Maria Aparici

The Portrait

-- Max Liebermann said that what couldn’t be  painted from memory, couldn’t be painted. Thanks to the human neurological system all the impressions we receive daily in the form of millions of images, we can store and organize and memorize  by assigning them symbolic or schematic codes.

 When we paint a face, we have to be aware of its characters. The permanent traits or the structure of the head. The changing features which depend on emotions. We emit different expressions in accordance with what we feel. The essence, or the essential. The personality, a sense of constancy which rules over a change of appearance, The personality is the tone, the way of speaking, the appearance, vivacity, tension, elasticity. T he Aura.

Since we perceive all these characteristics and constant expressions, when I paint a portrait, I exaggerate it, distort and simplify it, sometimes reducing and suppressing, at other times leaving the painting deliberately incomplete because if you try to obtain a convincing physiognomy, the more you add, the more you lose the essence.         

EDUCATION

1982

School of Applied Arts, Burgos, Spain. Specialty in gilding

1987-1989

Studies of the English language, Columbia University, New York

1989-1992

A.A.S. Degree in Interior Design, New School for Social Research, Parsons School of Design, New York

1993-1994

Studies with Professor of Fine Arts, Amadeo Roca, Madrid

1993-1998

Master of Fine Arts (Painting), Faculty of Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense, Madrid

2007

Certificate in computer assisted Graphic Design, Discovery Academy, Madrid

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & ART SHOWS

2017

¨Pandora Box¨ with Great Banyan Art at The Stainless Gallery

11th-19th November, New Delhi , India

2017

"Around the World in 7 Days", with Great Banyan Art at Saffronart Art Gallery, Claridges

22nd-28th March, New Delhi, India

2016

Barcelona International Art Fair, Museu Maritim de Barcelona

16th-18th December, Spain

"Art & Science Award", Museo D'Arte e Scienza di Milano

4th May, Milan, Italy

"Telling Tales", Great Banyan Art

30th March, New Delhi, India

"The Jubilee Of The Mercy 2016", International Association Gallery Il Collezionista
16th-27th of February 2016 in the Palace Maffei Marescotti

1st-7th March in the Halls of the Vatican in the Palace of the Chancellery

Rome, Italy

2014

"Art In Mind", The Brick Lane Gallery. London, UK

Review: 

2013

3 works selected to be exhibited on screens at Saatchi Gallery. London, UK

2012

The Lloyd Gill Gallery. Weston-Super-Mare, UK

2011

Colorida Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal

"Apocalypse Now", Marzia Frozen Gallery. Berlin, Germany

2010

"Art & Integration", II Palacio Gipsoteca Libero Andreotti. Pescia, Italy

2009

Showdown Winner at Saatchi Gallery. London, UK

2008

Galería Orfila. Madrid, Spain

2004

Arte Sevilla with Galería Victoria Hidalgo 'De Arte'. Madrid, Spain

2003

Chelsea Gallery. New York, USA

2002

Galería Crisolart. Barcelona, Spain

Ward-Nasse Gallery. New York, USA

2001

International Association of Women in the Arts. Madrid, Spain

Artexpo New York. NY, USA

Ward-Nasse Gallery. New York, USA

Arte Santander. Santander, Spain

"Artemanía". Madrid, Spain

Artexpo San Francisco. SF, CA, USA

2000

Montserrat Gallery. New York, USA

Gallery Design Consortium. Cincinnati, OH, USA

Ward-Nasse Gallery. New York, USA

Art Fair "InterArte". Valencia, Spain

Art Fair "Artemanía". Madrid, Spain

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 (14 Nov - 5 Dec)

Galería Orfila. Madrid, Spain

2006

Galería Orfila. Madrid, Spain

2005

Galería Akka. Valencia, Spain

2004

Galería Orfila. Madrid, Spain

Galería Agurcho Iruretagoyena. Pamplona, Spain

2002

Galería Ofelia Aparici. Madrid, Spain

2001

Gallery Design Consortium. Cincinnati, OH, USA

2000

Cultural Center "Anabel Segura". Madrid, Spain

Studio Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Madrid, Spain

Galería de Arte Victoria Hidalgo. Madrid, Spain

1998

World Economic Forum, Hotel Belvédère. Davos, Switzerland

A number of her paintings are distributed amongst several international corporate art collections, such as the Daimler Collection, Investcorp – Bahrain, Healey & Baker – Madrid, and a number of private collectors.

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