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Rafa Forteza

Rafa Forteza was born in 1955 in Mallorca, Spain, where he lives and works. He has had solo exhibitions in galleries and museums such as L21, Kewenig Mallorca, Pelaires, Ponce+Robles, Fundación Joan Miró, Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg, Kunst Station Sankt Peter in Cologne or the Museum of Contemporary Art Es Baluard, which hosted a retrospective exhibition in 2016. His work has been regularly shown at international fairs such as ARCO Madrid, Art Basel and Art Cologne, among others, and forms part of collections such as the MoMA in New York, Centro Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Centre Pompidou in Paris, DeutscheBank Collection, La Caixa Collection, Münchner Kunstlerhaus Stiftung in Munich… He has published artist’s books with numerous poets and other artists such as Joan Brossa, José Carlos Llop, José Ángel Valente, Antonio Saura and many others. In 2016 the monograph of his work ‘Más cara’ was published by Printer Fault Press (Spain). In recent years he has continued to show his work in the national and international context, receiving awards such as the Estampa 2021 prize. 

Featured Works

Rafa Forteza 2

Untitled

2020
Acrylic paste, wood, metal, canvas
93 x 60 x 14 cm

Rafa Forteza 1

Osadía

2022–2023
Acrylic, graphite and charcoal pencil on canvas 200 x 300 cm

Rafa Forteza 3

Untitled

2020
Acrylic paste, leather piece, textile fabric, adhesive tape and chinese forks
38 x 22 x 20 cm

Rafa Forteza 4

Contornos II

Alaró 2023
Mixed technique on canvas
160 x 140 cm

Rafa Forteza 6

Espacio primario

1991
Wooden box, canvas, textile fabric, mirror, adhesive tape
34 x 45 x 56 cm

Rafa Forteza 5

Contornos I

Alaró 2023
Mixed technique on canvas
160 x 140 cm

Available Artworks

Escultura Lapices Rafa Forteza

Untitled

2018
Cigar box with pencils, wooden box, canvas, rubber band
66 x 48 x 38 cm

Planear Quietud IV Rafa Forteza

Planear - Quietud IV

Alaró 2020
Acrylic and oil on canvas
160 x 140 cm

Exhibition

O5A9119 1 scaled

16.02.24 - 26.04.24

His first exhibition at Tube Gallery is titled “Rafa Forteza: Etymologies” and is organized on two levels, starting with his most recent paintings. From there, it proposes a reverse journey through his sculptures and drawings, until reaching some works from the nineties that have survived in his studio over time. In this way, it suggests a return to the origin to then retrace the path taken.

Contact

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