Born and raised in Granada (Spain)
In my 5 years of Law at the University I started a few literature and comix fanzines and I was even paid for writing in a local newspaper. At that time I attended all evenings the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Granada practiced artistic drawing through classic sculpture and relief copying.
While my artistic studies were fruitful my law studies were so so.
In 1985 the College of Fine Arts was created in Granada (Facultad de Bellas Artes de Granada) and there I spent my next five years taught by professors García-Ligero, Miguel Fuentes del Olmo, Carlos Jiménez, Alonso Gragera and many others while in the evenings I attended again the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Granada to learn wood and stone carving, modeling and mould making.
Once graduated I was hired by the University of Delaware as T.A. teaching Spanish while receiving classes by professor Joe Moss (Sculpture) and the late professor Victor Spinski (Ceramics). My main works from that period were the life size “Kiss with knives” where I considered the paradoxes of loving while harming the loved one, and “Fetal woman”, both ceramics without enamel.
After having my first legal job in U.S.A. I started working as teacher of sculpture at the art schools of Ciudad Real (1992-1993), Tomelloso, very close to that place in La Mancha Cervantes didn´t want to remember, (94-95) and Ávila (1996-1999), three years in a row, my record so far. Things were about to become too steady for me and I spent one year and a half in Mainz, the capital of Rheinland – Palatinate. That was sort of my desert crossing; one of many.
Lucky enough to come back to Spain, I found a job as night shift receptionist in a hotel in Ibiza. Lot of fun spending the nights talking with the nice 17-year-old British lads who made up around 90 percent of the hotel´s occupancy. I didn´t know they were so respectful, kind and funny. Shame on me, the only part of the U.K. I stepped on is the boarding area of Heathrow airport while commuting.
(To be continued)
My PICS on PINTEREST:
Here´s my portfolio on COROFLOT
A few MOVIES in Vimeo