Cesc Abad

Barcelona, 1973

“I was born in Barcelona in 1973, the only son of a family dedicated to the family business.

I started working in the family business. In my office there was a door that led directly to my art studio. This is where I experimented non-stop with different materials and techniques (painting, photography, film, ceramics, etc…), hardly exposing my work to anyone.

This space was nicknamed “the wall” by my employees. Nobody knew what was behind the door. After living a double life for the better part of twenty years, I decided to dedicate myself exclusively to creating artwork. So, I moved to a more modest studio and began preparing works to show the world.

I decide it’s no longer a secret.”

More about the artist

Throughout his years of experimentation, Cesc Abad (Barcelona, 1973) has developed a special interest in man and his relationship and effect on nature. After years of studying the great masters of painting, he found his technical tool in the post-impressionist brushstroke and history in symbolism.

This mixture leads to both figurative and conceptual work, as a result of an introspective task from the point of view of nature, but suggesting many questions to the viewer.

His artworks allow people to observe the landscape in a different way, as if one could approach a piece of forest, simply by sliding the finger on the screen, to discover sometimes a real animal world, sometimes a dreamlike world and sometimes a dystopian one.

Cesc Abad’s main work is done in large formats using oil and acrylic paint and also, as a counterpoint to painting, ceramics also have a very special place.

Cesc Abad’s ceramics, far from being an archaeological discovery, are an iconographic discovery with multiple figures and readings, accompanied by a very special coloring that give his works an infinity of visions and interpretations.

As it happens in the Greek ceramics, the narratives that we can observe in the works of Abad, try to explain certain actions that can be as everyday as desire, lust, mystery or passion, all of them concepts that are intrinsically linked to human nature.

The reading or interpretation in his ceramics can be done from bottom to top, from right to left or in the opposite direction, which allows the viewer to enjoy different stories or moments that enrich the human condition. In a way, they are somewhat reminiscent of the Sumerian bas-reliefs, whose stories were configured in strips or registers around the vessel and whose initial content was fundamentally religious and votive. They also featured seated figures or figures in procession as well as animals, which give the pieces a narrative register.

Yellows, greens, blues and reds give these ceramics a color and brightness somewhere between kitsch, pop and natural, which is life itself.

 

Mónica Marañón, December 2020

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Artworks

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Círculo (2021)
Ceramics Out of stock
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Brother (2019)
Painting 3200€ (IVA incl.)
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Vegetarian (2019)
Painting 3200€ (IVA incl.)
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Before Die (2019)
Painting 7260€ (IVA incl.)
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No smoking (2020)
Painting 1450€ (IVA incl.)
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Loco (2020)
Painting 1450€ (IVA incl.)
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Pájaro (2020)
Painting Out of stock
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Delirium (2020)
Painting 1450€ (IVA incl.)
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Amigos (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Buda y pájaro (2021)
Ceramics Out of stock
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Cabeza y pájaro (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Caganer (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Héroe (2021)
Ceramics Out of stock
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Hombre barbudo (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Hombre guerrero (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Hombre y cabeza (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Hombre y pájaro (2021)
Ceramics 990€ (IVA incl.)
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Hombre y pájaro (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Hombre y pájaros (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Hombre y perro (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Mono con plátano (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Mono fumando (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Mono pasota (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Mujer guerrera (2021)
Ceramics Out of stock
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Mujer, hombre y pájaro (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Pájaro protector (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Pájaro y hombre (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Pájaro y hombre espectador (2021)
Ceramics 450€ (IVA incl.)
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Pareja (2021)
Ceramics 790€ (IVA incl.)
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Sexo (2021)
Ceramics Out of stock
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Night Garden (2021)
Ceramics 4500€ (IVA incl.)
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Sociedad (2021)
Ceramics 2500€ (IVA incl.)
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Artist (2021)
Painting 1800€ (IVA incl.)
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Poet (2021)
Painting 1800€ (IVA incl.)
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I Just Believe in Me (2021)
Painting Out of stock
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The Sound of Silence (2021)
Painting 1800€ (IVA incl.)
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Apple Pie (2021)
Painting 6000€ (IVA incl.)
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Ice Cream (2021)
Painting 6000€ (IVA incl.)
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Pop Corn (2021)
Painting 7250€ (IVA incl.)
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Hot Dog (2021)
Painting 7250€ (IVA incl.)
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Psychoanalyst (2021)
Painting 1800€ (IVA incl.)
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Garden of Emotions (2021)
Ceramics 4500€ (IVA incl.)
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Garden of Secrets (2020)
Ceramics 3600€ (IVA incl.)