About the artist
Pancho Porto (Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 1988), began his education in artistic cabinetmaking in the Antonio Failde center of Ourense. In this school he has his first contact with disciplines such as carving, drawing or modeling, and more importantly, working in the workshop.
Later, he enrolled in the School of Arts and Crafts Mestre Mateo in Santiago de Compostela, where he studies what will be his main discipline in the future: sculpture. It is in this school where he already works with materials that will be basic for the artist, such as steel or clay. At the same time, Porto continues its training in a personal way and investigates other materials such as bronze or resins and its multiple uses and finishes.
After this first stage of training, he decides to install his workshop on the banks of the river Sarela, very close to the place where he was born. This is where he begins his particular research, both theoretical and practical, of the relationship between the materials used in each work and the message they transmit. This leads him to look for new proposals when it comes to communicating and telling his story. Since then, this will be the usual emphasis of his works, thus providing complexity and background to the whole of his work, with themes that touch both the social environment and his personal experiences.
At present he continues to develop his work in the same workshop where one day he took his first steps.