Marta Carceller
Artist/
Painter

Marta Carceller

Painter

Bio

I was born in Barcelona in 1977, and I am mother of 4 children. We currently reside in Barcelona, the city that has seen me grow up, and from where the small studio where I develop all my work is. My academic training has revolved around music and I graduated in psychology, which has helped me to internalize, explore and identify my emotions, in order to capture them on a canvas. I am a self-taught painter; As a young girl I began to be interested in this form of art, but I couldn't dedicate myself intensely because of my other occupations. Little by little I started stealing time from other things and I opted for what filled me the most. As a result of the tragic death of my husband and father of my 4 children, I began to focus even more on this exciting world and realized that what he encouraged me to do was what fulfilled me and what I needed; to stop the world and learn from myself, from my own mistakes and to take the time to explore my own interior. My full dedication began a result of the confinement due to the Covid pandemic; The incident gave me motivation and meaning, confinement gave me time, and my children and Alex, my life partner, gave me encouragement to continue on this adventure. The subjects of my works are varied, from landscapes to portraits. I try to reproduce everything that makes me feel, that makes me vibrate in a special way, that makes me feel alive. I am passionate about making the everyday beautiful. The art of painting has allowed me to experiment with different materials and textures, but basically I use acrylic paint and canvas as a support. I know how I start a work, but not how I finish it; In my case, the act of creating has a clear starting point, but as I progress and delve deeper into it, it becomes a truly exciting and extremely enriching adventure. Learning and discovery is constant. I am satisfied to be able to transmit to my work viewer a small portion of what I feel when painting surrounds me in this intimate act of creating what it feels like.

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