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.

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.

Education

Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain


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 Cornexjo 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 Artworks

Going Around the World

Going Around the World

Acrylic on Canvas

64 x 64 inches

190297

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Acrylic on Canvas

35 x 35 inches

190289

The Strength

The Strength

Acrylic on Canvas

31 x 31 inches

190288

Walking Along the Seine 1

Walking Along the Seine 1

Acrylic on Canvas

35 x 35 inches

190284

The Explorer

The Explorer

Acrylic on Canvas

35 x 35 inches

190282

Place Igor Stravinsky (Diptych)

Place Igor Stravinsky (Diptych)

Acrylic on Canvas

61 x 78 inches

190279

Fearless

Fearless

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 35 inches

190278

Destination Unknown (Diptych)

Destination Unknown (Diptych)

Acrylic on Canvas

51 x 70 inches

190277

Sunbath

Sunbath

Acrylic on Canvas

71 x 71 inches

180355

Backlight

Backlight

Acrylic on Canvas

63 x 75 inches

180351

Determined Women

Determined Women

Acrylic on Canvas

38 x 63.75 inches

170551

Vamos a la Playa

Vamos a la Playa

Acrylic on Canvas

69 x 69 inches

170479

Education

Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain


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 Cornexjo 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.

Eva Navarro

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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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