If you are not interested, continue browsing
×
×

Mireia Ruiz Troballes

Troballes

By Mireia Ruiz

In Catalan, “troballes” is the plural of “troballa”, meaning “find” or “discovery”. It comes from the verb “trobar”, which means “to find”. The pieces of wood that make up the work are encounters I have had in the forest, in the streets of Barcelona, and in my carpenter’s discard bin. These encounters between the pieces and my hands come together in a meticulous process of collage. Fitting each piece together like a Tetris puzzle to create a work that represents the idea of making something majestic out of what I have found and giving new life to objects that would otherwise have been discarded. “Troballes is about transforming the ordinary into something meaningful.

2022 – Wood, finished with matt lacquer

Size: 150 x 150 cm

See the artwork in the video and enjoy the details

artist

Mireia Ruiz

Bio

Mireia Ruiz, 1983 (Barcelona, 1983) studied graphic design at the BAU Barcelona design school (2001-2005). After several years in different studios she joined Cocolia Studio (2009- 2019), where she was in charge of the artistic direction developing creative projects of scenography and photography. For her, the use of colour is her main communicative tool. She has also been a member of the jury for the AdgFad Laus Awards for students, and also in the 080 Fashion Week Barcelona.

Solo exhibitions

2021 “Metáforas”, Manuia; Barcelona; Spain.
2021 “My things” Me Sitges, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain.
2017 “Mireia Ruiz” ImaginCafé La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain.

Group exhibitions

2022 “10 edition”, El diluvio universal, Barcelona, Spain. 2020. “Tot comença per un punt”, Galeria Stendhal, Barcelona, Spain.
2019 “International Poster Exhibition”, Artdiez, Madrid, Spain 2019. “Infinita Mujer”, Artig Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 2019. “Artig Gallery Artists”, JustMad, Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain.
2017 “36days Expo”, Vasava Studio, Barcelona, Spain 2017. “Barceloan Artist” StudioStore, Barcelona, Spain
2016 “12+1 Contorno Urbano” Tecla Sala Art Centre, L’Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain.
2015 “SurfCity” Mutuo Art Centre, , Barcelona, Spain.

Clients and Collaborations

Bimba & Lola, Reebok, Tous, Absolut, Seat, Swatch, Gorman Clothing, Etnia Barcelona, Coordonné, 080 Fashion Week Barcelona, laagam, Lau clothing, Klimbim Barcelona, All those, Cervezas Alhambra, Correos España, Torres Brandy, Notabag.

Awards

2013 Laus Gold Award for design, art direction, ADGFAD.
2012 Laus Silver Design Award, Art Direction, ADGFAD.

Private collections

VIKO, Digital Marketing Company, Barcelona. BATLLE GROUP, Branding Agency, Barcelona. CHAKA KHAN, Exotique Restaurant, Barcelona. GROSS Collection, Hamburg, Germany. VILA CARBONELL Collection, Sitges, Barcelona. BASTIDA Collection, Barcelona. EVALEFLEUR Collection, Barcelona. ETZINE Collection, London, United Kingdom. WIKKE Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Publications and reviews

2020 Perrine Bonafos: “Le pouvoir de la couleur” / LES CONFETTIS, France
2019 Marta Rodríguez Bosch: “El mejor diseño próximo e internacional” / EL MAGAZINE LA VANGUARDIA / Barcelona, Spain / 03.11.2019 – Victor Cheung: “Material Matters” / VICTION:ARY / Nº 4
2018 Lauren Wager: “Perfect Palette” / PROMOPRESS
2017 Estel Vilaseca: “Entourage”/ VEIN MAGAZINE / Nº 2 “This is Maasai”/ SMODA EL PAÍS MAGAZINE / Nº 223 / March
2016 Guide for initiates”/ WALLPAPER-PHAIDON / GUIDE TO BARCELONA
2015 Polly Glass: “Wrap Loves” / Wrap Magazine / Nº 11 / United Kingdom Timothy Goodman: Sharpie Art Workshop / USA

Copyright © 2023 © Reku Art by ARVIVID S.L. 2022. Any total or partial reproduction is prohibited. All rights reserved.