Lídia Masllorens paints faces because portraits have always fascinated her, for her a look speaks louder than two hundred words. Her project is therefore to create an archetype of the portrait at the beginning of the 21st century.
Lídia Masllorens is attracted by a moderate abstraction, which allows the observer to interpret the painting with precision and to perceive implicit realities, to recreate, to dream. Her large-scale works have a strong presence and exude a remarkable dynamism and vitality. And this is all the more remarkable as it is a work on paper, a work of withdrawal and not of superimposition of layers.
The portraits are painted in black acrylic, which is then removed and washed off with a mixture of water and bleach. This technique produces the beautiful colour palette that distinguishes her work, with shades ranging from pink to white and from black to grey. Lídia's strokes are sharp and fast, resulting in many losses and failures due to the destructive nature of bleach and the unpredictable behaviour of water. Lídia takes a unique approach to the watercolour technique. She wants the paper to suck in the water to distort and bend, for the water to flow onto the canvas, for the paint to disintegrate and for her lines to crumble under the bleach.
Her monotypes have travelled the world. Her work has been exhibited at the Sorbonne Catalan Art Centre in Paris, the Osaka Centre for Contemporary Art in Japan, as well as in galleries in Cologne, Antwerp, Barcelona and Paris. Her paintings have also been exhibited in numerous European and American art fairs. At present, she continues to experiment with close-ups of faces in her studio in Cassà de la Selva.
Lídia MasllorensUntitled III, 2023Acrylic and bleach on paper, framed179 x 183 cm (70 x 72 in)
Lídia MasllorensMOD 23, 2023Digital print enhanced with handbrushed acrylic, wooden frame148 x 142 cm (58 x 55 in)
Lídia MasllorensMOD 19, 2022Digital print enhanced with handbrushed acrylic, wooden frame105 x 100 cm (41.3 x 39.3 in)
K+Y x Visus GalleryGroup show Jul 22 - Sep 15, 2023In collaboration with Visus Gallery, we are delighted to be exhibiting the work of Cécile Plaisance, Jeff Robb, Antoine Gaussin, Lídia Masllorens and Nicolas Dubreuille throughout the summer, in the...
Lídia Masllorens, Face to faceSolo Show Apr 13 - May 30, 2023According to the Catalan artist Lídia Masllorens, a gaze speaks louder than two hundred words. Because faces fascinate her, her project is to create an archetype of the portrait of...
Lídia MasllorensSolo Show Mar 7 - Apr 6, 2022We are pleased to exhibit the new work of Lídia Masllorens at the gallery, a Catalan artist whose project is to create an archetypal portrait of the beginning of the 21st century.
London Art Fair2024 Jan 16 - 21, 2024Business Design Centre 52 Upper Street London N1 0QH
Moderne Art Fair2022 Oct 20 - 24, 2022Place de l'Étoile 10, Avenue de la Grande Armée Paris 75017
Art on Paper NYC2022 Sep 8 - 11, 2022Pier 36 , Downtown Manhattan 299 South Street New York, 10002
Art Market San Francisco2022 Apr 21 - 24, 2022Art Market San Francisco Fort Mason Center - Festival Pavilion 2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94123
Lídia Masllorens, born in 1967 in Caldes de Malavella, studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. She graduated in 1991, specialising in painting, her lifelong passion. She is also gifted in photography, engraving and large-scale sculpture. The doors to becoming a professional artist were opened to her by exhibiting her work in art galleries in Girona and its surroundings - such as Fundació Valvi and Casa de Cultura Tomàs Lorenzana - and especially when she received the 2013 Fundació Vila Casas painting award.
Art Market San Francisco
Art On Paper
AAF New York
Moderne Art Fair Paris