Eva Navarro

My backgrounds have changed from empty colorful backgrounds to much richer and textured surfaces: they have become co-protagonists of the canvas, along with the human figures. My intent is to continue exploring this new path. Breaking with the style for which I am known is scary and challenging at times, but I am excited to move forward and continue growing as a painter.

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Biography

Eva Nararro’s latest paintings celebrate summer, with figures bathed in sunlight relaxing in invisible parks or calmly strolling down unseen avenues. They represent characters she has found enjoying their time throughout Europe, “sunbathers on the banks of the Rhine in Basel, young ladies meeting for an appetizer before lunchtime in Córdoba, a young boy wearing his Sunday clothes playing with a ball, cyclists heading to the beaches of Malaga.” Removed from their original urban environments and placed against her signature abstract backgrounds, they seem to inhabit a mental landscape—the artist’s, the viewer’s, or their own.

In her recent work, Navarro has increasingly embraced a spontaneous, organic process when it comes to creating her painterly backgrounds. As she puts it, they have become “co-protagonists” in the paintings—active regions of color and form that recall the work of impressionists and abstract expressionists, and seem to reflect the moods of her mysterious, anonymous figures. The subjects themselves derive from her extensive travels, on which she takes thousands of photographs of passers-by to integrate into her world. With their faces averted, they become vehicles for our reflection, even as they seem immersed in their own thoughts. As Navarro says, “My anonymous characters are only a means to express what really matters to me, which is the intangible, the emotions, the time that vanishes, our existential doubts and worries of everyday life.”

A Spanish painter who lives and works in Madrid, Navarro studied fine art at Madrid’s Universidad Complutense and Artaquio Art Academy. In the course of her twenty-year career, she has exhibited across Spain as well as in Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Canada, and the U.S. Most recently she was a resident artist at the Tao Hua Tan Residency in China, and in 2016 took first place in Denmark’s VKR75 International Painting Competition.

Selected Solo Exhibitions 2019 Here Comes the Sun, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena 2018 Summer in the City, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco 2017 Soprafina Gallery, Boston, USA 2016 Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 2015 Alicia Winters Gallery, Arnhem, The Netherlands 2014 Soprafina Gallery, Boston, USA 2013 Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal Envie d’Art Gallery, Paris, France Alicia Winters Gallery, Arnhem, The Netherlands 2012 El Quatre Gallery, Granollers, Spain 2011 Soprafina Gallery, Boston, USA Galería Espacio Nolde, Navacerrada, Spain 2009 Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 2008 Envie d’Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium Envie d’Art Gallery (Paris XVI), Paris, France Envie d’Art Gallery (Paris VII), Paris, France Envie d’Art Gallery, London, UK Envie d’Art Gallery (Paris VIII), Paris, France 2007 MPG Contemporary Gallery, Boston, USA BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Madrid, Spain 2006 V!P’s International Art Galleries, Rotterdam, The Netherlands MPG Contemporary Gallery, Boston, USA Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 2005 MPG Contemporary Gallery, Boston, USA Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 2004 Sala D’Art Atelier, Barcelona, Spain 2003 V!P’s International Art Galleries, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2002 Instituto Cervantes, Utrecht, The Netherlands Sala D’Art Atelier, Barcelona, Spain Gema Lazcano Gallery, Madrid, Spain 2001 Molgrabia Gallery, Madrid, Spain Selected Group Exhibitions 2018 35th Anniversary Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco 2018 Art Market Hamptons, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, NY, NY 2017 ArtMadrid Art Fair, with Arte Periférica Gallery, Madrid, Spain 2016 VKR75 International Painting Competition, Copenhagen, Denmark 2015 Resident Artists. Sam and Adele Golden Gallery Realisme Art Fair, Alicia Winters Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2015 Resident Artist. Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, New Berlin, NY, USA “Parallel Universes” BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Madrid Fundación Estudio, Madrid, Spain Tasting Art, Pop-Up Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands FLECHA 2015 Art Fair, Madrid, Spain Realisme Art Fair, Alicia Winters Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2014 El Quatre Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain “Petit Format” Rusiñol Art Gallery, Sant Cugat, Spain Summer Show, L’Arcada Art Gallery, Blanes, Spain Art Laren, Alicia Winters Gallery, Laren, Netherlands 2013 AAF New York, Galería Envie d’Art, New York, USA Art Copenhagen, Galería El Quatre, Copenhagen, Denmark Art Laren, Alicia Winters Gallery, Laren, Netherlands 2012 Petit Format, Galería Envie d’Art, Paris, France Arti11, Alicia Winters Gallery, Den Haag, Netherlands L’illa d’art. Galería Safia, Barcelona, Spain
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Selected Solo Exhibitions 2019 Here Comes the Sun, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena 2018 Summer in the City, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco 2017 Soprafina Gallery, Boston, USA 2016 Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 2015 Alicia Winters Gallery, Arnhem, The Netherlands 2014 Soprafina Gallery, Boston, USA 2013 Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal Envie d’Art Gallery, Paris, France Alicia Winters Gallery, Arnhem, The Netherlands 2012 El Quatre Gallery, Granollers, Spain 2011 Soprafina Gallery, Boston, USA Galería Espacio Nolde, Navacerrada, Spain 2009 Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 2008 Envie d’Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium Envie d’Art Gallery (Paris XVI), Paris, France Envie d’Art Gallery (Paris VII), Paris, France Envie d’Art Gallery, London, UK Envie d’Art Gallery (Paris VIII), Paris, France 2007 MPG Contemporary Gallery, Boston, USA BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Madrid, Spain 2006 V!P’s International Art Galleries, Rotterdam, The Netherlands MPG Contemporary Gallery, Boston, USA Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 2005 MPG Contemporary Gallery, Boston, USA Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 2004 Sala D’Art Atelier, Barcelona, Spain 2003 V!P’s International Art Galleries, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2002 Instituto Cervantes, Utrecht, The Netherlands Sala D’Art Atelier, Barcelona, Spain Gema Lazcano Gallery, Madrid, Spain 2001 Molgrabia Gallery, Madrid, Spain Selected Group Exhibitions 2018 35th Anniversary Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco 2018 Art Market Hamptons, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, NY, NY 2017 ArtMadrid Art Fair, with Arte Periférica Gallery, Madrid, Spain 2016 VKR75 International Painting Competition, Copenhagen, Denmark 2015 Resident Artists. Sam and Adele Golden Gallery Realisme Art Fair, Alicia Winters Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2015 Resident Artist. Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, New Berlin, NY, USA “Parallel Universes” BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Madrid Fundación Estudio, Madrid, Spain Tasting Art, Pop-Up Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands FLECHA 2015 Art Fair, Madrid, Spain Realisme Art Fair, Alicia Winters Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2014 El Quatre Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain “Petit Format” Rusiñol Art Gallery, Sant Cugat, Spain Summer Show, L’Arcada Art Gallery, Blanes, Spain Art Laren, Alicia Winters Gallery, Laren, Netherlands 2013 AAF New York, Galería Envie d’Art, New York, USA Art Copenhagen, Galería El Quatre, Copenhagen, Denmark Art Laren, Alicia Winters Gallery, Laren, Netherlands 2012 Petit Format, Galería Envie d’Art, Paris, France Arti11, Alicia Winters Gallery, Den Haag, Netherlands L’illa d’art. Galería Safia, Barcelona, Spain
Biography

Eva Nararro’s latest paintings celebrate summer, with figures bathed in sunlight relaxing in invisible parks or calmly strolling down unseen avenues. They represent characters she has found enjoying their time throughout Europe, “sunbathers on the banks of the Rhine in Basel, young ladies meeting for an appetizer before lunchtime in Córdoba, a young boy wearing his Sunday clothes playing with a ball, cyclists heading to the beaches of Malaga.” Removed from their original urban environments and placed against her signature abstract backgrounds, they seem to inhabit a mental landscape—the artist’s, the viewer’s, or their own.

In her recent work, Navarro has increasingly embraced a spontaneous, organic process when it comes to creating her painterly backgrounds. As she puts it, they have become “co-protagonists” in the paintings—active regions of color and form that recall the work of impressionists and abstract expressionists, and seem to reflect the moods of her mysterious, anonymous figures. The subjects themselves derive from her extensive travels, on which she takes thousands of photographs of passers-by to integrate into her world. With their faces averted, they become vehicles for our reflection, even as they seem immersed in their own thoughts. As Navarro says, “My anonymous characters are only a means to express what really matters to me, which is the intangible, the emotions, the time that vanishes, our existential doubts and worries of everyday life.”

A Spanish painter who lives and works in Madrid, Navarro studied fine art at Madrid’s Universidad Complutense and Artaquio Art Academy. In the course of her twenty-year career, she has exhibited across Spain as well as in Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Canada, and the U.S. Most recently she was a resident artist at the Tao Hua Tan Residency in China, and in 2016 took first place in Denmark’s VKR75 International Painting Competition.