Pedro Coronel

Zacatecas, 1921 - Mexico City, 1985



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ABOUT THE ARTIST 


The art of Pedro Coronel, painter and sculptor, breaks into the Mexican scene at a precise moment in the fifties, with a force that is felt strongly. Not the only, but at one point the most visible figure, the breakthrough between the Mexican school started in the early twenties and the new Mexican painting. The peculiarities of their way to paint and sculpt place him in a precise and distinct place among the artists who made the scene change. Also, his personality and artistic position put him in a significance place in the universal scene. (Source: "Pedro Coronel Adventure of body and spirit." By Jorge Alberto Manrique Pedro Coronel, Grupo Financiero Bital)

Intense passion, intense expression: this is the art of Pedro Coronel. Its theme is man. The man in front of the destiny, that demon of a thousand faces, one for each. Life, death, sex. The defenseless man, resisting the hidden powers, whose arbitrariness depends. Inner dialogue. The man's nightmare conscious of his human condition.

In his painting signs abound that the pre-Conquest myth did face the powers of nature: snake, alligator, owl, raccoon, skull. These are not brain adoption of archaic forms. In him has remained alive a whole world of conceptions. His art has the simplicity that is achieved based on concentration.

The spatial arrangement is bold, risky. Vigorous lines zigzag violently surfaces, cutting segments closed volumes, which pressed against each other, full of expansive force, whose energy increases with increasing pressure contour. The color is applied in broad, generous brushstrokes. Each tone is embedded in its sector. (Source: By Paul Westheim in "Pedro Coronel," Grupo Financiero Bital)

I think that despite what said by Diego Rivera, it was going to lose the essence, the roots of this country, the opposite happened. Were fixed, penetrated deeper into me and I came out atavisms I never thought I surfaced. That is why my painting is so full of these worlds of magic, religion, paganism, lost universes. Could, in short, resize this reality. I have always said that we have not lost the magic that we inherited from the pre-Hispanic ancestors, so great is the power displayed if there skyscrapers makes dwarves. (Source: By Pedro Coronel Driben interview with Lelia, "Saturday", One Plus One, Mexico City, July 14, 1981)

 

Pedro Coronel Main Solo Exhibitions

 

1954 Galería Proteo, Mexico City

1956 Galería Proteo, Mexico City

1959 "Los Habitantes", Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, Mexico City

1959 Instituto Francés de la América Latina, Mexico City

1960 Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, at Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

1960 Galería Antonio Souza, Mexico City

1960 Galería José María Velasco, Mexico City

1960 Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, Mexico City

1961 Le Poin Cardinal gallery, Paris

1962 Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, Mexico City

1962 Galería Los Petules, Universidad Veracruzana, Jalapa, Veracruz

1962 Mitsukoshi Gallery, Tokio, Japan

1962 Fujikama-Garo Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1962 "Pedro Coronel, acuarelas, dibujos y kakemonos", Casa de la Cultura Jalisciense, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1964 Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City

1965 Gallery of Modern Art, Scottsdale, Arizona

1965 Casa de la Cultura Jalisciense, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1965 "Pedro Coronel, 25 años como artista", Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City

1966 Galería de la Casa del Lago, Universidad Autónoma de México, Mexico City

1966 Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City

1967 Kiko Galleries, Houston, Texas

1968 Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City

1970 "Año uno Luna", Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

1971 Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City

1972 "Lunar Poetics", Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas

1973 Casa de la Alianza Francesa, Mexico City

1974 Galería de la Casa del Lago, Mexico City

1975 "Pedro Coronel, Homenaje Póstumo a Justino Fernández", Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

1978 Mex-Art International, La Jolla, California

1979 Mex-Art International, La Jolla, California

1980 "Pedro Coronel, Cuarenta óleos de 1940 a 1980", Galería Comermex de Multibanco Comermex, Mexico City

1981 "El Universo de Pedro Coronel", Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

1981 "El Universo de Pedro Coronel", Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León

1981 Galería de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City

1985 Galería de Arte Ana Luna, Mexico City

1986 "Exposición Homenaje de la obra del pintor Zacatecano Pedro Coronel", Museo Francisco Goitia, Zacatecas, Mexico

1991 "Exposición Homenaje", Galería Torre del Reloj, Mexico City

1992 Loby de la Torre Ejecutiva de Pemex, Mexico City