• ``Si, quand je lis un bon roman Je vis comme le protagoniste,
  • quand je vois les œuvres de Monica Castanys
  • Je sens la chaleur du soleil, vacances bien-être, le plaisir d'été
  • et la joie du temps de loisirs. ``

Avec une palette de couleurs qui rappelle l’impressionniste, mais avec un trait plus expressif et un goût particulier pour éclairer ces scènes d’été, le peintre propose une cartographie énigmatique de la métropole imaginé.

 

Un lieu devient «voyeur» et peut observer la discrétion, à partir de laquelle dépeint sans contestation ni inquiétante, aléatoire modèles saunter.

 

Dans le même temps, il effectue un zoom sur son travail [la vie dans l’espace public est un thème récurrent de ses peintures à l’huile sur bois] et se concentre de plus en plus, pour mettre en évidence la figure féminine dans ce tempo lent.

 

Ce sont des touristes qui découvrent une ville, regarder tous les détails où les passants réguliers se presser, ne serait jamais réparer. Seul l’artiste, qui transgresse le portrait communément admise standard et se tournant vers la figure démission, sait et peut révéler le mystère: Où regardez toutes ces
les femmes sans hâte?

 

Aina Mercader, critique d’art

Dernières expositions individuelles

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.

Dernières expositions collectives

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.

Dernières prix et mentions

2003

Work selected. Fourth edition, National competition on Jaurena’s art painting. 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.