NURIA VALLÉS

The fact of traveling has its advantages. The years I spent in Sweden and Finland made me discover the new light that wakes up after the winter. And that is how my artistic vocation started up. The battle with new languages and different cultures was a challenge that made me to increase my thoughtfulness and creativity.

Creativity

The most remarkable feature of most human beings is growing up against adversity, that is being creative. We all are creative, and also we can educate ourselves to be. Certainly in my case, I had a familiar background that made easy to create, and I always liked to share that gift. 
Creativity is born on a freedom ´s nest. We often think that creativity is the result of concentration, finding solutions to problems, but in fact, to concentrate only in one part of the problem can block us. When the attention to the problem is weak, it seems we are not paying enough attention, but some subconscious part is working freely to find the solution.
I am fascinated by the pedagogy of creativity, that is to make people discover their own potential. And I am not speaking only about the art. Creativity can be artistic, emotional or scientific. In any of these fields we need freedom to grow up in different circumstances of life and knowledge. And this is the most human of human life.

My art

As a philosopher I am interested in the kitchen and dinning room of creativity. As an artist, I make up my own dishes.
 I paint all that is around me, taking it from my own particular view. Without loosing contact that allows recognition, I make up the color and composition to give existence to one of many possibilities of reality. I have my eye trained to discover a wide range of versions in all things, an exercise that is like reading in an unknown language.
I have been changing my palette of color. Bewilderment or melancholy asks for faint colors, and empowerment asks for strong and bright colors. Lately I am trying to discover the contrast, as in photography, of reality, painting shadows in white over a black base.
I like to oversize what I find more important and I now especially look for an above perspective of things, and that is why I climb up to the top of the buildings to have panoramic view.
Every landscape has different lights depending on the moment of the day and I am busy to catch those differences morning, afternoon and night. 
My nights are luminous because even in difficult moments there is always some light.

Works

Amanecer puerto olímpico

oleo lienzo 65 x 54

Albaricoques azules

oleo lienzo 46 x 27

Anochece en MNAC

oleo lienzo 50 x 50

Barcelona Miró

oleo lienzo 100 x 81

Barcelona night

mixta lienzo 81 x 92

Calle Pelayo

oleo madera 42 x 30

Casa Batlló

oleo lienzo 50 x 65

Condes de Barcelona

oleo lienzo 38 x 46

Cruce de incógnito

mixta lienzo 100 x 81

De Madrid al cielo 1

mixta lienzo 92 x 73

De Madrid al cielo 2

mixta lienzo 92 x 73

Duquesa de Cardona

técnica mixta 54 x 65

Estanque rojo

oleo lienzo

Exterior café Zurich

oleo lienzo 100 x 81

Hotel 1898

mixta lienzo díptico 162 x 65

Hotel Arts 2

oleo lienzo 93 x 72

Hotel Arts sud

mixta lienzo díptico 130 x 81

Hotel Bagués 2, les Rambles

mixta lienzo 81 x 65

Hotel Casa Fuster

mixta lienzo 65 x81

Hotel Wela y playa 1

mixta lienzo 92 x 73

Hotel Wela y playa 2

oleo madera 42 x 30

Interior café Zurich

oleo madera 30 x 42

Majestic 2

mixta lienzo 65 x 81

Mar rosa

oleo lienzo 50 x 65

Montjuic

mixta lienzo 116 x 89

Montserrat Caballe

oleo lienzo 61 x 50

BCN PAINTING

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