Lídia Masllorens | CV
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Lídia Masllorens Vilà

Lídia Masllorens holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona in the specialty of painting. She has also been trained in photography, sculpture and engraving.

She began exhibiting in art spaces of the Girona counties, such as the local spaces of Caldes de Malavella and Cassà de la Selva; and also in Galeria Nostrart, Tomàs de Lorenzana Culture House and the Valvi Foundation, in the city of Girona. In 2013, she was awarded with the Painting Prize of the Fundació Vila Casas, which opened the doors to professionalization with Miquel Alzueta Gallery representing her work. In 2016, she exhibited for the first time in Paris – at the Arcturus Gallery – and also made her solo debut at the LA Art Show, Los Angeles. In 2017 she had a solo show in Denmark – at the Galerie Wolfsen-. In 2018, she exhibited at the Miquel Alzueta Gallery in Barcelona, ​​at Arcturus Gallery in Paris and also twice in Japan: individually, at The Gallery, in Takamiya – Hikone; and collectively, at the Caso-Contemporary Art Center in Osaka.

Her work has been evolving towards big sized headshots of human faces.

I paint portraits because I am obsessed with the beauty of faces. I have always spent hours watching faces from behind a camera with a good zoom, and I guess that is why, in my art, I have a gaze, a composition and a format that may look like a photogram.

I have adapted a traditional way of working – with resources such as chiaroscuro and techniques such as watercolour and engraving – to a personal result. I use simple materials: paper, water and black paint. No more, the minimum to express the maximum. My references are contemporary artists who work the human figure in an expressionist and synthetic way: Barceló, Kentridge, Dumas, Sauville, Peyton… In all of them, I see different ways of finding the essential. I find the images that inspire me in the theatre, the cinema, the photography and, above all, the internet and social networks: they are the best sources to explore all the landscapes we can find on a human face.”

Currently, Masllorens persists in her research at her workshop in Cassà de la Selva, near Girona, in Catalonia.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Galerie Arcturus, París (France)

2018 The Gallery, Takamiya, Hikone (Japan)

2018 Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Barcelona (Spain)
2017
Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg (Denmark)
2016 Galerie Arcturus, París (France)
2016 L.A Art Show, Los Ángeles (U.S.A)
2015 Palau de Casavells, La Bisbal d’Empordà (Spain)
2015 Manzana Mahou 360, Madrid (Spain)
2014 Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona (Spain)
2010 Fundació Valvi, Girona (Spain)
2008 Sala Municipal, Cassa de la Selva (Spain)
2007 Centre cultural Can Costa i Font, Taradell (Spain)
1997 Sala Llorens, Barcelona / Sala Municipal, Cassà de la Selva (Spain)
1996 Sala Llorens, Barcelona (Spain)
1995 Galería Nostrart, Girona (Spain)
1994 Obra ceràmica, Santuari dels Àngels, Girona, (Spain)
1993 Casa de Cultura Tomas Lorenzana, Girona (Spain)
1991 Espai municipal, Caldes de Malavella (Spain)

 

Group Exhibitions & art fairs 

2019 Art Madrid (Spain)

2018 Art Élysées, París (France)

2018 Caso, Osaka (Japan)

2018 Espai d’exposicions Caldes de Malavella (Spain)

2018 Art Marbella (Spain)

2018 Just LX Lisboa (Portugal)

2018 Kunst Rai Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2018  Art París (France) 

2018 Art Madrid (Spain)

2018 LA Art Show (USA)

2017 Context Art Miami (USA)

2017 Art Montpellier (France)

2017 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg (Germany)

2017 ST_ART Strasbourg (France)
2017 Antica Namur (Belgium)

2017 SOFA Chicago (USA)

2017 Brusels Fine Art Fair (Belgium)

2017 Wopart Lugano (Switzerland)

2017 Art Elysées Fair (France)

2017 Market Art + Design Hamptons (USA)

2017 Art Dusseldorf (Germany)
2017 Art París (France)
2017 Art on paper, New York (USA)
2017 Eurantica, Brussels (Belgium)
2017 Art Madrid (Spain)
2017 For Real, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2017 L.A Art show, Los Ángeles (USA)
2016 Context Art, Miami (USA)
2016 Scope, Miami (USA)
2016 St.Art, Strasbourg (France)
2016 Antica Namur (Belgium)
2016 Art Fair, Köln (Germany)
2016 Art Elysees, Paris (France)
2016 Affordable, London (UK)
2016 Positions Berlín, Berlín (Germany)
2016 Art Hamptons, New York (United States)
2016 Affordable Art Fair UK, Londres (United Kingdom)
2016 Art16 London (United Kingdom)
2016 Art Market San Francisco (USA)
2016 The Solo Project, Basel (Switzerland)
2016 Art Breda, Breda (The Netherlands)
2016 Palau de Casavells, Girona (Spain)
2016 Eurantica, Brussels (Belgique)
2016 Affordable Art Fair, Brussels (Belgique)
2016 Art Madrid, Madrid (Spain)
2015 Art Elysees, París (France)
2015 Antica Namur, Namur (Brusells)
2015 Art Madrid, Madrid (Spain)
2010 Sala Municipal, Caldes de Malavella
2009 Can Costa i Font, Taradell
2008 Sala Minyons, Terrassa
2003 Can Ginebreda, Banyoles
1993 Salón Siglo XX, Marbella / Casa Elizalde, Barcelona

 

Awards 

 

2013 Premi de pintura, Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona
2013 Menció Honorífica al premi de dibuix Ynglada Guillot, Barcelona

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