Arturo Álvarez is an established recognized creator both inside and outside of Spain, by his conceptual contributions to the
world of design lightening. He was born in Pontevedra, Spain, in 1964. From the beginning, he develops an own style with
strong personality. He handles shapes, volumes and light sources fluently in a simple and elegant way, masterfully mixing
them and bringing a new vision of creative lighting, coming to conceive in the spaces surprising scenographic and light
staging. Currently, he continues to explore different lines of work and expression.

In the early nineties, he gets interested in the flat glass and learns the techniques of stained glass and Tiffany for making
lamps. He starts creating luminaries, from ancient techniques, but with a language of its time, contemporary, with Art deco
and Art nouveau touches. Over the years he walks and identifies with the Bauhaus concepts of joining and reviewing shapes,
volumes, prospects, and plans to a careful craftwork.

There are three defined times in the career of Arturo Alvarez. In the early years he explores and works with figurative con-
cepts based on nature. In a second time he progresses toward abstraction exploring simple geometric shapes without
abandoning references to nature, it appears the female body, a theme that is repeated and which he keeps on researching
over the years. Arturo Álvarez is currently developing new forms of expression, with light as his guiding thread and with the
human being and its relations as the main subject, with its lights and shadows, encounters and missed encounters, issues
of concern and he deepens from different techniques.

In the last ten years, he has been conducting a comprehensive experimental and research work to develop his own materials
that allow him a more creative freedom and expressiveness. He takes them out of their common uses, mixing them and
transforming them into something new and unique. He creates and patents SIMETECH®, a translucent material which can
be molded to obtain different textures.

EXHIBITIONS

Spanish Masters exhibition (Salvador Dalí, Antoni Gaudí & Arturo Álvarez). DDC Gallery. New York.2018
– Art Madrid´18. CentroCentro Cibeles. Madrid. Luisa Pita Gallery. 2018
Mint luminates. Mint shop gallery. Brompton Design District. London design festival. 2017
Soidades das falas. Luisa Pita Gallery. Santiago de Compostela. 2017
– Artwork series. ICFF Gallery. ICFF. New York. 2017
12 looks of Arturo Álvarez. Galería Vilaseco. A Coruña. Spain. 2016
Arts & Crafts, Design and Sustainability in Galicia for the 21st Century. Centro Torrente Ballester. Ferrol. Spain. 2016
Contradicións. Adhoc gallery. Vigo. Spain. 2015
Et facta est lux. Mac Gas Natural Fenosa. A Coruña. Spain. 2014
– Permanent installation at cafetería Ferradura. Santiago de Compostela. Spain. 2013
– Ephemeral installation at “Hostal dos Reis Católicos”. Santiago de Compostela. Spain. 2013
Eros. Bus Station Space. Santiago de Compostela. Spain. 2013
– Factoría Compostela. Spain. 2011
Concepts and designs for a new century. Museum of Decorative Arts in Barcelona. 2007

AWARDS AND MENTIONS

– BEST OF YEAR AWARD by Interior Design Magazine, Innovative Translucent Shading/Lighting Solution. SIMETECH®. New
York. 2014
– HD Product Design Competition. Las Vegas, Lighting. 2013
– Spanish Avant-garde Craft, Innovation and Design. 2013
– Spanish Avant-garde Craft, Innovation and Design in contemporary craft industries. 2011
– National Craft Awards Finalist. 2011
– Singular.es. 2010
– The Chicago Athenaeum. Museum of Architecture and Design. Good Design, Fluo. 2009
– The Chicago Athenaeum. Museum of Architecture and Design. Good Design, Gea. 2008
– Spanish National Craft Awards Finalist. 2008
– New Light Design, Daab. 2009

Arturo Álvarez
Remesar, A Estrada, Pontevedra. Spain
1964

Feder Galicia 2014-2020

 

Esta empresa participa no Plan Foexga 2016-2017 Operación cofinanciada polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional Programa Operativo FEDER Galicia 2014-2020.


Como apoio ao proceso de internacionalización, “Calor Color S.L.” ten axuda concedida pola Xunta de Galicia a través de IGAPE para participar no Plan de Fomento das exportacións galegas (Foexga) 2016-2017, cofinanciado polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional no marco do Programa Operativo FEDER de Galicia 2014-2020, OT3 Conseguir un tecido empresarial mais competitivo. Unha maneira de facer Europa.
O obxectivo principal do Plan Foexga é incentivar e estimular o comercio exterior galego e a internacionalización das pemes galegas. O resultado que se pretende é aumentar a base de empresas exportadoras e consolidar a presenza de empresas galegas nos mercados internacionais.

Feder Galicia 2014-2020

 

Esta empresa participa no Plan Foexga 2016-2017 Operación cofinanciada polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional Programa Operativo FEDER Galicia 2014-2020.


Como apoio ao proceso de internacionalización, “Calor Color S.L.” ten axuda concedida pola Xunta de Galicia a través de IGAPE para participar no Plan de Fomento das exportacións galegas (Foexga) 2016-2017, cofinanciado polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional no marco do Programa Operativo FEDER de Galicia 2014-2020, OT3 Conseguir un tecido empresarial mais competitivo. Unha maneira de facer Europa.
O obxectivo principal do Plan Foexga é incentivar e estimular o comercio exterior galego e a internacionalización das pemes galegas. O resultado que se pretende é aumentar a base de empresas exportadoras e consolidar a presenza de empresas galegas nos mercados internacionais.