José Cobo, works on sale

José Cobo

Santander, 1958

Cantabrian sculptor José Cobo studied stone carving and fresco painting in Madrid, at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. Then he went to the United States to enter the reputed School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he graduated as Master Sculptor, in 1985, and History of Art and Criticism, ten years later. Between 1994 and 1997 he was a professor of sculpture of this North American school. The prestige he enjoys in the United States has led him to exhibit frequently in cities such as Chicago, New York, Minneapolis or Michigan.

His production focuses on the human figure and also on animals, and uses sculpture in classical terms of representation, although the attitude and position of his characters are unconventional. They are not usually sculptured to place on a typical pedestal, but they are lying directly on the floor, hanging on the wall or ceiling, flying, dancing, walking, in the attitude of throwing themselves into the water ..., or they are mounted on a small platform with wheels as if they were a toy. The materials used to cover a wide range from bronze to synthetic resins, through aluminium smelting or even stone cardboard and wire. José Cobo uses a good part of the techniques of traditional sculpture; it performs virtuous modelling that respects the concept of realism, proportions, with special attention to detail, but also encompasses marginal fields such as the field of toys, manger figures or bibelots. Many of his works, also, are painted, as it was styled in ancient sculpture and popular imagery.

Artist's works

José Cobo | Niño con muñeco-ref.10

José Cobo

Niño con muñeco-ref.10, 2014

Resina de epoxi marron

40 x 47 x 48 cm


José Cobo | Niño Gateando

José Cobo

Niño Gateando, 2018

Resina epoxi blanca

35 x 57 x 45 cm


José Cobo | Child crawling turning up-down ref.30

José Cobo

Child crawling turning up-down ref.30, 2015

Resina de epoxi marron

94 x 52 x 19 cm


José Cobo | Child crawling turning up-down-ref.38

José Cobo

Child crawling turning up-down-ref.38, 2016

Resina de epoxi marrón

109 x 46 x 19 cm


Featured works

Lantomo | Hóng 2


Hóng 2, 2019

Grafito y acrílico sobre papel encolado a madera

100 x 73 cm


Francisco Suárez | Lumen II

Francisco Suárez

Lumen II, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

190 x 125 x 4.5 cm

Okuda San Miguel | Grey Skull

Okuda San Miguel

Grey Skull, 2018

17-ink hand-printed by Inkvisible Prints on 220 g pink fabriano paper

70 x 50 cm


Dirk Salz | #2468

Dirk Salz

#2468, 2019

Pigments and resin on multiplex

40 x 40 x 6 cm

Jorg Karg | Quiet Please

Jorg Karg

Quiet Please, 2016

Printing by pigment under acrylic glass on aluminum dibond

80 x 80 x 3 cm


Rubén Martín de Lucas | República 12

Rubén Martín de Lucas

República 12, 2019

Obra gráfica impresa sobre papel Hahnemühle

74 x 61 cm


Patrik Grijalvo | Arsenale, Venezia

Patrik Grijalvo

Arsenale, Venezia, 2019

Photography with Hasselblad, medium format

150 x 150 x 10 cm

Daniel Sueiras | Retrato ilustre XXXII

Daniel Sueiras

Retrato ilustre XXXII, 2014

Oil on board

50 x 40 cm


Faile | Palette Going bach to Dallas


Palette Going bach to Dallas, 2014

Acrylic and ink on wood and steel frame

51 x 30 cm


Fernando Daza | Círculo naranja

Fernando Daza

Círculo naranja, 2018

Paper cut by hand and glued on fabric

80 x 80 cm

Francisco Suárez | Lumen IV

Francisco Suárez

Lumen IV, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

75 x 43 x 4.5 cm

Jorg Karg | Twentysix Lions

Jorg Karg

Twentysix Lions, 2017

Printing by pigment under acrylic glass on aluminum dibond

80 x 80 x 3 cm


Mr. Brainwash | Andy Warhol

Mr. Brainwash

Andy Warhol, 2017

Mixed media on recycled cardboard

78 x 62 cm


Lantomo | Chrysanthemum I


Chrysanthemum I, 2015

Estampa digital

42 x 29.7 cm


Pachi Santiago | Scarface

Pachi Santiago

Scarface, 2016


30 x 40 cm

Pilar Pequeño | Agapanto

Pilar Pequeño

Agapanto, 2010

Giclée. Pigmentos minerales sobre papel (Con passe partou: 64 x 79 cm)

40.3 x 59.5 cm


Shepard Fairey | Earth crisis

Shepard Fairey

Earth crisis, 2014

Screen printing on paper

61 x 46 cm


Ubay Murillo | Poor Matisse

Ubay Murillo

Poor Matisse, 2018

Oil on canvas

105 x 81 cm