ESTEVE PRAT PAZ “E. Prat Paz”, was born in Castellar del Vallès in 1959. As a child he received drawing and painting classes from two painters from his hometown, Valls Areny and Gubern until his growing love of art led him to undertake university studies in the Fine Arts degree at the University of Barcelona, obtaining a Bachelor's degree with a degree in painting in 1983; University that returned years later to study DEA and later for a Doctorate that ended with the qualification of Excellent (cum laude) http://hdl.handle.net/2445/68319
After completing his degree, he alternated Drawing classes in High School where he obtained a Chair in Drawing and later in Artistic Baccalaureate, with another facet, that of a painter and also with the exhibition facet that began in his youth, at the end of the decade of the 70's.
He has a long professional career. He has worked in series and has painted different artistic genres, "still life’s, landscape, portrait, abstraction and figure. He has worked in small, medium and large format. He has experimented with different techniques of plastic graphic expression, oil painting, acrylic painting, "gold leaf" infographics, mixed techniques, aerosols, etc. on different supports, canvas, wood, cardboard, paper etc.
His exploration of landscape, portraiture or abstraction is based on balanced compositions, but with a spontaneous sensation, on a marked trace that leaves the artist's stroke latent in different textures and unfinished intentions. The search for the harmony of the elements is entertained by the intervened void of dense color, playing with the rhythms of the volumes so that the result exudes freshness. The ranges are different, there is no global unifying range for all his work, but each one has a unique approach and challenge basically in terms of the treatment of color and composition. The final search is the overall quality of the work.
His projects compile a heterogeneous style and a constant search for motifs that have forged the eclecticism of his artistic personality. Whether he moves in the figurative terrain or that of abstraction, in the landscape or in the figure, his works seeks subtlety and sensitivity; uses a rich color palette with colors ranging from vibrant hues to the most delicate. She has always followed the pictorial principle of painting, which has motivated her. He remains fascinated by the search for a new topic, and then translates it into the work.
He has held different painting exhibitions, and has obtained several awards for his work that is in various private collections in different countries such as Spain, France, Argentina and the USA, and in estates such as Banco Sabadell Art Fund, Agaete Museum (Gran Canaria), Castellar del Vallès City Council Art Fund.
His latest series have as a central theme the human figure treated with various plastic and compositional treatments.
ABBREVIATED CURRICULUM VITAE
ESTEVE PRAT Y PAZ “E. Prat Paz"
C Caldes, 48 - 08211 Castellar del Vallès
Doctor (Cum Laude) in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. Thesis: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/68319
Emeritus Professor of Secondary Education Drawing. He has work in the Banco Sabadell Art Fund, Agaete Museum (Gran Canaria) Spain, Castellar del Vallès City Council Art Fund, and in several private collections in Spain, France, Argentina and the USA.
AHISTORY OF SELECTED INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS
|2020||Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery “Contemporary Reality”. New York. USA|
|2019||Retrospective Exhibition "El Mirador" Castellar del Vallès (BCN)|
Art Gallery "MAR" Barcelona
Art Room "E. ARIMANY" Tarragona
Exhibition Hall "AMICS DE LAS ARTS" Terrassa (BCN)
ABARTIUM COLLECTION Galleria & Studio, Calldetenes (BCN) - 2017
|2018||Art Gallery "TERRA FERMA" Lleida|
Academy of Fine Arts of Sabadell (Sabadell) 2016/2005/1986
|2008||Monographic Exhibition "30 Years of Exhibitions" Esteve Prat. "ESPAI TOLRÀ". Castellar del Vallès Town Hall.|
|2005||"Santi-Art" Room (Castellar del Vallès) 1993/1990/1987/1986/1984/1982|
|2002||Art Gallery "International Art Promotion" (Terrassa)|
|2001||TORANTO Art Gallery (Barcelona)|
|2000||"Watts-Art" Room (Castellar del Vallès) - 1980|
|1997||Gallery "Lleonart" (Barcelona)|
|1995||Gallery "Lleonart" (Barcelona)|
Art Gallery "Mercè Solé" (Lleida)
|1991||Sala d’Art "Negre" (Sabadell)|
|1979||Exhibition Hall CEC (Castellar del Vallès) - 1977|
HISTORY OF SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
|2019||“Chelsea International Salon 2019-2020” - Montserrat Contemporary Art|
Gallery. New York. USA
|2017||ABARTIUM Calldetenes Gallery & Studio (Barcelona)|
Spring Salon "Spring Art Show" ESPACIO 120 (Hospitalet-Barcelona
XXIII International and Multidisciplinary
Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Montesquiu Castle. Barcelona Provincial Council-Artistic Circuit
|2003||Euro Arts Bologna (Italy)|
|2001||Toranto Art Gallery (Barcelona)|
|2000||Gallery "Hexalfa", Lisbon (Portugal).|
|1999||Accademia di Rumania, Rome (Italy)|
|1998||III International Exhibition of Art A.C.E.A (Barcelona)|
|1994||Gallery "Lleonart" (Barcelona).|
|1990||"Negre Sala dʻArt" (Sabadell|
|1989||Caixa d'Estalvis de Sabadell Foundation Room (Sabadell)|
|1988||Banco Bilbao-Vizcaya Room (Barcelona)|
|1984||Sala Parés (Barcelona) 1981/1979/1978|
Mayor Zoilo Foundation (Cádiz)
|1981||Mass-Media Room (Barcelona)|
Kreisler Galleries (Barcelona)
|1978||Expo-Prep. Faculty of Fine Arts of Barcelona (Barcelona)|
|1977||Galleries Rovira (Sabadell)|
COMMENTS ON THE WORK
|2020||"REVISTART" Nº. 200 Year XXVI 2020. Magazine of the Arts "ARTISTAS DE HOY - ESTEVE PRAT PAZ". Daniel Buenaventura|
|2020||“NÚVOL” The digital of Cultura Parlem amb… PINTORS SOTA|
L’OMBRA: Esteve Prat Paz - Clàudia Rius i Llorens - Interview - https://www.nuvol.com/art/pinyors-sota-ombra-esteve-prat-paz-11572
|2020||NYC GALLERY OPENING” Solo Show E. Prat Paz “Contemporary Reality”. "Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery NY" Video Link: https://youtu.be/tad9c_P3T94|
|2020||“REVISTART” Nº 197-year XXVI Revista de las Artes - USA New York - Esteve Prat - 2017 Nº 183 YEAR XXIII|
|2020||“LLLL INSTITUT RAMON LLULL” New York - Esteve Prat Paz, solo show at Montserrat Contemporary Art Galleru in New York - Jadranka Vrsalovic Carevic |
|2020||"DIARIO DE NAVARRE" February 16, 2020|
|2020||MUSEO GUSTAVO DE MAETZU - Salon de Arte 2020 ”- Esteve Prat Paz - March 24, 2020 http://museogustavodemaeztu.com/quinta-edicion-del-salon-de-arte/|
|2019||“ART IN NEW YORK” Spanish artists at Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery, NY - ESTEVE PRAT https://www.artinnewyork.com/galerias-de-arte/|
|2019||“MATARÓ RÀDIO” - ONA DIGITAL ”Molt a dir Interviews in depth with notable people: L’artista Esteve Prat Paz - Oriol Capdevila |
|2019||"Vanguard Artists" Editorial Oliveras, Girona, 2019|
|2017||RADIO SABADELL 10-19-2017 Interview “Cub Blanc” Esteve Prat Paz http://radiosabadell.fm/sites/default/files/2017-10/171019_almati_cubblanc-0.mp3|
|2017||SPRING ROOM | SPRING ART SHOW • SPACE 120 • HOSPITALET / BARCELONA|
|2017||ABARTIUM STUDIO & ART GALLERY|
|2016||Informed art: http://www.arteinformado.com/agenda/f/natures-mortes-121049|
|2005||DIARIO DE SABADELL Female Nudes by Esteve Prat. Diario de Sabadell, Saturday, May 17.|
|2003||DIARIO DE TERRASSA Félix Riaza. Art Critic of the DIARIO DE TERRASSA September 26.|
|2000||ARTEGUIA (Art Directory) SPAIN 2000. Review. - nineteen ninety-five|
ARTEGUIA Spain & Portugal Art Directory 94 95. Review.
|2000||anco Sabadell painting collection. List of artists. Edited by Banco Sabadell Foundation.|
|1997||Art Criticism. Josep Maresma Pedragosa. Art critic. October 17, 1997.|
|1997||THE POINT OF THE ARTS Esteve Prat at the Lleonart Gallery, Oct. 24-30. 1997. Page: 11. Madrid. Spain.|
|1997||ANNUAL DIRECTORY OF PLASTIC ARTS. CATALUÑA Y ANDORRA, 97. Review.|
|1997||LA VANGUARDIA Newspaper (Barcelona) Esteve Prat in the Gallery|
Lleonart, October 7.
|1995||"EL PERIÓDICO" BARCELONA "El Periódico" (Art) Josep María Cadena, March 3, 1995.|
|1995||GUÍA DE ART Arte 85 S.L. 1995. Review.|
|1995||020 REVISTART -Revista de las Artes-|
|1985||DICTIONARY "RÀFOLS" OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM CATALONIA AND THE BALEARIC ISBN 10: 8439828977 ISBN 13: 9788439828976|
|1975||Photographic Art, Madrid, Spain, 1975.|
|1998||First Prize for Landscaping III International Salon of Plastic Arts ACEA. Barcelona, 1998.|
|1985||First Prize Small Format Painting IV Villa de Rota Visual Arts Contest, Alcalde Zoilo Foundation. Cádiz, 1985.|
|1981||Honorable Mention at the XXIII "Young Painting Award" Sala Parés. Barcelona, 1981.|
|1978 - 1988||Selected for the "Young Painting Award". Parés Room. Barcelona, the years 1978-81-84-86-88.|
|1988||Selected in the 7th Generalitat de Catalunya Visual Arts Show.|
|1989||Selected in the 8th Generalitat de Catalunya Visual Arts Show.|
SELECTION OF AUTHOR'S PUBLICATIONS
|2018||The six generations of carpentry and cabinetmaking of "Fuster de Sant Feliu" (1785-1988) PLAÇA VELLA No. 58 "Publication of the Castellar Study Center - History Archive" Printed edition: ISSN 1130-8265 Digital edition: ISNN 2565-2982 . Some of the articles can be found at: https://www.raco.cat/index.php/placavella/article/view/337062 https://www.raco.cat/index.php/placavella/article/view/337062/427932|
|2015||A Stranger in Castellar del Vallès: Víctor Masriera Vila (1875-1938), from omnipresence to anonymity. "RECERCA" Nº 8, April 2015, magazine of history and social and human sciences of the Municipal Archive of Castellar del Vallès AMC. Castellar del Vallés, ISSN Y from 1579 to 9964.|
|2012||Víctor Masriera Vila (1875-1938) Art teacher, teacher in the didactics of drawing. His passage through Sabadell. ARRAONA Magazine 2012 Sabadell History Magazine, digitally at (RACO): http://www.raco.cat/index.php/Arraona/article/view/260469|
|2012||RAIMON ROCA Tribute. Castellar City Council-Diputación de Barcelona, 2012.|
|1992||"L’ART CASTELLARENC" Plastic and Visual Arts (From the Neolithic to the present times) ISBN: 84-604-1297-0. Legal Deposit: B. 6090 to 1992. Edited by: Archiu d ’Historia de Castellar with the collaboration of Caja de Ahorros de Sabadell and Castellar del Vallès City Council. Study awarded in the Caixa Sabadell Foundation Studies and Programs Program in 1990.|
Esteve Prat Paz
Doctor (Cum Laude) in Fine Arts by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. Thesis: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/68319
Emeritus professor of Drawing in Secondary Education.
Born in Castellar del Vallès in 1959. As a child he attends drawing and painting classes of artists like Castilian Lluís Valls Areny and Alfons Gubern Campreciós, and sculpture with the sculptor and teacher from Sabadell, Adolf Salanguera Abella.
Since 1977, when he made his first individual exhibition with 18 years old, up to now he has carried more than thirty of them and obtained several awards for his work.
He has works in Fons d'Art of Sabadell Bank, Museum of Agaete (Gran Canaria), Fons d'Art Castellar del Vallès Town Hall, and in several private collections in Catalonia, Spain, France and Argentina.
"Young painting award"
Sala Parés · Barcelona
7th Fine Arts Exhibition
Government of Catalonia
1981 MENTION OF HONOR
XXIII "Young painting award"
Sala Parés · Barcelona
8th Fine Arts Exhibition
Government of Catalonia
1985 1st PRIZE
Small format painting IV
Plastic Arts Contest Villa de Rota
Alcalde Zoilo Foundation · Cádiz
1998 1st PRIZE
III International Exhibition of Plastic Arts ACEA. Barcelona
1971 1st PRIZE
"School Drawing Contest"
Caldes de Montbui-Sabadell
1973 10th PRIZE
"Quick painting contest"
1974 1st PRIZE
Vimbodí · Lleida
1972 3rd PRIZE
"Drawing contest The Health"
1973 1st PRIZE
"Poble Nou painting contest"
1974 3rd PRIZE
Can Deu · Sabadell
1972 3rd PRIZE
1973 2nd PRIZE
Vimbodí · LLeida
"Quick painting contest"
1973 1st PRIZE
"Drawing contest in Oriach"
1974 1st PRIZE
Sant Oleguer · Sabadell
"Quick Drawing Contest"
1978 MENTION OF HONOR
Collage Contest - Narcís Giral Groupings
Photography. Madrid. April 1975
"Ràfols" Dictionary of Contemporary Artists of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands
Dictionary "Ràfols" 1989 vol III
Dictionary of Spanish painters and sculptors of the twentieth century
Formum Artist, Madrid 1994
Artegia. Directory of Art Spain & Portugal
Art Guide Art 85 S.L.
Castellar del Vallès, 1995, 1998, 2007
The point of the Arts
Oct. 1977, Madrid
Esteve Prat at the Lleonart Gallery in Barcelona
October 24-30, p.11
Annual Directory of Plastic Arts of Catalonia and Andorra
Artegia. Directory of Art Spain
Revista de las Artes
1995 Nº5 Año1
1997 Nº22 Año 3
2002 Nº71 Año 8
2005 Nº99 Año 11
2016 Nº176 Año 22
2017 Año XXIII Nº 183 “E. PRAT PAZ”
2017 Año XXIII Nº 179 ESPACIO 120 p,p: 22-23
2017 Año XXIV Nº 184 Terrassa. Esteve Prat "Amics de les Arts"
2018 25 Aniversario Noviembre 2018 ESTEVE PRAT PAZ
2019 Año XXV Nº191 Castellar del Vallès - Esteve Prat
ESTEVE PRAT PAZ
He is the author of the following books:
1992 "L'ART CASTELLARENC" Plastic and Visual Arts (From the Neolithic to present times) ISBN: 84-604-1297-0. Legal Deposit: B. 6.090-1992. Edit: History Archive of Castellar with the Collaboration of Caixa d'Estalvis de Sabadell and Castellar del Vallès Town Council.
Study awarded in the Program of Studies and Programs of the Caixa Sabadell Foundation in 1990.
1997 "CASTELLAR INSÒLIT". Legal Deposit B. 8.975-1997..
2005 "L'AIGUA A CASTELLAR DEL VALLÈS" (A history through hydraulics). ISBN 84-609-7164-3. Legal Deposit: B. 304 -1981. Edit: Castellar History Archive with the collaboration of the Town Hall of Castellar del Vallès, "Plaça Vella" Nº 50.
He has collaborated with various articles on issues of art and history in various magazines like FORJA "Setmanari de Castellar del Vallès", PLAÇA VELLA "Publication of the History Archive de Castellar ", ARTILLETRS" Revista Cultural de Castellar del Vallès", ...
Lecture“A stranger in Castellar, Víctor Masriera Vila. From omnipresence to anonymity”. University Extension Classroom in Castellar del Vallès. Miquel Pont Municipal Auditorium. Plaça Major s / n Castellar del Vallès, 22nd October 2013.
Amongst others he is the author of:
Article"Víctor Masriera Vila (1875-1938) Art pedagogue, teacher in the drawing didactics. "El seu pas per Sabadell",in the magazine ARRAONA in 2012, Magazine of History of Sabadell.www.raco.cat/Arraona
Text of the book dedicated to the paintor Raimon Roca Ricart on the occasion of the Homage to Castellar del Vallès in 2012, "RAIMON ROCA Tribute". Castellar del Vallès Town Hall and Diputació de Barcelona.
Article "Un desconegut a Castellar del Vallès: Víctor Masriera Vila" (1875-1938), from the omnipresence to anonymity in "RESERCA" nr. 8, April 2015, Magazine of History and Social and Human Sciences of the Municipal Archive of Castellar del Vallès AMC. Castellar del Vallès, ISSN I 1579-9964.
Article "Les sis generacions de la fusteria-ebenisteria del “Fuster de Sant Feliu" (1785-1988) PLAÇA VELLA Nº 58 Publication of the Castellar Studies Center - History Archive" Printed edition: ISSN 1130-8265 Digital edition: ISNN 2565-2982
Some of the articles can be found at:
UAB Databases: www.sibhilla.uab.cat
Library of Catalonia / All Locations:
OCLC WorldCat Identities: www.worldcat.org
ARC (Application of Resource Resources) CESIRE-XTEC.
Government of Catalonia
2014 "Creativitat amb el clarobscur i les textures" www.apliense.xtec.cat