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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!!


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!

Thursday, July 30

Art efímer //// wall intervention //// arte en las paredes de laFuturA ( the story) II Opening night

It's been a blast!
So long wall lady and wall companions, until the next time!!
(bear in mind the images couln't be of better resolution)

My wall drawing bears the title "Les mares de Poble Sec", July 2015
charcoal & graphite 

This is how I started the piece...I was feeling sooooo smaaaall. Nevertheless, one of the most suprisingly good experiences of my art life. I would never had expected it to be so incredibly rewarding!

Gràcies a laFuturA per aquesta iniciativa tan genial al barri de Poble Sec i a totes i tots els il°lustradors que m'han acompanyat.
Es poden veure les intervencions fins el dia 1 d'agost!

Wednesday, July 29

Art efímer //// wall intervention //// arte en las paredes de laFuturA ( the story)

So this is it, the end has came and it has been such a great, enriching- empowering experience!
My first wall intervention and so far I am quite proud of the process. What it makes me happy is to have met so many talented and great persons during the two weeks we had been working in the (and in a heat wave) art gallery.Gràcies!

The drawing was made entirely by graphite, the first outline sketch, and charcoal.
 (this image belongs to LafuturA team, thanks guys!)
Some of their images are simply great!

Monday, July 20

Inky work ->>> Nulla dies sine linea challenge

Nulla dies sine linea ->>> inky works each day
#drawingaday #inks

"(sometimes is hard) To be a woman"
Inks on paper

Wednesday, July 15

Intervenció a LafuturA , "El que hem vist" //////// Art efímer ///////

Un dels primers posts sobre la intervenció que estic fent, entre d'altres il°lustradors,  a les parets de la galeria i associació artística LaFuturA, a Poble Sec per l'exposició col°lectiva " El que hem vist".
És molt curiós veure com es transforma el traç propi habitual sobre una paret i, a més, en carbonet i cretes.
I també, és meravellós veure com es van desenvolupant els murals dels companys d'aquesta aventura.
Algunes de les imatges de com va el procés:

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Ephemeral art on the walls of LaFutura, art /space gallery in Poble Sec, Barcelona.
I'm very thrilled of such a challenge and adventure, and very happy as well, that they invited to be part of the exhibition. For the moment, this is the very first post of the process. So far is very exciting to see how my paintings transform into a charcoal drawing directly applied on the wall. 
At the same time, it is a pleasure to be surrounded by as many amazing talented illustrators!
The source of inspiration for the art intervention is one of my paintings: "Cadmium mother".

To be continued...

Thursday, July 9


Aviat farà un any que entrava dins la Villa Sarkia (Sysmä, Finlàndia), aquella olor inconfusible de casa antiga, i finlandesa!, de bosc i pluja, m'assalta de cop.
Des d'aquell moment l' escriptura es va convertir en la meva companya. De fet, la tasca que vaig iniciar a la residència artística de Villa Sarkia continua.
 Surprisingly, I realised the project of "Corona radiata" started a long time ago, even while I was at Winchester School of Art. Unaware that I would redraw all those images again, and again.

 I avui començo un nou projecte i un nou repte. Back to the roots.

Wednesday, July 8

Working ///////////////

"HOLDER" close up, 2015 
oil painting on canvas

    "MOTHERLY CELLS" , 2015
To my mom/// A la meva mare/// A mi madre
Mixed media

Finally, some more works ready to be shown ( "Motherly cells" was exhibited in my solo exhibition on May '15 at Centre Cívic de Sant Martí) ///////
Finalment, alguns dels últims treballs per exposar. ( "Motherly cells" ja va ser exposada durant l'exposició individual , #Corona Radiata...per tu retorno, al Centre Cívic de Sant Martí) ///////
Finalmente, algunos de los trabajos más recientesya están listos. ( "Motherly cells" formó parte de la exposición individual, #Corona radiata...per tu retorno, en el Centre Cívic de Sant Martí)

Wednesday, June 17

"In the woods I am different ..." has found a home!!!!

When I finished this painting after coming back from Fiskars I became really aware of how living in Finland was affecting me might sound too philosophical yet is exactly how it felt (still feels).
During my stay in Suomi this was one of the first paintings that was depicting my new life; my connection with finnish nature and its people.

Now " In the woods I am different, my Fiskars babies" belongs to Marta & Lluís lovely family. I couldn't be happier! Kiitos.

Tuesday, June 9

Tuesday stands for inspiration and research!

Image from one of ~ Lysistrata editions, cover by Picasso!

Image from a scene of the film ~ "The colour of pomegranates" by Sergei Podjarov
Punica granatum L. pomegranate ~ Duhamel du Monceau, H.L., Traité des arbres et arbustes, Nouvelle édition [Nouveau Duhamel], vol. 4: t. 11bis (1809) [P.J. Redouté] drawing: P.J. Redouté lithograph

A wonderful  illustration of a pomegranate by Jacques ~ Le Moyne de Morgues ,1575
Ernst Haeckel ~ Art Forms in Nature

Wednesday, April 29

"Corona Radiata ...per tu retorno" Exhibition / Exposició !!

#"Corona Radiata...per tu retorno"

From 4 to 23 of May 
At Centre Cívic Sant Martí, Barcelona city.
Us hi espero!

Tuesday, April 14

Dones Drac, Poesia en l'espai el dia 18 d'abril:

En homenatge a Maria Mercè Marçal, el dia 18 d'abril les Corts acollirà tot un seguit d'actes. 
Entre ells, "Dones Drac. Poesia en l'espai". 
Aquí, el link per tenir més informació d'altres activitats que s'emmarcaran dins "Les Corts, escenari literari".
D'altra banda, em fa especial il°lusió compartir en aquest blog que la imatge del festival Dones Drac és un dibuix meu!

Wednesday, April 1

"Roots" print is around, and in the streets!

You can check it out in here! Or even in some streets of BCN.
My collaboration for Cus for S/S 2015 is already out. In this ocasion it's my print design "Roots".
El meu estampat Roots per Cus de primavera-estiu 2015, ja és una realitat.
Molt feliç d'aquesta col°laboració.
Vegeu més peces de la col°lecció al lookbook de Cus. Una marca feta a Barcelona!!


Tuesday, March 10

El Kalevala , un nou fragment

       Ukko, déu suprem, escolta'm,
tu que sostens tot l'aire!
Vine quan et necessito,
vine tan bon punt et crido!
Dels meus dolors allibera'm,
femella dels mals de ventre!
Vine aviat, vine prompte,
encara em cals més de pressa! _ (...)

 El Kalevala ( la gran epopeia del poble finlandès), de la traducció de l'original, en finès de l'Elias Lönnrot, al català, de Ramon Garriga-Marquès i Pirkko-Merja Lounavaara.

Tuesday, February 17

More than a collaboration...Cus!

Finally the lookbook of Cus A/W 2015-16 is out!
Here are some of the images where you can preview the printed items from a very nice collection.
The print , Ihana Salmiaki, had been more than a collaboration as it meant a lot to me to continue being the textile designer for the catalan brand Cus
As per the summer 2015-16 print, this work proved again to be a challenge and a great satisfaction indeed! It´s lovely to see on fabric my print.

Friday, February 13

"Curcuma Girls don´t care"

"Curcuma Girls don´t care" 

Long life to Curcuma Longa
Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, February 4

"Little Sea"

"Little Sea"
Oil permanent pastels, acrylic paint and inks


These new paintings are included on my on going project "Corona Radiata" initiated during my artistic residence at Villa Sarkia.

Rose, harsh rose,
marred and with stint of petals,
meagre flower, thin,
sparse of leaf,

more precious
than a wet rose
single on a stem --
you are caught in the drift.

Stunted, with small leaf,
you are flung on the sand,
you are lifted
in the crisp sand
that drives in the wind.

Can the spice-rose
drip such acrid fragrance
hardened in a leaf? 
Sea Rose, Hilda Doolittle

New paintings series..."Birthday Witch" and more

"Birthday Witch" 
Oil permanent pastels, acrylic paint and inks

New series of paintings for the project on -going, "Corona Radiata". As usual, more on my website!

Monday, February 2


"Vanessa la pirata"
My friend Vanessa suffered a retine detachment not so long ago.
This painting illustrates her wish to be seen" as a pirate".

Friday, January 30

"El meu amor sense casa"

 painting "El meu amor sense casa",2015
 Permanent oil pastels, mixed inks


El meu amor sense casa.
L'ombra del meu amor sense casa.
La bala que travessa l'ombra del meu 
amor sense casa.
El vent que arrenca les fulles que cobreixen la bala que travessa
l'ombra del meu amor sense casa.
Els meus ulls que arrelen en el vent que arrenca les fulles
que cobreixen la bala que travessa l'ombra del meu amor sense casa.
El meu amor que s'emmiralla en els ulls que arrelen en el vent
que arrenca les fulles que cobreixen la bala que travessa l'ombra
del meu amor sense casa."

Contraban de llum, Desglaç (1984-1988) 
Maria Mercè Marçal