Iván Forcadell’s solo show has as its starting point the self-portrait from the closest intimacy in which the artist approaches the canvas and tries to eliminate any temptation to draw images that have nothing to do with his own being.
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In the main space of the gallery, we will find a selection of two-dimensional works through which the artist is reflected in his mirrors that make him portray himself in different moods, generating a very personal exhibition through which we can see different types of mixed sensations and feelings.
In the second space of the gallery, we can see the most recent selection of ceramics placed on brick plinths. Since the end of 2021, Forcadell has been working on ceramics in a workshop in Barcelona, together with a craftsman, transferring to these materials the emotions that exist in his two-dimensional works.
Influenced by the avant-garde of modern art, Iván Forcadell (Alcanar, 1993) is a multidisciplinary artist who produces from authenticity and expressionism to create a body of work that refers to his authentic being, his roots and his gaze. The artist intertwines stories of his childhood in the countryside, folklore and irony, approaching these issues with harmony and ease; his characteristic fresh and colorful style is a forceful positioning in favor of art’s ability to impress and an appeal for the constant reinvention of the artist for whom the relationship with his work is the fundamental pillar of his production. Forcadell finds in the importance of nature and human relationships, and how they relate to his own life, the basis of his works. For him, honesty in his series is as important as his originality, carrying out a constant investigation of new techniques and materials while introducing elements of proximity and found objects into his compositions.
Forcadell graduated in Design from the EINA University of Barcelona. He has numerous national and international exhibitions, among which are: “Flux Cutting”, Foco Gallery, Lisbon (2019), “The beginning of the second act”, Lluís Coromina Foundation, Barcelona (2019), “Primavera de Escayola’’, Casa de Indias Art Center, El Puerto de Santa Maria (2020) and “Un beso, una araña y una flor ( Letters to L.B.)”, Random Space, Mahón (2021). The artist’s work has been included in renowned press such as: Harper’s Bazaar, El País ICON, Vogue Spain, El Mundo or Architectural Digest Spain, among others.
Courtesy of the artist and Badr El Jundi