"Pablo Amargo. Minimum spot, maximum idea" at ABC Museum

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Curator
Pablo Amargo
Location
Zero floor, ABC Museum. C/ Amaniel 29-31, Madrid (28015) Spain
Dates and schedule
From 16th March to 20th May, 2018. Schedules.- Thursday to Saturday 11 to 20h, Sunday 10 to 14h.

Pablo Amargo

Pablo Amargo, (Oviedo 1971) National Prize of Illustration in 2004, has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca. Currently working as an illustrator collaborating regularly in newspapers and periodicals (The New York Times, The New Yorker, Jot Down Magazine, The Weekly Country, La Vanguardia, National Geographic ...), as well as in the realization of covers, posters and, very especially, in the illustration of books having published in different national and international publishers.

In 2005 he was selected to participate in the exhibition "Ilustrísimos", organized by the Ministry of Culture, to represent Spain as a guest country at the Bologna International Fair. He has also been selected in 2003 and 2009 at the Bologna Book Fair and in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2011 to Ilustrarte, Illustration Biennial of Portugal.

His book Cats are Paradoxes has received the Gold Medal 2017 by the New York Society of Illustrators, one of the most prestigious awards in the US. His other award-winning book, Casualidad, has received the prestigious CJ Picture Book Awards (Korea 2011) and the 2012 Gold European Design Awards (Helsinki 2012), 2012 Motiva Award for best illustrated book (Spain 2012), Laus de Bronze (Spain) 2012) and the Junceda Iberia Award (Spain 2012), among others.

Throughout his career, Amargo has received other recognitions such as the Award of Excellence Illustration Annual (USA 2013, 2014, 2015), the Silver Medal in 2015 and, most recently, the Gràffica Award (2016) for his contribution to visual culture by -in the words of the jury- "to be an illustrator who puts graphic intelligence before fireworks, who drinks from references without depredating them, who constructs meanings by pampering the form. It is therefore a rare illustrator in the current times and that at the same time is able to break through the banality of the trend and that of the imitators themselves who are beginning to be legion. Without it, it is difficult to understand what happens in the current graphic illustration".

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