Sebastián Nicolau Francisco

Sebastián Nicolau Francisco | Paisaje azul

Sebastián Nicolau Francisco

Paisaje azul, 2017

Pastel and pencil on paper

153 x 103 cm

Shiras Galería

Valencia, España


Sebastián Nicolau Francisco

Valencia, 1956

The paintings, drawings and sculptures of Francisco Sebastián may be situated in the territory of realistic figuration, still without the sense of fully fitting into this particular field, since the artist’s connivance games with other languages tend to separate them from well-confined tendencies. From a naturalist vision of landscapes in the 80’s until the evolution towards the synthesis of the actual form, the artist has been setting his interest in the relation between the atmospheric scenery and the architectonic element, urban and industrial, to engage from these into the sculpture space and from it, return to painting with an organizational vision of the work, in which analogies between reality-fiction are established, as displayed in his last cardboard drawings representing constructivist figures, putting on view games between the tangible and the represented, or between reality-abstraction by means of large canvases and drawings of folded oilcloths which seem to sustain themselves with the power of a physical fact, on which the present interacts with geometrical drawings labored with laces and threads which create fictitious shadows over them, in a language amongst abstraction-figuration- constructivism.

Nicolau has participated in many solo and group exhibitions around the world and his work is part of collections such as the Villafamés Museum in Castellón, Contemporary Art Collection of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Contemporary Art Museum of Madrid, Mapfre Foundation Madrid, Museum d'Arte Dello Splendore Giulianova, among others.

Featured works

Isabel Alonso Vega | Rojo

Isabel Alonso Vega

Rojo, 2018

Ink and methacrylate

40 x 40 x 13 cm


Hugo Alonso | Untitled 07

Hugo Alonso

Untitled 07, 2018

Acrylic on paper

200 x 152 cm

Samuel Salcedo | Peace 1/2/3 (cada pieza)

Samuel Salcedo

Peace 1/2/3 (cada pieza), 2018

Resina de epoxy

70 x 60 x 65 cm


Andrea Torres Balaguer | Swift

Andrea Torres Balaguer

Swift, 2018

Mixed media

123 x 95 cm

Carmen Calvo | A table

Carmen Calvo

A table, 2017

Mixed media on paper

49 x 34 cm

Okuda San Miguel | Grey Skull

Okuda San Miguel

Grey Skull, 2018

17-ink hand-printed by Inkvisible Prints on 220 g pink fabriano paper

70 x 50 cm


Kepa Garraza | Felipe IV

Kepa Garraza

Felipe IV, 2016

Pastel sobre papel

200 x 140 x 2 cm

Rubén Martín de Lucas | República 12

Rubén Martín de Lucas

República 12, 2019

Obra gráfica impresa sobre papel Hahnemühle

74 x 61 cm


Lino Lago | Pintura sobre pintura (Rojo sobre Voet)

Lino Lago

Pintura sobre pintura (Rojo sobre Voet), 2019

Óleo y poliéster sobre lienzo

50 x 41 cm

Yamandú Canosa | Poniente

Yamandú Canosa

Poniente, 2018

Oil on paper

42 x 29.7 cm