Juan Asensio was born in Cuenca in 1959.
initial works were anatomy studies and
portraits in clay later reproduced in wood or marble.
He started by
displaying his artwork in different collective exhibitions. Soon, however, he
abandoned this formative stage to move into a more influential environment at
the Museum of Abstract Art in Cuenca. There, he worked in some more abstract
pieces with reference to artists such as Oteiza and Brancusi.
In 1987, Asensio moved to Madrid where he
started to contact gallerists and critics of the Spanish capital. There, he
worked alone at the same time that he collaborated with other artists including
Oteiza, Manolo Valdés and Martín Chirino.
Among his early exhibitions in Madrid were
those at the Gallery Theo. Gallery that later was closed but continued by one
of its founders, Elvira González, as Galería Elvira González. She kept working
with the sculptor until now days.
The first geometrical line of work of Juan Asensio evolved
with time into a more organic line referring to nature forms. The artist has been
presented with the “Ojo Crítico” - the critic eye of the Plastic Arts- and the
first award of the XX sculpture of the Box of Madrid, both in 1996. Same year that
inaugurates his first exhibition at Galería Elvira González.
Today, his work can be found in museums, art
foundations, banks and private collections around the world.
Recent exhibitions in the gallery