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

Lantomo | Darkness 02 Warrior


Darkness 02 Warrior, 2018

Grafito, pastel y acuarela sobre papel

70 x 50 cm


Patrik Grijalvo | Denys Lasdun (Serie Gravitación Visual)

Patrik Grijalvo

Denys Lasdun (Serie Gravitación Visual), 2018

Fotografía sobre papel Hahnemühle

150 x 150 x 10 cm

Silvio Alino | Dali Green

Silvio Alino

Dali Green, 2017

Serigrafía, acrílico y spray sobre lienzo

81 x 65 cm


Mària Švarbová | No Diving, Smykacka

Mària Švarbová

No Diving, Smykacka, 2016


70 x 70 cm


Ramon Surinyac | Inner Garden II

Ramon Surinyac

Inner Garden II, 2017

Oil on fabric

80 x 80 cm


Nick Veasey | Newspaper Man

Nick Veasey

Newspaper Man, 2008

Fotografia sobre DIASEC

127 x 102 cm


Jacinto Moros | FNC

Jacinto Moros

FNC, 2017

Gofrado sobre papel Arches

95 x 95 x 2 cm

Fernando Palacios | Tondo nº 5

Fernando Palacios

Tondo nº 5, 2016

Mixed media

60 x 60 cm


Pachi Santiago | Scarface

Pachi Santiago

Scarface, 2016


30 x 40 cm

José Ramón Lozano | Vanitas 002

José Ramón Lozano

Vanitas 002, 2018

Acrylic on fabric

162 x 146 cm