• ``If when I read a good novel I live it as if it were the protagonist,
  • When I see the pictures of Monica Castanys
  • I feel the heat of the sun, the well-being of vacations, the pleasure of summer
  • And the joy of free time. ``

With a palette of colors that recalls the impressionist, but with a more expressive stroke and a special taste to illuminate these summer scenes, the painter offers an enigmatic cartography of its imagined metropolis.

 

A place where he becomes a “voyeur” and can observe with discretion, from where he portrays, without questioning or disturbing, random models that walk quietly.

 

At the same time, he zooms in on his work [life in the public space is a recurring theme of his oils on wood] and focuses, more and more, on highlighting the female figure within this slow time.

 

They are tourists who are discovering a city, fixing the gaze on all the details where the habitual, hurried passers-by, would never repair. Only the artist, who transgresses the commonly accepted norm of the portrait and turns the figure renounces the face, knows and can reveal the mystery: Where all these
Women in a hurry?

 

Aina Mercader, Art Criticism

Last individual exhibitions

2008

El Quatre, Art gallery. Granollers. Barcelona.

Art gallery Anquin’s. Reus. Tarragona

2009

Art galleryTraç d´Art, Sabadell, Barcelona.

Art gallery Sánchez y Juan. Elche, Alicante.

Art gallery Sala Rusiñol. Sant Cugat, Barcelona

2010

“Petits fours” El Quatre, Art Gallery. Granollers, Barcelona.

2011

“Déjà vu” Art Gallery Anquin’s. Reus, Tarragona.

2013

“Sense presses” Art gallery Anquin’s. Reus. Tarragona.

2014

Art Gallery L’ Arcada. Blanes, Gerona.

Passanant. Francesc Sanfeliu i Canela Salon. Tarragona

2015

Art gallery Anquin’s “Endless white”. Reus, Tarragona.

2016

Art Gallery L’ Arcada. Blanes, Gerona.

Last group exhibitions

2010

Art gallery Anquin´s. “May’s Hall” and “Box Art”. Reus, Tarragona.

Christmas group exhibition.Gallery Arnau. Barcelona.

Art gallery Traç d´Art. Sabadell, Barcelona.

Art gallery El Quatre “Small format”. Granollers, Barcelona.

Galerie Anna Maria Burger. “Young spanish painters”. München, Germany.

Art gallery Jordi Barnadas, “Small format”. Barcelona.

2011

Christmas group exhibition. Arnau Gallery. Barcelona.

Art gallery Traç d´Art. Sabadell, Barcelona.

Art gallery Anquin’s. “May’s Hall” and “Box Art”. Reus, Tarragona.

Art gallery El Quatre.” 25 Years” and “Small format”. Granollers, Barcelona.

Galerie Anna Maria Burger.” Bella figura”. München, Germany.

Art gallery Jordi Barnadas “Summer collective”. Barcelona.

2012

Art gallery Anquin’s. “May’s Hall” and “Box Art”. Reus, Tarragona.

Art gallery El Quatre. ”Art Tetris, Small format”. Granollers, Barcelona.

Art gallery Jordi Barnadas. Barcelona.

Galerie Anna Maria Burger. München, Germany.

Gallery Cervantes 6. Oviedo, Spain.

Christmas group exhibition. Arnau Gallery. Barcelona.

ART FACTORY. International Art Fair. Catania, Sicily, Italy

ART BODENSEE. International Art Fair. Dornbirn, Austria.

ARTEANDO international Art Fair. Irún, Spain.

ST’ART Strasbourg international Art Fair, France.

AFF International Art Fair Brussels, Belgium.

AFF International Art Fair Rome, Italy.

2013

Art gallery El Quatre.” Barcelona express” and “Tapas”. Barcelona.

Art gallery Jordi Barnadas. Small format. Barcelona.

Art gallery L’Arcada. “Summer collective”. Blanes, Girona.

Art gallery Hegemann, “Spanish Art” Munich, Germany.

Focus Fine Arts. “Group exhibition Galerie Le Siants”. London, England.

Art gallery Traç d´Art. “Figure”. Sabadell, Barcelona.

Galleri Graff. Small format. Askim, Norwegian.

Art gallery Anquin’s. Summer collective and Small format. Reus, Tarragona.

ART COPENAGUEN. International Art Fair Copenaguen, Denmark.

AAF International Art Fair Brussels, Belgium.

Art fair Estockholm. Sweden.

ART BODENSEE. International Art Fair. Dornbirn, Austria.

ST’ART Strasbourg international Art Fair, France.

2014

“Arte para llevar”. Pinnae Foundation. Vilafranca del P. Barcelona.

Art gallery Anquin’s. “Summer sky” Reus, Tarragona.

Art gallery L’Arcada. “Summer collective”. Blanes, Girona.

Art gallery Jordi Barnadas. Small format. Barcelona.

Marilebone Gallery. Work perm. London, England.

Le Siants Galerie. Small format. Barcelona.

ART COPENAGUEN. International Art Fair Copenaguen, Denmark.

AAF International Art Fair Brussels, Belgium.

Art fair Estockholm. Sweden.

ART BODENSEE. International Art Fair. Dornbirn, Austria.

ST’ART Strasbourg international Art Fair, France.

ART 3G. Contemporany art salon. Bordeaux, France.

2015

Illa d’Art, Safia Art gallery. Barcelona.

Casica cool Art. La Garrotxa, Gerona.

Art gallery El Quatre “ Summertime”. Barcelona.

Art gallery l’Arcda. “Summer collective”. Blanes., Gerona.

Art gallery Anquin’s “ Summer Time 2015” Reus, Tarragona.

Art gallery Maria Aguilar. “ Summer collective”. Cádiz.

Art gallery El Quatre “Talent and future”. Barcelona.

Art gallery Anquin’s “Art to take”. Reus. Tarragona.

ST’ART Strasbourg international Art Fair, France.

AMSTERDAM ART FAIR, Holland.

AAF International Art Fair Brussels, Belgium.

Art fair Estockholm. Sweden.

ART BODENSEE. International Art Fair. Dornbirn, Austria.

ARTSEVILLA. I International Art fair Contemporany, Spain.

2016

Art gallery El Quatre “ 30 Anniversary”. Barcelona.

Art gallery Espai Cavallers “ Women’s”. Lérida.

Museum Balenciaga “ Life is beautiful”. Bilbao.

The Gran Teatre del Liceu “ Pictures for an Opera. Barcelona.

Gralles Experience. Tarragona.

Art gallery Kroma “ Summer collective”. Menorca.

Art Gallery Anquin’s. “ Small and large formats”. Tarragona.

Art gallery María Aguilar. Summer collective”. Cádiz.

ST’ART Strasbourg international Art Fair, France.

AAF International Art Fair Brussels, Belgium.

Art fair Estockholm. Sweden.

ART BODENSEE. International Art Fair. Dornbirn, Austria.

ARTSEVILLA. I International Art fair Contemporany, Spain.

Art fair Innsbruck, Austria.

LUXARTFAIR Luxembourg art fair, Luxembourg.

Last awards and distinctions

2003

Work selected. Painting competition, Jaurena’s exhibition. Barcelona

2004

Work selected. Painting competition, Art Valentí Gallery. Sitges. Barcelona

2005

Third prize of painting, second edition, national painting competition, Espejo foundation.

Work selected, 25th prize of painting Vila de Cambrils. Tarragona.

2006

Work selected.First national contest. Saexma prize of small shapes of painting. Art Gallery Infantas. Madrid.

Work selected. First painting prize, Vila de Cardedeu. Barcelona.

Work selected. Painting competition, Art gallery Valentí. Sitges. Barcelona.

Second prize. National competition of painting, Espejo Foundation.

Work selected. Prize Paco Merino, Granollers

2007

Second prize, VI Prize National Jaurena Art. Barcelona.

2008

Work selected, XII Biannual Concurs of young painters. Anquin´s Gallery.

2016

Work selected, X Painting competition Humet-Saula. Barcelona.