Teo Soriano (Mérida, Badajoz, 1963) studied Fine Arts in Salamanca and Pontevedra. After university he attended a wide range of courses both in Galicia and Madrid by leading artists such as Lucio Muñoz, Rafael Canogar and Eva Lootz. He had his first solo show, Las Algas (“Seaweed”), in A Coruña in 1985. Since then his work has been shown at group and solo exhibitions in galleries, museums, and other art centers across Spain. His exhibitions include “Codo manchado de azul turquesa” at A Coruña’s Kiosko Alfonso exhibition hall, “27 negros” and “Nuevas adquisiciones” at the Galician Center of Contemporary Art (CGAC) in Santiago de Compostela, “El boceto del Mundo” at the Fundación Luis Seoane in A Coruña, and “Puntos de pintura” at the Torrente Ballester Center in Ferrol. He has collaborated with a number of galleries, such as Galería Trinta and Galería Paloma Pintos in Santiago de Compostela, Galería Miquel Alzueta in Barcelona and Madrid, and Galería Fernando Pradilla in Madrid.
He has shown at fairs both in Spain and abroad, including ARCO (Madrid), Art Chicago (Chicago), Art Madrid (Madrid) and The Armory Show (New York).
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Based on a selection of the artist’s work from 1990 on, fellow artist Carlos Maciá has helped forge a path through Soriano’s practice, bringing to fruition an idea the artist initially proposed back in 2016, before a tragic accident left him unable to continue painting. El desencanto (“Disenchantment”) contains a total of 10 works, one of which is a polyptych made up of 20 smaller 20 x 20 cm works on paper.