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Lita Cabellut - Dutch National Artist of the year

SmithDavidson Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of Spanish artist Lita Cabellut.


Lita Cabellut (1961, Spain)  is a broad-focused artist who lives and works in The Hague. Her completed character as an artist in combination with her torrential force and extraordinary capacity, drives her artistic activities in multiple disciplines. Beyond her monumental paintings, her work includes an extraordinary touch for linguistics, sculptures, photography, installations, video and performance. She has also expanded to Opera scenography in the creation of stage, custom and video design. It is Lita Cabellut’s central tenant of a guiding poetic sense that stirs all these multidisciplinary tools. Lita Cabellut is recognized as the third most valued Spanish artist and her works have been exhibited in numerous museums around the world. Netherlands.

Lita Cabellut grew up as a street child in Barcelona until she was adopted at the age of twelve. During this time, she became acquainted with the Spanish Masters at the Prado Museum, after which she immediately devoted herself to the world of art.  Lita Cabellut had her first exhibition at the age of 17 and moved to The Netherlands when she was 19 years old, where she studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. 

Over the years, Cabellut has developed a unique technique characterized by large-scale canvases that combine traditional fresco techniques and modern media applications.  The central theme of the human and the societal messages that Lita Cabellut communicates in her work is primarily expressed through her defining monumental portraits.

LUISA

Mixed media on canvas
250 x 200 cm
(98.4 x 78.7 in)
Hand-signed on reverse
2019

Crossing Time is a series where Lita gently 'breaks' work of her former series, thus 'liberating' them from the canvas.  The results are like reflection in moving water and of great beauty.


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