Santiago Palenzuela

Tenerife, 1967

Santiago Palenzuela (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 1967), an artist whose work has a great material thickness, being the painting not what slides across the smooth surface of the canvas, but what protrudes from it, the final object-painting. The images of closed interior rooms, perhaps the place for the separation between the painter and the world, contrast with the ostensible exteriority of his painting, which is thrown into empty space. His work could move from a visceral order to a collected chaos, a conjectural state where painting begins to order everything. Since his beginnings he has been looking for a personal art, mainly through oil painting. After graduating he participated in several workshops, which were led by artists such as Jiri Georg Dokupil, Guido Kolistcher or Mark Dagley. Since 1992, his work has been shown in more than sixty solo and group exhibitions held in galleries, museums and art centers in the Canary Islands, Madrid, Segovia, Bratislava and Prague. His solo shows include Pintura cadáver (Pintura cadáver (Casa de los Coroneles, Fuerteventura, 2016 and La Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2015), Quemando lienzo (Espacio Canarias de Madrid, 2012), De alquiler en alquiler (Gabinete Literario de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2010 and Sala de Arte Instituto Cabrera Pinto de La Laguna, 2009), among others. Palenzuela has received several awards and recognitions, including the Puerto de La Luz and Las Palmas Painting Prize and the Excelens Painting Prize awarded by the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.



Santiago Palenzuela

Tenerife, 1967


2019 “Odio sobre lienzo”, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes.

2017 “Odio sobre lienzo” Galería ARTIZAR, La Laguna, Tenerife.

2011 “Cuchilleros” Galería ARTIZAR, La Laguna, Tenerife.

2009 “De alquiler en alquiler”, Sala de arte del Instituto de Canarias Cabrera Pinto.

2004 “Paradojas”. CAAM. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

2003 “Restos de la paleta”, Galería Vegueta. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

2001 “Las estancias inundadas”, Galería ARTIZAR. Tenerife.

2000 “Retrato de Luis Feria” Galería ARTIZAR. Tenerife.

1998 Sala de arte y cultura. La Laguna. Tenerife.

1997 Círculo de Bellas Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.Ermita del Gran Poder, Bajamar. Tenerife

1995 Sala O’Daly. Santa Cruz de la Palma.


2019 “Deformaciones” Galería ARTIZAR, La Laguna, Tenerife.

2014 “La isla ilesa”, TEA tenerife Espacio de las Artes.

2012 “Group ART” Galería ARTIZAR, Tenerife.

“Quemando lienzos” Espacio Canarias de Madrid, Madrid.

2010 “High 10”. Galería ARTIZAR, Tenerife.

2009 Participa en ARTMadrid’09, con la galería Vegueta. Madrid

2008 “Nudos gordianos”. Galería ARTIZAR, Tenerife.

“8.1”, CAAM. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

2006 “Bestial”. Castillo del Puerto de la Cruz. Tenerife

2000 “Desembrarte”. Galería Artizar, Tenerife.

1999 “La isla taller”. IODACC, Sala de arte La Recoba, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

“Convergencias-Divergencias”. CAAM, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

“Triálogos”, Galería ARTIZAR, Tenerife.

1998 IIIª Exposición de miniaturas. El mar. Ermita del Gran Poder. Bajamar, Tenrife.

1997 “Figuraciones indígenas”. Salas de arte La Granja y La Regenta, Gobierno Autónomo de Canarias. Tenerife y Gran Canaria.

1994 “De todo corazón”. Sala de arte Los Lavaderos. Tenerife.

1992 “Pintores pensionados del Paular”. Torrejón de Lozoya, Segovia.


2010 Premio de la Real Academia de San Fernando de Bellas Artes.



Colección de arte de Cajacanarias.

Colección del CAAM (Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno)

Colección del TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes)

Colección Cabildo de Tenerife.

Colección Cabildo de Gran Canaria.