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Thursday, July 28

Farewell "Corpus Luteum" , always in my heart!

It's been almost an entire academic year since I haven't post...well, but half a year for sure.
After finishing my Master in Education specialized in Arts ( Drawing) I am finally able to continue updating my blog. Yey!
"Corpus Luteum" has been acquired and has a new great location.
Very proud! I will miss "Corpus Luteum".
This ending of the course had brought as well many other surprises. I'll be glad to post about them as soon as I can.

Per fi puc escriure! Gairebé fa un any acadèmic que no faig una entrada al blog. O si més no, mig any segur!
Ja he acabat el Màster en Formació al Professorat de Secundària Obligatòria i Batxillerat, Especialitat Dibuix. Visca!
Aquest final de curs ha estat ple de sorpreses que aniré actualitzant tan aviat com em sigui possible.


© Laia Riera Sanjaume 2016

Saturday, January 9

You Have Her Face

"You Have Her Face" 

*Nova sèrie de treballs i l'últim quadre del 2015 i primer quadre del 2016!  Què us recorda?
* New series of work! This time is a bigger painting, and on wood.

© Laia Riera Sanjaume 2016

Friday, January 8

Nou post del 2016

Primer post del 2016: 
"Masked" has found an owner!!
"Emmascarada" ha trobat casa, molt feliç que estigui en bones mans!!
em·mas·ca·ra·da 💜💗💙💛

Thursday, November 5

Exposició al Celler Santa Maria a Sant Cugat!

Petita mostra individual dels meus treballs recents al Celler Santa Maria a Sant Cugat, i per primera vegada m'estreno en aquesta ciutat. 
A partir del 8 de Novembre!

For those who are in Sant Cugat and want to see a small selection show of my recent works, you will find me in Celler Santa Maria with a glass of local wine in Sant Cugat 
( Barcelona).

Saturday, October 3

Serendipities and other stories

 After a very intense September I finally can get back to painting. I've been drawing and preparing my personal works such as collaborative projects, exhibitions...all this combined with my daily job as a teacher and my new status: a Master student. Hopefully, I will succeed and overcome the obstacles in this combination of identities.

And so, to illustrate the very moment:

Wednesday, August 19

"Ihana Salmiaki" print is out! The latest collaboration for CUS brand:

So proud to see my Ihana Salmiaki print for CUS A/W 2015-16 out there!!! Available online and in the shops. /////
L' estampat que vaig fer ,Ihana Salmiaki, per CUS A/W 2015-16 ja és al carrer i on-line!! Ho podeu consultar al web. /////
Ya está aquí mi último estampado para CUS , Ihana Salmiaki, inspirado en Finlandia!!


Check out in here , the link that shows the garments featuring Ihana Salmiaki print. 

 Below, you can see how it all started with a simple russian watercoloured drawing inspired in the romboidal shape of the infamous Salmiakki from Finland.
 Adriana, founder and designer herself of CUS, provided me inspiration of some of the shapes and , for sure, the whole concept. Still, she gave me a lot of freedom!
Weaving techniques such as seen in some folk costumes originally from Scandinavia and Native American people were as well part of my own research process.

Above, this was the original painting that, after several drafts, served me as the main motif to play with in order to develop a new surface pattern. Actually, I am sure you'll be able to discover how some areas were not even finished or the pencil marks are see through. Indeed, I started digitizing it quite fast and unexpectedly.

If "Roots" print, my first collaboration for the catalan brand, was all about flowers and subtle tones, this commission was for a different concept. And in fact, the difference it's quite visible in the color blocks and pseudogeometrical shapes. I say "pseudo" because I never used a ruler or any other tools than my eyes and hand movements to give a fake evenness on the lines, on purpose that is.

An image of the second step, when I started to manipulate the original 
drawing into a digital print. CUS wanted to keep the brush strokes and the watery touch inherent from the watercolours on the fabric. It was a bit difficult to maintain it without having to alter some of the color saturation. As well, it had to be cleaned in several sessions.
I'm very excited to see the outcome on the garments. They look edgy!

Thursday, July 30

Art efímer //// wall intervention //// arte en las paredes de laFuturA ( the story) II Opening night

It's been a blast!
So long wall lady and wall companions, until the next time!!
(bear in mind the images couln't be of better resolution)

My wall drawing bears the title "Les mares de Poble Sec", July 2015
charcoal & graphite 

This is how I started the piece...I was feeling sooooo smaaaall. Nevertheless, one of the most suprisingly good experiences of my art life. I would never had expected it to be so incredibly rewarding!

Gràcies a laFuturA per aquesta iniciativa tan genial al barri de Poble Sec i a totes i tots els il°lustradors que m'han acompanyat.
Es poden veure les intervencions fins el dia 1 d'agost!

Wednesday, July 29

Art efímer //// wall intervention //// arte en las paredes de laFuturA ( the story)

So this is it, the end has came and it has been such a great, enriching- empowering experience!
My first wall intervention and so far I am quite proud of the process. What it makes me happy is to have met so many talented and great persons during the two weeks we had been working in the (and in a heat wave) art gallery.Gràcies!

The drawing was made entirely by graphite, the first outline sketch, and charcoal.
 (this image belongs to LafuturA team, thanks guys!)
Some of their images are simply great!

Monday, July 20

Inky work ->>> Nulla dies sine linea challenge

Nulla dies sine linea ->>> inky works each day
#drawingaday #inks

"(sometimes is hard) To be a woman"
Inks on paper