Teddy Cobeña Loor

Teddy Cobeña

Teddy Cobeña Loor

 

  • International Prize of Governor of Hyogo (Japan), 2017.
  • Medal Award of Argent “Pont-de-Chéruy” (France), 2.017.
  • Medal Award of Sculpture C. Alcoverro y López, Madrid (Spain), 2.017.
  • International Sculpture Award “L’Aigle de Nice” of Bronze (France), 2.016.
  • Villa de Nice Prize (France), 2.016.
  • Honorable Mention Award for Sculpture of AEPE, Madrid (Spain), 2.016.
  • International Sculpture Prize of Provence, Alpes Maritimes-Côte d’Azur and the Mayor of Nice (France), 2,015.
  • Medal Award of Sculpture “Mateo Inurria”. Madrid (Spain), 2.015.
  • International Sculpture Prize of the Public in the “27 L’Aigle de Nice” (France), 2.015.
  • Honorable Mention Prize for Sculpture 2,015 Assoc. Spanish Painters and Sculptors, Madrid (Spain), 2.015.
  • Medal Award of Sculpture “Leonardo Martínez Bueno”. Madrid (Spain), 2.014.

 

Acquisitions heritage museums, governments and municipalities in Europe.

Private collections in Italy, France, England, Spain and Japan.

          Works in public spaces.

Member of the French Association of Sculpture and Painting “L’Aigle de Nice International” and AEPE.

 

Education

Massana Art School of Barcelona (Spain)

The Florence Academy of Art – Workshops of figurative sculptures (Florence – Italy)

Forma School of Sculpture and Ceramics (Barcelona – Spain)

 

Biography

“Sculpture is the expression of life … and life is art. It is somehow the solidifying of what we experience, both consciously and unconsciously. I make ways of expressing our own existence.” (Teddy Cobeña)

Teddy was born in Ecuador on 16th April 1973, son of the hypnotherapist David Cobeña Vinces and fine arts teacher Judith Loor Rodríguez. Influenced by both his parents and driven by his own talent, he discovered his passion for art and science. From the age of seven, he stood out for his flair for drawing and painting, winning prizes in various contests at the Jesuit school where he was educated, as well as other interschool competitions.

He happily recalls how, in his adolescence, he read of the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, which he found in a book in the library at his home. He discovered his great interest in art, science, human anatomy, thought and investigation. His main influences have been da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carpaux and Salvador Dalí, who have all left their mark on his style. In the body-existence-creativity-art correlation he shows a great identification with William Blake and Neville Goddard.

In 1998, he graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery in Ecuador. During this stage of his life, he combined his two callings: human anatomy and fine art.

He subsequently travelled to different cities in Europe, including Paris, London, Florence, Venice, Rome, Amsterdam and Athens. The direct contact with the art in these cities had a decisive influence on his style, obtaining the title of sculptor in Barcelona (Spain) where he works as both a doctor and a sculptor since 1999.

He continues his creations and new works, marked by a blend of anatomical realism, emotional expression and surrealism.

“How wonderful life is!” he remarks as he talks about his works.

 

ABBREVIATED CURRICULUM:

  • Exhibition “Sensorrealism & Surrealism” in Kobe, June 2.017 (Japan).
  • Exhibition “Amis des Arts” of Pont de Chéruy, April 2.017 (France).
  • 52th Queen Sofia Exhibition, March 2.017 in Madrid (Spain).
  • Exhibition at the “35th Pequeño Formato Certamen”, December 2.016. Madrid.
  • Exhibition at the “Parque del Retiro – 83th Salón de Otoño”, November 2.016. Madrid.
  • Exhibition at the “Palais de l’Agriculture” of Nice. November 2.016 (France).
  • Exhibition at the “Círculo de Bellas Artes” in Pozoblanco.  September 2016, Córdoba.
  • Exhibition at the 51th Queen Sofia Award, from 4th to 24th February 2.016. Madrid.
  • Exhibition and Honorable Mention Small Format Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, from 24 November to 12 December 2015. Madrid Spain.
  • Exhibition “trough-Vanguard” from 12 to 30 November 2015. Madrid Spain.
  • Selected for the International Award “L’Aigle de Nice” and exposure from 16 to 27 November 2015. Nice, France.
  • Exhibition at the “Cultural Vila Torredembarra Awards”, from 27 November 2015 to 16 January 2016. Torredembarra, Spain.
  • Exhibition Hall Fall 82 selection from 5 to 30 November 2015. Madrid Spain.
  • Selected Award from the Spanish Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Food and ceramic sculpture exhibition from 5 to 12 November 2015. Madrid Spain.
  • Selected for the prize of Fine Arts in Lora del Rio and Exhibition October 23 to November 1, 2015, Sevilla, Spain.
  • Selected to the “Pere Jou” Sculpture Prize and Exhibition October 10 to 13 December 2015. Sitges (Barcelona), Spain.
  • Exposure to benefit the Spanish Red Cross and the “Foundation Joaquin Balsa” with important donations of works exhibited in Paris and Rome. Santiago de Compostela (Spain), from 5 to 9 October 2015.
  • Selected Award “51 Contest of Painting and Sculpture of the Fine Arts” of Pozoblanco, Córdoba. Exhibition from 21 to 27 September 2015. Spain.
  • Beach / Cala Canyers (Spain), sculpture carved in granite rock of the play “Face-Head Cleft Lip” 2,015.
  • Gallery “Art Issue”. Exhibitors at the Carrousel du Louvre. From 15 to 30 June. Vilariño, Ourense. Spain.
  • Museum of Louvre Carrousel. Exhibition “L’art contemporain”. From 12 to 14 June 2015. 99 Rue Rivoli, 75001 Paris – France.
  • Gallery-Workshop Elisabeth Alba, c / Comte d’Urgell 45 of Sabadell (Barcelona), from 8 to 30 May 2015.
  • Gallery “Domus Talenti” of Rome (via Quattro Fontane 113, Rome – Italy) from 7 to 13 April 2015.
  • Selected for the exhibition of 50 prize Reina Sofia in Madrid from February 23 to March 10 of 2.015. – Gallery “Arts” in Paris (rue Frederic Sauton 11 75005 Paris – France) from 4 to 10 November 2014.
  • Selected to Work “Courting” exposure to the Retiro Park in Madrid (Salon “Cows”) by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors. October 2014.
  • Selected to Work “Dextrocardia Sentimental” for the exhibition at the Museum of the City of Badajoz and presenting a cultural catalog. October 2014.
  • AEPE, Group exhibition, Spanish sculptors (Madrid – Spain); October 2 to November 13, 2014.
  • Museum “House of Guayasamin” Caceres (Spain); October 2 to December 12, 2014.
  • Museum of the House of Culture of Parla (Madrid – Spain); October 18 to November 9, 2014.
  • Museu Patrimoni Consortium of Sitges (Barcelona); October 4 to November 23, 2014.
  • Museum of the city of Badajoz (Spain); 1 to October 31, 2014.
  • Musee d’Orsay (Paris – France), exhibition of the work “Pensaments Obsessius” 1 and May 2, 2014:
    Speaking at the fourth floor, in front of the painting “Rosales under trees” of Gustav Klimt.
  • Exhibition “Sogni e Vita” at the Museum of Art Consiglio of Tuscany (Florence – Italy); June 21 to July 2, 2013:
    Opening by the President of the Consiglio di Firenze (Tuscany), Eugenio Giani, the President of the Foundation “Bambini in Emergenza” Ms. Silvia Saini (Rome) and the representative of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Ms. . AngelaNocentini; together with Karina Celi.
  • Permanent Exhibition of the work “Dreams” at the Museum of Palazzo Panciatichi del Consiglio of Tuscany (via Cavour, 4-Florence – Italy).
  • Permanent Exhibition “The love crazy and confused, bream conversation” in the gallery “Form” (C / Enamorats of Barcelona).

 

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS:

  • International Prize of Governor of Hyogo (Japan), 2017.
  • Medal Award of Argent “Pont-de-Chéruy” (France), 2.017.
  • International Sculpture Award “L’Aigle de Nice” of Bronze (France), 2.016.
  • Honorable Mention Award for Sculpture 2.016. AEPE, Madrid.
  • International Sculpture Prize awarded by the Department Conseil de Provence, Alpes-Maritimes, Côte d’Azur and Nice City Council, 27 November 2015.
  • International Sculpture Prize of the public in the “L’Aigle de Nice 27”, 27 November 2015.
  • Sculpture Prize Medal “Matthew Inurria”, 5 November 2015.
  • Mention Award of Honor awarded small sculptures by AEPE, 25 November 2015 d.
  • Medal for Sculpture “Leonardo Martínez Bueno,” November 14, 2014 Award.
  • Selected Award from the Spanish Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Food with the play “wind and water”. Madrid, 2.015.
  • Selected to the Reina Sofia Award, Madrid 2015.
  • Selected to Circle Award for Fine Arts in Pozoblanco (Córdoba), 2,015.
  • Selected Award Arts Lora del Rio Seville, 2015.
  • Selected Sculpture Award of the town of Parla. Madrid, 2.014.
  • Selected Sculpture Award “Pere Jou” in Sitges (Barcelona), 2,014 and 2,015.
  • Publication of the sculpture “Dextrocardia Sentimental” in the catalog of Culture of the City of Badajoz 2,014.
  • Publication in the catalog of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors of the Salon d’Automne the play “Courting”, Madrid 2014.
  • Publication in the catalog 50 Queen Sofia Prize for sculpture “The love and clueless – bream conversation”, Madrid, March 2015.
  • Publication in the catalog “Francisco Asorey” sculpture “Great Moments”, Santiago de Compostela, 2015.
  • Publication of the sculpture “Eternal Pere Jou – Tribute” and “Clueless” on Mryt Magazine. Barcelona, February 2015.
  • Publication in the catalog of Fine Arts in Lora del Río (Sevilla), October 2015.
  • Publication in the catalog of the Salon d’Automne of AEPE of the work “48 to 84 years, I decide,” Madrid 2,015.
  • Publication in the catalog of the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Food MAGRAMA, Madrid 2,015.
  • Publication in the catalog of artworks AEPE small format. Madrid 2,015.
  • Publication in the catalog of the exhibition “Trough-Vanguard”, Nov. 2015, Madrid.
  • Publication in the catalog of exhibition of 51th Queen Sofia Awards, February 2.016.