Lita Cabellut

Lita Cabellut
1961 (Barcelona, Spain)

Nationality: Spanish



biography

The Spanish artist Lita Cabellut was born in 1961 in Barcelona, where she grew up in a poor Gypsy-environment. Her work is deeply intertwined with her memories of the old area of Barcelona, El Raval, with proximity 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 living orphaned on the streets, she was adopted. In this new period of her life she discovered the Prado museum. She fell in love with the works of Goya, Velazquez, Ribera and Rembrandt. To explain her passion, she frequently says, "I married very young, my first marriage was with the art.”

She was first exhibited at the age of 17 at the Town Hall of Masnou, Barcelona. At 19 she decided to leave her native country Spain, for new challenges in the Netherlands, where she studied between 1982-1984 at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.

Lita Cabellut is now considered a painter with a unique pictorial language. She puts a contemporary spin on the fresco-technique and expresses an immensely enjoyable, communicative and recognizable “Cabellut-palette.” Lita Cabellut's “human-faced” paintings are exposed over the globe, in New York, Dubai, Miami, Singapore, Hong Kong, Barcelona, London, Paris, Venice, Monaco, Seoul and many more cities.


Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions by Lita Callebut:

14 October 2011 - 19 November 2011: Coco | Paris Opera Gallery
26 April 2011 - 17 June 2011: Camaron | Berlin Kai Dikhas
1 April - 21 April 2011: La Perla Negra | London Opera Gallery London
22 Oct. - 22 Jan. 2011: Madness and Reason | Atlanta Bill Lowe Gallery
12 March - 20 April 2010: Manifesta Maastricht
4 March - 7 March 2010: one man show | Karslruhe Zulauf Gallery
15 October - 5 November 2008: A la Mesa ! | Seoul Opera Gallery Seoul
2008: April exhibition | London Opera Gallery London
2007 June exhibition | Freinsheim Gunther Zulauf Gallery
2007 Opera Gallery | solo exhibition Paris, New York Opera Gallery
2006 Opera Gallery London | solo exhibition January
2005 April Major Show / Lowe Gallery | Santa Monica
2005 March Major Show / Lowe Gallery | Atlanta
2005 Art Space "Espacio 133" Boronat | solo exhibition Paz y Sacrificio | Barcelona
2003 June Exhibition | Atlanta & Santa Monica, USA Lowe Gallery
2003 October Major Show | Atlanta & Santa Monica, USA Lowe Gallery
2002 Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands
2002 Embassy of Spain | Brussels, Belgium Residence of the Embassy of Spain
2002 Sir Harald Art | Venlo, the Netherlands
2001 Galerie Artline | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 Galerie Artline | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 Galerie De Rijk | Den Haag, the Netherlands
2000 Galerie Willy D' Huysser | Brussels, Belgium
1999 Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands
1998 Galerie De Rijk | Den Haag, the Netherlands
1997 Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands
1996 Galerie Hüsstege | Den Bosch, the Netherlands
1996 Galerie Kadans | Den Haag, the Netherlands
1996 Galerie Artline | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1995 Galerie Kadans | Den Haag, the Netherlands
1994 Galerie Kadans | Den Haag, the Netherlands
1994 Galerie Schröder | Den Haag, the Netherlands1993 Sorghvliet Kerk | Den Haag, the Netherlands
1991 Milano Gallery | Warschau, Poland
1989 Galerie 27 | Wassenaar, the Netherlands
1987 Art et Industrae | Den Haag, the Netherlands
1979 Town Hall | Masnou, Barcelona Town Hall


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