Xevi Sola

Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain, 1969

”I paint quickly, more than ever, to regain freshness. It doesn’t always work, what’s more, I often spoil pictures and start over and over again, looking for the gesture, like someone who practices a new signature and I draw a lot.

Now, the most important thing for me is the painting, the gesture, the color; the form, in short. I am in the process of forgetting the strictly narrative part of the painting. This evolution takes time and I consider this change as a journey of no return. A journey I started when a couple of exhibitions ago I remove characters from my paintings, leaving only landscapes in them. Following the same idea, I recover the characters, but now they no longer shout, they don’t even speak. Now they are here for their forms to be observed. Little by little I free myself from the need to explain, without giving up figuration because it is the instrument that keeps me sane. Still, I have to admit that abstraction has an increasingly hypnotic influence on me.

I have doubted a lot, but I think that this reset was necessary to recover the essence of painting, painting to enjoy the material and the gesture and to transmit one’s enjoyment.”



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Xevi Solà: Marfa Invitational, Voltz Clarke (2022)
Xevi Solà Serra’s Solo Exhibition, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2022)
MUTE, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2020)
Untitled, Palau de Casavells, Girona, Spain (2020)
The most beatiful city, Galeria Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, Spain (2019)
Solo exhibition in Galeria Montez Frankfurt, Germany (2019)
Pan y Circo, Galeria Inox, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2018)
Solo exhibition in Tokonoma Galerie, Paris, France (2017)
Jungles, Galeria Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
Dual pathology, Yiri Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2016)
Pintura sobre pintura, Galeria Inox, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016)
Decameron, Yiri Arts, Taichung, Taiwan (2015)
De dentro, Galeria Inox, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2015)
Agadoisó, Galeria Inox, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013)
Bel-Air, Galeria Victor Saavedra, Barcelona, Spain (2010)
Exterior amb freak, Espai zer01, Olot Art’s Museum, Olot, Spain (2009)

Álbum de Familia, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2022)
DelicArtessen, Galeria Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, Spain (since 2012)
Group exhibition at MANA, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA (2017)
Group exhibition in Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway (2016 and 2017)
Group exhibition, Galleri Oxholm, Copenhague, Denmark (2016)
Power Flower, Magic beans Contemporary Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2016)
Grande y felicísima armada, Yiri Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2014)

Art Paris, Alzueta Gallery, Paris, France (2022)
Urvanity Art Fair, Madrid, Spain (2021)
Art Paris, Paris, France (2020)
Aqua Art, Miami, USA (2017)
ArtRio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013-2017)
PAN Amsterdam, Netherlands (2015)
Sp-arte, Sao Paolo Art Fair, Brazil (2015)
Art Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2014)
Young Art Taipei, Taipei contemporary Art Fair, Taiwan (2014)
Art Lima International Art Fair, Perú (2014)

Young Art Award. Young Art Taipei. Taipei contemporary Art Fair (2014)
Selected for the Biennale d’Art of Girona (2010)
Project Wanted, exhibit al centre Arts Santa Mònica de Barcelona (2007)
Selected for Jaurena Art Painting Competition (2000)

Art Heritage acquired by the University of Barcelona
Leonel Kaz collection
ESKFF Eileen S. Kamisnsky Family Foundation

Fida Membership Program