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ADELA ARRUFATBiography: Adela Arrufat Gracia, Castellon, Spain 1975. “Opening for an instant a window into our lives can surprise us.” My great admiration for the classical masters combined with my extensive painting studies helped me chose the methods and techniques to express emotions,explore and research techniques on oil painting. I seek the "beauty" of moments in everyday life. I am escaping the standards set by the image culture and fashion. The ugliness, the grotesque, sadness, the pass, the joy, pain, mood, anxiety, hope, all intimate dimensions of people and things shape the thoughts of "beauty." The moments of everyday life, without losing perspective that they are not eternal. At the beginnings of my career my paintings were very influenced by sober Spanish painting tradition, I now explore light in dramatic but realistic paintings softened plastically. I am influenced by Norman Rockwell in his social realism and at times Edward Hopper in his solitude. Introspection reflected in the other through figurative painting. BACKGROUND 2001 - 2006 Degree of Advanced Studies in Arts (DEA), Painting Department of the College of Fine Arts of San Carlos, Valencia Polytechnic University, Spain 1995 - 2000 Bachelor in Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts of San Carlos, Valencia Polytechnic University, Spain. Country: Spain Birthyear: 1975 Galleries: EXHIBITIONS 2013 Solo Exhibition "Instants" , Crary Art Gallery, Warren, Pennsylvania, Usa. 2012 Solo Exhibition "Instants", Spanish Benevolent Society, The Centro Espańol, New York City, Usa. 2010 Exhibition "Unwrap Your Mind" Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong. 2008 Solo Exhibition room, spa Benlliure Chulilla, Valencia, Spain. 2007 Solo Exhibition room, spa Benlliure Chulilla, Valencia, Spain. 2005 Group exhibition, Regional Directorate of Culture and Education of Castellón, Spain. Solo exhibition room, spa Benlliure Chulilla, Valencia, Spain. 2004 Group exhibition, young space of the City of Salamanca, Spain. 2002 Group Exhibition, Casal Jove, Grao Castellón, Spain. 2000 Solo Exhibition, Nou Café, Benicassim, Castellon, Spain. Solo Exhibition, Kandinsky café, Castellón, Spain. 1999 Exhibition "Pass-Art," Association of Friends of Nature, Castellón, Spain. Solo Exhibition, Kandinsky coffee, Castellón, Spain. 1998 Exhibition "Graphic Expressions" Circulo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, Spain. Group Exhibition of landscapes (oil), Cultural Center of Eliana, Valencia, Spain. Exhibition "Anonymous and phonies," Josep Renau Room, Faculty of Fine Arts Valencia, Spain. Exhibition "Anonymous and Phonies," Hall Navela, Buńol, Valencia, Spain. Solo Exhibition, Café Canada Benicasim, Castellón, Spain. Media: oil Style: realistic Subjects: people, portraits and characters
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