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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