Jesús Pastor Statement
“My life and the act of creative are indissolubly joined. The philosophy of life and visual conception are used as a means for a freely expressing of fears.
For me, starting each work is equivalent to submerging myself in an adventure toward the unknown; the primordial is the creative process itself. Throughout this process memories, ideas and feelings arise, which are determinant in the final result.
A piece of art is full of twists and turns. The images breathing, thinking, believing, acting. A photograph is a fragment of the path, a small summary of the experience lived.”
Graduate of the University of Arts in Salamanca in Painting. He realized CAP (Certificate to teach as Professor of Arts) giving classes of Photography, Graphic Design and Audiovisual in Salamanca, in the School of Arts of Leon and in several private schools of the city of Soria.
He currently lives and works in Berlin in the field of documentary and fashion photography.
Over the past 15 years he has developed a language through projects and exhibitions; to considerer:
Bread & Butter en Berlin, Borchardt en Berlin, Galeria Seven Star Gallery en Berlin, Macht Kunst – Deutsche Bank – KunstHalle –Alten Münze en Berlin, el Festival Browse Photography 2011 en Berlin, X Event DeArte Madrid Palacio de Congresos Castellana en Madrid, Caja Duero Exhibition Hall Cultural Center Gaya Nuño, Soria, Salamanca, Valladolid, Palencia, Extremadura, Avila, Zaragoza, Expo’98 en Zaragoza, PhotoEspaña, Descubrimientos’08. “Slow Return” en Madrid, Arco Romano Gallery, Medinaceli en Soria, Art Gallery “Revelada”. Painting en Salamanca
As for publications his photographs have been part of El Pais Semanal EP3 (Spain), La Vanguardia Magazine (Spain), Soria Natural PHOTO (Spain), Super FOTO digital (Spain) Der Spiegel Wissen (Germany) Brennpunkt Magazine (Germany) Soho House Berlin (Germany), Schwarzweiss magazine (Germany), Kwerfuldein magazine (Germany)
In his curriculum there are over a hundred prizes of different art forms, photography, painting, illustration, poetry and short story, considering Honorable Mention section in MIFA winners, First Prize of Photography Reportage Award in “El Fotón 2014′′, Awarded in XXXIV Salon of Photo Quart de Poblet 2014, Valencia, Spain, Winner Quesabesde Award 2014 and 2013, Winner Nomination Award of HPA2013 Humanity Photo Awards, First Prize of Photography in the Photography Contest XLVIII Castilla y León the City of Berlanga de Duero. Soria, Second Prize in the “Brennpunkt AWARD 2012′′, Winner in the Contest Photo Story 2012 held by Blipoint, Third Prize National EISA Master Photo Contest 2011, RRibbon FIAP -10° International Exhibition Photo Club Buenos Aires 2011, Award in the III International Photography Contest AsisaPhoto 2011. Madrid. Spain, Gold Medal CEF in XXXV Trophy Torretes of Photography 2011. Calella., Honorable Mention Award in Photojournalism VI Fundación Caixa Galicia, Juan Cancelo, First Prize “Manzanares ” V Edition Photography, Fellowship in Photography and Journalism Workshop in Albarracín, led by Gervasio Sanchez, Finalist in Descubrimientos’08 PhotoEspaña.