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Manuel Clemente Ochoa

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Born in Cascante, Navarra, Spain. After his studies in Pamplona and Zaragoza, he moved to Barcelona in order to pursue his studies in Painting and Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Saint George. He has been Professor of Plastic Expression at the Central University of Barcelona.

We could say that when Clemente Ochoa is at the height of his productive stage in his career, he finds himself in his "third day of the creation", of his Universe and his work.

In effect, until now, three stages in the already important project of his work can be distinguished:

_ There is the epoch of academic realism, during which, dedicated to direct forms, he cultivates, above all, pictorial scenery and portraits.

_ The second stage takes us on to a "pyramidal" sculptures where the emerging of the immense is obvius, of the conquest from the ground. The immense torsos,especially those of feminine forms, are completed with small and lyrical delicate heads and the very large bases are decorated with spiritual delicate tracery.

_A third stage is that when geometry and the abstract come to the fore. Now he treats the figures with an elegant style and dynamic forms full of gesture and life.

The work of Clemente Ochoa has been influenced by artists such as Henry Moore, Jorge Oteiza, Chillida, Pablo Serrano and the classical Mediterranean sculpture but he has moulded this into a style which is absolutely personal. He creates geometryc and abstract figures of stainless steel with elegant and dynamic forms full of gesture and life. His sculptures are plenty of splendour and represents the maturity of his work.

He has participated in a large number of exhibitions around Spain.

Abroad he has exhibited in Anvers, Andorra, Antibes, Asti, Béziers, Brussels, Copenhagen, Genève, Grenoble, Den Haag, Jersey, Jutland, La Franqui, Limone Piamonte, London, Lormont, Luxemburg, Monaco, Mont de Marsan, Moncalieri, Montpellier, Munich, Narbonne, New York, Nimes, Osaka, Perpignan, Paris, Port-Bacarès, Sête, Sulmone, Tokio, Toronto, Toulouse, Torino,Utrech, Yokohama.

Clemente Ochoa has received multiple recognitions and awards. Many of his sculptures are installed in public spaces in Spain, America and Europe.

Urban Scupltures

Overcoming. Bronze. Gavà, Barcelona, Spain
Creation. Bronze. Montpellier, France
Allegory. Concrete with glass fiber. Zaragoza, Spain
Bassiano Memorial. Bronze. Murchante, Navarra, Spain
Freedom. Bronze Zaragoza, Spain
Generation. Bronze. Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
Malon de Echaide. Bronze. Cascante, Navarra, Spain
Transmitter. Oxidized steel. Barcelona, Spain
Homage to Pau Casals. Bronze. Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
Escape. Bronze. Béziers, France
Triumph. Oxidized steel. Canillo, Andorra
Confluences. Oxidized steel. Encamp, Andorra
Olympic. Stainless steel. Castelldefels, Barcelona
Friendship. Stainless steel. Pas de la Casa, Andorra
Impulse. Oxidized steel. Madrid, Spain
Somebody. Bronze. Pamplona, Spain
Flight. Oxidized steel. Madrid, Spain
Landed. Stainless steel. Señorío de Bértiz, Navarra, Spain
Action. Oxidized steel. Lormont, Bordeaux, France
Emancipated. Stainless steel. Sant Rhythm II. Oxidized steel. Barcelona, Spain
Breath. Stainless steel. Castelldefels, Spain
Triumph. Bronze. Canet, France
Delivery. Oxidized steel. Cascante, Navarra
Migrations. Parc-Art Cassà, Girona, Spain
Vigour. Stainless steel. Paret, Barcelona, Spain
Reconciliación. Stainless steel. Tudela, Navarra, Spain
Birds. Stainless steel. Canet, France
Celebrity. Bronze. Pamplona, Spain
Bird. Stainless steel. Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
Equilibrium. Bronze. Laussane, Switzerland
Shoot. Bronze. Madrid, Spain
Flight. Oxydized steel. Canet, France
Privilege. Stainless steel. Estella, Navarra, Spain
Cultures. Stainless steel. Tudela, Navarra, Spain
Meeting. Bronze. Pamplona, Spain
Agreement. Oxidized steel. Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Spain
Dialogue. Oxidized steel. Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Spain
Flights. Steel. Barcelona, Spain
Germination. Stainless steel. Dubai, EAU
Flight of the Industry. Stainless steel. Al-Qaiwain, UAE

Work in museums and in public collections

Modern Art Museum. Lanzarote, Spain
Vence Municipal Collection. Vence, France
Hispanic Studies Institute. Tenerife, Spain
Contemporany Art Museum. Villafamés, Spain
Municipal Museum. Limone Piamonte, Italy
Modern Art Museum. Tarragona, Spain
Goya Museum. Fuendetodos, Zaragoza, Spain
Studies Institute of Lleida. Lleida, Spain
Zabaleta Museum. Quesada, Jaén, Spain
Provincial Museum. Navarra, Spain
CAMP Collection. Pamplona, Spain
Modern Art Museum. Sumone, Italy
Rocsen Museum. Nono, Argentina
Fine Arts Museum. Zaragoza, Spain
Calahorra Museum. Calahorra, Spain
Parliament of Navarra, Spain
Provincial Palace. Jaén, Spain
La Rioja Museum. Logroño, Spain
Fine Arts Museum. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
A. Arduino Centre. Moncalieri, Torino, Italy
International Olympic Comité. Laussane, Switzerland

Awards and disttinctions

Member of Saint Marc International Academy, Italy
Villahermosa Prize. Fine Arts Museum, Zaragoza, Spain
Artesport Prize. Bilbao, Spain
Napolitan October Mention, Italy
Ville de Vence Prize, France
Arte e Cultura Prize, Italy
Atenea de Oro. Torino, Italy
Targa Europea. Roma, Italy
Montpellier Medal, France
ll Award of the Xth Biennial of the Sports in the Fine Arts. Barcelona 92, Spain
Zahorí de Plata 1998. Navarra, Spain