Bio

Merce Flores

Born in Barcelona (1956). She studied at the school of Arts applied and crafts artistic of Barcelona. Simultaneously she expanded his knowledge of painting with the impressionist painter José Boix Soler (Solsona 1891-1990).

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She is an “Expressionist-Fauve” painter. Her inspiration is coming from the nature full of colors. Has been member of the Association Spanish of painters and sculptors and has been painting teacher at different schools in Barcelona since 1996.

“The painting of Merce Flores conceived and set in” open air “chooses the canvas in freedom, with horizon wide to express life, illusion, joy and chromaticism warm capable of suggest joy aesthetic in the Viewer.” (Mª Dolores Mateu, of the Royal Academy of fine arts of San Carlos).

“Strength, color, energy, vital impulse, rhythm… So many and so many virtues is found in the work of Merce Flores. It is like a fight, poetic struggle using as weapon color, lyricism. The result is inconclusive, beautiful, captivating, pictures with a personal accent.” (Joan Llop, editor and critic of art).

Since the beginning of her career she has maintained her studio in Barcelona. She has traveled to several European Year Capital cities of the Culture like Lisbon, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Weimar, Brussels, Helsinki, Prague, Reykjavik, Porto, Rotterdam, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela, Luxembourg and Riga. In 2010 she has traveled frequently to Holland and in 2014 and 2016 she has stayed in Chicago for some weeks, continouing with her creative activity.

The painting of Merce Flores, of brushstroke dynamic, vigorous and determined, not aims to play a model real, but serve is of it for exalt them possibilities expressive of the color, that predominates above the line, and with the color as impulse and goal, creates a world that is holds to itself same by its authenticity.

AWARDS

FIRST PRIZE CHRISTMAS 

Children contest of drawing 1969, Barcelona City Council

(Barcelona, Spain)

 

GRAND PRIX CONSEIL RÉGIONAL MIDI-PYRINNEES

VIII Internat competition Toulouse-Hispania 1993

(Toulouse, France)

 

GUEST OF HONOUR AND DIPLOMA OF THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE

IX International competition Toulouse-Hispania 1994

(Toulouse, France)

 

PRIX SPÉCIAL OF JURY

International Beaux Arts European Club 1994

(Béziers, France)

 

DIPLOME D’HONEUR

XXXIX Salon International d’Arts Plastiques 1995

(Béziers, France)

 

PRIX OF THE PRESIDENT

IV Salon Exposition de Printemps 1995

(Maraussan, France)

PRIX DES “AMIS DES ARTS” 

Salon des Arts in Languedoc 1995

(St. Guilhem Le Désert, France)

 

SECOND PRIZE “PAISAJE”

Association Belgo-Hispanic 1995

Route artistic (SPA, Belgium)

 

TOILE D’OR DE L’ ANNÉE 

Fédération National of the Culture Française 1995

(Formentin, France)

 

FIRST PRIZE TO THE THEMATIC “BARCELONA”

1st Saló international d’arts Plastiques ACEA 1996

Vila Olímpica (Barcelona, Spain)

 

MEDAILLE DE BRONZE AVEC MENTION

XXVIII Grand Concours International 1997

The Académie International of Lutece (Paris, France)

 

MEDAILLE DE BEAUX ARTS EUROPEAN CLUB

“Femin Arts” 1997

Salon d’arts Plastiques (Pouzolles, France)

 

AWARD

“Equitat-difference between men-women” award 2002.

 Woman Catalan Institute of the Generalitat of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain)