David Rodriguez Caballero

Biography

Born in 1970 in Pamplona, Spain. Madrid and New York-based artist David Rodriguez Caballero graduated with a BFA from the University of the Basque Country in Spain in 1995, and an MA from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1998. Throughout his twenties, Rodriguez Caballero competed in competitions around Spain, coming first in several. As early as 1998, he was awarded a scholarship from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and a year later he received one from the MoMA in New York.

Considered generally as a sculptor influenced by 20th century geometric abstraction, Rodriguez Caballero creates his work through a process of folding and bending the metal to form various shapes which can’t be fully understood from one angle. His graphics work with a similar approach is also notable. His sculptures are sometimes fashioned in a sort of origami style. Rodriguez Caballero says that his work revolves around material and light.

Solo exhibitions of his work have been shown at museums and galleries including; the Marlborough Gallery in Madrid, Barcelona, New York, and Monaco; C-Art Gallery, Miami; Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, among others.

His work appears in public collections such as the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, Spain; Foundation Volksbank, Paderborn, Germany; ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, New York and Tokyo, Japan; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Unión Fenosa, La Coruña, Spain; Museo de Navarra, Navarre, Spain; Museo Würth, La Rioja, Spain; and Palazzo dei Papi, Viterbo, Italy.