The Communications Director for BMW Group Spain, Pilar García de la Puebla, has been entrusted to open the exhibition of the awarded and finalist artworks in the 33rd BMW Painting Award held on November 28th at the Casa de Vacas Cultural Centre in the Retiro Park. An exhibition gathering all the winning artworks of the 33rd edition of the BMW Painting Award, as well as the finalist paintings. The exhibit will be open to the public until December 30th.

This award, benchmark of the field, is an event aimed at promoting passion for art, particularly painting, thanks to the cultural diffusion of its artworks, new talent discovery, and different awards and grants supporting the artists’ creations. Through it, BMW Group reveals, one more year, its commitment to the enhancement of art as a means of expression and communication, as well as its support of young talent.

The BMW Painting Award has already been established, throughout these 33 years, as one of the most prestigious in our country. Painters from all over Spain aim at being part of the award’s selected group. A reputable private initiative intending to transmit passion for art and talent, and which has reached a great social relevance.

The first award has been granted to the painter Santiago Ydáñez, from Jaén, for his work “Retrato fallido de Lorca” (“Failed Portrait of Lorca.”) Javier Palacios Rodríguez has been awarded the Mario Antolín de Ayuda a la Investigación Pictórica grant for his work “Yellow Soul Sponge.” The Innovation Award has been granted to artist Alejandra Freymann Carbajal, from Cuenca, for her work “Sobre espejos iluminados (Norte)” (“Over Enlightened Mirrors (North).”) The award for Youngest Talent has been granted to the eight-year-old Madrilenian artist Irati González Hernaiz, for her great work “Miedo en Rojo” (“Fear in Red.”)

Thanks BMW for sharing your passion for art and supporting our great talent.