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Teddy Cobeña Loor (born 16 April 1973 in Portoviejo)[1] is a figurative expressionist sculptor with a surrealist component. He lives in Barcelona.

Teddy Cobeña Loor
Teddy Cobeña Loor.JPG
Born (1973-04-16) April 16, 1973 (age 46)
NationalitySpanish and Ecuadorian
EducationUniversidad de Guayaquil.svgUniversity of Guayaquil

Escut UB 2016.pngUniversity of Barcelona

Massana School
Known forsculptor
MovementContemporary art


  • "Leonardo Martínez Bueno" Medal (Spain)
  • "Mateo Inurria" Medal (Spain)
  • International bronze price Aigle de Nice (France)
  • International prize "Ville de Nice" (France)
  • International Art Prize of Hyogo (Japan)


He is the son of David Cobeña Vinces and Judith Loor Rodríguez.[1] In his adolescence he was interested in the study of anatomy having in the family bookcase a biography of Leonardo da Vinci. He begins his studies of medicine in Guayaquil and ends his formation in Barcelona as a radiologist and in preventive medicine,[2][3] there he begins at the same time a formation in sculpture at Massana School [ca], Barcelona Academy of Art [ca] and Florence Academy of Art.[3]

His bronze work "The dreams" is in the Palazzo Panciatichi in Florence,[4][5][6] at the museum of the government of Tuscany (Italy) since June 2013.

In November 2016 and 2018[7] he received the international sculpture awards "Aigle de Bronze" and "Villa de Nice" in France,[8][9][10] on the occasion of the 28th "Aigle de Nice" Fine Arts Exhibition.

In the opening of the exhibition Renaissance in Rome (2015) he referred to the positive sensations when seeing, touching or hearing an artwork as sensorrealism,[11] word that has been used in some art platforms and exhibitions,[12][13][14][15] the most important of these has been in Japan where the Hyogo Government awarded him with the International Art Prize in June 2017.[15]


His work is characteristically figurative, initially influenced by Jean-Baptista Carpeaux and later by the dalinian surrealism.[16] In most of his sculptures the expressionist style and also surrealism is noted.[2]

He combines the patinas in many of his bronze sculptures resulting in a range of colors.[17][5][18]


Selected exhibitionsEdit

  • 2014 - Solidart. Consiglio de la Toscana, Florence (Italy)[4]
  • 2015 - L'art contemporain.[24][25] Galeries du Musée de Louvre of Paris (France)
  • 2015 - Renaixement.[26] Rome (Italy)
  • 2016 - Collective presentation 51 Queen Sofia, Madrid (Spain)[27]
  • 2016 - "Aigle de Nice" (France)[8][9]
  • 2017 - Exhibition 52 Queen Sofia, Madrid (Spain)[28][29][30]
  • 2017 - Surealism & Sensorealism, Kobe (Japan)[31][16]


  1. ^ a b "Teddy Cobeña mostrará su arte en Seúl". El Telégrafo (in Spanish). 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "El radiólogo Teddy Cobeña gana cuatro premios de escultura en 22 días". Agencia de Noticias (in Spanish).
  3. ^ a b "Teddy Cobeña: Exposiciones en Europa y Asia". pressreader of Diario Expreso de Guayaquil (in Spanish). 5 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Mostra di Teddy Cobeña". Sito Ufficiale del Cosiglio de la Toscana (in Italian).
  5. ^ a b "Obra de Manabita es parte de muestra colectiva en Madrid". El Universo (in Spanish). 8 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Mostra di Teddy Cobeña in Firenze". informacitta (in Italian). 23 Jun 2013.
  7. ^ Niçois, Le petit (2019). "30 Aigle de Nice International" (PDF). Le Petit Niçois.
  8. ^ a b c d "Las esculturas de Teddy Cobeña las favoritas del público". Europa Press (in Spanish). 19 December 2016.
  9. ^ a b c "Esculturas de Cobeña las favoritas del público". Efe (in Spanish). 19 December 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Aigle de Nice, Prix 2016. Nice, France". aigledenice (in French).
  11. ^ El Universo. "Manabita alista obras para muestras en Europa y Asia". El Universo (in Spanish).
  12. ^ "Sculptures of Sensorrealism from Cobeña".
  13. ^ "Teddy Cobeña in Japan".
  14. ^ "Sensorrealism from Teddy Cobeña".
  15. ^ a b "Inaugurado el Monumento a la Creatividad" (in Spanish).
  16. ^ a b c "Inaugurado el Monumento a la Creatividad". Stick Noticias (in Spanish).
  17. ^ "Sculptures of Sensorealism of Cobena". Art Gallery. United States.
  18. ^ "Versatility of quantum physics". Wikiart. Ukraine.
  19. ^ "Inauguracion y entrega de premios de la 81 EDICION DEL SALON DE OTOÑO del la AEPE". 1arte (in Spanish). 24 Feb 2017.
  20. ^ "Premios del Salón de Otoño de Madrid". arteinformado (in Spanish). 19 November 2014.
  21. ^ "Premios del Pequeño Formato (Pintura y Escultura) de la AEPE". apintoresyescultores (in Spanish).
  22. ^ "Pont de Cheruy - Nos adhérents se distinguent". L'Aigle de Nice (in French). France.
  23. ^ "Teddy Cobeña medal of Sculpture in Pont-de-Chéruy". AEPE. Madrid. 2017.
  24. ^ "Teddy Cobena in Paris". apintoresyescultores. 22 Jun 2015.
  25. ^ "Teddy Cobeña lleva sus esculturas a Paris". El Universo (in Spanish). 12 Jun 2015.
  26. ^ "Teddy Cobeña alista obras para muestras en Europa y Asia". El Universo (in Spanish). 15 April 2015.
  27. ^ "Madrid guarda arte manabita". eldiario (in Spanish). 19 Feb 2016.
  28. ^ "Lo felicita la Reina". El Diario (in Spanish).
  29. ^ "52 Premio Reina Sofia de Pintura y Escultura". Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores.
  30. ^ "Su Majestad la Reina Doña Sofía entrega el 52 premio de pintura y escultura" (in Spanish).
  31. ^ "Teddy Cobeña in Japan". AEPE. Madrid. 2017.

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