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Marta Lafuente

Marta has an artist's spirit which is profoundly felt in her presence as a person & in her work. The energy found in her mixed media works, embracing both painting & photography, resonates joy, life, memory & motherhood. It was these subtle, yet powerful qualities which led us to invite her to join the agency.

I still do not know at what moment I started to dedicate myself to this profession, or what were the reasons that pushed me to do it.

I frequently consider the problem of time and reflect upon this in my work. It is inevitable to contemplate what Jorge Luís Borges wrote about time, “the fugitive, the evanescent, the succession; If each particle of the present is formed by a particle of the future and another of the past, the memory will be in charge of recovering that ungraspable and vertiginous substance that is in perpetual motion.”

In 2003 I began to work on a series of portraits with childhood as a backdrop and always related to memory and forgetfulness. And I'm still working on it ..

- Marta Lafuente

Her development as an artist has already seen several stages, working with mixed techniques on paperboard, paper or wood, illustrating books published by Lumen & Random House & creating some exquisite award winning short animated films of her sketches.  Her work is consistent, beautifully executed & elegantly composed & has been exhibited extensively in Spain & the US. We are proud to represent Marta’s work exclusively in the Nordics and you can attend her first solo exhibition from March 16 - April 26th at our Malmö gallery. Marta is also featured on our latest Gallery Blog.

 

ORIGINAL works AVAILABLE to view from 3000 - 35,000 SEK

 

 
Le Bain 57 x 49.5 cm  Mixed Media on Paperboard  AVAILABLE TO VIEW 12,000 Sek

Le Bain 57 x 49.5 cm

Mixed Media on Paperboard

AVAILABLE TO VIEW 12,000 Sek

Late September 120 x 80 cm  Mixed Media on Paperboard  NEW WORK AVAILABLE TO VIEW 25,000 Sek

Late September 120 x 80 cm

Mixed Media on Paperboard

NEW WORK AVAILABLE TO VIEW 25,000 Sek

 
Long Forgotten Days 110 x 75 cm  Mixed Media on Paperboard  NEW WORK AVAILABLE TO VIEW 22,000 SEK

Long Forgotten Days 110 x 75 cm

Mixed Media on Paperboard

NEW WORK AVAILABLE TO VIEW 22,000 SEK

Paul 28 x 39 cm  Mixed Media on Paperboard  NEW WORK AVAILABLE TO VIEW 9,200 SEK

Paul 28 x 39 cm

Mixed Media on Paperboard

NEW WORK AVAILABLE TO VIEW 9,200 SEK

 
 

Deep is a short animated film of sketches and paintings by Martha Lafuente. The narration is by Leonard Cohen, taken from the film BEAUTIFUL LOSERS by Diethard Kuester.

Directed by Marta Lafuente & Berberecho


 
 

 

Artists Biography

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Nordic Art Agency, Malmö

2018 Galería Anquins, Reus
2017 KonventPuntZero, Berga (Programada)
2016 Darren Winston Gallery, Connecticut, US

2015 Consulate of Spain, Berlin

Gallery Ignacio de Lassaletta, Barcelona

2014 Gallery Patrick J. Domken, Cadaqués

2012 Gallery Ignacio de Lassaletta, Barcelona

2011 Gallery Decorart, Zaragoza

2010 Gallery L 'Arcada, Blanes

2009 Gallery Ignacio de Lassaletta, Barcelona

2008 Tucker Gallery, Chicago

Gallery N3, Madrid

2007 Prize painting "I Certamen Vil.la de San Jorge", Castellón Gallery Patrick J. Domken, Cadaqués

2006 Gallery Ignacio de Lassaletta, Barcelona

2000 Fundació Güell, Real Círculo Artístico, Barcelona.

 

Collective Exhibitions

2019 Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm

Artkarlsruhe 2019, Anquins Gallery. Germany

2018 Artbodensee, Anquins Gallery, Germany

Roddarhuset, Vaxholm, Sweden

Nordic Art Agency, Malmö, Sweden

2017 The Affordable Arts Fair, Stockholm

Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF)
Edinburg Short Film Festival
Animac. Selección O cial. Festival Internacional de Animación de Lleida 2017 Arts Santa Mònica. Mecal. International Animation festival of Barcelona

2016 Gallery Anquins, Reus

DelicArtessen. Esther Montoriol Gallery, Barcelona

Festival of Videodanza of Palma

Arts Santa Mònica. Mecal, International Short Film Festival of Barcelona

Choreoscope, International Dance Film Festival Barcelona

"FIVER 2016 Animation Award", Fiver International Screendance Movement

Choreoscope, International Dance Film Festival Barcelona

2015 Gallery L'Arcada, Blanes

2014 Safia Gallery, Barcelona

2012 Gallery Patrick J. Domken, Cadaqués,

Gallery Ignacio de Lassaletta, Barcelona

Safia Gallery, Barcelona

Gallery Espai B, Barcelona

2010 Gallery Ignacio de Lassaletta, Barcelona

2009 Gallery N2 "Youth and Teachers", Barcelona

Gallery N3, Madrid

Gallery Ambit A & D, Barcelona

Gallery L'Arcada, Blanes

Safia Gallery, Barcelona

2008 Tucker Gallery, Chicago

2007 Patrick J. Domken, Cadaques

Gallery Ignacio de Lassaletta

2005 Small Formats, Ignacio de Lassaletta, Barcelona

Sàfia Gallery, Barcelona

Prize painting "I Certamen Vil.la de San Jorge" Castellón

III Premi of Contemporary Painting, Palau Solterra, Torroella de Montgrí

IX Competition Jove Biennial of Painting, Sala d'Art Jove, Barcelona

Sàfia Gallery, Barcelona

Sala Espai (b) Gracia, Barcelona

Premi of Contemporary Painting, Sala Art Loft, Reus

Gallery Espai (b) Gracia, Barcelona

Living Room Granero, Barcelona

Fondo pintura Vila Casas Foundation, Barcelona

"Nova Generació", Sala Anquin's, Reus

 2003 II Premi of Contemporary Painting, Torroella de Montgrí

International Exhibition of Illustrated Books, Bologna, Ed.Lumen

International Book Fair, Frankfurt, Ed.Lumen

Room Granero, Barcelona

Premi Pintura Jove in Sala Parés, Barcelona

Premi Ynglada-Guillot.

Premi Pintura Jove in Sala Parés, Barcelona

El Triangle Room, Barcelona

Joseph Fischl Gallery, New York

 2000 Carnicerías Reales, Priego de Córdoba

Academy of Belli Arti, Bologna

 

Awards

2016 Festival of Video Danza of Palma. Official selection

Arts Santa Mònica. Selected in Mecal.

International Short Film Festival of Barcelona

Choreoscope, International Dance Film Festival Barcelona. Official selection

"FIVER 2016 Animation Award", Fiver International Screendance Movement

 

2005 First prize painting "I Certamen Vil.la de San Jorge", Castellón

III Premi of Contemporary Painting, Torroella de Montgrí

Premi de Pintura Contemporànea, Sala Art Loft, Reus

II Premi of Contemporary Painting, Torroella de Montgrí

 

2002 Segon Accesit XLIII Premi Painting Jove Sala Parés

Third Accesit XLIII Premi Painting Jove Sala Parés

Premi "Marc Martí", poster

Selected in the painting competition La Rambla, Barcelona

Premi of drawing Ynglada-Guillot, Barcelona

Scholarship Heritage, Faculty of Barcelona

 

2001 Foundation grant "Rodriguez Acosta", by the Faculty of Barcelona

 

1999 Erasmus Scholarship at the Academy of Belli Arti di Bologna, Italy

First Prize of Painting Foundation Güell, Barcelona

Drawing competition of the Royal Artistic Circle, Barcelona

Selected in the Drawing Contest "Ramón Casas"

FILM

DEEP

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Official Selection of the International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona, MECAL 2017

Official Selection 8th International Sports Film Festival, BCN Sports Film 2017

Official Selection Tlanchana Fest (Mexico) 2017

Official Selection INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DETMOLD

Official Selection 8è CERDANYA FILM FESTIVAL

Official Selection IV Sample of video art and experimental video Intermediaciones, from Medellín

Official Section CORTADA 2017, XXI Short Film Festival of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Finalist in ANIMAINZÓN 2017

LA BOITE

Official Selection International Film Festival Cine de Danza de Barcelona Choreoscope 2016
Primer premio Mejor Película de Animación en IV festival internacional de cinedanza de La Rioja, FIVER 2016
Official Selection Film Festival Videodanza de Palma 2016

Official Selection Tanz Film Festival (Colonia , Alemania) 2018