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From the artist...

When I was a child, I mixed colors and played with lines.

In my adolescence, I began to experiment with color and lines. This led me to understand how to control the colors and textures, as I was becoming a young artist.

It was at this point I decided to make art my life, and turn it into a professional career.

Decades later, I am still in love with art. I will continue to play with colors and lines, the way I did as child.

Pedro Gamero

(Madrid, 1961)

Pedro Gamero lives and works in Atlanta, San Francisco (USA) and Madrid.

From an early age, he knew his passion was to use his natural skills for the fine arts. He started drawing family portraits spontaneously, receiving admiration from family and friends for creating a near perfect version of his grandfather. It was from then on that he started to autodidact drawing and painting.

At fourteen he began his training with Master Rogelio Garcia Vazquez, perfecting his oil technique. During his adolescence, he spent summers on the Costa del Sol. There he made many commissioned portraits for foreign customers. In the following years, the portrait genre had a broad development in the artistic production of Pedro Gamero. He manages to have a perfected realism of naturist styles.

In 1979 Pedro Gamero performed various works for the Spanish Ministry of Defense. In the eighties his focus enters the world of advertising, which leads to him working for some of the most innovative sector agencies such as Lintas / Wordwide, Mc. Cann Erikson, Time / BBDO, Young & Rubicam and Delvico / Bates.

During the following years he created numerous designs and campaigns as a freelance illustrator. His mastery of airbrushing led him to work as a teacher in Madrid Visual Centre (CEV) for two years, teaching this specialty.

In the same period, he was working for clients such as Coca-Cola, Gillette, Nintendo, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Mercedes or Volvo Trucks among others.

In 1993, the American specialized publication "Airbrush Action" gave him the certificate of award from the "1993 Airbrush Excellence Seventh Annual Competition" for his work in illustration and advertising design.

In 2000, already living and working in Atlanta, he moved to New York where he was selected by the gallery "Portraits.Inc." located on Park Avenue.

In 2002 he received the "Portrait Society of Atlanta.Inc" Award in the Marietta Cobb Museum.

For five years, he belonged to the group of official artists of the gallery "Portrait Brokers of America".

His work is part of Spanish and foreign private collections such as, Kim Mc. Quilken Collection, Neville Isdell Collection, Collect Robert Collection, William "Woody" Faulk Collection, Evelyn Carter Collection, Fernando Scarpa Collection, Ignacio Taboada Collection, Hergeta Jesus Maria Collection and Fernando Buades Collection of Armenteras.

Today, Pedro Gamero divides his professional work between Madrid and USA.

Del Artista...

Cuando era niño, jugaba a mezclar colores y lineas.

En mi adolescencia, y formación académica, aprendí a ordenarlos y entenderlas.

En mi juventud, empecé a ganarme la vida profesionalmente.

En el presente, sigo haciendo lo mismo.

Ojalá en el futuro pueda seguir jugando, mezclando colores y lineas, como cuando era niño... "

Pedro Gamero

(Madrid, 1961)

Vive y trabaja en Atlanta, San Francisco, (EE.UU) y Madrid.

Supo de su temprana vocación al pintar el retrato de su abuelo. Será a partir de entonces, cuando empiece a dibujar y pintar de manera autodidacta.

A los catorce años inicia su formación con el maestro Rogelio Garcia Vazquez, perfeccionando la técnica al óleo. Durante su adolescencia, pasa los veranos en la Costa del Sol , donde realiza un gran número de retratos por encargo para clientes extranjeros. En años sucesivos, el género del retrato tendrá un amplio desarrollo en la producción artistica de Pedro Gamero, que logra tener un depurado realismo de corte naturista.

En 1979 realiza diversos trabajos para el Ministerio de Defensa Español. Pero es a partir de la década de los ochenta, cuando se produce su incursión en el mundo de la publicidad, que le lleva a trabajar para para algunas de las agencias más innovadoras del sector, como Lintas/Wordwide, Mc. Cann Erikson, Tiempo/BBDO, Young & Rubican y Delvico/Bates.

Durante los años siguientes crea numerosos diseños y campañas como ilustrador freelance. Su dominio de de la aerografía le lleva a trabajar como docente en el Centro Visuales de Madrid (C.E.V) durante dos años, impartiendo clases de esta especialidad.

En este mismo periodo, trabaja para clientes como Coca-Cola, Gillette, Nintendo, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Mercedes ó Volvo Trucks entre otros.

En 1993, la publicación Americana especializada "Airbrush Action" le otorga el certificado de "Award" de la "1993 seventh anual airbrush excellence competition" por su labor en el campo de la ilustración y el diseño publicitario.

En el año 2000, ya viviendo y trabajando en Atlanta, se traslada a New York al ser seleccionado por la galeria "Portraits.Inc." situada en Park Avenue.

En 2002 es galardonado con el "Award" de la asociación "Portrait Society of Atlanta.Inc" en el Cobb Marietta Museum.

Durante cinco años, perteneció a la plantilla de artistas oficiales de la galeria "Portrait Brokers of America".

Su obra forma parte de de colecciones privadas Españolas y extranjeras como Kim Mc. Quilken collection, Neville Isdell collection, Robert Collect collection, Willian "Woody" Faulk collection, Evelyn Carter collection, colección Fernando Scarpa, coleccion Ignacio Taboada, coleccion Maria Jesús Hergeta y coleccion Fernando Buades de Armenteras.

En la actualidad, Pedro Gamero desarrolla su actividad profesional entre Madrid y USA.

"Coca-Cola Company" 1997