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A twenty drawings of Jose Maria Parraga outlined in Aledo within the project'Itinerarios' Culture (30/05/2015)

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Universities and the City of Aledo have organized the exhibition of works by José María Párraga 'Notes on an infinite figure'.

Until next July 14 will be on display in the Exhibition Hall of the Castle of Aledo twenty drawings of prominent Cartagena creator.

The sample consists of twenty drawings Parraga and forms part of the 'Routes.

Geography of contemporary art ', through which the Ministry offers municipalities of artworks from the collection of the Institute of Cultural Industries and Arts Region with the aim of contributing to increasing the cultural offer municipalities.

The general director of the Institute of Cultural Industries and the Arts, Marta Lopez-Briones said that "within the project 'Routes', which since its inception has had a great reception from the different municipalities, have organized a dozen Exhibition in which citizens across the Region have been able to contemplate the works forming part of the collection of the Institute ".

"They have approached this added mode known to contemporary art and the work that some of the most prominent national and international artists of today."

In 'Notes on an infinite figure', visitors can admire a total of 19 ink drawings on paper Parraga through which can be seen clearly his constant concern for the human figure: nude, popular scenes, characters who are hidden monsters and mythological scenes, among others.

All these works are made between the decades of the 60s and 90s of last century by the artist.

The Exhibition Hall of Aledo Castle will be open until July 14 at the following times: during the month of May will be open from Monday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 13:30 hours and from 1 June, at the same time, but on weekdays.


José María Párraga (Alumbres, Cartagena, 1937 Murcia, 1997) begins to study Teaching in 1951, studies combines with the classes in the School of Arts and Crafts of Murcia, where he trained with teachers like Jose Maria Almela Costa, Luis Garay, Clemente Cantos and Mariano Ballester.

He lived for a time in Madrid, where he was associated with other artists such as Manolo Valdés and subsequently traveled to Holland and France, where he made contact with the work of the Post-Impressionists, which significantly marked his work.

In 1955, he began working Parraga master a profession that abandoned for lack of vocation, and the following year made his first solo exhibition.

A few years later, in 1964, he participated in the founding of AUNAR group with painters Manuel Avellaneda and Aurelio Perez Martinez and sculptors Elisa Séiquer, Francisco Toledo Sanchez, Jose Toledo Sanchez and Jose Hernandez Cano, promoting renewal in Murcia art scene .

Throughout his long career, José María Párraga used various techniques such as drawing, pyrography and even illustrations in print.

His early works are figurative, but already showed some deformation or elongation.

From 1959 he began to experiment with collage and next to the graphic arts techniques and, around 1968, reveals the influence of Picasso and Klee.

In the eighties, an emotional crisis was reflected in broken lines of his work, but in the 90s lived a more balanced stage again and regained its characteristic curved and winding routes, also incorporating color.

Source: CARM

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