Lot 294 - Pedro Paricio - The Collectors
Lot 294 - Pedro Paricio - The Collectors

Lot 294 - Pedro Paricio - The Collectors

Mixed Media on Paper

Paricio was born on 16 January 1982 on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. As a child, he was always drawing, but at high school he studied science and only began to contemplate a future in the arts a few months before going to college. 'To be honest, the thing that attracted me was the freedom that society gives to the artist', he explains. 'I chose art because I wanted a different life'. Yet, with the benefit of hindsight, he now feels that the chain of events that led him into art was a process of discovering his fate, his destiny. 

Paricio enrolled at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, moving on to a course in Salamanca and completing his training with a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona (2004-2006). While at college, he considered a career as an art critic-cum-curator; such essays as Unfinished Articles I and II convey a lucid intelligence that enables him to reflect, for example, on the tyrannical relationship between artistic theory and practice. Paricio was focusing mostly on sculpture, installation and video art at the time of his first group show, Don't Call it Performance (2004), at Domus Artium 2002 (DA2), Salamanca, Spain, but shortly afterwards decided to make painting his sole medium; he considers the latent possibilities of painting to be infinite and dismisses the idea of using other media or technology in response to fleeting fads in art. 

Paricio currently divides his time between Tenerife and London. His paintings are held in many private collections around the world, and he enjoys an international reputation following exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. The Master Painters show at Halcyon Gallery, London, in 2011 made an impact on the international art scene, and in 2012 The Theatre of Painting, his solo museum exhibition in Spain, was staged at the Institute of Culture and Arts of Seville. In early 2013, he took part in the Gabinete de Curiosidades, a mixed exhibition of works by modern and contemporary artists at the Plataforma Arte Contemporáneo (PAC), Madrid, and the Art Madrid Maestros Art Fair in Madrid.


2006 BA Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, Spain 


2019 Paricio • Picasso, Halcyon Gallery, London, UK 
2016 Dreams, Halcyon Gallery, London, UK 
2014-15 Elogio de la pintura, Espacio de las Artes (TEA), Tenerife, Spain 
2014 Dialogo con el color la belleza y la forma, Galería Muro Valencia, Spain 
2014 Shaman, Halcyon Gallery, London, UK 
2012 Diary of an Artist and Other Stories 2007-2012, Halcyon Gallery, London, UK 
2012 The Theatre of Painting, Casino de la Exposición (ICAS), Seville, Spain 
2011 Master Painters, Halcyon Gallery, London, UK 
2010 Fe infinita, Galeria Balaguer, Barcelona, Spain 
2009 Pedro Paricio, Seyhoun Gallery, Los Angeles, EEUU 
2009 Un pintor otro, Galeria Muro, Valencia, Spain 
2008 The Canary Paradise, Ikara Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 
2006 Intimissimo, Espacio Joven, Salamanca, Spain 


2018 ArtRocks, Halcyon Gallery, London, UK 
2017 Quijotes en tiempos de crisis, Liceo de Taoro, La Orotova, Spain 
2017 Pelé: Art Life Football, National Football Museum, Manchester, UK 
2017 Clouded Lands, Fundación Caja Burgos (CAB), Burgos, Spain 
2015 Pelé: Art, Life, Football, Halcyon Gallery, London,UK 
2015 The Art of Creating, Halcyon Gallery, London, UK 


Fundación Cesáreo Rodríguez-Aguilera, Jaén, Spain 
Fundación Caja Burgos (CAB), Burgos, Spain 
Norton Museum of Art, Florida, EEUU 
Espacio de las Artes (TEA), Tenerife, Spain 
Ernesto Ventos Collection, Olorvisual, Barcelona, Spain 


2019 Paricio • Picasso, published by Halcyon Gallery, London, UK 
2016 Dreams, published by Halcyon Gallery, London, UK 
2015 Pelé: Art, Life, Football exhibition catalogue with essays: Brian Winter, 'Why Pelé Still Inspires Us'; Dr.Bernard Vere, 'Andy Warhol, Pelé, and the 'Athletes' Series' (Halcyon Gallery) 
2015 Elogio de la pintura, exhibition catalogue (TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes)