Rosa Ciurana i Chorto
Educated in the art of Painting at Mur in Escola d’Art i Disseny from Tarragona and graduated on the Llotja of Barcelona, Rosa Ciurana is an artist from the city of Tarragona.
Her creations are worked with a lot of texture, different materials and using original techniques as collage, engraving or the painting itself. She often leaves the canvas on the side to explore new concepts through installation.
The work she does is about the artistic research inspired on the scientific divulgation, starting with the genome and nowadays based on the astrophysics. Everything is about experimenting with the areas, volumes and shapes.
Painting | Engraving | Collage | Installation
ll this elements, as the cosmos particles, converge on the canvas full of this exploring intensity
Detail chalk mold Chondrite
Details of tears of glass on painting
Bust Mold Details
She begins studying painting at Mur in Escola d’Art I DIsseny from Tarragona and graduates from this artistic discipline at the Llotja from Barcelona. After that she cooperates with “Plàstica a l’escola”, a pedagogic and artistic activity where she advises EGB teachers in the area of arts and crafts. She introduces art as a pedagogic concept for the different assignments on schools.
Once the advisory is concluded she begins with the experimentation and the artistic production, furthering in the art of engraving at Escola d’Art from Tarragona, and she starts the production of Espais Privats New York (Private Spaces New York) that sometime later will become a part of Espais de Mi (Spaces from me).
It is in that times, around 2005, that she move to Estudi Merceria 4 (Merceria Studio), at Carrer Merceria (Merceria Street) in the Old Part of Tarragona city. There starts the connection with the management of artistic creation (Open Workshops from the Old Part) Tallers Oberts de la Part Alta dfrom their beginnings until 2013. She also becomes coordinator of Associació d’Artistes Tallers 03 (Association of Artists Workshops03).The beginning of the new studio is reflected in her next production Gens that will be growing year after year, exploring the micro cosmos universe accompanied by the readings of scientific articles, this is her main source of inspiration.
Later, at 2009 she also collaborates in Programa de Cultura i Joventut (Culture and Youth Program) from Tarragona lecturing practical classes for young people applying a pedagogy that is always present on her artistic trajectory.
Collaboration on the Aparadors dels Tallers Oberts
Detail of the installation Serenitat Guaridora
Exposition in Merceria 4
Collaborations and artistic projects, are for Rosa Ciurana a great opportunity to think through the space and the work, at the same time that she transmits feelings and impressions about the everyday and the universality of life. The pictorial experience offers to her the space of meditation and internalization of the concept “creation”, and let her live the real experience of its meaning, suggesting another forms and combinations of the physical space that we live in.
Rosa Ciurana is an active woman, in art and in life. She is always looking for inspiration in the structures found in nature to keep searching on the reinterpretation of the physic world in his artistic and also in his personal life. That is why her production is a path that never stops, always evolving and experimenting with new material, methods and forms.