Ferran Vidal Contemporary art Painting sculptures Barcelona artist

Ferran Vidal Contemporary art Painting sculptures Barcelona artist

CV Resume

 

Ferran Vidal

1974 Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, Spain

 

 


Solo and shared expositions


2014  Atelier gallery. Barcelona
2012  Granollers Museum, Sala Ciutat. Granollers (Bcn)
2010  Atelier gallery. Barcelona
2005  Col·legi d’Arquitectes Tècnics de Granollers gallery. Granollers (Bcn)
2004  Antoni Botey gallery. Granollers (Bcn)
2003  Magdalena Baixeras gallery. Barcelona
          Generalitat of Catalonia Young Art Room. Barcelona
          La Sala Freda gallery. Caldes de Montbui (Bcn)
2002  La Santa gallery. Barcelona
2000  Can Bassa. Townhall art center. Granollers (Bcn)

 

Collective expositions

 

2014  Francesc Mestre gallery. Barcelona
2012  Esther Montoriol gallery. Barcelona
2011  Ignacio de Lassaletta gallery. Barcelona
2010  N2 gallery. Barcelona
2006  Can Gili. Townhall art center. Granollers (Bcn)
2005  Antoni Botey gallery. Granollers (Bcn)
          Capella de Sant Nicolau Contemporary Art Center. Girona
2004  Gallery@49. New York
          El Passatge art center. Barcelona
2003  Gallery@49. New York
          Contrast gallery. Barcelona
          Theredoom gallery. Barcelona

 

Other

 

2014  Red Cross Spain's Contemporary art fund
2010  Participant. ArtMadrid‘10 contemporary art fair. Madrid
2009  Selected. Paco Merino paiting award. Granollers (Bcn)
2006  1st Prize. Mostra d’Art Urbà. Caldes de Montbui (Bcn)
          Selected at The Viewing Program. Drawing Center. New York
2005  Voilà Prize of industrial design. Barcelona
          Selected. 4th Mostra d’Art Urbà. Caldes de Montbui (Bcn)
2004  Illustrations for the Barcelona Science Museum's Civilized Matter Room
          Selected. Mostra d’Art Caldart’04. Caldes de Montbui (Bcn)
2002  Selected. Mostra d’Art Urbà. Caldes de Montbui (Bcn)
          Participant. 3rd BAC art festival. Barcelona
2001  Member. Incívics art project. Granollers (Bcn)

 

Studies 
 

2005  Art theory course with Xavier Antich and Manuel Asensi. MACBA. Barcelona
2004  Mural painting degree. Massana Art School. Barcelona
1983-86 Painting studies. Manolo Hugué Art Atelier. Caldes de Montbui (Bcn)

Ferran Vidal

 

Has studied art theory at the MACBA (Bcn) and is artistically self-taught. As a Plastic artist, he has established a multidisciplinary career in which he has mainly explored drawing, painting, and sculpture. He has shown his work at various galleries in Barcelona including N2, Lassaletta, La Santa, Atelier, Montoriol, and Francesc Mestre as well as several exhibitions in Granollers (Bcn) and the surrounding area.  He also has made some incursions in industrial design (2005 Voilà award winner) and book illustrations.  In addition, he participated in ArtMadrid 2010, provided illustrations to Barcelona Science Museum’s Civilized Matter Room, published illustrations in El Pais and La Vanguardia newspapers, showed his work in two collectives at former Gallery@49, NYC, and is a member of The Viewing Program at The Drawing Center, NYC.

 

He is a prolific and versatile artist who has developed not only his own personal aesthetics, but also a symbolic and conceptual world that portrays a style where academicism merges with an almost wild gestuality, creating a force and speed that balances with an accurate planning of the composition.  He is constantly innovating to expand his use of materials and treatment; and he takes informalism to new figurative limits and angles of thought, challenging our perception and offering a window into a realm beyond that which meets the eye.  His palette is coherent and displays a fierce use of color, usually austere and of an absolute protagonism.

 

Through his own personal characters, scenes, and landscapes, with one foot in reality and the other in complete mystery, he projects ideas and visions that dialogue constantly between the artist's inner world and the multitude of cultural references that nourishes it.

 

Text by Pere Báscones. Granollers Museum (Bcn). City Room curator.

La Vanguardia newspaper. 03/2014