Maloles Rubio

Maloles Rubio

Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

About Maloles Rubio

Since I put to one side landscape painting “sur le motif” and became interested in nearby subjects, my technique became more complicated, the result being more colorful and vital with drawing and collage involved together with a very personal approach.
As I am a bit Jekyll and Hide, this is reflected in my pieces which conveys cold and warmth, line and stain, order and chaos and in a more philosophical sense, open and closed, tension and balance, good and evil.
My interiors are often open to the outer space. Through these openings I want to escape and also have the freedom to get back to the shelter of my routine.
My gardens and patios are a place of rest and silence to think and relax. They always suggest holidays, never imprisonment. They also hint at things which are difficult to notice at first sight, being practically invisible.
Because I am a person full of doubts, I feel attracted to the reflexes vertigo: that magic when you are not sure whether you are on top or below, left or right, truth or illusion as when you look at yourself in a mirror.
In my work, there is always a contemplating cat, maybe it´s me. I admit that the practice of art looks more like a play as days go by and that I feel deeply moved by a certain shade of blue, probably because when I was a little girl I used to collect blue crystal stones which had been washed up on the shore.

Education

STUDIES
Ramón Sanvicens and Teresa Llàcer Academy, Barcelona. University of Fine Arts Sant Jordi, Barcelona.
SCOLARSHIPS
1973. Mural painting in San Cugat del Valles, Barcelona, (Professor: Miquel Farré). 1975. Foundation Rodríguez Acosta, Granada. Best student landscape painting in Sant Jordi School of Fine Arts in Barcelona.

Events

ART FAIRS
1978. Organizing Committee of the First National Fair Drawing in Barcelona, Director: Rafael Santos Torroella. 1993. Art Market San Francisco, (USA). 1993. Art Expo, Barcelona. 1994. Art Expo, Barcelona. ArteSantander. 1998. Cartel Corpus Christi, Sitges, Barcelona. 2000. Artexpo New York, Javits Center. 2010. ST-ART, Strasbourg, (France). Lineart, Gent, (Belgium). III Tokyo International Art Fair, Towa Art Gallery, Ginza, (Japan).
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Dictionary Ráfols d’Artistes de Catalunya. 1987. Monographic Gal-Art. July/August. 1992. "María Dolores Rubió", Author: Isabel Coll Mirabent, Art History Teacher University Barcelona. Editions Scriba. 2006. " The color of feeling", Author: Josep María Cadena, art critic.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1973. Sala Editora Nacional, Barcelona. 1975. Musée Municipal de St. Paul de Vence, (France). 1974. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 1976. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 1978. Art Gallery Hisa, Manresa, Barcelona. 1979. Sala Navarro, Barcelona. 1980. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 1982. Art Gallery Comas, Barcelona. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 1983. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 1985. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 1986. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 1987. Art Gallery Luisa López Tarragona. La Pinacoteca, Barcelona. 1988. Art Gallery Luisa López, Tarragona. Ateneu de Maó, Menorca. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 1989. Art Bookstore Martinez Pérez, Barcelona. 1990. La Pinacoteca, Barcelona. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona (with Quart Creixent, ceramists). 1992. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. La Pinacoteca Barcelona. 1993. Toll d’Art, Granollers, Barcelona. 1994. Artsenal Art Gallery, S. Cugat, Barcelona. Ágora 4, Castellón. Toll d Art, Granollers, Barcelona. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 1995. La Pinacoteca, Barcelona. 1996. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 1997. Sala Rovira, (with Manel Marqués), Barcelona. 1998. La Pinacoteca, Barcelona. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. Art Gallery Xeito, Madrid. 2001. La Pinacoteca, Barcelona. 2003. La Pinacoteca, Barcelona. 2004. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 2006. (Retrospective), Mercat Vell, Sitges, Barcelona. 2008. Art Gallery Comas, Barcelona. 2012. Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 2013. “Expresión”, Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 2014. “Girls, this is paradise”, Art Gallery Cristina Marín, Zaragoza. “Before, Now, Maybe”, Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona. 2017. “Doors and Windows”, Ágora 3, Sitges, Barcelona.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1975. Fundación Rodríguez Acosta, Granada. 1976. Art Gallery S’Art, Huesca. 1977. Sala Almirall, Barcelona. 1992. Sala Rusiñol, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Barcelona. 1994. Art Gallery Kreisler, Madrid-Barcelona.
MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
City Hall Maó, Menorca. Army Museum, Madrid.

ITINERANT EXHIBITIONS IN THE USA
2012. Brilliance in Colour Gallery, St. Agustine, Fla. USA. New River Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale. Fla. USA. New River Gallery, Naples, Fla. USA. Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery, Austin. Tex. USA. Monarch Gallery, La Jolla, St. Diego. Cal. USA