Anna Taratiel

Spain 1982

Urban Art, Street Art, Installation, Illustration, Painting, Collage, Murals, Drawing

Anna Taratiel
Anna Taratiel
January 10, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Anna Taratiel, previously known as Ovni, is Spanish contemporary artist born in 1982, in Barcelona. She got diploma in graphic design from Vapor University, Terrassa, in 2002, as well as in painting from Escola La Llotja, in 2005, and MA in Art direction from Escola Elisava, Barcelona, in 2010.

She has developed a particular style, dominated by colorful and abstract mental landscapes that live in the imaginary space. Using a wide range of simple materials like wood, cardboard, threat and painting she creates collages and installations that provoke an intriguing visual confusion between the two and three dimensions of space. Anna’s work is not about abstractions but about the creation of structures and layers in a fantasy world that’s almost tactile.

She creates her own landscapes by transforming movements into visible forms. The organic and the static, the two poles which make up our life, flow into Anna’s work. These poles communicate with each other, unite, work against each other, change fronts, disappear and surprise in completely unexpected place and order. She pushes people and objects, machines, antagonisms and similarities to exchange, to communication. Without orientation, detached from former meanings, characteristics, valuations and determinations, artist commits herself and her works to the forces and their new statements being released in this process.

Taratiel’s newest body of works is consisted of paintings on canvas, drawings and assemblages of found materials, such as tape. The smooth and clear-cut qualities of the recycled pieces of tape invigorate the graphicness of her work.

Anna Taratiel has been pursuing a parallel path both in the gallery world as well as out on the street. So far she exhibited in Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA and Brazil to name a few and her art is seen in the streets of many cities.

Currently she is residing in Amsterdam.

Year Name of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014 ME.i Battalion, Amsterdam, Netherlands solo
2012 Absences GO gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands group
2012 Ovnimetrias Mitte gallery, Barcelona, Spain solo
2012 Interferencies Sala Muncunill, Espai 2, Terrassa, Spain group
2011 Ken and the puppies Arty Farty Gallery, Cologne, Germany group
2011 Cristalogramas Cisartlodgers gallery, Barcelona, Spain solo
2011 Bloom The creative industries art show, Cologne, Germany group
2011 Stroke Art fair, Berlin, Germany group
2011 The Affordable Art Fair London Battersea, England group
2011 Hello Distinguished Champions Andenken: Mather kunst, Amsterdam, Netherlands group
2010 Microcosmos Sc Gallery, Bilbao, Spain solo
2010 Trajectories Fundació Archiu Tobella, Terrassa, Spain solo
2010 Peripezie Galattiche GaloArtGallery, Torino, Italy group
2010 Nova Grup Exhibition Scion Gallery, Los Angeles, USA group
2010 Nova Bienal MIS, Museu da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paulo, Brazil group
2009 Elements Pop Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil solo
2009 Refuge Raum Weiss gallery, Berlin, Germany solo
2009 Stroke 01 Urban art fair, Munchen, Germany group
2009 Ocho Artspace, Barcelona & Milan group
2009 400ml Maison des métallos, Paris, France group
2009 Lftfld Chiellerie, Amsterdam, Netherlans group
2008 In between Zaum projects, Lisboa, Portugal solo
2008 Orbitas Artspace, Barcelona, Spain solo
2008 Out of order Kalpany gallery, Milan, Italy solo
2008 Salon Nautilus Apartment project, Istambul, Turkey group
2008 Cocncret secrets Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany group
2008 Unknown Raum Weiss, Berlin, Germany group
2008 Anatomi Montana gallery, Barcelona, Spain group
2007 Unknown Base elements gallery, Barcelona, Spain group
2007 Unknown Senko gallery, Viborg, Denamark group
2007 Unknown Raum Weiss, Berlin, Germany group
2007 Intra Amics de les arts, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain solo
2007 Los Martinez Miscelania gallery, Barcelona, Spain group
2007 Unknown Berlin, Germany group
2006 Urban artist Impaktes visuals gallery, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain group
2006 Espai-Temps Ricard gallery, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain solo
2006 Dimensions Impaktes visuals gallery, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain solo