“My greatest obsession is to give a skin to the characters I portray, then I apply brushstrokes.”
Lita Cabellut (B. 1961) is the leading female contemporary multidisciplinary artist in Spain most well-known for her paintings on large scale canvases using a contemporary variation of the fresco technique. Beyond her monumental paintings, her work also includes drawings on paper, sculptures, photography, scenography, installations, poetry, visual poems and videos. She has also expanded to Opera scenography in the creation of stage, custom and video design. It is Cabellut’s central tenant of a guiding poetic sense that stirs all these multidisciplinary tools. (Read More)
She is recognized as the third most valued Spanish artist and her works have been exhibited in numerous museums around the world, including, amongst many other places: Seoul Arts Center, Korea; Contemporary Art Museum, Sicily, Italy; CSMVS and Mumbai, India. Additionally, her work is included in the permanent collections of several corporations and museums such as Museo Goya IberCaja, Zaragoza, Spain; Museo de Arte Contemporánea, Sicily, Italy; The Fendi Collection, Italy; Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Vila Casas Foundation, Spain; Théâtre Mogador Paris, France; Copelouzos Group, Athens, Greece; The Joop & Janine van de Ende Foundation and The Paul van Rensch Foundation, The Netherlands.
Cabellut grew up as child on the streets of Barcelona as an orphan until the age of thirteen when she was adopted by a Catalan family. Their frequent travels to Madrid and visits to important museums like the Prado Museum, inspired her to pursue a career as an artist, becoming greatly influenced by masters like Francisco Goya and Diego Velázquez. At the age of 19, she decided to move to her present country of residence, The Netherlands, where she attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, further studying Dutch masters. Her experiences have culminated in a successful career with art that mirror her life experiences. Cabellut’s spectacular works on canvas questions all qualifying concepts of beauty and searches to redefine it with a greater sense of humanity and objectivity.
MEDIA & PROJECTS
Award Fair Saturday ad honorem 2019| Fair Saturday Foundation | Bilbao | Spain.
Exceptional women: the value of an opportunity | BBVA Microfinance Foundation | Madrid | Spain.
Jury 10th Figurativas | Fundació Privada de les Arts i els Artistes | Barcelona | Spain.
Karl V | Scenery, Costumes & Vdeoart | Bayerische Staatsopera | München |Germany.
Project Rembrandt | NTR, Dutch Public Broadcaster | The Netherlands.
Jury 11th Certamen Nacional de Pintura Parlamento de La Rioja | La Rioja | Spain.
Award Personaje del Año Fuera de Serie 2018, category Art, El Mundo | Madrid | Spain.
Crónicas: Lita Cabellut, el lenguaje de los colores | RTVE, Spanisch Public Broadcaster | Spain.
Le Siège de Corinthe |Rossini opera Festival | Pesaro | Italy
Close Up: Lita Cabellut, Beauty above all | AVROTROS, Dutch Public Broadcaster | The Netherlands.
Jury 5th Figurativas | Fundació Privada de les Arts i els Artistes | Barcelona | Spain
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
Bienal | Schloss Oraniembaum | Oraniembaum | Germany
8th Beijing International Art Biennale |Hispano American hall – National Museum of Art (NAMOC) | Pekín | China.
Naakt of bloot? | Museum Jan Cunen | Oss | The Netherlands.
La Victora del Silencio | Museo Goya | Zaragoza | Spain(Solo).
The Rossini Project | Documentationcentre German Sinti en Roma | Berlin | Germany.
A Chronicle of the infinite | Museum Jan van der Togt| Amstelveen |The Netherlands.
MASTERLY The Hague | Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder | The Hague |The Netherlands.
Charlie Chaplin – A Vision | YUZ Museum Shanghai | China.
Testimonio| Centro Cultural Cascais| Cascais | Portugal.
Mujeres Artistas Hoy| Museo Europeo d’Art Modern | Barcelona | Spain.
Testimonio| Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenos | A Coruña | Spain.
Retrospective | Espais Volart – Fundació Vila Casas | Barcelona |Spain.
The Figure in Process: de Kooning to Kapoor, 1955-2015| Pivot Centre for Art + Culture | Seattle| USA.
Disturbance | Museum Jan van der Togt | Amstelveen |The Netherlands.
Black Tulip: The Golden Age | Lalit Kala A kademi | New Delhi | India.
Trilogy of Truth | MEAM Museu Europeu d’Art Modern| Barcelona| Spain.
Blind Mirror |Hälsinglands Museum| Hudiksvall | Sweden.
Trilogy of Doubt | Mac’S Museo Arte Contemporanea |Catania | Italy.
Black Tulip: The Golden Age | CSMVS (former Prince of Wales Museum) |Bombay| India.
Black Tulip: The Golden Age | State Visit Okura Hotel | Tokyo | Japan.
100 Masterpieces | Seoul Art Centre | Seoul | South Korea.
Here to Stay | Kunststation Kleinsassen | Berlin | Germany.
Trilogy of Doubt | Het Noordbrabants Museum | Bolduque | The Netherlands.
Trilogy of Doubt | Fundació Vila Casas | Barcelona| Spain.
Me, you and Others | The Finnish Labour Museum | Werstas | Finland
GALLERY EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
A Chronicle of the infinite | Opera Gallery | NY | USA. (solo show).
Lita Cabellut in Seoul | Opera Gallery | Seoul | South Korea. (solo show).
Army of Poets | Opera Gallery | Paris | France / Hong Kong | China (solo show).
Fairy Flowers | Opera Gallery | Beirut | Lebanon (solo show).
Colour of Dew | Opera Gallery, Dubai | Dubai (solo show).
One Artist | Art Karlsruhe | Galerie Günther Zulauf | Karlsruhe | Germany (solo show).
Impulse | Opera Gallery | London | UK (solo show).
Black Tulip: The Golden Age | Opera Gallery | Paris |France (solo show).
Starcatcher| Opera Gallery | Seoul | South Korea.
Hidden Dreams | The Moscow World Fine Art Fair | Opera Gallery | Moscow |Russia.
Dried Tear | Opera Gallery | Singapore | Singapore (solo show).
Behind the Curtains | Opera Gallery | Hong Kong | China (solo show).
After the Show | Galerie Terminus, Munich | Germany (solo show).
Portrait of Human knowledge | Opera Gallery | London | UK (solo show).
Memories Wrapped in Gold Paper | Opera Gallery | Dubai | Dubai (solo show).
Coco: The Testimony of Black and White | Opera Gallery | Paris | France (solo show).
Camarón | Galerie Kai Dikhas | Berlin | Germany (solo show).
La Perla Negra | Opera Gallery | London | UK (solo show).
Madness and Reason | Bill Lowe Gallery | Atlanta| USA (solo show).
One Man Show | Galerie Günther Zulauf | Karlsruhe | Germany (solo show).