Cesc Abad 

Born in Barcelona in 1973, the only son of a family dedicated to the family business.

At age of fifteen I was expelled from school and it is during this time that I started being attracted to visual arts, especially painting.

My father paid for my first workshop under the condition of working in his local business. During these first few years I experimented with art and presented it in different art galleries.

Everything was going well until my father suddenly died when I was 21 years old.

Without even having time to think about it, I found myself at the head of  my father’s business.

This deeply influenced my way of understanding art, the world and even myself.

I worked as a manager of this business, always using creativity to solve any problems that we could face.

During my time in management, I created more than ten successful companies in different fields (electronics, industrial refrigeration, air conditioning, sports and fashion).

In this period I felt  that my passion for painting made me weak in the eyes of my business colleagues, so I decided to hide it.

Having enough free time and savings, I decided to install a large workshop at work in the strictest secrecy.

It was at my company’s headquarters just next to my office. There was a door, which lead directly to my art workshop. This is where I experimented non-stop with different materials and techniques (painting, photography, film, ceramics etc …), hardly ever exhibiting my work to anyone.

This space was nicknamed “the wall” by my employees. No one knew what was behind the door, not even my closest colleagues. I only shared it with some people of my family.

Despite not having the need to sell my work and not having resource limits, I had to hide my creations from prying eyes and had more and more business activity. So, all of this began to take a toll on me.

After living a double life for the most part of twenty years, I decided to sell my companies in 2016 and dedicate myself exclusively to creating pieces of art. Therefore, I moved to a more modest studio and began to prepare work to show the world. I decide that already it is not a secret.

Education 
2017 – 2018 Escuela de artes y oficios de Terrassa / cerámica
2008 – 2009 Escuela de cine de Barcelona / fotografía
1990 – 1994 Estudio de Martínez Lozano en Terrassa /pintura


Solo Exhibitions
2020 Galería Victor Lope Arte contemporáneo / Barcelona / Dystopian landscape
2020 Werner Thöni Artspace / Barcelona / You are the weapon
2019 Galerie B&B / París / Le parfum d’une idée
2019 Centro de Arte Mutuo / Barcelona / Naturaleza Distópica ( Génesis ) 
2019 Deseo Gallery Arte Contemporáneo / Barcelona / Amarás 
2013 Universidad de la UPC / Barcelona / Fotografía en relieve
2006 Galería Traç d´art /  La Escala (Girona)  
2005 Centro Cultural Andorra la Vieja / Andorra / Natura y abstracción
2005 Galería Trazo de arte /  Sabadell  
2005 Galería Rusiñol / Sant Cugat del Vallés
2005 Galería Punto de Arte / Girona  
2004 Gallery Praga / Praga (República Checa) / Del Mediterráneo a Praga
2003 Galería Tuca / Vielha / Montañas
2003 Galería Esfera Azul / Valencia / Cuadros
2002 Galería Kiriyama / Tokyo / Agua y paisaje
1999-1995  Estación de tren Sants / Barcelona / Neto painting (performance)
1994 Centro cultural de Ullastrell / Ullastrell (Barcelona) / Mi padre
1994 Centro cultural Amigos de las Artes / Terrassa / Texturas

Group Exhibitions
2020 Galeria Victor Lope / Barcelona / Barcelona Gallery Weekend.
2020 Museu Can Framis Fundació Vila Casas / Barcelona / Càpsules de confinament
2020 Feria Drawing Room / Lisboa / Dystopian of Art History
2020 Feria Estampa / Madrid / Esculturas distópicas
2018 Feria ART3F / Cannes / Natures Theater
2013 Feria Art Nordic / Copenhague / Deep Forest
2011-2007 Espai d’art Antoni Morell /  Andorra / Exposición anual

 

Collections
Fundació Vila Casas / Barcelona
Banca Mora / Andorra
Centro de arte Mutuo / Barcelona
Colección Encinar / Madrid
Colección Albert Madaula / Barcelona
Colección Antoni Morell /  Andorra
Colección Carles Barrera / Viella
Colección Josep Soler / Barcelona
Colección Cernuda / Barcelona


Catalogs
2020 Càpsules de confinament / exposición Museu Can Framis Fundació Vila Casas  
2019 Naturaleza distópica (Génesis) / texto de Mónica Marañón
2013 Fotografía en relieve / exposición Universidad de la UPC (Barcelona)
2007 Abad Vidal Pintures / exposición Espai d’art Antoni Morell (Andorra))
2004 Del Mediterráneo a Praga / exposición en Gallery Praga (República Checa) 

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PORTRAIT IN ACTION

Acrylic On Canvas

200 x 150 cm 

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HAPPY FLOWER

Acrylic On Canvas

150 x 130 cm 

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Across the river

Acrilic on canvas

2020

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ROCK STAR

Acrylic On Canvas

200 x 150 cm 

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Stop Animal in red

Acrilic on canvas

2019

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MATCH BALL

Acrylic On Canvas

200 x 150 cm 

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SAVE THE CHINESE VASE

2021

Acrilic on canvas

180 x 180 cm

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“Law of Desire”

 Clay

105 x 50 cm

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“ The Divine”

   Clay

  120 x 50 cm