About Pedro Pacheco
BRIEF RESUME 2012
Pedro Pacheco's artistic career encompasses over forty six years of creativity with paintings and photographs exhibited around the world.
He was born and educated in Spain, and studied at the Fine Art University of Barcelona (Spain). His exhibitions have included the following cities around the world from 1970 to present: London, Antwerp, Glasgow, Venice, Barcelona, Madrid, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and New York. These exhibitions number 23 solo and 58 select group exhibitions.
He has received 16 awards in his career starting with the Silver Medal SENAL 70, where he exhibited with Miro. He received The Card of Gold given to the Best Foreign Artist in Treviso, (Venice) Italy. In 1973 The BBC in London filmed a report on his life and artwork. In 1995 he was invited by the Municipality of Jerusalem as a guest to work in a studio in the International Cultural Residence Mishkenot Sha'ananim.
He created an art installation located in The Caves of Qumram by burying one of his large paintings there. His most recent awards are: First Prize, 70th Annual Open Exhibition National Art League, Douglaston, NY, Second Prize from the Catholic Archdiocese of NY for the 2nd Annual Open Exhibition, and a special award to his career in 2001 from THE POLLOCK KRASNER FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK.
His painting “When the Morning was Broken”, about September 11, is in permanent exhibition in THE PATRIOT MEMORIAL HALL in Washington DC. As an artist-photographer he worked for the previous New York Senator, Mrs. Hillary R. Clinton. In 2006 he received recognition for the quality of his photographs by The Professional Photographer's Society of The State of New York.
2009: Exhibition in Seoul (Korea) A&C Contemporary Art Fair, Artist of the month in NAL New York, Solo Exhibition ,NY.
2010 Glasgow Museum Exhibition 3 artworks (early paintings), also included in Catalogue.
2011 Award of Merit, Open Exhibition in NAL. New York.
His other positions involving art include as gallery director, curator, judge and art critic. He is presently a member of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts in Queens NY, affiliated with The Smithsonian Institute, where he worked as an exhibition curator in 2008.
IN SEPTEMBER 2011 TWO OF HIS PAINTINGS IN THE GLASGOW MUSEUM ARE INCLUDED IN THE NATIONAL PATRIMONY OF U.K.. ALSO INCLUDED IN THE NATIONAL CATALOG.
2012Visual Aids in Cheim & Read Gallery. NY
His artwork is located in Museums in Glasgow, Venice, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and Barcelona, also in private collections throughout the world, and in The Collections of The Queen of Spain, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick , Yossi and Shai Carmel (Israel), Juan Sanahuja (Spain) and Arthur C. Clark. He presently lives and works in New York City.
My paintings are a reflection in the search for ways to produce the loss of integrity, of globalization, the lack of security, complexity and the mutation of the values in the world today, so confusing, fragmented, and indecipherable.
I explore the sense of our time, the transcendence of man, and the values on which to build their own reality.
My paintings are visual meditations of an internal and individual vision.
I search for the light, the inner light of being that connects to the light of consciousness that is universal.
My paintings are my tool for survival, reflecting perhaps, the passage of time when life hurts to walk the years.
It's like trying to paint a poem on each painting, about the things that happen.
But..... In spite of everything, always encourages me in the hope of finding the light in each step.
The only thing that is important to me is to continue working.