Gines Serran

He was Born in Ceuta, Spain. He studied Anthropology and Archaeology at New York University and obtained eight Scholarships. He combined Art and Anthropology and did field work in the Sierra of Grazalema (Cádiz, Spain) His art (paintings, sculptures, ceramics) can be found in many countries and he has obtained several awards.

He created a cultural magazine in New York devoted to ethnic minorities and did a series of paintings influenced by Picasso’s work. During 1977, he lived in Nigeria and travelled to other West African countries. He exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum (New York,1980) representing Spain with a group of artists (Chillida, Jordi Teixidor, Guillermo Pérez Villalta, Miquel Navarro, Carmen Calvo, Sergi Aguilar, Teresa Gancedo, Darío Villalba, Zush y Muntadas); curated by Margit Rowell, the show travelled the USA for two years; his work (with A. Muntadas) become part of the Museum collection.

Amongst others, he has created two sculptures which are considered as the biggest bronze sculptures of Classic Mythology  in the world: “The Two Columns of Hercules: Abyla (Ceuta) and Calpe (Gibraltar)” and “The Union of the World,” seven meters high and four tons of weight each. He has also created, for the first time in history, the sculptures of medieval Muslim cartographer Al Idrissi, Jewish thinker Josef Ben Yehudá Ibn Aknin, Greek geographer Strabo, Spanish/Roman geographer Pomponius Mela and Portuguese Prince Ferdinand.He exhibits frequently in The United States where his art becomes part of important private and public collections. He has also exhibited his work in Mexico, Texas, Cuba, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, India, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, China and many more..