The María José Jove Foundation publishes the monographic edition of the artist June Crespo

The María José Jove Foundation publishes the monographic edition of the artist June Crespo (Pamplona, ​​1982). The publication initiates a new editorial format linked to the María José Jove Foundation International Art Prize, with which the institution intends to influence its commitment to supporting artists, studying their work and displaying it. 

The monograph, which reviews the artist’s career from her beginnings to the present, contains texts by Chus Martínez, curator and researcher and director of the Art Institute of the Academy of Art and Design in Basel, and an extensive conversation between June Crespo and Susana González, curator, cultural manager and director of the Art Collection of the María José Jove Foundation.

June Crespo’s artistic practice is largely identified with sculpture, where she develops a language based on procedures such as collage or assembly and on the experimental use of images. The starting point of her work are those affective and dialectical links that are established between functional forms and objects that challenge her from her closest environment. Intuition will be the trigger to digest interests and concerns of different kinds, without these being explicitly or deliberately shown in the initial conception of the work.

Their language, which refers to the body and its relational capacity, interferes in the way of reading objects, releasing their associative potential, in a process that involves establishing a series of relationships that range from the combination, reconfiguration or ordering of the different parts until the incorporation of the procedural contingencies, such as the fragment, the break, the imperfection or the footprint.

June Crespo graduated in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country in 2005. Among the artistic residencies carried out are: De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Holland, between 2014 and 2017, or IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2014. of important collections such as the Reina Sofía Museum, Dos de Mayo Art Center (CA2M) or the Artium Museum. Among his most recent solo exhibitions are No Osso, at the Uma Certa Foul de Coerência space in Oporto (2019), Ser dos, at the CarrerasMugica Gallery in Bilbao (2017), Chance Album nº1, at the etHALL Gallery in Barcelona (2016 ) or Kanala, in the MARCO of Vigo (2016).

For the María José Jove Foundation International Art Award (2019) are added the RNE Critical Eye Award (2018), the Botín Foundation Plastic Arts Grant (2018) and the Gure Artea Award (2013).

  • Title: Helmets , June Crespo
  • Edited by: María José Jove Foundation
  • ISBN: 978-84-09-23571-1
  • Binding: Internal French stitching
  • Pages: 224
  • Format: 23 x 17 cm
  • Languages: Spanish / English