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Lita Cabellut

Lita Cabellut (Barcelona, Spain, 1961)

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CV & Biography

Lita Cabellut

The Spanish Lita Cabellut was born on 1961 in Barcelona, where she grew up in a poor Gypsy-environment.?Her work is closely intertwined with the memories of the old area of Barcelona, El Raval, with closeness to the docks, La Bocquerai market, Las Ramblas and Sant Antonie market, replete with pickpockets, street performers and of course, prostitutes.

After 13 years of street and orphan life she got adopted. In this new period of her life she discovers the Prado museum. She become amorous with Goya, Velazquez, Ribera and Rembrandt. One of her preferred statements explaining her passion is: "I married very young, my first marriage was with the art". I can endorse this is the case of Lita. She got her first exhibition on the age of 17 at the Town Hall of Masnou, Barcelona. At 19 she decided to change her native country Spain, for new challenges in the Netherlands, where she studied between 1982-1984 at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Nowadays, Lita Cabellut is considered as a painter with a unique ?pictorial language, using a contemporary variation on the fresco-technique and a immensely enjoyable, communicative and recognizable 'Cabellut-palette'. Lita Cabellut's 'human-faced' paintings are exposed all around the globe, in New York, Dubai, Miami, Singapore, Hong Kong, Barcelona, London, Paris, Venice, Monaco, Seoul and many more cities. Alain Henry Steegmans


Artist Statement

I am reminded of great poetry when I look at the paintings of Lita Cabellut. She is searching for subjects that have a special character, that in a sense represent all of humanity. She wants to delve into the soul of humanity, to represent all people as having common ground, to show that we are all somehow connected to one another. Thus, we are seeing the figure through her eyes, but we are also experiencing the figure eyes regarding us. Through this approach of seeing, we begin to come to terms with the power of a figurative art that expresses more than the fashionable exterior and gives us instead a view from the interior looking outwards. When we look at the paintings of Lita Cabellut, we experience ourselves. A Voyage through the eyes of the figure: The paintings of Lita Cabellut. Robert C. Morgan


Exhibitions

2011

Coco, Opera Gallery | Paris, France
Camaron, Kai Dikhas | Berlin, Germany
La Perla Negra, Opera Gallery | London, UK
Madness and Reason, Bill Lowe Gallery | Atlanta, USA

2010
ManifestaMaastricht | Maastricht, the Netherlands
one man show, Zulauf Gallery | Karslruhe, Germany

2009
Art Fair pAn, Etienne Gallery | Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Samuelis baumgarte | Bielefeld, Germany
Art Karlsruhe, Gunther Zulauf Gallery | Karlsruhe, Germany

2008
The Forgotten Europeans, Kölnischen Stadtmuseum | Köln, Germany
Art Fair pAn, Etienne Gallery | Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Grand Opening, Opera Dubai | Dubai
A la Mesa!, Opera Gallery | Seoul
Gypsy exhibition, KulturHaus RomnoKher | Mannheim, Germany
Gongzhen – Art in Sport, Today Art Museum | Beijing, China
Gongzhen – Art in Sport, Sichuan Fine Arts Museum | Chengdu, China
Gongzhen – Art in Sport, Gallery of Luxun Art Academy | Shenyang, China
April exhibition, Opera Gallery | London, UK
Gongzhen – Art in Sport, RCM The Museum of Modern Art | Nanjin, China
Art Karlsruhe, Gunther Zulauf Gallery | Karlsruhe, Germany
Gongzhen – Art in Sport, Art Museum of Guangzhou Art Academy | Guangzhou, China

2007
Gongzhen – Art in Sport, Museum of Contemporary Art | Shanghai, China
June exhibition | Freinsheim, Germany
Opera Gallery | solo exhibition Paris, New York

2006
Opera Gallery London | solo exhibition January, London

2005
April Major Show / Lowe Gallery | Santa Monica, USA
March Major Show / Lowe Gallery | Atlanta, USA
Art Space "Espacio 133" Boronat | solo exhibition Paz y Sacrificio | Barcelona, Spain

2004
Galerie Goncourt | Den Haag, the Netherlands

2003
Lowe Gallery | Santa Monica, USA
Sala Maior | Porto, Portugal
Galerie Cum Laude / The Scheep | Mol, Belgium
Pulchri Studio | Den Haag, the Netherlands
Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands
Gallery Zulauf | Freinsheim
Holland Art Fair (HAF) | Den Haag, the Netherlands
June Exhibition, Lowe Gallery | Atlanta & Santa Monica, USA
October Major Show, Lowe Gallery | Atlanta & Santa Monica, USA

2002
Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands
Galerie Artline | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Art Fair pAn | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hofvijver, Images & Poetry | Den Haag, the Netherlands
Art Fair pAn | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sala Maior | Porto, Portugal
Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands
Embassy of Spain | Brussels, Belgium
Sir Harald Art | Venlo, the Netherlands

2001
Art Rotterdam | Rotterdam, the Netherlands
KunstRai | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
pAn | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands
PMMK Museum | Oostende, Belgium
Galerie Artline | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2000
Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands
Art Fair pAn | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
KunstRai | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Artline | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie De Rijk | Den Haag, the Netherlands
Galerie Willy D' Huysser | Brussels, Belgium

1999
Galerie De Rijk | Den Haag, the Netherlands
Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands

1998
Art Fair Brussels | Brussels, Belgium
Art Fair Mec | Maastricht, the Netherlands
Art Fair Stockholm | Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie De Rijk | Den Haag, the Netherlands

1997
Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands
Art Fair pAn | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
KunstRai | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Art Fair Stockholm | Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands

1996
Art Fair pAn | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pulchri Studio | Den Haag, the Netherlands
KunstRai | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands
Galerie Kadans | Den Haag, the Netherlands
Galerie Artline | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1995
Galerie Kadans | Den Haag, the Netherlands

1994
Imagica Art Promotions | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Art and Image | Den Haag, the Netherlands
Galerie Kadans | Den Haag, the Netherlands
Galerie Schröder | Den Haag, the Netherlands

1993
Sorghvliet Kerk | Den Haag, the Netherlands

1991
Milano Gallery | Warschau, Poland

1990
De Kunstpassage | Den Haag, the Netherlands

1989
Galerie 27 | Wassenaar, the Netherlands

1988
Haagsche Salon | Den Haag, the Netherlands

1987
Art et Industrae | Den Haag, the Netherlands

1986
Haagsche Salon | Den Haag, the Netherlands

1984
Haagsche Salon | Den Haag, the Netherlands
North Sea Gallery | Den Haag, the Netherlands

1979
Town Hall | Masnou, Barcelona, Spain