Art Madrid'24 – Nuria Formenti – “¿Dónde se encuentra el corazón del agua? ¿Su latido es la ola?” (2023)

Nuria Formenti | “¿Dónde se encuentra el corazón del agua? ¿Su latido es la ola?”

Nuria Formenti

“¿Dónde se encuentra el corazón del agua? ¿Su latido es la ola?”, 2023

Mixta sobre papel

76 x 58 cm

Galería Arancha Osoro

Oviedo, Asturias, España

Programa General A11


about Nuria Formenti

Gijón, (Asturias), 1971

She was born in Gijón and grew up in Colombia between the ages of nine and nineteen. Nuria Formenti is one of those artists whose parents, although not dedicated to the arts, have had a more than close relationship with them. Since she was very little, she has lived surrounded by great artists and writers who, as if they were a magnet, dragged the artist towards the search for beauty and life through plastic art. These gave him the necessary tools to be able to handle himself in a magical world, in his world. From a very young age, she gave free rein to her hand, taking the pen as support to capture her theoretical outbursts on a piece of paper that, far from her awareness, she filled and filled with content that she only read when she finished and that she did not recognize as hers but as that of a demiurge.

As a consequence of a compromised context, Nuria completed higher studies in Public Relations and protocol outside of Colombia, but her creative need prevented her from continuing her professional career betting on what she really felt and feels and, returning to what she considers her home once and for all. again. In 1999 and at the hands of her “master of ceremonies”, Antonio Obregón, Nuria buys a canvas and oil paints and begins to paint looking for the aesthetic harmony that will pursue her throughout her art. Eduardo Úrculo, Frida Kahlo, Gabriel García Márquez and Enrique Grau, are present in each of the artist's paintings in all their languages. It was precisely in that year that the artist began her artistic career without any breaks. Fuerteventura, Cartagena de Indias, Barranquilla, Oviedo, Gijón or Geneva will be obligatory destinations where the artist exhibits her work. Loaded with meaning, in Formentí's work painting and writing merge to express his passions and emotions until he frees his soul. What she loves, thinks, says or dreams are present in each of her canvases, showing it as a kind of ode to the beauty and nature that surrounds her or that she imagines. Although both she and her works convey sensitivity and feeling in the eyes of those who look at them, they are also loaded with implicit critical and social content that vindicates their experiences. And, how could it be otherwise, his work could be described as a personal magical realism where cinematographic framing, bright colours, contrasts of light and shadows and almost tangible qualities in his forms stand out.

Alberto Cortez wanted Nuria's brushes to be the wings that would allow her to fly, and this has been the case in each of her exhibitions. In this way, and without stopping to search, the artist flew across the Caribbean, visited literary scenes and settings, claimed the strength of women, lit up grey skies and finally released her chains. In a sincere tribute to paper, inks, sex and women, he overcame the taboo and, without fear, He went on his way and began to enjoy life.

Nuria Formenti 's works

Featured works

Albert Bonet | Takeishi

Albert Bonet

Takeishi, 2024

Oil on canvas

65 x 50.5 cm

Ana Malta | Não são só os gatos

Ana Malta

Não são só os gatos, 2023

Mixed media on canvas

120 x 100 cm

Alejandro Monge | Transhumanism 02

Alejandro Monge

Transhumanism 02, 2023

Cemento, fibra de vidrio y pigmentos

175 x 80 x 65 cm

Ajarb Bernard Ategwa | New Design 2

Ajarb Bernard Ategwa

New Design 2, 2024

Acrílico con canvas

150 x 150 cm

Costa Gorel | Song to the siren

Costa Gorel

Song to the siren, 2024

Oil on canvas

50 x 50 cm

Elisa Grezzani | On my border #1

Elisa Grezzani

On my border #1, 2023

Técnica mixta sobre panel

110 x 90 cm

Fèlix Coll | 8

Fèlix Coll

8, 2023

Óleo y acrílico sobre tela

60 x 60 cm

HUANG Shung-Tin | (blank) 042

HUANG Shung-Tin

(blank) 042, 2022

Acrylic on linen

91 x 65 cm

Idoia Cuesta | ABISAL

Idoia Cuesta

ABISAL, 2023

Tanza de pesca (filamento de nylon) de diferentes diámetros, blanco y rojo

Juvenal Ravelo | Fragmentación del color

Juvenal Ravelo

Fragmentación del color, 2023

Acrilicios Coloeados Ensamblados

93.5 x 60 cm

Killa Was Here | Yellow Metamorfose

Killa Was Here

Yellow Metamorfose, 2023

Mixed media on wood

50 x 50 cm

Kim Sohyoung | People (10-172)

Kim Sohyoung

People (10-172), 2023

Acrylic on canvas

45.5 x 45.5 cm

Paco Dalmau | 90 III

Paco Dalmau

90 III, 2023

Técnica mixta sobre lienzo sobre tablero

90 x 90 cm

PichiAvo | Young Bacchus Lefkos II


Young Bacchus Lefkos II, 2024

Pintura spray, acrílica, óleo y tinta UV sobre lienzo

120 x 90 cm

Suncityboy | Public Opinion


Public Opinion, 2023

Acrylic on paper

75 x 60 cm

Yoon Weedong | Monologue 709

Yoon Weedong

Monologue 709, 2023

Acrílico, Arena sobre lienzo

227.3 x 181.8 x 3 cm

Isabela Puga | M_CB_15

Isabela Puga

M_CB_15, 2024

Caseína, cola de conejo, oro 22k sobre madera

150 x 110 x 4 cm