WELCOME TO THE ART GALLERY OF MANUEL SOSA

Enjoy your trip to my painting gallery. My passion for painting and Nature are the reason of the works hanging in this exhibition

MANUEL SOSA. Artist Painter & Biologist

Manuel Sosa Pintando en la sierra de Guadarrama
Manuel Sosa Painting in the Sierra de Guadarrama

Since the great success of portraits field, his first major solo exhibition fifteen years ago, Sosa has sold his soul to the devil painting, entering a brush stroke in the depths of the last virgin lands of Iberia, to invite with his oil paintings to feel the heart of the earth.
Painting pioneer in the wild in Spain, Sosa has lost the fear of those who venture for the first time in a completely new pictorial genre in our country. A delightfully refreshing genre painting, often so saturated because of the same reasons. It betting big, abandoned years ago the comforts of the city to soak up the field. And his paintings what transpired.
His paintings smelling ears at golden sunsets among oaks, to free wolves, partridges without shooting, a healthy field, in harmony with man. Field on all four sides, molded with a Mediterranean palette of ocher, sienna and olives, painted with a mastery that makes us experience the magic of being there.

Criticism of the solo Exhibition “WILD LANDS”
in the Durán Gallery. Madrid

El pintor Manuel sosa pintando el cuadro del Oso
Manuel Sosa working in the painting “Bear in the fog”

Born in Caceres. More than twenty years as an illustrator of Wild Nature with hundreds of papers published in the most prestigious publishing houses in the country works: Incafo, Natura, Periplus, Plaza & Janes, Planeta, Salvat, El Pais, Santillana, Anaya, etc .. working in five encyclopedias, more than thirty books, hundreds of posters and pamphlets with illustrations of the most diverse themes. As a painter, since 1998:
Five seven solo and group exhibitions. The highest distinction awarded by the European Academy of Arts. Commissioned by the “Fundacion Marcelino Botin” for the realization of oil “El Lince last” now hangs in the living room of the house of the king of Spain Don Felipe VI. He has worked on an ambitious project commissioned by the US for the publication of a voluminous book or Elephant book titled Sosa’s interpretation of Audubon’s Birds of North America “that will gather pictures of all the birds Norteamerica.Ventas worldwide through its own gallery on the internet, his paintings still in private collections in USA, Canada, Holland, Spain, Germany, France, England, Switzerland and Turkey.

REVIEW

MANUEL SOSA, the mystery of nature.
In the painting of Manuel Sosa there is art, beauty, composition, and all in large doses.
Any ingredient of many that make up the wild world in Sosa’s paintings takes an unusual vigor. Whether a simple grass parched by drought, or the scrutiny of a wolf watching us from the solitude of the mountain. The secluded corner of a forest, a discreet pair of hoopoes, red partridges ford semilleando, any fleeting moment of the hidden world of wildlife, is sublimated into the category of magic.
Needed to burst into our pictorial landscape, someone we delve in this way in the fascinating Nature Spanish. Manuel Sosa Each painting is a window that opens to the deepest and oldest mystery in the world, the mystery of Nature. “

Borja Cardelús
Former Secretary of the Ministry of Environment
Director of the TV serie “Wild Spain”


If, as the classic says, power is a quality of the soul, it is appropriate to speak of Manuel Sosa as a virtuoso. All his work the feeling of innate ability, easy strength. But as any first impression is misleading, since after his brushstrokes there is a full time for the last twenty years the elusive art world, by and for nature in Spain.
After a first contact with the marshes of Cadiz of his childhood feel the compulsive need for compelling to capture what you see, not descriptive but joyful mood, almost a tribute to the most beautiful, tribute to a world that is. born and his first sketches of flamingos, terns and Avocets, and perfect in the art.

Manuel Sosa con el cuadro “Armiño y muro”
Manuel Sosa and the painting “Ermine and wall”

 All subsequent activity focuses on the visual representation of the natural event in its various manifestations. Using all kinds of techniques, forms and styles, involved in various publications since he was fifteen and quickly occupies one of the first places in the Spanish naturalist illustration. He collaborates with Incafo, Natura, Periplus, Plaza y Janes, Planeta, Salvat, El País, Santillana and Anaya with illustrations of the most diverse themes. Make posters, involved in documentaries and have time also to end Biology and spend time in the Reserve of Doñana, enjoying and learning.
also travels much of the unknown world for that fleeting sensation that produces the contemplation of nature wild: twice the Amazon, North America, Pacific Islander, Scotland and much of Africa. It is also an accomplished graphics artist and animator, able in this as in all other artistic techniques, to bring to limit their chances. A few years ago, after a last great collaboration with Borja Cardelus in his encyclopedia and TV series The Wild Spain, decides park illustration, changing the big city for a rural property in the heart of Guadarrama to devote himself to painting following, finally, their teachers: Shiskin, Carlos de Haes, Harris Ching, Albert Bierdstadt, Caspar Friedrich, Aivazovsky. That challenge this work we can contemplate with rapture arises; these oils, beautiful but tough, uncompromising and flowers. Landscape and wildlife. No man. Only nature.

Criticism of the work of Manuel Sosa / Madrid, April 1998

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