Pedro Coronel

Zacatecas, 1921 - Mexico City, 1985



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About


The art of Pedro Coronel, painter and sculptor, breaks into the Mexican scene at a precise moment in the fifties, with a force that is felt strongly. Not the only, but at one point the most visible figure, the breakthrough between the Mexican school started in the early twenties and the new Mexican painting. The peculiarities of their way to paint and sculpt place him in a precise and distinct place among the artists who made the scene change. Also, his personality and artistic position put him in a significance place in the universal scene. (Source: "Pedro Coronel Adventure of body and spirit." By Jorge Alberto Manrique Pedro Coronel, Grupo Financiero Bital)

Intense passion, intense expression: this is the art of Pedro Coronel. Its theme is man. The man in front of the destiny, that demon of a thousand faces, one for each. Life, death, sex. The defenseless man, resisting the hidden powers, whose arbitrariness depends. Inner dialogue. The man's nightmare conscious of his human condition.

In his painting signs abound that the pre-Conquest myth did face the powers of nature: snake, alligator, owl, raccoon, skull. These are not brain adoption of archaic forms. In him has remained alive a whole world of conceptions. His art has the simplicity that is achieved based on concentration.

The spatial arrangement is bold, risky. Vigorous lines zigzag violently surfaces, cutting segments closed volumes, which pressed against each other, full of expansive force, whose energy increases with increasing pressure contour. The color is applied in broad, generous brushstrokes. Each tone is embedded in its sector. (Source: By Paul Westheim in "Pedro Coronel," Grupo Financiero Bital)

I think that despite what said by Diego Rivera, it was going to lose the essence, the roots of this country, the opposite happened. Were fixed, penetrated deeper into me and I came out atavisms I never thought I surfaced. That is why my painting is so full of these worlds of magic, religion, paganism, lost universes. Could, in short, resize this reality. I have always said that we have not lost the magic that we inherited from the pre-Hispanic ancestors, so great is the power displayed if there skyscrapers makes dwarves. (Source: By Pedro Coronel Driben interview with Lelia, "Saturday", One Plus One, Mexico City, July 14, 1981)

 

Main Solo Exhibitions

 

1954 Pedro Coronel, Galería Proteo, Ciudad de México

1956 Pedro Coronel, Galería Proteo, Ciudad de México

1959 Los habitantes, Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, Ciudad de México

1959 Pedro Coronel, Instituto Francés de la América Latina, Ciudad de México

1960 Pedro Coronel, Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, en el Palacio de Bellas Artes, Ciudad de México.

1960 Pedro Coronel, acuarelas y dibujos, Galería Antonio Souza, Ciudad de México

1960 Pedro Coronel, Galería José María Velasco, Ciudad de México

1960 Pedro Coronel, Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, Ciudad de México

1961 Pedro Coronel, Galería Le poin Cardinal, París

1962 Pedro Coronel, Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, Ciudad de México

1962 Pedro Coronel, Galería Los Petules, Universidad Veracruzana, Jalapa, Veracruz

1962 Pedro Coronel, Galería Mitsukoshi, Tokio, Japón

1962 Pedro Coronel, Galería Fujikama-Garo, Osaka, Japón

1962 Pedro Coronel, acuarelas, dibujos y kakemonos, Casa de la Cultura Jalisciense, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1964 Pedro Coronel, pintura y escultura, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Ciudad de México

1965 Pedro Coronel, Gallery of Modern Art, Scottsdale, Arizona

1965 Pedro Coronel, Casa de la Cultura Jalisciense, Guadalajara, Jalisco

1965 Pedro Coronel, 25 años como artista, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Ciudad de México

1966 Pedro Coronel, Galería de la Casa del Lago, Universidad Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México

1966 Pedro Coronel, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Ciudad de México

1967 Pedro Coronel, Kiko Galleries, Houston, Texas

1968 Pedro Coronel, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Ciudad de México

1970 Año uno Luna, Museo de Arte Moderno, Ciudad de México

1971 Pedro Coronel, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Ciudad de México

1972 Lunar Poetics, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas

1973 Pedro Coronel, Casa de la Alianza Francesa, Ciudad de México

1974 Pedro Coronel, Galería de la Casa del Lago, Ciudad de México

1975 Pedro Coronel, Homenaje póstumo al Justino Fernández, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Ciudad de México

1978 Pedro Coronel, La Jolla Gallery de Mex-Art International, La Jolla, California

1979 Pedro Coronel, La Juárez Gallery Mex-Art International, La Angeles, California

1980 Pedro Coronel, cuarenta óleos de 1940 a 1980, Galería Comermex de Multibanco Comermex, Ciudad de México

1981 El universo de Pedro Coronel, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Ciudad de México

1981 El universo de Pedro Coronel, Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León

1981 Pedro Coronel, Galería de Arte Misrachi, Ciudad de México

1985 Pedro Coronel, Galería de Arte Ana Luna, Ciudad de México

1986 Exposición homenaje de la obra del pintor zacatecano Pedro Coronel, Museo Francisco Goitia, Zacatecas, Mexico

1991 Exposición Homenaje, Galería Torre del Reloj, Ciudad de México

1992 Pedro Coronel, Loby de la Torre Ejecutiva de Pemex, Ciudad de México