José María Yturralde (Cuenca, 1942) has been recognized by the jury of the National Prize for Plastic Arts for his “trajectory with a high level of experimentation that has connected art and science, and in which his work of spatial and formal research stands out, his teaching task in the field of research on mathematical parameters, along with artistic ones”.
In the jury of this prize given by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, María Dolores Jiménez - Blanco (general director of Fine Arts) has been the president and Carmen Giménez (deputy director of the State Museums) has been the vice president this year. The jury included Àngels Ribé (artist), Juan Carlos Moya (project manager of CEART Fuenlabrada), Manuel Fontán del Junco (director of the Fundación Juan March), José Luis Pérez Pont (director of the Comunidad Valenciana Consortium of Museums), Orlando Britto (director of CAAM Las Palmas), Begoña Torres (deputy director of Registers and Documentation of the Historic Heritage) and Susana Blas (curator).
The exhibition draws on the museum’s own extensive collection of works by the artist—including masterpieces from across his long career—supplemented by key works from other public and private collections, and provides an extended glimpse into the prolific production of this 91-year-old painter. Featuring about ninety works—including some of the artist’s most important paintings—the exhibition will offer visitors a retrospective overview of this seminal artist’s oeuvre from the 1950s to today.