism and secondly the protocultural symbolism of signs such as glyphs, ideograms. These are frequently used elements in my work, expressing my fascination for discovering graphic language analogies among primitive, ancient and contemporary iconographies.
To carry out my work I use traditional and digital techniques such as painting, ceramics, assemblages, drawing, photography, and digital art. Each concept means an exploration, a reinvention of its meaning. Signs and Trails, R-Books, Eternal Human, Silent Tribal Sounds are some concepts where I find an archaic and modern bridge, a journey through universal analogies without distinction between past and future.


RAUL was born in Mexico City, where he completed studies as a graphic artist at the "Academia Bernal" and later engraving at the "Instituto Cultural Cabañas" in Guadalajara, Mexico.
During his stay in Germany from 1990 till 2000 he attended the art school "Freie Kunstschule Stuttgart", he worked as an artist and designer and he took part in several international exhibitions.
From 2001 to 2006 he lived in Paris and in Barcelona, where he worked as an artist in one of the "ateliers" granted by the "Cité Internationale Universitare de Paris" and he attended the sculpture workshop at the ADAC.
His work has been exhibited in different international art festivals and biennials such as in „Art Festival Hakone“ in Japan, at the FORUM 2004 in Barcelona, at the Biennial „Japó l‘Art Actual“ in Casa Batlló in Barcelona, at the „Mittelmeer-Biennale Polylog“ in Cologne and at the "Second Bronx Latin American Art Biennial 2010“ in New York.
His work is in private collections, museums and institutions like in the Regional Council of Stuttgart and Tübingen, at the Museum House Javier de la Rosa in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, at the Fundació Catalunya-America in Barcelona or in the CCCV of the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.
Raúl has received diverse awards such as the "First prize" in the "II Internacional Salón" ACEAS Barcelona 2004 or the "Best in Show“ - at Rhonda Schaller Gallery in New York 2007.
Some of his art works have been selected for diverse publications among others for the magazine „Revista Mexicana de Sociología“ at the Universidad Autónoma de México and for the official cinema poster of "Ciudades Oscuras" by Altavista Films.

2016
• »Affinitäten« – Kulturmühle Rechberghausen – Rechberghausen, Germany. (group)
• »Sach« – Galerie L33 – Werdenberg, SG, Switzerland. (group)
• »Bookinist« – Frankfurter Künstlerclub – Frankfurt, Germany. (solo)
• »Nearch« – Museo Archeologico Nazionale Romano – Rome, Italy. (group)

2015
• »Kunstwerke im Dialog« – Kunsthalle Tübingen – Tübingen, Germany. (group)
• »14th International SKV-Artprize 2015« – Verwaltungsgericht – Stuttgart, Germany. (group)
• »Lange Nacht der Museen 2015« – Bestattungshaus Haller – Stuttgart, Germany. (group)

2014
• »Silent Tribal Sounds« – Galerie Dalmau – Tübingen, Germany. (solo)
• »Muerte Subita« – Galerie 59 Rivoli – Paris, France. (group)
• »ST ART 2014« – Foire d’Art Contemporain – Strasbourg, France. (group)
• »4. Kunst-Boulevard« – Galerie Katapult – Basel, Swizerland. (group)
• »Muerte Subita« – Lieu d'Europe (Conseil européen) – Strasbourg, France. (group)
• »2041. Endlosschleife« – Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart – Stuttgart, Germany. (group)
• »4. internationale Kunstausstellung« – Burg Kalteneck – Holzgerlingen, Germany. (group)

2013
• »Künstlergalerie« – Art Fair Stuttgart – Stuttgart, Germany. (solo)
• »Ciclo« & »Generaciones« (permanent exhibition) - General Consulate of Mexico – Frankfurt, Germany.

2012
• »Naturwunder Mexikos« – General Consulate of Mexico – Frankfurt, Germany. (group)
• »Random Project 2012« – Rich Mix – London, UK. (group)
• »Stimme der Erde, Stimme des Himmels« – VHS – Esslingen, Germany. (group)

2011
• »Miscellaneous« – Galerie Dalmau – Tübingen, Germany. (Solo)
• »Am Nabel der Welt« – General Consulate of Mexico – Frankfurt, Germany. (group)
• »Urbanes Leben« – Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart – Stuttgart, Germany. (group)

2010
• »2nd Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, 2010« – BRONX ART SPACE – Bronx, New York. (group)
• »Kunst und Gesellschaft« – Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart – Stuttgart, Germany. (group)
• »Südamerika in der Lahrensmühle« – Leonberg, Germany. (group)
• »Iberoamerika; Magie, Mythos und Legende«« – Stuttgart Civic Center – Stuttgart, Germany. (group)

2009
• «Signos y Huellas« – Galerie von BÜZ – Minden, Germany. (solo)
• «México Pinta« – Galerie El Pacifico – Stuttgart, Germany. (group)
• «AAF» – Espace Champerret – Paris, France. (group)

2008
• «Zeichen und Spuren« – Heyd Gallery – Hildrizhausen, Germany. (solo)
• «Biennial Polylog» – City Hall – Cologne, Germany. (group)

2007
• »Metamorfosis« – Museo del Periodismo y las Artes Gráficas – Guadalajara, México. (solo)
• »Small Rays of Hope« - Gallery Rhonda Schaller – New York, NY. (group)
• »Dia de Muertos« - MPLUSF – Berlin, Germany. (group)
• »Köln-Barcelona« - SIDISPOT – Cologne, Germany. (group)

2006
• «Segni e Tracce« – Apollo Spaziocinema – Milano, Italy. (solo)
• «Figuració 2006-2007« – Galería Tuset – Barcelona, Spain. (group)
• La Galería Arte y Diseño – Málaga, Spain. (group)

2005
• «In Memoriam« – Fundació Catalunya-América – Badalona, Barcelona,   Spain. (solo)
• «Fusiones« – Central Library – Gavà, Barcelona, Spain. (solo)
• «Outside Art» – Inside Art Gallery – Figueras, Spain. (group)
• Hakone Art Festival – Hakone, Japan. (group)
• Galería Pagés – Barcelona, Spain. (group)

2004
• «5nturas« – Galería Marc Sabata – Barcelona, Spain. (solo)
• Forum 2004 Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain. (group)
• Worldwide Itinerant ART exhibition – ACNUR, UNO Committee. (group)
• I Bienal Internacional de Barcelona, «Japó l’art actual» – CASA BATLLÓ – Barcelona, Spain. (group)
• II Salón Internacional Acea’s, Petit Format – Barcelona, Spain. (group)

2003
• «Art by 7» – Galería Mehr Licht – San Juan, Puerto Rico. (group)

2002
• «Destinos» – Itinerant exhibition in various centers of the UNIVERSIDAD   DE GUADALAJARA Jalisco, México. (solo)
• «A louer« – Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris – Paris, France. (group)
• «3éme Salon International des Rencontres Picturales» – Mairie du XIX arr - Paris, France. (group)
• «In Memoriam» Latin American Art Museum – Miami, USA. (group)
• Galeria Mehr Licht – San Juan, Puerto Rico. (group)

2001
• «Destinos: Dualidad Humana y Urbana« – Centro Cultural Casa Vallarta – Guadalajara, México. (solo)

2000
• «Presenze Urbane« – Rapsodia / Spazio d’arte – Milano, Italy. (solo)

1999
• «Raúl a Milano« – Apollo Spaziocinema – Milano, Italy. (solo)
• «Contemporary Artists» Haus der Wirtschaft und Industrie –   Düsseldorf, Germany. (group)
• «Artesanos Art Gallery – Miami, USA. (group)

1998
• «Open-Air-Gallery ‘98» – Minden, Germany. (group)
• «Chiapas» Mail Art – GALERIA AEBU – Montevideo, Uruguay. (group)


PRIZES AND SELECTED WORKS

• Audience award – SKV International 2015 – Stuttgart, D
• First prize to the best in show – Small Rays of Hope - Gallery Rhonda Schaller Studio – New York, NY, USA.
• First prize to the best foreign artist – II Salón internacional de Artes plásticas y visuales ACEA’S - Barcelona, Spain.
• Selected artwork - XXI Premi de Pintura Cinquè Internacional - Cercle de Belles Arts de Lleida – Lérida, Spain.
• Selected artwork – III Prize National Painting Julio Quesada – Crevillent, Alicante, Spain.
• Selected artwork – «Marimbistas» – For the publication: Escuela Rural y Organización Comunitaria – UNAM. Luisa Paré/Elena Lazos Chavero.
• Selected artwork – «Mi Ciudad» – For the cinema poster of the film «Ciudades Oscuras» by Alta Vista Films – Directed by Fernando Sariñana.
• Selected artwork – «3 easy ways and the right choice» – For the publication: «Revista Mexicana de Sociología» – UNAM. Publication 3/2001.

 
ARTWORKS IN MUSEUMS AND INSTITUTIONS

• Museo del Periodismo y Artes Gráficas - Guadalajara, Mexico.
• Regierungspräsidium Tübingen - Stuttgart, Germany.
• Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart - Stuttgart, Germany.
• Casa Museo Javier de la Rosa – Las Palmas, Canarias, Spain.
• CCCV – Universidad De Guadalajara – Mexico.
• UNHCR – Acnur – Uno Spanish Committee.
• Fundació Catalunya-Amèrica – Badalona-Barcelona, Spain.
• Cercle de Belles Arts Lleida – Catalunya, Spain.

 
PUBLICATIONS IN ART CATALOGUES [selection]

• Finkenau Elf 2/2011 - Hamburg, Germany
• Matrix – 4/2008 – Stuttgart/Ludwigsburg, Germany.
• Figuració 2006-2007 – Galería Tuset – Barcelona, Spain.
• Quartet – 2005 – Hakone Art Festival – Hakone, Japan.
• Guia de Arte – 2004 – Barcelona, Spain.
• Artist Window –1998 And 1999 – Bremen, Germany.
• Netmail – Yearbook 1998 – Minden, Germany.


ART NETWORKS

• ACEAS Federació international de Aristes Plástics, Barcelona, Spain
• Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
• Frankfurter Künstlerclub Frankfurt, Germany

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