OSCAR HERNANDEZ SORIANO (1944 – 2007)
Oscar Hernandez Soriano was born in Cuba 1944 where he spent his first years.
But at the age of 11 the family moved to Spain since his mother was Spanish.
He studied 5 years at the Academy of Art in Madrid and then moved to
Sweden where he continued his studies at Konstakademien (the Academy of Art) in Stockholm.
He settled down in Stockholm but spent a few months every year in Spain.
He participated in many individual and collective exhibitions in Sweden,
Spain and some other countries. He is also represented in many different places in Sweden.
Oscar Hernandez Soriano was an artist of the old school. An important part in his intensive creating process was the preparation of his canvases and often of his paints with different pigments.
He painted often with thick layers of paints, often in brilliant orange and yellow
cadmium and cobalt blue tones, which make the colors vibrate.
In Oscar Hernandez Soriano art production are the following recurring themes : woman/women, loving couples, the meeting between man and woman, the lonely man, groups of people.
Apart from figurative paintings Oscar Hernandez Soriano has painted landscapes from Spain and Sweden, especially from Stockholm, as well as still lifes.
There are artistic talents in his family : his brother Emilio is a well known theatre
director in Spain and his youngest sister toured around the world in a flamenco troupe before her marriage.
At his death in August 2007 Oscar Hernandez Soriano left behind a great number of paintings and drawings which cover his whole artistic production between 1960 and 2007.
You can view the remaining paintings in the webside in the ”Complete collection”. The size of the paintings are in cm. They are all for sale.
1965-70 High School of Arts San Fernando in Madrid, Spain
1975-80 High School of Arts in Stockholm, Sweden (painting and sculpture)
1982-1995 Courses in graphic art, lithography and enamel.
1975-1976 Saving Bank of Segovia, Spain,IKC, Stockholm, Gallery Gaston, Zaragoza, Spain
1978-1984 Gallery Modigliani, Madrid, Gallery Händer, Stockholm,Gallery Svea, Stockholm
1985-1986 Cafe Mejan, Stockholm, Trappan, Vällinby
1987-1988 Cultural Center of Fernando de los Rios, Madrid, Gallery Orfila, Madrid
1989-1990 County Gallery of Botkyrka, Stockholm, Galleri Bergman, Stockholm, The Art Association of Hagersta
1993-1997 Gallery Hera, Stockholm, County Gallery of Viksjö, Gallery H, Stockholm
1997 Anaes Athenas, Madrid, The Museum of Music, Stockholm
1998 Gallery Jose Marti, Stockholm, Gallery Mocca, Gothemburg, Sweden
1999 Gallery Imago Gran Teatre de la Habana, Cuba, Galeria Espacio 52, Cuba.
2000 Gallery Jan Linder, Stockholm, Phototeca, Gran Teatro de la Habana, Cuba
2000 Gallery Suomi, Stockholm
2002 Gallery Suomi, Stockholm
2004 Galleri Tersaeus, Stockholm
2004 Bateau Daphné, Paris
2004 Gallery Mäster Olof, Stockholm
2006 Kallhäll´s old school
2006 Sala Aires, Cordoba, Spain
2007 Gallery Paname, Stockholm
2007 Väsby Konsthall, Upplands Väsby – Edsviks Konsthall, Sollentuna (memorial exhibitions)
2008 Ekebyhovs slott, Ekerö (memorial exhibition)
2010 Nordens ljus, Stockholm
1960-1970 Cultura Hispanica, Madrid, The Saving Bank of Oviedo, Spain, The Foundation of R. Acosta, Granada, Spain
1974 Gallery Vandres, Madrid , Gallery Antonio Machado, Madrid
1974-75 Gallery Mejan, Stockholm, Gallery De Unga, Stockholm
1986-1991 The County Gallery of Södertälje, The Biennal Art Show in Valparaiso, Chile
1992-1993 The Art Association of Södertälje, Gallery Club 24, Madrid
1994-1995 Gallery Hera, Stockholm, Spring exposition in Liljevachs, Centro Procultural, El Salvador, Centro Cultural Managua, Nicaragua, Galleri MEM, El Salvador, Universidad Tecnologica, El Salvador
1996-1998 Gallery Nord, Örebro, Spring Exhibition in Liljevachs, Galleri José Martí, Stockholm
1998 Galleri Mocca, Göteborg, Caja Postal, Aranjuez, Spain, Gallery Belanger, Stockholm, Casa de Vacas (Retiro), Madrid, Art Gallery, Väsby
1999 Art Gallery, Väsby, Art Gallery, The Castle of Kalmar, Sweden
2000-2001 Bienal Buenos Aires, Argentina, Art Gallery, Väsby, Art Gallery, Trelleborg
2001 Bryggeriet – Arty gallery,Trelleborg
About 12 to 15 different official and private organisations in Sweden.
The Art Museum of Pärnu, Estonia
Award: by the Town Hall of Stockholm for a painting on the city of Stockholm in 1996.