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Ana Patitú was born in 1982, in Argentina. She is currently living in Barcelona.
She studied Graphic Design at the prestigious University of Buenos Aires (a benchmark for design in Latin America) where, after being a student, she taught Drawing and Typography. While she was working as a designer, she was taking painting classes with Gabriel Glaiman and mural painting classes with Georgina Ciotti.

In 2016 she moved to Barcelona and continues to work as a freelance designer. It is in 2018 after a deep depression caused by being uprooted that she decides to dedicate herself to art professionally.

Ana begins painting portraits as a way to get closer to her loved ones, who live in Argentina, and continues to explore the human figure as a vehicle for emotions, delving into the different states of mind that she has gone through.

These bodies with defined muscles inhabit aquatic environments, referring to the relationship that the artist establishes with swimming as a therapeutic element in her daily life.

Ana She has shown an individual exhibition at Casa Gracia, Barcelona, in 2019 and has participated in collective exhibitions at the Center Cívic Barceloneta, Valid World Hall and the Barradas Auditorium in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, as well as at the Esther Montoriol Gallery and in the Art For Life Chicago. Her work is also part of a good number of private collections in America, Europe and Australia.

I paint so as not to get depressed, I look for recreate the sensations I feel underwater, as a way to reconstruct that place, sometimes of security and serenity, and others of vulnerability and loneliness.
I compose my images with few elements to provide visual rest: a few colors and one or two figures, which are often the same character and her reflection or alter ego.

I use photography as a starting point, most of the time images that I take myself.
Before painting I like to study the proportion of the figure, I draw a grid that helps me place it on the support exactly in the place I want and I draw it quite detailed. Then I paint with acrylic, due to its fast drying, the strokes do not lose spontaneity.

Private collections

America
Brooklyn, Cambridge, Chicago,Miami; EEUU.
Distrito Federal; México.
Buenos Aires; Argentina.

Europe
Viena; Austria.
Barcelona, Cadaqués, Cuenca, Madrid; Spain.
Glyfada; Greek.
Paris, France.

Oceanía
Perth; Australia.

CV

October 2019. Portrait Workshop
with Felicia Forte. La Galería Roja, Sevilla.

April-June 2019. Instalation workshop
with Irma Marco. Centre Cívic Convent Sant Agustí, Barcelona.

March-May 2018. Nihonga, japanese painting
with Mari Ito. Escola Massana, Barcelona.

2016 Portrait workshop.
with Sonia Esplugas. Galería Cromo, Barcelona.

2015 Mural Painting
with Georgina Ciotti. Buenos Aires.

2008 – 2010 Painting Academy
with Gabriel Glaiman. Buenos Aires.

2001 – 2006 Degree: Graphic Designer
Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Teaching

– Drawing Teacher at University of Buenos Aires.
– Drawing Teacher. Workshop with Sonia Esplugas.

Solo exhibitions

December 2019 – Art de Nit.
Casa Gracia. Barcelona.

Exhibitions

December 2021 – DelicARTessen 20.
Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona.

November 2020 – DelicARTessen 19.
Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona.

October 2020 – Art for Life.
Chicago, EEUU.

March 2020 – Art en Femení.
Auditori Barradas, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

December 2019 – Por Amor al Arte #7
Transforma BCN. Barcelona.

May 2019 – Cruixent. Karikari Edition.
Valid World Hall. Barcelona.

March 2019 – Imaginarios Femeninos
Centre Cívic Barceloneta. Barcelona.

January 2019 – Por Amor al Arte #3
Transforma BCN. Barcelona.