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Ramon Urbán

Ramon Urbán was born in 1958 in western Spain, where he still lives and works. Since 1980, his work has been represented in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe, South America, the United States and Japan. Urbán has received considerable written critical acclaim everywhere he has exhibited.

Urbán makes his elegant, shield-like forms by bending the wood after soaking it over a period of time. The sculptures are given interest by linear extensions that intersect the forms in various ways. He then paints, stains and draws on the surface, rendering a subtle patina that appears both contemporary and antique at the same time. The artist's intent is formal, but the unexpected result is absolutely elegant.

 

 

    

 

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Banderas de
Nadie XV 
2011
Mixed Media on
Wood Construction
31 5/8 x 33 1/4 inches
    
Banderas de Nadie I 
2003
Mixed Media on
Wood Construction
37 x 31 1/2 inches
         
  Ceremonia Magica
2011
Mixed Media on
Wood Construction
40 3/4 x 39 1/4 inches
     El Horizonte
Habitable
2011
Mixed Media on
Wood Construction
39 1/4 x 42 1/4 inches
         

Estacion de Paso II
2011
Mixed Media on
Wood Construction
16 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches
     Estacion de
Paso I 

2011
Mixed Media on
Wood Construction
15 3/4 x 49 1/2 inches
         
Fuerzas Inmortales 

2003
Mixed Media on
Wood Construction
31 1/2 x 39 inches

     Lo Que la
Luz Oculta
2003
Mixed Media on
Wood Construction
36 x 31 1/2 inches
         
Tratado de
Sombras II
2009
Mixed Media
Construction
29 1/4 x 23 1/2 inches
     Tratado de
Sombras V 
2009
Mixed Media
Construction
31 x 22 inches
         

     Recolector de
Suenos XXXVII
2011
Mixed Media on
Wood Construction
and Iron
62 x 17 3/4 x 6 5/8 inches