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Friday, July 14

Una muntanya porta el teu nom segons Marcel Pie

"L’exposició Una muntanya porta el teu nom recull l’obra realitzada per l’artista Laia Riera Sanjaume (Barcelona, 1981) (...)
Les figures dels seus dibuixos no creixen sinó que germinen, com invocades per un record que neix a l’exili i que fuig dels lloc comuns. Una pregunta sembla que les assalta: són amenaçadors els pensaments silvestres? La Laia vesteix les seves memòries de males herbes, i les seves pintures, d’idees salvatges, i el color que les embolcalla és igual que un cultiu descontrolat. Així com la naturalesa no fa distincions maniquees, en les seves pintures els records autòctons es barregen amb els al·lòctons, habiten un terreny imaginat que és el d'aquí i el de més enllà.




A vegades les persones dibuixen el cos com un territori i l’omplen de topònims. Les pintures de la Laia sembla que facin tot al contrari: no busquen noms pels llocs sinó llocs pels noms. Potser és que els paisatges que hem conegut són l'epidermis que ens abriga, un teixit que cobreix la memòria i desperta les olors i els silencis dels llocs que un dia vam recórrer. Potser, simplement, així com la muntanya porta el teu nom, el seu porta una riera."

MARCEL PIE BARBA

Una muntanya porta el teu nom, the opening!

Gràcies a tots qui vàreu assistir a la inauguració d'Una muntanya porta el teu nom, al Temple romà de Vic, el passat 27 de juny.
Gràcies també a la confiança que em van brindar des del Patronat  d'Estudis Osonencs i, especialment, al Miquel Bardagil, comissari de l'exposició per donar-me aquesta oportunitat i les paraules de benvinguda al Temple!









Monday, March 6

Preparant nova exposició individual ✍💥🌌

Preparant nova exposició individual, nou material i nous reptes. El treball s'inclou dins la sèrie " Una muntanya porta el teu nom", continuadora de "Corona radiata". 

*Preparing new solo exhibition!
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*Valmistelen uutta näyttelyä !

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Mas ti tis


Thursday, July 28

Farewell "Corpus Luteum" , always in my heart!


It's been almost an entire academic year since I haven't post...well, but half a year for sure.

"Corpus Luteum" has been acquired and has a new great location.
Very proud! I will miss "Corpus Luteum".
This ending of the course had brought as well many other surprises. I'll be glad to post about them as soon as I can.

#news#beginnings#farewell#CorpusLuteum#CoronaRadiataseries#updates#achievements

© Laia Riera Sanjaume 2016

Saturday, January 9

You Have Her Face


"You Have Her Face" 

*Nova sèrie de treballs i l'últim quadre del 2015 i primer quadre del 2016!  Què us recorda?
* New series of work! This time is a bigger painting, and on wood.

© Laia Riera Sanjaume 2016



Friday, January 8

Nou post del 2016

Primer post del 2016: 
"Masked" has found an owner!!
"Emmascarada" ha trobat casa, molt feliç que estigui en bones mans!!
em·mas·ca·ra·da 💜💗💙💛





Thursday, November 5

Exposició al Celler Santa Maria a Sant Cugat!

Petita mostra individual dels meus treballs recents al Celler Santa Maria a Sant Cugat, i per primera vegada m'estreno en aquesta ciutat. 
A partir del 8 de Novembre!

For those who are in Sant Cugat and want to see a small selection show of my recent works, you will find me in Celler Santa Maria with a glass of local wine in Sant Cugat 
( Barcelona).

Saturday, October 3

Serendipities and other stories


 After a very intense September I finally can get back to painting. I've been drawing and preparing my personal works such as collaborative projects, exhibitions...all this combined with my daily job as a teacher and my new status: a Master student. Hopefully, I will succeed and overcome the obstacles in this combination of identities.

And so, to illustrate the very moment:




Wednesday, August 19

"Ihana Salmiaki" print is out! The latest collaboration for CUS brand:

So proud to see my Ihana Salmiaki print for CUS A/W 2015-16 out there!!! Available online and in the shops. /////
L' estampat que vaig fer ,Ihana Salmiaki, per CUS A/W 2015-16 ja és al carrer i on-line!! Ho podeu consultar al web. /////
Ya está aquí mi último estampado para CUS , Ihana Salmiaki, inspirado en Finlandia!!

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Check out in here , the link that shows the garments featuring Ihana Salmiaki print. 

 Below, you can see how it all started with a simple russian watercoloured drawing inspired in the romboidal shape of the infamous Salmiakki from Finland.
 Adriana, founder and designer herself of CUS, provided me inspiration of some of the shapes and , for sure, the whole concept. Still, she gave me a lot of freedom!
Weaving techniques such as seen in some folk costumes originally from Scandinavia and Native American people were as well part of my own research process.

Above, this was the original painting that, after several drafts, served me as the main motif to play with in order to develop a new surface pattern. Actually, I am sure you'll be able to discover how some areas were not even finished or the pencil marks are see through. Indeed, I started digitizing it quite fast and unexpectedly.

If "Roots" print, my first collaboration for the catalan brand, was all about flowers and subtle tones, this commission was for a different concept. And in fact, the difference it's quite visible in the color blocks and pseudogeometrical shapes. I say "pseudo" because I never used a ruler or any other tools than my eyes and hand movements to give a fake evenness on the lines, on purpose that is.



An image of the second step, when I started to manipulate the original 
drawing into a digital print. CUS wanted to keep the brush strokes and the watery touch inherent from the watercolours on the fabric. It was a bit difficult to maintain it without having to alter some of the color saturation. As well, it had to be cleaned in several sessions.
I'm very excited to see the outcome on the garments. They look edgy!