Álex Vázquez

Category: Painter
Birth Date: In 1946
Birth Place: Vigo (Pontevedra)
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He was brought up in the bosom of an outstanding artistic family such as his father, Isidro Vázquez Palacios, and his uncle Antonio Palacios Ramilo (famous architect), who encouraged him to develop a deep artistic vocation that marked his whole professional career.

His trajectory starts from realism and goes on with different stages: figure, portrait, marine landscapes and urban landscapes (his original stage of balconies is very characteristic) up to the informalism of his present creations.

He has regularly exhibited his works in different galleries and prestigious centres in Spain and Portugal and is also well known in Germany and Belgium.

At the moment, he combines his job as a painter and illustrator with his office as creative manager of ‘Palacios Publicidad’.

He participates in many events related to art and collaborates with public and private institutions designing exhibitions, stands, web pages, art editions and catalogues. He is the joint author of many projects, taking part in the design, development and illustration, in collaboration with outstanding figures such as Carlos Casares, Paco Fernández Naval, Francisco Fernández del Riego and Xavier Alcalá.


 Work & Activities


-2007: Quiñones de León Museum (Vigo), Casa de Galicia (Madrid), Bodegas CALEM (Vila Nova de Gaia) and Palacete das Mendoza (Pontevedra).

-2006: Club Financiero (Vigo) and Rivas Briones Gallery (Vilagarcía de Arousa).

-2005: A Carón do Mar (Cangas do Morrazo).

-2004: Caixanova Social Centre (Vigo), Caixanova Exhibition Gallery (Pontevedra), José Lorenzo Gallery (Santiago), Gallery of the City Council of Lisbon (Lisbon) and Social and Cultural Centre of A Guarda (Pontevedra).

-2003: Casa de Galicia (Lisbon) and Gaudí Gallery (Madrid).

-2002: International Painting Collection (Barcelona).

-2001: Caixanova Art Gallery (Pontevedra), ARTVG. Xunta de Galicia (Santiago de Compostela) and Caixanova Gallery (A Estrada).

-2000: Soutomaior Castle (Pontevedra) and Alameda Gallery (Vigo).

-1999: Club Financiero (A Coruña), Caixavigo Gallery (Vigo) and Borrón 4 Gallery (Cambados).

-1998: Borrón Gallery (Cambados) and Obelisco Gallery (A Coruña).

-1997: Digamel Gallery (Vilagarcía de Arousa).

-1996: Banco de Bilbao Vizcaya (Oviedo) and Provincial Business Confederation (Vigo).

-1995: Caixavigo Gallery.

-1994: Da Vinci Gallery (Sanxenxo) and Caixa Pontevedra Gallery (Pontevedra).

-1993: Recoletos Gallery (Madrid) and Tándem Gallery (Barcelona).

-1992: Studio 34 (Ourense), Gallery of La Toja Casino, Caixavigo Gallery (Vigo) and Caja de Ahorros (Pontevedra).

-1991: Caixaourense Gallery (O Barco).

-1990: Caja de Ahorros Provincial (Pontevedra).

-1989: Caixavigo Gallery (Vigo) and Cultural Centre (Vilagarcía de Arousa).

-1988: Cultural Centre (Burgos) and Caja de Ahorros Provincial (Pontevedra).

-1987: Caixa Galicia Cultural Centre (Santiago de Compostela), Local Art Gallery (Ponteareas) and Caixa Ourense Gallery (Ourense).

-1986: Local Art Gallery (Ponteareas) and Caja de Ahorros Provincial (Pontevedra).

-1985: Industrial Casino (Pontevedra), Caja de Ahorros Municipal (Vigo) and Maritime Lyceum (Vilagarcía de Arousa).

-1984: Caja de Ahorros Provincial (Pontevedra), Pancho Cossío Gallery (Santander) and Caja de Ahorros (Torrelavega).



-2007: Artempresarios, Businessmen Confederation (Vigo).

-2004: José Lorenzo Gallery (Santiago) and Gallery of the City Council of Lisbon (Portugal).

-2003: Casa de Galicia (Lisbon), Gaudí Gallery (Madrid) and Lineart Art Fair, Ghent (Belgium).

-2002: ‘Muestra luso-galaica d'arte contemporánea’, Chaves (Portugal).

-2001: ‘Encuentros en la Sala Teucro I’ (Pontevedra).

-2000: Celta Foundation (Vigo).

-1999: ‘Arte na escola’, City Council of Vigo.

-1998: ‘Bodegóns e floreiros na Colección Caixavigo’, Archaeological Museum (Ourense), Kultur Modell, Passau (Germany) and ‘Arte en Pontevedra 1’, Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones (Pontevedra).

-1997: ‘A arte galega na Colección Caixavigo’ (19th and 20th centuries), Maritime Station (A Coruña) and ‘A arte galega na Colección Caixavigo (Vanguardia y nuevos valores)’, Caixavigo Cultural Centre (Vigo).

-1995: Construgal 95 (Pontevedra) and Local Museum (Lalín).

-1994: Gallery of the City Council of A Coruña and Araguaney Foundation (Santiago de Compostela).

-1987: Xeito '87, Caja de Ahorros Provincial (Pontevedra).

-1986: “Exposición de pintores pontevedreses” (Burgos).

-1984: Inauguration of the gallery of the Mercantile Circle (Vigo).

-1983: CAV (Vilagarcía de Arousa), Casino (Barco de Valdeorras), Homage of the Galician Centre to Ponferrada and Culture Department (Pontevedra).



-2008: “A camelia nos xardíns das Rías Baixas” (London).

-2007: “A camelia nos xardíns das Rías Baixas”, Pontevedra County Council (Vigo, Madrid, Porto and Pontevedra).

-2004: "Nadir. Camiño de Compostela", Xunta de Galicia (Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona, Madrid, A Coruña, Tui and Santiago).

-2003: ‘Arte Ayuda a Galicia’ (Vilagarcía, Vigo, Ourense, San Sebastián and Santiago de Compostela).

-1999: Itinerant exhibition, Consellería de Cultura - Xunta de Galicia.

-1998: ‘Bodegóns e floreiros na Colección Caixavigo’, Caixavigo Cultural Centre (Vigo) and ‘Eje Atlántico’, itinerant exhibition all around Spain and Portugal.

-1988: Itinerant exhibition (Portugal).



 Other Interesting Aspects

-1970: Design and development of "A Camelia nos Xardíns das Rías Baixas".

-1999: Design and development of "Arte en Pontevedra" and organizer of his first edition.
-1995: Design and coordination of the exhibition homage to Ángel Sevillano, Vilagarcía de Arousa (Pontevedra).

-1993: Design of Granbazán International Painting Biennial Exhibition and organizer of all the editions.

-1993: He usually collaborates with public and private institutions designing exhibitions, stands, web pages, catalogues…