Artwork by Diego Benéitez, Lejanía (2019)
about Diego Benéitez
Diego Benéitez (Zamora, 1986), who started in the plastic arts linked to urban art, currently has a remarkable exhibition career at national and international level and has won important awards. His work seeks to merge figuration and abstraction. Currently, this research is mainly focused on the study of the landscape, creating spaces that are based on the double configuration of the same, the sky and the earth. This representation is a constant in his work, in which figuration and abstraction have a place within each of the forms, in which there is a constant dialogue between reality and chimera that brings the viewer closer to spaces once lived. His work is inspired by the landscape, but also by memory and recollection, a language in which he has been researching for several years. Diego Benéitez has received numerous awards throughout his career. Some of the most important are: Climent Muncunill Roca Prize of the Museum of Manresa; finalist in the BMW Painting Prize or the Painting Prize of the Ministry of Agriculture, among the most outstanding. His work can be found in institutions such as Fundación Caja España, Fundación Bancaja, Museo de Manresa, La Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Distrito Fuencarral -El Pardo, among others. In recent years he has had solo exhibitions in galleries in New York, Switzerland, Sweden and Spain. His work has also been represented at art fairs in Europe and America, including exhibitions in Los Angeles, Germany, Miami and London.