Victòria Tubau

(Barcelona, Spain, 1959)

"I don’t try to be realistic, I would like to be able to express myself with a subjective, intimate view, to have an own language, which identifies me."

For me the painting is a tradition, which grows richer from its past. The study and the knowledge of these works, of these artists who have discovered new expressions for us, are essential for creating. A big variety of movements, the art of the early masters, the colours from Giotto to Tamayo, a Hockney of our époque, all that interests me, carries me away, inspires me. My work is above all figurative, I like talking about the things I see, or those I don’t see but I imagine, or these things I read about or I heard about. I don’t try to be realistic, I would like to be able to express myself with a subjective, intimate view, to have an own language, which identifies me. The subject motivates me to experiment with colour, its quality and intensity, to work on shapes, figures, objects, natural elements, to plan the composition of the different levels. Often this is a slow process, which proceeds by layers, the mass of a new colour deflects the previous ones, and asks new questions. Even though it sometimes is an insistent, isolated work, I benefit enormously and I couldn’t stop carrying it out.

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