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Michelangelo Arteaga/ Book Edition

Michelangelo Arteaga, a British-Spanish sculptor, hails from Cadiz, Spain, where he spent his formative years. Currently based in London, he serves as a faculty member at The Royal British Society of Sculptors. Arteaga's journey into sculpting is rooted in his family's heritage – his father, a stonemason, imparted the ancient art of stone carving to him. Before embracing sculpture as a profession, Arteaga worked as a recognized town planner for several years.

In 2013, he pursued formal education in Sculpture, Printmaking, and Jewellery at the City of Bath College, followed by the completion of an MA in Fine Arts at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2014. The transition from town planning to sculpting marked a pivotal decision in 2012 when Arteaga decided to pursue his passion wholeheartedly.

Arteaga has left his artistic imprint on various public spaces with large-scale sculptures displayed at notable locations such as Chelsea Parade Ground (2014), Bishop Square at Liverpool Street (2015-2016), Broomhill Sculpture Park (2016), and Saint Paul's Cathedral (2017), among others. His talent was recognized when he became a finalist at the British Sculpture Prize in 2016.

In 2018, Arteaga showcased prototypes at Tate Modern, featuring his distinctive large-scale sculptures. The years 2020 and 2022 also saw his work exhibited. In 2023, he participated in an exhibition at the Royal British Society of Sculptors in London.

Arteaga's artistic journey reflects a fusion of his Spanish roots and his current dual residency in the United Kingdom and Spain, maintaining studios in both Spain and China. His dedication to sculpture and the recognition of his talent highlight his significant contributions to the contemporary art scene.


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