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PAINTING SILK 

WHO AM I?
I CONSIDER MYSELF AN ARTIST, A DESIGNER, AND AN ARTISAN. AN HEIR TO AN AGE-OLD, LIVING TRADITION: THE DESIRE TO BRING THE CONCEPT OF BEAUTY INTO EVERYDAY LIFE. AN EMOTIONALLY-INVESTED TRAVELER VISITING FARAWAY LANDS, MAGIC LEGENDS, MYSTERIOUS RITUALS, AND MYTHICAL CITIES: THE SILK MAPS, MY SILKS AS MAPS.
I FELL IN LOVE WITH SILKAND STARTED PAINTING ON IT IN 1971. MY TRAINING, IN PARIS AND NEW YORK, INVOLVED STUDYING AND LEARNING THE STRICT, DEMANDING TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES FROM CHINA AND JAPAN. I CONVERSED WITH THE TECHNIQUE, OBSERVED IT, AND INTERPRETED IT IN ORDER TO THEN TRANSCEND IT AND FIND MY OWN SYMBOLIC AND GESTURAL LANGUAGE, COLORS, AND RITUALS. 
MY CREATIONS ARE NOT INSPIRED BY FASHIONS OR TRENDS. EACH GARMENT OR SILK WALL HANGING IS UNIQUE, CONCEIVED AND REVEALED IN A CREATIVE ACT. THE SERIES OF PRINTED PIECES ARE MEANT TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO A BROADER PUBLIC, AND FROM 1986 TO 2014 I DESIGNED AND PRODUCED INSTITUTIONAL AND CORPORATE GIFTS.

THIS PERIOD IS NOW OVER, BUT I'M HAPPY TO SAY THAT I HAD FUN AND LEARNED A LOT RESERCHIMG AND DISCOVERING NEW POSSIBILITIES WHILE COMPLYING WHIT THE EXPECTATIONS OF COSTUMERS.

 

SILK WALL HANGINGS

SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN ART GALLERIES IN SPAIN, EUROPE, THE UNITED STATES, AND JAPAN.

 

CLOTHING 

FASHION SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS IN BARCELONA, CADAQUÉS, MADRID, LLEIDA, BERLIN, CAMBRIDGE, SAN FRANCISCO, SANTA FE (NEW MEXICO), AND TOKYO.

 

TEXTILE RESEARCH TRAVEL

MALI, BURKINA FASSO, IVORY COAST, KYOTO, TAOS, MALAYSIA, AND BORNEO.

 

MUSEUMS AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS 

CENTRO DE DOCUMENTACIÓN Y MUSEO TEXTIL DE TERRASSA. TERRASSA
MUSEO NACIONAL ARTES DECORATIVAS (MNAD). MADRID
MUSEO DE LA ESTAMPACIÓN DE PREMIÀ DE MAR. PREMIÀ DE MAR
MUSEO TEXTIL Y DE LA INDUMENTARIA. BARCELONA
"LA CAIXA" FOUNDATION ART COLLECTION . BARCELONA.
AVUI DAILY NEWSPAPER’S ART COLLECTION. BARCELONA
ISABEL PASTOR, PRIVATE COLLECTION. MADRID.
TEXTILE COLLECTION, ANTONI DE MONTPALAU. SABADELL
MUSEU DE VALLS. VALLS

 

AWARDS AND HONORS 

FINALIST, PREMIO NACIONAL DE ARTESANÍA 2012. MADRID
FINALIST, MILLOR DISSENY DE L'ANY 2012, FAD. BARCELONA
MESTRE ARTESÀ 2010 MEDAL, GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA. BARCELONA
FINALIST, MILLOR DISSENY DE L'ANY 2013, FAD. BARCELONA

  

GRANTS 

CASTELLBLANCH. “SILVER AND ENAMEL WORK.” FLORENCE.
CATALAN GOVERNMENT. “ARTISTIC CREATION.” NEW YORK
CONGRESS OF CATALAN CULTURE. “RESEARCH ON ART AND FASHION.” NEW YORK

 

COURSES 

FROM 2000 TO 2005, I TAUGHT A MASTER’S DEGREE SEMINAR ON PAINTING ON SILK: ARCHITECTURE, ART, AND EPHEMERAL SPACES. UPC BARCELONA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE.

 

IN ADDITION, I’VE DESIGNED THE UPHOLSTERY FOR A THEATER, THE DRESS FOR THE MADRID CARNIVAL MUSE, A PRINCESS DRESS FOR ARTIST OUKALELE, RUGS, SWIMSUITS, TOWELS, FABRICS, GLASSWARE, DISHWARE, AND THE DRESSES WORN IN THE CEREMONY HONORING THE ARRIVAL OF THE OLYMPIC TORCH AT EMPÚRIES IN 1992.