Logroño, (EFE).- The La Rioja painter Julio Sarramián, winner of the first prize of the 13th National Painting Contest Parliament of La Rioja, told EFE this Friday that his artistic career has the common denominator of fusing art and science, which has transferred to the landscape in his winning work “Glitchland 26”.
Sarramián (Logroño, 1981) has received the prize, endowed with 12,000 euros, together with the rest of the winners, in an act held in the Parliament of La Rioja, which has concluded with the inauguration of an exhibition that includes a temporary selection from the 386 works presented to the Contest.
The winning work is an oil on linen, measuring 180 by 180 centimeters, on which the artist represents a mountain landscape in red tones, on the “border” between abstract and figurative art, and in which he tries to capture ” the digital and virtual universe”, explained Sarramián, a graduate in Fine Arts and Philosophy.
He has detailed that he has specialized in representing landscapes with mixed techniques, which combine oil with other modern or digital formulas to achieve color effects, such as the one he has included in his work “Gritchland 26”, which looks like a snowy peak, but in red tones.
It is a current that he has explored in his artistic career, in which he has always been interested in “working the landscape, linked to a current and contemporary context, which is the use of technology and the virtual world.”
Sarramián has appreciated that institutions such as the Parliament of La Rioja are committed to art and culture, in which Javier Garrido, director of the jury, also made up of artists Silvia Lindler García, Juan Manul Bonet and Rosa Castellot, has also agreed.
Medals and Youth Award
In addition to the 12,000 euros that are allocated to the winner, three medals of honor have been awarded to as many works, which will be acquired to go to the Fund of the Chamber, which allocates 12,000 euros for it.
It is about the work “Not dark yet”, by Mónixa Dixon; “From the White Step” by Jesús Rivero López; and “Radio Afternoons” by José Valladares.
In addition, the Young Prize for the artist from La Rioja, endowed with 2,500 euros, has been awarded to the 27-year-old Sofía Moreno Domínguez from Logroño.
The president of the Legislative Chamber, Jesús María García, has congratulated those who have preceded him in office for betting on culture and art and has encouraged national artists to continue with their professional career, as well as instilling in society the importance of art in culture EFE