Clàudia Valsells (1969) was born and lives in Barcelona. She is an artist who specializes in colour. A multidisciplinary creator, she discovered painting through mural painting. As a visual artist, she never tires of exploring the possibilities of colour and form. For Clàudia there are endless ways of approaching colour, but hers has always been to associate colour with its forms, so as to create her own creative language.
Based on her reflections as an artist and her experience in trend prediction and mural painting in interior design and architecture, she brings to all her work a distinctive, harmonious, rhythmic and sensitive approach, with colour as a primary tool. Her intuition and creativity are fed by thought and analysis. In her most recent work, she strips colour of all artifice and fixes it on the canvas in organic forms. Aware of the emotional impact of colour and its infinite wealth of nuances, she develops and defines colour ranges and colour harmonies, abstracting colour from matter and any other artifice and seeking in the white of the canvas her only ally.
A self-taught painter, in 1992 she went to study mural painting at the Institut Supérieur de Peinture Van Der Kelen et Logelain in Brussels, Belgium. On her return from Brussels, she worked on commissions and for architects, on projects of different scales. Soon she founded her own company, under the name of arts&claus, specialising in painting and colour applied to architecture and interior design.
For 20 years she worked on projects in Spain and abroad. Her role was to convey the value of colour and its texture in the decoration of interior spaces. Working closely with professionals in the fields of art, design and architecture, she managed and produced the painting of the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house in Barcelona and painting for luxury hotels in Barcelona, Seville, Córdoba, Paris and Berlin, as well as numerous private homes, with the best architects. She also produced and edited two colour cards of her own, with more than 200 references, which have been used as colour communication tools by Spain’s best architects. Her profession as a muralist has always been linked to that of colourist and is also tied to artistic painting. Clàudia is currently focusing all her professional activity on her vocation as an artist.
Her work adorns hotels and restaurants in Spain and abroad. She has exhibited on several occasions in the Miquel Alzueta gallery in Barcelona, the Palau de Casavells gallery in the Baix Empordà region of Catalonia, the Sala Vinçon gallery in Barcelona and the Traç art school gallery in Barcelona, among others.
-Some of her works are included in the Fundación Vila Casas de Arte Contemporáneo Catalán art collection.
Her work is currently represented, in Spain and abroad, by the Barcelona gallery owner Miquel Alzueta.