Gina Pórtera Artista Plastico Maresme Barcelona Pintura amor pinceles y naturaleza 700GINA PÓRTERA 1963, Barcelona

Lives and work in Barcelona

Her painting conveys her interest in expressing the inner moods of human beings. Her silent characters appear to seek private spaces in which to find an understanding of the human existence.

People interpret reality through the visible world. Contemplation and intuition transcend this first layer of existence and move towards other non-physical, more subtle spheres.

Pórtera’s painting has traces of Italian classicism, reworked and clearly influenced by the geometric purity of Morando. One can also see a certain similarity with Hopper in the way she expresses the feeling of rootlessness that one gets in a big city, and with Hockney in her formal interpretation of reality.

In 1993, Gina Pórtera moved to the outskirts of Barcelona to get away from the city, have more contact with nature, live a simpler life and find a way of creating a solid discourse in her painting.

She has gradually incorporated elements of nature in her painting and uses these elements symbolically, enriching the dialogue of her pictures.

 

  • 2003 – Days of debate. “Rethinking I L’Educació in Visuals Arts. Caixa Forum. Barcelona. Spain.
  • 2001-2002 Graduate Teaching Aptitude. University of Barcelona. Spain.
  • 1986 – 1991 University of Barcelona. Faculty of Fine Arts. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Specialty Painting. Spain.
  • 1982 – 1985 Graphic Design. Elisava Cultural Institution CIC Barcelona, Spain.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017 – Galeria Alonso Vidal, Barcelona. Spain.
  • 2016 – Open Studio. Sant Vicenç de Montal, Barcelona. Spain.
  • 2015 –  Espai Capgros, Mataró. Barcelona, Spain
  • 2015 – Open Studio. Sant Vicenç de Montal, Barcelona. Spain.
  • 2014 – Open Studio. Sant Vicenç de Montal, Barcelona. Spain.
  • 2013 – Meisterschueler Galerie. Berlin, Germany.
  • 2007 – Agora Gallery Group ARTWINDOW. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2006 – Ida Sennacheribbo Gallery, Barcelona. Spain.
    • Agora Gallery Group ARTWINDOW. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2004 – Traç D’Art Gallery. Sabadell, Barcelona. Spain.
    • Gallery Ida Sennacherib. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2002 – Maes Gallery, Madrid. Spain.
  • Marc 3 Gallery, Barcelona. Spain.
  • 1998 – Marc 3 Gallery, Barcelona. Spain.
  • 1992 – Estilo Gallery, Barcelona. Spain.
  • 1991 – Centro Cultural Sant Jordi. Caixa de Catalunya, Barcelona. Spain.

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017 – ART\MARBELA 2017. Javier Román Gallery, Marbella, Spain.
    •  “La noche en blanco”  Javier Román Gallery, Málaga. Spain.
  • 2016 – KUNSTSUPERMARKT Frankfurt, Berlín and Marburg, Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn, Switzerland..
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Viena, Austria.
  • 2015 – KUNSTSUPERMARKT Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg, Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn, Switzerland.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Vienna, Austria
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Marburg y Sylt. Germany.
  • 2014 – KUNSTSUPERMARKT Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg, Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn, Switzerland.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Vienna, Austria
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Marburg y Sylt. Germany.
  • 2013 – KUNSTSUPERMARKT Sylt, Hamburgo, Frankfurt. Alemania
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Sylt, Germany
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Marburg, Germany.
    • KUNSMARKED / ARTGATE Oslo, Norway.
    • Galerie Ludwig Kleebolte Essen, Germany.
  • 2012 – KUNSTSUPERMARKT Sylt, Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Frankfurt and Berlin. Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn, Switzerland.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Vienna, Austria.
    • KUNSTMARKED/ARTGATE Oslo, Norway.
  • 2011 – KUNSTSUPERMARKT Sylt, Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Frankfurt and Berlin. Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn, Switzerland.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Vienna, Austria.
    • KUNSTMARKED Sandefjord, Norway.
  • 2010 – Artisti Galerie, Rueil-Malmaison. France.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Sylt,Berlin, Frankfurt, Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn, Switzerland.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Vienna, Austria.
    • Gallery Artisti Rueil-Malmaison, Paris. France.
    • KUNSTMARKED Sandefjord, Norway.
    • Gallery Alonso Vidal. Becas Fundación Arena. Spain
  • 2009 – KUNSTSUPERMARKT Sylt, Germany.
    • Salon International d’Art Europ’Art, PALEXPO. Geneva. Switzerland.
    • Gallery Alonso Vidal. International Contemporary Art Fair ARTESANTANDER 09. Spain.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Frankfurt and Berlin. Germany.
    • ARTE LISBOA. Contemporary Art Fair. Vidal Alonso Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal.
    • Traç d’Art Gallery. Sabadell, Barcelona. Spain.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn, Switzerland.
    • Gallery Inge Donath, Cologne. Germany.
  • 2008 – Palace of the Provincial Council, Lleida, Spain.
    • KUNSTSPERMARKT Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Vienna and Gröz, Austria.
    • Agora Gallery “Collective Christmas” Sitges, Barcelona, Spain.
    • Gallery ARTWINDOW, Agora Group “Collective Christmas” Barcelona, Spain.
    • “Everyday Gestures” Gallery ARTWINDOW. Agora Group. Barcelona, Spain.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT. Marburg and Sylt. Germany.
    • Traç d’Art Gallery, Estartit. Girona, Spain.
  • 2007 – Traç d’Art Gallery. Estartit, Girona. Spain.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT. Berlin, Frankfurt and Sylt. Germany.
    • Traç d’Art Gallery . Sabadell. Spain.
    • Alonso Vidal. ARENA IV Scholarship Foundation for Visual Arts 2007. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2006 – KUNSTSUPERMARKT Berlin. Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Verona. Italy.
    • Ágora Gallery. Sitges, Barcelona. Spain.
    • Ágora Gallery. “Homenaje a Santiago Rusiñol”. Sitges, Barcelona. Spain.
    • Gallery ARTWINDOW, Grupo Ágora. Barcelona, Spain.
    • Gallery Arnau. Barcelona, Spain.
    • Gallery Alonso Vidal. Collective III ARENA Scholarship Foundation and Visual Arts 2006. Spain.
  • 2005 – KUNSTSUPERMARKT Frankfurt, Berlin and Sylt. Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn. Switzerland.
  • 2004 – Traç d’Art Gallery. Sabadell, Barcelona. Spain.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Frankfurt, Berlin and Sylt. Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn, Switzerland.
    • Traç d’Art Gallery, Sabadell. Spain.
  • 2003 – KUNSTSUPERMARKT Frankfurt, Berlin and Sylt. Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn, Switzerland.
    • Gallery Marc 3 “Món Dalí”. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2002 – Gallery Ingle Donath. Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Marburg, Frankfurt and Berlin. Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn, Switzerland.
    • Gallery Marc 3 “Art a temps real” Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2001 – Gallery Marc 3. Colectiva de Verano. Barcelona, Spain.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Marburg, Frankfurt and Berlin. Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn, Switzerland.
    • Gallery Marc 3 “Personajes de Ficción” Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2000 – KUNSTSUPERMARKT Marburg y Frankfurt, Germany.
    • KUNSTSUPERMARKT Solothurn, Switzerland.
    • Gallery Marc 3, Barcelona. Spain.
  • 1999 – KUNSTSUPERMARKT Marburg, Germany.
  • 1998 – Christie’s Auction For the Catalan Foundation of Gastroenterology
    • Sala Durán. Madrid. Spain.
  • 1997 – Gallery Marc 3. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1996 – Supermarket Art AmericanPrints. Madrid, Spain.
  • 1995 – Gallery Tertre, Mataró. Barcelona, Spain.
    • Supermarket AmericanPrints Art, Barcelona and Madrid. Spain.
    • Crisol Singulart. Collective recorded. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1994 – Exhibition Charity to combat AIDS. Nostra Cultural Centre Senyora dels Angels. Barcelona, Spain.
    • Supermarket AmericanPrints Art, Barcelona. Spain.
  • 1993 – Second Exhibition of Painting Charity to combat AIDS. Palau Robert, Barcelona. Spain.
    • Supermarket AmericanPrints Art. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1992 – “L’Espai Espai” FAD AAIP Association Arts group FAD, Barcelona. Spain.
    • Supermarket AmericanPrints Art, Barcelona. Spain.
  • 1991 – Exhibition Hall of the Faculty of Fine Arts “to Realitat Realitat.” Barcelona, Spain.
    • Antonio de Barnola Gallery. “Architecture, notes and Vista.” Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1990 – Artistic Circle Sant Lluch. Drawing Exhibition. Barcelona, Spain.

INTERNATIONAL FAIRS

  • 2017
    • ART\MARBELA 2017. Javier Román Gallery,  Marbella, Spain.
  • 2014
    • ARTSHOW Busan 2014. Bussana, South Korea. Galería Gaudí.
    • ART COLLECT IRAN. QASR Museum, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2009
    • 18th Salon International Art EUROP’ART, PALEXPO.Ginebra, Switzerland.

AWARDS

  • 2008 – First Prize for painting at the Ciutat de Tremp. Painting 5 º Premi Ciutat de Tremp. Lleida, Spain.
  • 1989 – First Second Prize for Painting Turó Blanch. Sant Vicenç de Montalt. Barcelona, Spain.

SELECTED WORK

  • 2014 – Premi Jodep Ventosa 2014. Ayuntamiento de Andratx, Mallorca. Spain.
  • 2012 – Finalista en el XXXII Premio Gredos de Pintura. Centro de Cultura Josefina Carabias. Ávila, Spain.
  • 2010 – Finalist Scholarships VII ARENA OF VISUAL ARTS FOUNDATION 2010.
  • 2007 – Finalist Scholarships IV ARENA OF VISUAL ARTS FOUNDATION 2007
  • 2006 – XXII International Prize for Painting VI Tribute to Joseph Setó Calderó.Cercle of Fine Arts, Lleida, Spain.
    • Finalist Scholarships III VISUAL ARTS FOUNDATION 2006 ARNA
  • 1999 – Painting Prize XIII Durán. Madrid, Spain.
  • 1997 – First Prize for 39th Young Painting Sala Parés, Barcelona. Spain.
  • 1992  – First Prize for 34th Young Painting Sala Parés, Barcelona. Spain.
    • 1st Painting Prize “Architecture and urban landscape” Fundación Antonio Camus, Madrid. Spain.
  • 1991 – XXIX International Drawing Competition Ynglada Guillot Foundation. Catalunya Board Foundation “La Caixa”. Barcelona, Spain.
    • 33th Award for Young Painting Sala Parés, Barcelona. Spain.
  • 1990 – XXVIII International Cartoon Contest Ynglada Guillot Foundation. Hall Royal Academy of Fine Arts Sant Jordi, Barcelona. Spain.

WORKS IN MUSEUMS AND FOUNDATIONS

  • Archive Museum, Pinacoteca Municipal de Sant Andreu de Llavaneres. Barcelona. Spain.
  • Avui Foundation. Collection of Contemporary Art, Barcelona. Spain.
  • Art Fundation Bank de Sabadell. Spain.
  • City of Tremp. Lleida, Spain.

REFERENCES

  • Collection of Painters and Sculptors of the twentieth century. Artis Forum Editorial, Madrid.
  • Dictionary of Contemporary Artists Ráfols for Catalunya and Balearic Islands. Compendium Twentieth Century, pag. 501.
  • “The Return dels i les Margaridasses Bóbuls” Illustrations by Gina Portera Carles Americo. City Council of Sant Vicenç de Montalt. Barcelona. Spain.