Stuur een bericht aan Paco Dalmau

Stuur een bericht aan
Paco Dalmau

Paco Dalmau

Evolution series

Paco Dalmau’s pictorial practice explores the interplay of colour and depth perception as a method of producing abstract expressive work. The selection of a chromatic range is the starting point towards this dialogue, where the erosion of the material, the glazes and the blurring of the color, manages to incorporate into each painting a distance between layers and values, which provides a feeling of depth, mysticism and spirituality.
Introspection, motivation, self-awareness and the way of perceiving his relationship with the world are important subjects for Paco Dalmau. With these ingredients, Dalmau makes the exercise to internalize his sensations and emotions in order to carry out this experimentation on the canvases. Dalmau was born and raised in Spain, where the passion and temperament of his culture is evident in his pictorial works. Since 2012 he lives and works in Rotterdam (NL), where the conceptual and methodological influences of the Dutch artistic culture have permeated his artistic practice. This cultural miscegenation defines the current work of the Valencian artist, where passion, method and concept converge in his creative proposal.



Paco Dalmau, 1978, Vila-real (Spanje)

Awards and grants (selection)

2022 – Acquisition Award. Hortensia Herrero Foundation. Valencia (ES)
2021-2022 – Granted by Mondriaan Fonds. The Netherlands
2021 – Evolution series 2021. Granted by CBK Rotterdam (NL)

Solo shows (selection)

2024 – Art Madrid. Solo Project. Galería La Marcería. Madrid (ES)
2023 – Evolution series 21>23. El Convent Espai d’Art. Vila-real (ES)
2022 – Evolution series. Galería La Marcería. Valencia (Spain)
2022 – Evolution series. Redaktion. Lucerne (CH)

Group exhibitions (selection)

2024 – Contempo Galerie. KunstRAI 2024. Amsterdam (NL)
2023 – Contempo Galerie. PAN Amsterdam 2023. Amsterdam (NL)
2023 – Galería La Mercería. “Plèyade”. Valencia (Spain)
2023 – Contempo Galerie. KunstRAI 2023. Amsterdam (NL
2021 – Art Basel Miami Beach. Group exhibition. Alfa Gallery. Miami (USA)

De keuze van Paco Dalmau

Matthijs van Zessen

My main motivation to introduce Matthijs to this project is based in his absolute dedication to the work of an artist and his persistence in working within such a complex and often reviled medium as drawing. The quality of your results is certainly impressive. His drawing represents a deep, systematic and meticulous analysis of space, line, and the perception of depth and distance. I consider his work an abstract proposal, very personal, original for its methodology and that provides a conceptual vision to his proposal for graphic abstraction.