Cinta Vidal and her center of gravity
Spanish artist Cinta Vidal Agulló is playing with gravity in these Escheresque biomes of everyday objects and activities.
Drawing since she was a child and going on to study at the ‘Escola Massana’ municipal art centre in Barcelona, Cinta now works primarily as a scenography and backdrop painter. On top of this Cinta has a great portfolio of personal work, highlighting a diverse range of talents, from simple illustrative work to the more rendered pieces (featured inset) more akin to those found in a fine art gallery. Cinta Pinta (aka Cinta Vidal) uses acrylic paint on wooden panels to create scenes that show the intersection of multiple experiences. Cinta sees her work as a metaphor for the ways in which we shape our world – the impossibility of completely understanding those around us, yet the personal ability to navigate the maze of life that we all inhabit.
To counter-balance her finely crafted, small-stroke paintings, Vidal Agulló has worked in one of the most prestigious scenography ateliers in Europe since the age of 16. Cinta says: “With these un-gravity constructions, I want to show that we live in one world, but we live in it in very different ways – playing with everyday objects and spaces, placed in impossible ways to express that many times, the inner dimension of each one of us does not match the mental structures of those around us. The architectural spaces and day-to-day objects are part of a metaphor of how difficult it is to fit everything that shapes our daily space: our relationships, work, ambitions, and dreams”.