Nuria Meseguer

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Nuria Meseguer

Nuria Meseguer, painter, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1973

 

University Master in Fine Arts Per la Laguna, Tenerife (Spain). 1991-1996

Erasmus at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium. 1995-1996.

Espai Cavallers Gallery

 

The work of Nuria Meseguer, arises from a desire to represent plastically what began as a game from childhood in her father's workshop, an oil landscape artist with a spatula.
She went from watercolors to oil in her Fine Arts degree (Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife), giving way to the underwater series for which she is known, where she combines both techniques to represent the weightlessness of bodies in the immense blue abstraction of Nature, maintaining in his "environmentalist" works that balance now lost due to "development".

In the 90s she memorized the underwater bodies in her sketchbook, later facilitating the process with disposable underwater cameras and finally with digital ones from 2005, where she began to delve into the psychological facet of the work.

Since her first individual exhibition (El Almacén, Lanzarote 2002),
The water has been the backdrop where the different emotional states unfold, which vary according to the positions of the protagonists and the colors of the sea that surrounds them.

Thus, the blues, light or deep, the passionate reds and the dramatic blacks of 'Abysal' (2017), his last solo show at the SAC (Sala de Arte Contemporáneo, Tenerife), alternate in his career, a journey into internal waters where unconscious fears live, a work based on C. Jung's Shadow Theory and David R. Hawkins's on external pollution as a reflection of internal pollution.

In his exclusive dedication to art for 30 years, he has won several first prizes for painting and nine individual exhibitions in the Canary Islands, reports on his work in island, national and international art magazines such as L'Art del'Aquarelle or Geo, as well as collective exhibitions. at Gallerie Harinxma (Holland. 2015), Art3F Bourdeaux 4ª Edition (France, 2018), Present Art Space Gallery (Florence, Italy. 2012), and City Hall Montmartre (France, 2009), at Principal Sombreres Gallery (Barcelona, 2002 ), Sui Géneris Gallery (Ibiza, 2004-2005), in Madrid at the MadaPrimavesi gallery (2011) and Palacio Cibeles (2016), and in Antwerp, at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Belgium, 1996).

A large-format work commissioned for the art collections of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, New York will soon be exhibited.

He currently works mostly commissioned with underwater portraits, in addition to small-format works and the investigation of the process of the work itself.

 

AWARDS

2014 Finalist at Atrium'14. 6th Maphre Guanarteme Foundation Arts Competition, Canary Islands, Spain

2012 Finalist XXXIII Edition National Painting Award "Enrique Ginestal". Toledo Spain

2007 1st Prize 8º PUERTO DE LA LUZ "FONS MARINS" PAINTING COMPETITION, La Regenta, Canary Islands, Spain

1999 1st Prize SANTA CRUZ JOVEN'99, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

1996 Erasmus Project. Royal Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen, Belgium.

1994 1st Prize XI YOUTH COMPETITION "PUERTO DEL ARRECIFE", Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

1990 1st Prize VII YOUTH COMPETITION "PUERTO DEL ARRECIFE", Lanzarote. Canary Islands, Spain

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2018 ART3F BOURDEAUX 4TH EDITION with Art Cuestion Gallery, Bourdeaux, France

2017 +F POST-CONCEPTUAL ARTISTS IN THE CANARY AREAS, San Martín Culture Center, Canary Islands, Spain.

2017 ALQVIMIA, work selected for the inauguration and permanent exhibition of La Casa de Cultura, Canary Islands, Spain. SUMMER EXHIBITION 2016, Circle of Fine Arts, Canary Islands, Spain.

2016 ALLIES, WOMEN WHO CHANGE THE WORLD, Palau de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain.

2015 ARTWEEKEND BEETSTERZWAAG 2015, Holland.

2014 #ONTHEDRAW, 7 international artists + 7 Canarian artists. London, Madrid, Berlin

2013 SURF FILM FESTIVAL, La Concepción, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

2012 CARLY ART GARDEN, 12 artists from Holland, Sweden..

2012 AQA. Current Espai d'Art Gallery, Florence Italy.

2011 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, MadaPrimavesi Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2009 PAIN, Domestic violence. City Hall of Montmartre, Paris, France.

2008 ARTIFARITI 2008 II International Art in liberated territories Western Sahara, Tifariti and refugee camps, Algeria

2006 CURIOSITY, KromGallery, Stª Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

2004-2005 Permanent Exhibition at the Sui Généris Gallery. Ibiza., Spain.

2002 SMALL SIZES, Principal Hatters Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.

1996 SOMETHINGONETHING, Royal Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium.

1994 COLLECTIVE, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Training College, Canary Islands, Spain

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2017 ABYSSAL. Gallery of Contemporary Art Government of the Canary Islands, Spain

2014 WATER CORNERS 2014, Petites Mides, Museo El Grifo, Lanzarote. Canary Islands, Spain

2012 ECSTASY, Cuadro Gallery, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Canary Islands, Spain

2011 THE HIDING OF SIRENS. Cuadro Gallery, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Ermita de San Antonio. Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

2009 BOTH IN THE SEA AND IN THE SKY. La Caldereta, Canary Islands, Spain

2008 WITH YOU. LUROA Gallery. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Canary Islands, Spain

2007 LAKE MARTIÁNEZ. Permanent Property Exhibition, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. Spain

2006 ANONYMOUS SOULS La Guayaba Gallery, Stª Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

2002 NURIA MSEGUER, El Aljibe Gallery, CIC El Almacén, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

 

PRESS AND BOOKS

2016 "THE ART OF WATERCOLOR", "Nuria Meseguer: Watercolor meets oil!", France (nº 24)GEO

2016 (German edition), Germany

2016 ESTILO Magazine, nº 10, (with the newspapers La Provincia and La Opinión), March. Canary Islands, Spain

2013 Pellagofio Magazine, nº 9, April-May Canary Islands, Spain

2013 VISION MARINA, NURIA MESEGUER, Canarias Creativa, nº 23, November, Canary Islands, Spain

2013 CARNIVAL POSTER COMMISSION, Government of the Canary Islands 2012 PRACTIQUE DES ARTS, Nº 104. Author: Elodie Blain, "Plongeé en Eau Claire". France

2011 CAPRICHOS OF THE SEA. MEERESLAUNEN Cover book and illustrations. KonkursbuchVerlag Claudia Gehrke. (Germany – Spain)

2011 THE ART OF WATERCOLOR Nº9. Author: Laurent Benois, "Tour du monde de l'aquarelle, 16 artists, 10nacionalités"  France

2010 NU2. Nº 16. Magazine of Sea and Art. June-July. Author: Nuria Meseguer,"Summer".

2010 BODYBUILDING. Nº 28 Cover and articles. Author: Teresa Arozena: "The return of the sea" and Nuria Meseguer: "As in the sky, in the sea"

2009 WOMAN Magazine, Spain. Nº 199. Live Solidarity. author: Valeria Saccone."Núria Meseguer: The Source of the Sea"

 

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