Lot 181 - Zafiro Storm - My Limits
Oil pastels, tempera, acrylic, watercolour, oil, markers and pencil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
My relationship with art is given by the education and passion that I received from my mother's side. It was, has been and always will be the engine of my life. My childhood and adolescence were spent in a very complicated environment. After a major depression, at the age of 17, I decided to enter The School of Art. I graduated in 2001 with honors from the EADT of Catalonia in the specialty of Jewelry Design (1996-2001) Obtaining Honors in the Final Degree Project for "La Escuela Llotja de Barcelona" (School that evaluates all artistic careers in Catalonia, Spain). The same year, 2001, I was the winner of the Illustrious "FAD JEWELRY AWARD" in Barcelona. After obtaining the FAD award, I was selected by BARNAJOYA and the FAD Awards to exhibit at "The BARNAJOYA International Jewelry Fair" 2001. Two years later, in 2003, the DDI (Department of Design and Innovation of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Spain) selected me among the best designers, including me in their guide. My collaborations with artists took place years before, as was the case with the international sculptor Rufino Mesa, with whom I collaborated years before. In 2006 I was part of "NECRO-LITOS" of the como visual artist.
For personal reasons. I spent a few years away from art in general, and from my career as a jewelry designer. It was in 2010 when I returned, internationally with my first painting exhibition "The PRINTED FOOTPRINT" at "Art House Gallery and Studios", Brooklyn, NY. I resumed my collaborations as a visual artist in 2015, this time, a participant in "El Milagro" of the international artist Abel Azcona at “The Gray Square Gallery”, Spain. And, once again, I was summoned to participate in "DES-ENTERRADOS" by Abel Azcona, curated by Marisol Salanova in the Art Gallery "Conde de Rodezno" Spain in the same year 2015.
That same year, I participated in "The 30th Anniversary of the BMW Painting Awards" in Madrid, with the portrait exhibition “FOUR ROOMS” I was interviewed for the Cultural Magazine "ACENTO CULTURAL" in Madrid that same year, 2015, for my artistic career as an internationally renowned artist. interview from which echoed Fahrenheit Magazine, Mexico D.F, publishing my Painting Series in the press "Anthropomorphous".
In 2018 I was selected to exhibit the artistic installation FEC (these are the initials of the chemotherapy I received) in the "REG-ARTE" Contest, with the collaboration and within the Malaga Film Festival -MAF-Málaga. Two years later, Saatchi Gallery selected me as a featured artist in the "Saatchi Take Over" competition, London, UK in 2020. In 2021, I became part of the art gallery "Maison Contemporain Gallery" in Paris with my artworks "War Diary". In 2022 I became part of the Perdomo Gallery art gallery in Miami with my artworks “La Triada Combustible”.
Currently, I am part of the group show CON Spring Edition'23 at the Circle of None art gallery, London and to my delight, I have been selected by Gemma Peppe to be part of the group exhibition of Art on a Postcard Summer Auction 2023, London Exhibition in which I feel honored to participate, for its vital significance, and the great help to the community that is dealing with Hepatitis C.
Graduated with Honors in Arts and Design specializing in Artistic Jewelry Design from EADT, Catalonia, Spain. (1996-2001)
Honors in the Revalidation and Final Degree Project by the "Escuela Llotja" Barcelona, Spain. (2001)
Exhibition with “La HUELLA IMPRESA” in the Art House Gallery and Studios, Brooklyn, NY. 2010
Participation in "El Miracle" by the International artist Abel Azcona at The Grey Square Gallery, Catalonia, Spain. 2015
Participation as “DES-ENTERRADOS” by Abel Azcona and Curated by Marisol Salanova at The Art Gallery Conde de Rodezno, Pamplona, Spain. 2015
Participation in The 30th Anniversary BMW Painting Awards, Madrid, Spain. 2015
Interview for the Cultural Magazine “ACENTO CULTURAL” Madrid, Spain. 2015
Press publication in “Fahrenheit Magazine” of the ANTHROPOMORPHE Series Mexico D.F. 2015
Exhibition of the Painting Series, "LA QUE NO TIENE NOMBRE II" (The One with no name II”) at The Gallery PÓPULO CADIZ, Spain. FEBRUARY-APRIL, 2017
Exhibition with the artistic installation “FEC” in the ´ REG-ARTE´ Contest, with the collaboration of the Malaga Film Festival -MAF- MALAGA, Spain. APRIL, 2018
Exhibition with the Artistic Exclusive Series Painting “War Diary ·War Portraits/Ukrainian Cities Invaded” at Maison Contemporain Gallery PARIS, France. 2021-2023
Exhibition with the Artistic Exclusive Series Painting “War Diary ·War Portraits/Ukrainian Cities Invaded” at Perdomo Gallery MIAMI. 2022-2023
Exhibition with the CIRCLE OF NONE art gallery in London in the show group CON Spring Edition 2023
MAISON CONTEMPORAIN / PERDOMO GALLERY / CIRCLE OF NONE
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My work deals with various political issues such as the energy crisis, climate change, the current Central European war and its derivatives. For the series created, especially for AOAP, I have highlighted the most activist part of the speech. I have shown more clearly the dimension of the female character, the girl. With traits that illuminate the discourse of abuse, protection and the empowerment of reason, but since creation. From the female drive. The one that lies in the exact balance between the rational and the creative. The one that is established whole and without fissures. A character who up to now has lived in harmony with the rest of the work, but who is now shown on the scene and points to the viewer.
There are four titles: MY LIMITS, a work that makes use of nature as a protective and defensive barrier. Beauty and strength go together without questioning their symbiosis. I show myself, I am. Full. But I know my true beauty. And that beauty is my limits BIZUM, a work that talks about the immediacy of the use and consequently the abuse of everything that is within our reach. The characters in the play laugh mischievously, in a relaxed but expectant attitude. You could say they are ready. ATOMIC, a work that speaks of the potential and high management capacities in complex situations Change our anatomy and adapt to the environment. Turn our ballast (decayed flower) into a soccer ball with which to strengthen our drive towards better results. PLAY HIDE with THE ELEPHANT in the ROOM talks about the fact of playing hide and seek before such an important issue as evidence. The climate crisis. And playing hide and seek with the elephant in the room is not wanting to see the evidence. If we summarize the language, we find ourselves again, before a type of mistreatment, disaffection and ignorance.
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