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Ignacio Canales Aracil (Madrid 1984), graduate in Fine Arts at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, coursing later a BA(Hons) in Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art (University of the Art London). Thanks to the Stanley Picker Fellowship he continued his studies in 2009 with an MA(Hons) Fine Art at the Chelsea College of Art and Design (University of the Arts London). There grew his interest towards botanics in order to explore new possibilities in the artistic creation.
In his first works Ignacio collaborated directly with the most renowned landscape designers in Europe (inspired by the work of those who build spaces with nature, rather than in it), such as Piet Oudolf, Ton Ter Linden and Pam Lewis, picking flowers for the sculptures in their private gardens or in public spaces such as Isabella Plantation (Richmond Park/Royal parks London) and Millennium Garden (Pensthorpe Natural Park in Norfolk).
After exhibiting with success his work in the UK, Ignacio presented for the first time his work in Madrid in the spring of 2014. In a commission for Gancedo and Crea Cultura for the showcase at Calle Velazquez 21 (in Madrid city centre). Ignacio took part at collective exhibitions such as “Twelve Constellations” at Vulpes Vulpes and “EXIT” at the London College of Communication.
Ignacio presents an accesible and intimate work that celebrates spring and keeps it. His work explores the meanings of nature and flowers with shapes that capture their beauty in sculptures where life is hold. His works speaks with irony and longing about the aims of our society, in a natural stage full of dramatic contrasts. In his last pieces, Ignacio works directly woodcarving on large logs, creating landscapes that blend the fantasy of abstraction with the serenity of the ancient paintings.
Aracil currently has work as part of a group show at Lucia Mendoza gallery in Madrid through the end of February