Since his debut in 1991 with Viviendo Deprisa through his most recent live album, 2017’s Más Es Más El Concierto, Sanz has established himself as one of the most renowned and influential artists worldwide with more than 25 million records sold. All 16 of his albums have gone multi-platinum in Spain, Latin America or the United States.
Throughout his career, Sanz has collaborated with several leading performers from around the globe, including Alicia Keys, Shakira, Destiny’s Child, Laura Pausini, the Corrs, Ivete Sangalo, Emeli Sandé, Juanes, Juan Luis Guerra, Marc Anthony, Alejandro Fernández, and Tony Bennett.
In 2013, he received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in Boston in recognition of his contributions to music and international culture. In 2017, Sanz received the Gold Medal of the Community of Madrid for his talent, his support of humanitarian causes and his ability to surmount obstacles. He has also received the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts granted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, and the Vision Award bestowed by the White House through the Hispanic Heritage Foundation in recognition of his notable contributions to Latin music.
Alejandro Sanz was honored as the 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year during a prestigious gala held on Nov. 15,2017 in Las Vegas. An 20-time Latin GRAMMY® and three-time GRAMMY winner, Sanz was honored for his artistry and substantial philanthropic contributions to organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children and Greenpeace, among others.
Sanz currently has the largest Twitter following (more than 19 million) among Spanish artists. In addition, he has more than 6 million followers on Facebook and 2 million followers on Instagram.
A true renaissance man, Zapata has worked in everything from sculpture, painting, music, murals, and fashion. This joint exhibition is just another addition to a wildly popular and diverse career, this time exploring the world of music with renown musician Alejandro Sanz.
Born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Zapata splits his time between his studios in New York, Miami and Hollywood creating Neo-Expressionist paintings in both oil and acrylic with the incorporation of mixed media, collage and graffiti featuring often. Famous worldwide, Zapata’s work is sought after from starlets and world monuments alike with a panel planned for the restored colosseum in Rome, and called the “New Andy Warhol” by the New York Post.
For over two decades Zapata has been building up an impressive oeuvre exploring themes of sexuality, opulence, and vitality in his signature style. Layering fantasy and reality, Zapata lured the viewer into a cosmically beautiful world. A songwriter himself, Zapata has helped write lyrics for artists such as Michael Jackson and Jon Secada, This exhibition reaches deep into that poetic imagination.