The Beginning | 1Oil and wood on canvas 112 x 112 cm / 44 x 44"

The Beginning | 2Oil and wood on canvas 112 x 112 cm / 44 x 44"

The Beginning | 3Oil and slate on canvas 112 x 112 cm / 44 x 44"

The Beginning | 4Oil on canvas 76 x 229 cm / 30 x 90"

The Beginning | 5Oil on canvas 152 x 152 cm / 60 x 60"

The Beginning | 6Oil and mix media on canvas 152 x 152 cm / 60 x 60"

The Beginning | 7Oil on canvas 79 x 134 cm / 31 x 53"

The Beginning | 8Oil on canvas 183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144"

The Beginning | 9Oil and linen on wood 122 x 145 cm / 48 x 57"

We are not a couple | 1 Oil and mix media on wood 110 x 132 cm / 43 x 52"

We are not a couple | 2 Oil and linen on canvas 40 x 51 cm / 16 x 20"

We are not a couple | 3Oil and linen on canvas 152 x 183 cm / 60 x 72"

We are not a couple | 4Oil and linen on canvas 61 x 77 cm / 24 x 30"

We are not a couple | 5Oil and mix media on canvas 122 x 183 cm / 48 x 72"

We are not a couple | 6Oil on canvas 92 x 92 cm / 36 x 36"

We are not a couple | 7Oil on canvas 92 x 92 cm / 36 x 36"

We are not a couple | 8Oil and linen on canvas 92 x 92 cm / 36 x 36"

We are not a couple | 9Oil and linen on canvas 92 x 92 cm / 36 x 36"

We are not a couple | 10Oil and mix media on canvas 92 x 92 cm / 36 x 36"

We are not a couple | 11Oil on canvas 122 x 275 cm / 48 x 108"

We are not a couple | 12Oil, linen and mix media on canvas 76 x 102 cm / 30 x 40"

We are not a couple | 13Oil, linen and mix media on canvas 92 x 122 cm / 36 x 48"

We are not a couple | 14 Oil on canvas 92 x 122 cm / 36 x 48"

We are not a couple | 15Oil on canvas 152 x 152 cm / 60 x 60"

We are not a couple | 16Oil on canvas 92 x 122 cm / 36 x 48"

We are not a couple | 17Oil on canvas 92 x 122 cm / 36 x 48"

We are not a couple | 18Oil on canvas 76 x 102 cm / 30 x 40"

We are not a couple | 19Oil on canvas 76 x 102 cm / 30 x 40"

We are not a couple | 20Oil on canvas 76 x 102 cm / 30 x 40"

We are not a couple | 21Oil on canvas 76 x 102 cm / 30 x 40"

El Deseo | 1Oil on canvas 183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144"

El Deseo | 2Oil and mix media on canvas 183 x 122 cm / 72 x 48"

El Deseo | 3 Oil and mix media on canvas 183 x 122 cm / 72 x 48"

El Deseo | 4 Oil and mix media on canvas 183 x 122 cm / 72 x 48"

El Deseo | 5 Oil and mix media on canvas 183 x 183 cm / 72 x 72"

El Deseo | 6 Oil on canvas 183 x 183 cm / 72 x 72"

El Deseo | 7 Oil on canvas 183 x 183 cm / 72 x 72"

El Deseo | 8 Oil and sand on canvas 92 x 92 cm / 36 x 36"

El Deseo | 9 Oil and 8827 tacks on wood 76 x 76 cm / 30 x 30"

El Deseo | 10 Oil and mix media on wood 184 x 23 cm / 72 x 9"

El Deseo | 11 Oil and tacks on wood 23 x 23 cm / 9 x 9"

El Deseo | 12 Oil and mix media on wood 23 x 23 cm / 9 x 9"

El Deseo | 13 Oil and mix media on wood 23 x 23 cm / 9 x 9"

El Deseo | 14 Oil and mix media on wood 23 x 23 cm / 9 x 9"

El Deseo | 15 Oil on canvas 82 x 89 cm / 32 x 35"

El Deseo | 16 Oil and charcoal on canvas 152 x 61 cm / 60 x 24"

El Deseo | 17 Oil on canvas 183 x 61 cm / 72 x 24"

El Deseo | 18 Oil on canvas 152 x 76 cm / 60 x 30"

Love is Blind | 1Oil and silver leaf on canvas 40 x 20 cm / 16 x 8"

Love is Blind | 2Oil, gold, silver and copper leaf on wood 72 x 56 cm / 28,5 x 22"

Love is Blind | 3 Oil, gold and metal on wood and canvas 178 x 38 cm + 208 x 46 cm / 70 x 15" + / 82 x 18"

Love is Blind | 4 Oil and gold leaf on canvas 122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48"

Love is Blind | 5 Oil and gold leaf on canvas 122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48"

Love is Blind | 6 Oil and gold leaf on canvas 122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48"

Love is Blind | 7Oil and gold leaf on canvas 122 x 183 cm / 48 x 72"

Love is Blind | 8Oil and gold leaf on canvas 122 x 183 cm / 48 x 72"

Love is Blind | 9Oil and gold leaf on canvas 122 x 92 cm / 48 x 36"

Love is Blind | 10Oil and gold leaf on canvas 122 x 92 cm / 48 x 36"

Love is Blind | 11Oil and gold leaf on canvas 122 x 92 cm / 48 x 36"

Love is Blind | 12Oil, gold leaf and metal on wood 125 x 25 cm / 49 x 10"

Love is Blind | 13Oil, gold, silver and copper leaf of wood 92 x 30 cm / 36 x 12"

Love is Blind | 14Oil and gold leaf on canvas 71 x 51 cm / 28 x 20"

Love is Blind | 15Oil and gold leaf on canvas 306 x 183 cm / 120 x 72"

Love is Blind | 16Oil and gold leaf on canvas 107 x 107 cm / 42 x 42"

Love is Blind | 17Oil, gold leaf, metal and rope on wood 51 x 25 cm / 20 x 10"

Love is Blind | 18Oil and gold leaf on canvas 51 x 25 cm / 20 x 10"

Robertson Davies, 1992

Mary Meigs, 1995

Sam Tata, 1997

Edmundo Desnoes, 2013

Carlos Fuentes, 2005

Leo Rosshandler, 2013

Octavio Paz, 1994

Guido Molinari, 1998

Mstislav Rostropovich, 1992

Wole Soyinka, 1994

Marie Claire Blais, 1996

Connie Emmerich, 2012

Felicia Rosshandler, 2013

Xavier Mascaro, 2008

Antonio Perez, 1996

Romesh Gunesekera, 1996

T. C. Boyle, 1991

Fernando Krahn, 1994

Jori Smith, 1997

Antonio Skarmeta, 2005

Oscar De Wit, 2013

Ana Maria Matute, 1998

Mordecai Richler, 1992

Mavis Gallant, 1998

Gabor Szilasi, 2011

Doreen Lindsay, 2011

Graham Swift, 1993

Lluis Lleo, 2011

Paul Fenniak, 1998

Antonio Saura, 1996

Antonio Gala, 1995

George Plimpton,1996

Pep Trujillo, 1996

Laurie Anderson, 2004

Mario Diaz, 1994

Alex Colville, 1996

MASAFUMI YAMAMOTO, 1991

Baruj Salinas, 1991

Joan Brossa, 1998

Robert Balser and Saul Bass, 1994

D.S. Thompson, 1996

Karel Siktanc, 1994

Tahar Ben Jelloun, 1993

Manuel Blesa, 1995

Alicia Alonso, 2011

Marilyn Horne, 1993

P.K. Page, 1997

Arthur Penn, 1993

Jose and Maria Pilar Donoso, 1992

Alastair Reid, 1998

Andre Brink, 1998

Anna Monzo, 1995

Norm Sibum, 1999

Miquel Lligadas-Pujadas, 1993

Johan Rosenquist, 1995

Alasdair Gray, 1993

ALICIA LORENTE BIO


Alicia Lorente: Photographer, Painter

Alicia Lorente trained in photography with Joan Fontcuberta and, later, in photocomposition and collage with America Sanchez, both in Barcelona.

She began her professional career as a fashion photographer in the ‘80’s, but moved gradually toward portraiture where her subjects grew to include artists from multiple disciplines.

In 1996 she photographed Antonio Saura at his studio in Cuenca – today, his museum –  and on the heels of this encounter, she began painting.

Alicia Lorente lives and works in Montreal.

All That Glitters "Is" Gold


The creative impulse is described as the urge to create so strong that artworks have appeared in all cultures, from the earliest days of humankind. Images made by people are uniquely human and we do it so often and so naturally that we take if for granted.
Alicia Lorente knows that energy that propels her art production all too well. A professional photographer, she has been making art since a few years, opting for large format and striking forms. The creative impulse that drives her to work in such a large scale and with such intensity is a demanding taskmaster. The latest series of works took close to two years to produce, and the results are impressive.
Lorente incorporated gold leaf into her work, having briefly researched the technique of applying the delicate film of pure precious metal. Laid in horizontal or vertical stripes of different width across a black, textured background, or in giant circles that swirl and dissipate, the gold immediately takes centre stage, directing the eye in an unexpected visual storyboard as they converse with each other. Several smaller works present a scaled down version of the large pieces, and look more like fragments of jewelry. There are 17 in all in this series, and they have turned the artist's spacious atelier into a high-end contemporary art gallery. Alicia Lorente was born in Spain, and now lives and works in Montreal. She is one of hundreds of artist inhabiting this exciting metropolis who labour alone in their studios, without the benefit of a gallery or art dealer. They are just as talented, in many cases more so, as the artists whose works hang in the countless galleries that make Montreal so exotic to visitors. It is therefore a particular treat when they open their studios to the public; an opportunity not only to see works that otherwise would not be seen, and to take a peek into the inner sanctum of the artist.
Creativity does not depend on inherited talent or on environment or upbringing; it is the function of the ego of every human being. (Silvano Arieti)


By : Dorota Kozinska 15 novembre, 2015 - VIE DES ARTS webzine
LINK TO THE ONLINE ARTICLE

ALICIA LORENTE SHOWS


SOLO SHOWS

2017 Musée d'Art Contemporain. Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada. "Le Temps Révélé."
2015 Studio 401. Montreal.
2013 Studio 401. Montreal.
2012 Studio 401. Montreal.
2005 Museo Textil y de Indumentaria. Café Textil. Barcelona, Spain.
2002 Greene Bookstore. Montreal.
2000 Centro Cultural L’Escorxador. Sitges, Spain.
1999 Eleanor London Library. Montreal.



GROUP SHOWS

2017 Musée des Beaux Arts. Montreal. "Cent Autoportraits."
2016 Galerie Michel-Ange. Montreal. “Cent Autoportraits.”
2014 Galerie MX. Montreal. “Moi m’aime.”
2009 The Gallery at Victoria Hall. Montreal. “10th Anniversary.”
2005 Les Impatients. Montreal. “Parle-moi d’amour.”
2004 Symposium. Saint-Basile-le-Grand. ““Une époque en Art.”
2004 Les Impatients. Montreal. “Parle-moi d’amour.”
2003 BloWup Gallery. Montreal.
2001 Symposium. Saint-Basille-le-Grand. “Une époque en Art.”
2000 The Gallery at Victoria Hall. Montreal. “Portraits.”
1999 Gallerie Complexe du Canal. Montreal. “Portraits.”
1995 Museo de Bellas Artes. Santiago, Chile. “Exposicion Antologica Fernando Krahn.”
1994 Galerie Giselle Linder. Basel, Switzerland. “Portrait d’un Portrait.”
1992 McClure Gallery. Montreal. “Ethnomosaique.”
1992 McClure Gallery. Montreal. “Arts Westmount.”



COLLECTIONS

Musée d'Art Contemporain. Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada.
Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile.
Museo Textil y de Indumentaria. Barcelona, Spain.
Ayuntamiento de Sitges. Barcelona, Spain.
Maison Marie Saint-Pierre
Groupe Dynamite
ARDENE
Omer Deserres

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