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Ernesto Ibañez

Ernesto Ibanez has worked with various materials such as: ceramics, cement, wood, metal, fiberglass, and resin. Always aiming to take on new challenges and make full use of different materials. In the past seven years, the artist has concentrated his work on a technique that he developed in which the pieces are covered with thousands of nails that simulate fur. This idea emerged from the search to propose something new. He accomplished this by changing the nail’s context, from its original intent into something completely different. 

Ibanez uses nature as a way of inspiration, this is clearly visible within his series of animal sculptures where the artist uses his unique technique in order to cover the sculptures with curved nails simulating a feel of natural coating within the piece. The artist has created multiple sculptures using this technique, some of the animals include: dogs, rabbits, panther, owls, a mammoth among many other species. As part of his creative evolution, Ibanez has begun to incorporate geometric colorful shapes to each animal sculpture, pushing the boundaries of each sculpture to a more abstract space, naming this body of work “Serie de las Aves”. In another body of work titled “Serie de los Alebrijes”, the artist includes a mix of animals with figurative qualities and imaginary figures. On this series, the figures have predominant found heads, with the exclusion of mouth and eyes. However, in each of these pieces the ears play a large role, as they give the meaning and identity of each piece.


 

EDUCATION

 

 

             2005-2010                              Degree: Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculptor)

      Guadalajara, Mexico                 Universidad de Guadalajara Mexico

(University of Guadalajara Mexico)

 
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

“Fifth Annual Artspace 111 Regional Juried Exhibition” Artspace 111, Fort Worth Texas, USA 2018.

“28th Annual Blue Star Contemporary RED DOT ” Blue Star Contemporary San Antonio Texas, USA 2018.

“4th Annual International Sculpture Day ” Lone Star Studios Gallery San Antonio Texas, USA 2018.

“Common Currents” Mexican Cultural Institute San Antonio Texas, USA 2018.

“New Works by 10 Artist ” Freight Gallery San Antonio Texas, USA 2018.

“Puente -Bridge ” Cinnabar Gallery San Antonio Texas, USA 2017.

“Art to the Power of Ten ” Mc Nay Art Museum San Antonio Texas, USA 2017.

“27th Annual Blue Star Contemporary RED DOT”, Blue Star Contemporary San Antonio Texas,USA 2017.

“SATX/MX Un Viaje lleno de Cultura ” Centro de artes Museo Alameda San Antonio Texas, USA 2016.

“Art to the Power of Ten ” Mc Nay Art Museum San Antonio Texas, USA 2016.

“Be Part of the Party for the Arts UTSA”,Brick at Blue Star San Antonio Texas,USA 2016.

“26th Annual Blue Star Contemporary RED DOT”, Blue Star Contemporary San Antonio Texas,USA 2016.

“Extra Ordinary”, Cinnabar Gallery San Antonio Texas, USA 2015.

“El Bosque” UNAM CHICAGO IL, USA 2015.

“Be Part of the Party for the Arts UTSA”, Plaza Club San Antonio Texas, USA 2015.

“Art Night UTSA”, Springhill Suites Marriott San Antonio Texas, USA 2014.

“15 Artists”, Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas, USA 2013.

“Four Emerging San Antonio Artists”, Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas, USA 2012.

“La Parvada” (The Flock), Painting and Sculpture, Josephine Gallery, San Antonio, Texas,USA 2011.

“Inspire’s on Fire”,San Antonio Central Library, San Antonio, Texas, USA 2011.

“Inspire’s on Fire”, San Antonio, Texas, USA 2011.
Won Award – “Best of Show” with “Thousand Rabbits” piece.

“Exposición de Colaboraciones”La Casa Rosa, San Antonio, Texas, USA 2011.

“81st Annual Artists Exhibition”, The San Antonio Art League and Museum, San Antonio, Texas, USA 2011.

“No Puedo Prometer Nada” Galería Jorge Martínez, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 2011.

“80th Annual Artists Exhibition” San Antonio Art League and Museum, San Antonio, Texas, USA 2010. Won Award – “Marcia Gygli King Award”.

“High Wire Art Gallery”, San Antonio, Texas, USA 2010.

“La Casa Rosa” San Antonio, Texas, USA 2010.

“XVIII Salon de la Escultura” Guadalajara Center of Modern Art 2009.

“It’s Ok to Cry” Galería HUMO,Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 2009.

“Shampoo Negro” Chai Café, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 2007.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

“Celebrating the Passion of Bioscience and Art” South Texas Reserch Facility
San Antonio Texas, USA 2017.

“El Bosque” UNAM San Antonio Texas, USA 2015.

“Universal Trash, and El Bosque” Mexican Cultural Institute, San Antonio, Texas, USA 2014.

“Painting and Sculpture”, Josephine Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, USA 2011.

“La Parvada” (The Flock), Patio Central Casa Museo López Portillo Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 2011.