José María Mellado

Cuba Islandia Otras / blanco y negro 

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Almería, España, 1966

The passionate search of beauty in what may seemingly be banal, anodyne or decadent, is another keystone that helps build this artist statement.

Eager to convey the lived feelings to the spectator with the most possible complexity and fidelity, Mellado has carried in-depth investigations for the last years in the field of digital capture, treatment and output. The careful selection of the media and the printing technique allow for the dissolution of the thin line that separates photography from hyperrealistic painting.

He has been awarded more that a hundred times and his works belong to many important museums and collections, participating regularly into some of the top art fairs inside and outside his country.

His book on technique “High Quality Digital Photography” has been best seller in Spain.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010

Solo Exhibition. Boisserée Galerie, Cologne.(September 3rd – October 2nd, 2010)

“Lanscape. The Eternal Return”. Tomás March Gallery, Valencia. (February 5th – March 6th, 2010)

2009

“Landscape. The Eternal Return” . Centro Cultural Tomás y Valiente. Fuenlabrada (November 19th 2009 – January 31th 2010)

“Landscape. The Eternal Return” . Fundación Metrópoli. Alcobendas (September 17th 2009 – November 15th 2009)

“El Silencio y la Luz”. Universidad de Magdalena. Colombia (September 17th 2009 – October 17th 2009)

“Photography”. Crown Gallery. Brussels (Belgium) (September 12th 2009 -October 24th 2009)

“Wide Angles – Landscapes Through a Lens” Global Art Source. Zürich (September 10th 2009-October 31th 2009)

“Fotografías”. Galería y Pinacoteca de La Aduana. Colombia ( July 10th 2009 – July 21th 2009)

“Landscape. The Eternal Return” . Biblioteca Miguel Delibes. Collado Villalba (June 19th – August 31th)

“El Silencio y la Luz”, Fototeca de Cuba (June 19th – July 19th)

“Fotografías”. Caja Mágica. Blanca Berlín Gallery(May 7th)

“Islandia”. Full Art Gallery. Sevilla (April 18th- May 18th)

“Landscape. The Eternal Return” . Iglesia de Santa Lucía. Sevilla (April 16th- June 16th)

“Landscape. The Eternal Return” . Centro Cultural José Saramago. Leganés (February 11th – March 11th)

“El Silencio y la Luz” . Museo de Arte del Tolima (MAT). Colombia (February – March)

2008

“Landscape. The Eternal Return”. Centro Municipal de las Artes. Alcorcon (December 18th)

“Islandia/Iceland/Island”. New works” . Ana Vilaseco Gallery, A Coruña (November 14th)

“Silence and Light” Fotología 6. Club Nogal Gallery- Bogotá, Colombia (August 20th – September 22th)

“Ron con Hielo”. Blanca Berlín Gallery, Madrid (February 21th – March 29th)

2007

Photo Miami. María Llanos Gallery.

“El Silencio y la Luz”. Medellín, Colombia.

“El silencio y la luz”. Centro Arte Moderno Almería.

“En Tránsito”. Llucià Homs Gallery.

“Iceland”. Llucià Homs Gallery.

2006

“Fotografías”. María Llanos Gallery.

“noXido”. Bodegas Osborne, Malpica de Tajo.

2005

“noXido” .Tomás March Gallery. Valencia.

“Catedrales de Metal”. 4 17 Gallery. Madrid.

“La Huella Humana en el Paisaje”. Castellón.

2003

“Miradas desde el AVE”. María Llanos Gallery. Cáceres.

2002

“El Reportaje Estético”. Sala Diafragma. Córdoba.

Exposición en Posada del Potro. Córdoba.

2001

“Instantes”. Auditorio Maestro Padilla. Almería.

“Instantes”. Centro Cultural Galileo. Madrid.

2000

Día del Niño. Amnistía Internacional. Ateneo de Madrid.

Otoño Fotográfico 1999. “Paisaje y Paisanaje” C.C.Luis Gonzaga. Madrid.

1999

Exposición “Paisaje y Paisanaje”. Auditorio Maestro Padilla. Almería.

1998

Exposición “Homo Urbanus III”. Real Sociedad Fotográfica.

Exposición “Homo Urbanus II”. Liceo de Ourense.

1997

Exposición “Homo Urbanus”. Sala de Cultura Unicaja de Málaga.

Exposición “Homo Urbanus”. Sala de Cultura Unicaja. Almería.

1996

Exposición “Metrópolis” en Agrupación Fotográfica de Guadalajara.

Exposición “Guadalajara y sus gentes”. Agrupación Fotográfica de Guadalajara.

Exposición “Metrópolis”. Madrid.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011

“Urbscapes, Espacios de Hibridacion”. Centro de las Artes, Alcorcón (March 10th – April 30th)

“Urbscapes: Espacios de Hibridación”. Sala EFTI, Madrid (January 21st – February 27th)

2010

 

“Nuevas Historias, A New View of Spanish Photography and Video Art”. National Museum of Photography Den Sorte Diamant, Copenhagen (October 7th – January 22th)

“Urbscapes, Espacios de Hibridación”. Universidad Politécnica, Valencia (October 7th – November 23 th)

Art Amsterdam. Crown Gallery (May 26th – May 30th)

Madrid, Oh Cielos! Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid (May 20th – September 15th)

MadridFoto. María Llanos Gallery and Ana Vilaseco Gallery (May 12th – 16th de May)

Next, Chicago. Galería full Art. (April 30th – May 3rd)

Foro Sur, Cáceres. Tomás March Gallery y María LLanos Gallery (April 29th – May 2nd)

Group Exhibition Massimo Vitali, Frank Van Der Salm and José María Mellado. Crown Gallery, Brussels (April 23 – June 5th)

Art Brussels. Crown Gallery (April 23th – April 26th)

Arco. Madrid. Tomás March Gallery (February 17th – February 21th)

2009

“Arte Santander”. Maria Llanos Gallery. (July 22th – July 26th). Santander.

“Atmosferas”. Ana Vilaseco Gallery. A Coruña (June 10th – July 31th)

MadridFoto 09. Fernando Pradilla and Blanca Berlín Galleries. Madrid (May 7th – May 10th)

“17 MILAGROSO BABALÚ AYÉ”. Casa de América. Madrid (March 24th – May 24th)

“Objetivo 18 – 28. IES Puerta Bonita. 10 Años Mirando”. Círculo de Bellas Artes. Madrid

Collection II. Tea Tenerife (September 23th – September 10th 2010)

ARCO09. Tomás March and LLucià Homs Galleries. Madrid (February 11th – February 16th)

2008

Photo Miami. Full Art Gallery (December 4th) “El Espacio Compartido”. Fuenlabrada (November 20th)

XV years of the “Géneros y Tendencias” Collection. Ayuntamiento de Alcobendas (November 18th)

Arte Lisboa 08. María LLanos Gallery. Lisboa (November 20th)

Art. Valencia. Tomás March and María LLanos Galleries

(November 6th) “Estampa 08”. Galería Blanca Berlín. Madrid (October 29th)

“Nuevas Historias”. Spanish Contemorary Photography. Kulturhuset, Stockholm (October 4th )

“YOUniverse”. III BIACS. Sevilla (Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, October 2th)

“Espacio – Tiempo”. Full Art Gallery. Sevilla (September 25th – October 25th)

“Inicial 08”. Iniciarte Collection. Junta de Andalucía. Sevilla (September 17th-November 16th)

“Lenguajes de Papel”. CIRCA XX Collection. Pilar Citoler (September 17th – November 16th)

ArteSantander. María Llanos and Ana Vilaseco Galleries

“La Nada”. Espacio Escala. Arte Cajasol Collection. Sevilla.

“Adquisiciones Recientes”. ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo. Bilbao.

“Janus. Photography’s Double Face”.Works from the Permanent Collection. Reina Sofia NationalMuseum.

Madrid, España “Babylon”. BAC! Festival de Arte Contemporáneo. Barcelona, España

“Babylon”. AVA Gallery. Madrid

Forosur. Cáceres. Tomás March and María Llanos Galleries

Art Salamanca. Tomás March and María Llanos Galleries

Valencia Art. Tomás March and Maria Llanos Galleries.

A.R.C.O. Madrid. Tomás March Gallery and Fundación Unicaja

2007

– Arte Lisboa. María Llanos Gallery.

– FoRoSur. Tomás March and María Llanos Galleries.

– DFoto. Estiarte and Tomás March Galleries.

– Arte Santander. María Llanos Gallery.

– Valencia.Art. Tomás March Gallery.

– A.R.C.O. Estiarte, Llucià Homs and Tomás March Galleries.

2006

– Exposición Colectiva. Estiarte Gallery. Madrid.

– Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo. Centro Municipal de las Artes de Alcorcón.

– Art Salamanca 2006. Tomás March y Maria Llanos Galleries.

– Valencia Art. Tomás March y Maria Llanos Galleries.

– ArtBasel. Tomás March Gallery.

– Arte Santander. María Llanos Gallery.

– Arte Lisboa. María Llanos Gallery.

– A.R.C.O. Tomás March Gallery.

2005

– Arte Lisboa. María Llanos Gallery.

– +FOTO

– FLECHA

– Art Salamanca 05. Tomás March and María Llanos Galleries.

– DFOTO. Tomás March Gallery.

– VALENCIA.ART. Tomás March Gallery.

– A.R.C.O. María Llanos Gallery.

– Arte Lisboa. María Llanos Gallery. Lisboa.

– Art Salamanca. María Llanos y Tomás March Galleries.

– Arte Santander. María Llanos Gallery.

2004

– FLECHA. Madrid.

– ESTAMPA. Madrid.

2003

– Arte Santander. María Llanos Gallery. Santander.

– “Habitares”. Espacio Positivo Gallery. Madrid.

– FOROSUR. María Llanos Gallery. Cáceres.

– FLECHA. Centro Comercial Arturo Soria. Madrid.

2002

– A.R.C.O. Stand ABC. Madrid.