Isabel Servera

Spain, 1986

Vibrant Tones X - 2020. Felt-tipped pen on paper. 46 x 34 cm.
Vibrant Tones IX - 2020. Felt-tipped pen on paper. 46 x 34 cm.
Rich Tones VI - 2020. Felt-tipped pen on paper. 46 x 34 cm
Set 1. VI - 2020. Felt-tipped pen on paper. 105 x 75 cm.
Set 2. III - 2020. Felt-tipped pen on paper. 105 x 75 cm.
Set 1. IX - 2020. Felt-tipped pen on paper. 105 x 75 cm.
Set 2. I - 2019. Felt-tipped pen on paper. 105 x 75 cm.
Set 1. I - 2019. Felt-tipped pen on paper. 105 x 75 cm.

About

“My work focuses on mechanical actions that involve repetition, accumulation, and routines taken to the extreme. I am interested in executing specific tasks, being a machine, producing, looking for the no sense of doing. What is art for? What is its function? These questions always bring me to the pointless, the absurd.

The works that are part of this project have different chromatic scales. I start from the selection of colors given by the manufacturer of the pens, and I repeat the sequence until I cover the entire surface of the paper, drawing lines with several “strokes” of each one of the pens. Following an orderly pattern of movements I generate patterns, thus establishing a relationship with the lines in the paper similar to the waver with his textile work.

Once the pattern of the artwork is set, all I have to do is to work.

Manual work is having a huge momentum and it is establishing comparisons with the artistic processes. In this case, the end result of my works remind us of tapestry, in which the weft and warp go away interweaving, being themselves the final image and composition. I use different techniques, production processes and resources, proposing a dialogue between craft, art and painting.”

Isabel Servera

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Solo Exhibition, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2020)
Fer Temps, Fundación Arranz Bravo, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain (2019)
Again & again, The Laboratory of Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2015)
Manufacturar, elaborar, producir, Galería The Goma, Madrid­, Spain (2012)

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
Llatrar, Cool Days Festival de Artà, Mallorca, Spain (2022)
Fundació Arranz-Bravo 10 anys, Fundación Arranz Bravo, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain (2020)
Premio de Pintura Fundació Vila Casas, Museu Can Framis, Barcelona,  Spain (2019)
Premio de Pintura Internacional Guasch Coranty, Centre d’Art Tecla Sala, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain (2018)
La Marca Visible, curated by Mónica Álvarez Careaga, ArteSantander, Santander, Spain (2017)
ART<35 BS/2016, Sala Parés and Galeria Trama, Barcelona, Spain (2016)
Premio de Pintura Internacional Guasch Coranty, Centre d’Art Tecla Sala, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona,  Spain (2015)
Frau Jove, itinerant exposition from Frau Jove: Hangar, Barcelona (2015)
Furtherfield Gallery, London and Matadero, Madrid (2015)
Tabula Rasa o la (im)posibilidad de construir una generación, curated by Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta and Pau Waelder (2015)
Itinerant exposition, Hilvaria Studios, Hilvarenbeek, Holanda (2015)
Tabula Rasa o la (im)posibilidad de construir una generación, curated by Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta and Pau Waelder (2014 )
Itinerant exposition, Museu Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca and MUU (2014)
Galleria / MUU Kaapeli, Helsinki, Finland (2014)
Quemados por el sol, Mallorca Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2014)
Dibujo Performativo Ejercicios y derivas, Idea and organized by Joan Morey, Centre Artístic de Sant LLuc, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
Síntesi, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
Be Water My Friend, curated by Caterina Almirall, EART, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
Atelier de Barcelone. Un jeu quotidien, L.A.C. Narbonne, Francia (2013)
Art Jove, Centre de Cultura Ses Voltes, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2013)
Nuclis de l’emergència, SWAB, Feria de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional, Oficina36, Barcelona, Spain (2012)
Drap Art, FAD, Barcelona, Spain (2011)
Biennal de Valls-Premi Guasch-Coranty, Museu de Valls, Tarragona, Spain (2011)
Cambio de Turno, curated by Cristina Garrido, KKKB, Barcelona, Spain (2011)
Art Jove, Centre de Cultura Ses Voltes, Palma de Mallorca (2011)
Exposición 1, Galería The Private Space By, Barcelona (2011)
Foc Creuat: Art i Ciència al punt de mira, curated by Joan Duran (2011)
Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain (2011)
Crea + Intermèdia-Producció, comisariada por Jordi Antas, Museu de Lleida, Lleida, Spain (2010)

AWARDS
Painting Price Award Fundació Vila Casas (Finalist) (2019)
International Painting Price Award Guasch Coranty (Finalist) (2018)
Painting & Photography Award ART<35 BS/2016 (Winner) (2016)
International Painting Price Award Guasch Coranty (Selected) (2015)
Frau Jove, certamen de arte joven de las Islas Baleares (Winner) (2014)
Art Jove, certamen de arte joven de las Islas Baleares (Finalist) (2012)
Residu’Art Award (Winner) (2011)
Biennal de Valls – Guasch Coranty, Tarragona (Finalist) (2011)
Crea + Intermèdia-Producció, Lleida (Awarded) (2011)
Art Jove, certamen de arte joven de las Islas Baleares (Finalist) (2010)

ARTWORKS IN COLLECTIONS­
Fundació Vila Casas
Fundación Banc Sabadell
Colección DKV
Fondo de Arte Grupo HERA
Colección Piet Moget L.A.C. Narbonne
Fondo de Arte Addaya Centre d’Art Contemporani and further private collections.­

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