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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Oriol Angrill Jordà






Barcelona, 11.1986

Studied Illustration in Palma de Mallorca, Spain -where he has lived almost his whole life-, at Escuela Superior de Diseño de las I.Baleares. He has lived in London UK where he increased his skills doing a course of printmaking at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and life drawing at The Art Academy. Moreover, he's looking for new experiences and finding out more technics to improve other ways to express himself.
During his studing period of Illustration, he tried a hugh variety of techincs like pastel, watercolours, colored pencil, white pencil on black canson paper, acrylics, graphite, charcoal and so on. Whatever he used, he easily found the way to reach the realism. His most identificative skill is that, whatever he use is able to produce an hiper realistic picture.
|Beginnings
“I did not start like most of the artists I've met. As I've been listening, a majority of them had been enthusiastic about Art, almost since they were born, as a native desire to create or express themself. Unfortunately, it wasn't like that to me. It was like a research of what I did better. I really had no interest in drawing or art culture. I completely unknew there were people living and working on Art. Despite my childish ignorance, I had already an easily skill to draw or rather that, a facillity to represent what I saw on paper.

At the age of 12, I started doing my first art lessons as an after-school activity, with the same educational purpose as parents take their children to music lessons or sport activities. By the way, I also did those other activities.
I've always been a bad student and I had a fervent tendency to distractions. I used to waste massive time starring at each shade, light that brighted onto my classmates, following the flight of a fly or how the pencil fell down while I was pushing the table up with my feet.
With tough efforts to study and gradually passing courses, years were going on with no artistic relevance up to High School when I found out what I did not like to do. I managed to pass 1st High School in Science and then I changed to Art branch to start my early knowledge about the world of Arts and people that surrounds it. Began huge family problems due to my absence from school. I failed and the following year was quite similar but less frequently non-appearence issue. Unconsciously, I became more and more interested in the artistic world, images, pictures, illustrations, featured artists... M.C. Escher was who encourages me to make draws as better as I could. Then I realized that I could do something well done enough. After that, I started Illustration at the Escuela Superior de Diseño de las I.Baleares. There, my interests were almost clear and I decided to dedicate myself to Art and do the best I can.”
"I just like to draw things that happens in real life, I'm tired to visit contemporary art galleries or museums, all I find there it's just like visiting primary schools on a parent's day. They try to express themselfs in a random or painting fade throwed on a canvas or sticked trash into a litter. All it is shown is valid and allowed." 










Education

·2000-2001 First drawing classes with Juan Gallardo.
·2003-2004 Drawing classes at the study of Marcos Mateu - www.marcosmateu.com.
·2005-2006 Course of printmaking and oil painting at the study of Antonia Oliver - Grup 4cromia.
·2009-2010 Illustration at the High School of Design – ESD, Spain. 
·2010-2011 Printmaking at Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, UK.
·2010-2011 Life drawing class with Fabia Claris at The Art Academy, UK. 





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