Perro Indalo 20
Ink on Photographic Emulsion
30 x 40 inches
Indalo Dogs Series
BIO: Juan Perdiguero, originally from Madrid, Spain, is a mixed media artist whose work combines photography and drawing. He holds a BFA (painting and art conservation) and a doctoral degree (Art) from Madrid Universidad Complutense. He earned a MFA at SUNY Buffalo. Perdiguero is currently a Professor in drawing at SUNY Oswego Department of Art and Design. He has exhibited his work in many galleries, museums and international biennials including Galeria Metropolitana, Galeria 3 Punts (Barcelona, Berlin), Twin Gallery (Madrid), Peter Taal Gallery (Rotterdam), The Alternative Museum, Exit Art (New York), Burchfield Penney Art Center, Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester), Delaware Center for The Contemporary Arts (Wilmington, DE), The European Drawing Triennial (Tallin, Estonia), the International XiAn Biennial (XiAn, China). His work is numerous public and private collections in China, Europe, Latin America and the USA including those of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, MEAM (Museum of Contemporary Figurative Art, Barcelona) and the David Bowie collection. www.juanperdiguero.com
STATEMENT: My works are mixed media drawings on black and white or color photographic emulsion that has been previously light sensitized and chemically treated. I use a freehand subtractive method to draw, where subtle values are the result of partially eliminating ink and letting the photographic emulsion to become translucent while defining the visually compelling animal images. By using innovative ways of drawing that merge with photography, I create images that are classical in appearance but contemporary in concept and technique.