Lita Cabellut

Born in 1961 to a gipsy family in Aragon, north-east of Spain, Lita Cabellut is a prolific contemporary portraitist. Inspired by the ubiquitous fresco paintings in Barcelona where she moved to when she was only an infant, Cabellut spent four years in classical training and held her first exhibition at the Town Hall of Masnou, Barcelona at the age of seventeen. At 19 she left her native Spain to study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was during these formative years that Cabellut was under the influence of Dutch masters whose techniques would define her own works. Cabellut’s unique pictorial language is inspired by Goya, Velasquez and Rembrandt who served as a bridge between classical tradition and contemporary painting. Born a gypsy, her work is closely intertwined with the memories of the old area of Barcelona where bohemians, street performers and vagrants roamed. Through a contemporary variation on the fresco technique, Cabellut’s has developed her own her own personalized ‘Cabellut-palette’, which was created with the help of laboratories and chemists. Cabellut spent five years researching her special mix of media looking to give her portraits the most realistic skin-like quality. The results of her research are portraits filled with intimacy, striking in their size and scale, creating a deep and powerful visual experience. Her canvasses crackle due to her unique technique in paint application resulting in small bubbles effervesce as if the subject is close to emerging into our world from hers. Cabellut’s passionate canvasses melt in the eye as they propel the viewer into a swirling world of sympathy and emotional turmoil for its subjects. Her passion is latent too. When she feels a fury then the viewer feels it too with the intensity from the full source of her passion. Cabellut has held many solo exhibitions around the world from Europe to Asia and America. In 2011, Cabellut was awarded the ‘Premio de Cultura Gitana de Pintura y Artes Plásticas” (Gypsy Culture Award for Paint and Plastic Arts) by “Instituto de Cultura Gitana” (Institute of Gypsy Culture)’ in recognition to the work done in benefit of this culture. Cabellut is now considered one of the most successful Spanish artists in the world.
  • Lita Cabellut - Army of Poets

    Lita Cabellut - Army of Poets

    Hong Kong

    November 10, 2017 - December 01, 2017

  • Color of Dew

    Color of Dew

    Dubai

    March 14, 2016 - March 28, 2016

  • Impulse by Lita Cabellut

    Impulse by Lita Cabellut

    London

    October 12, 2015 - October 29, 2015

  • The Black Tulip by Lita Cabellut

    The Black Tulip by Lita Cabellut

    Paris

    November 21, 2014 - December 06, 2014

  • Starcatchers by Lita Cabellut

    Starcatchers by Lita Cabellut

    Seoul

    May 14, 2014 - June 22, 2014

  • 20th Anniversary

    20th Anniversary

    Singapore

    April 25, 2014 - May 11, 2014

  • The many faces of David Bowie

    The many faces of David Bowie

    London

    June 21, 2013 - August 31, 2013

  • Behind the curtains by Lita Cabellut

    Behind the curtains by Lita Cabellut

    Hong Kong

    March 07, 2013 - March 30, 2013

  • Art Stage - Booth C4-05

    Art Stage - Booth C4-05

    Singapore

    January 24, 2013 - January 27, 2013

  • Lita Cabellut, Portrait of human knowledge

    Lita Cabellut, Portrait of human knowledge

    London

    October 12, 2012 - November 02, 2012

  • Lita Cabellut / Coco Chanel

    Lita Cabellut / Coco Chanel

    Paris

    October 13, 2011 - January 19, 2012