Cinta Vidal and gravity

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Cinta Vidal (1982), painter and illustrator.

She studied illustration at Escola Massana in Barcelona and learnt classic painting techniques working as an apprentice at Taller de Escenografía Castells Planas in St. Agnès de Malanyanes (near Barcelona). There she worked with the whole team on many extra-large format backdrops for opera and theatre companies from all over Europe and the rest of the world (Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Sydney, …)

In her latest series of paintings, Barcelona-based artist and illustrator Cinta Vidal Agulló defies gravity and architectural conventions to create encapsulated scenes of intersecting perspectives. Painted with acrylic on wood panels, Vidal refers to the paintings as “un-gravity constructions” and says that each piece examines how a person’s internal perspective of life may not match up with the reality around them.

The intersecting planes on many of her paintings are somewhat reminiscent of drawings by M.C. Escher, where every angle and available surface is inhabited by colorful characters going about their daily lives.

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