Lita Cabellut, exhibition at the Jan van der Togt museum.
Recently I visited Lita Cabellut’s exhibition at the Jan van der Togt museum in Amstelveen.
I really love Lita’s work. It is full of expression and she uses a very unique fresco technique that she combines with modern oil paint application. Her portraits are larger than life, both figuratively and literally, which makes her work even more impressive. I was really looking forward to seeing her work in real life, and I was very excited to study every little detail.
A chronicle of the Infinite.
In her new series, Lita captures the relationship between creation and decay in the process of human transformation. There are a lot of triptychs in this series. These represent three pillars. One is a human portrait, the second one an abstraction of the figurative work, and the last one is a destruction of the portrait. This means she actually literally breaks her figurative portraits. “The figurative portrait is the skin, the abstract work is the muscles and the destruction piece symbolizes the skeleton“, as Lita states.
There is also a book about this series with a lot of gorgeous pictures of her work.
Lita Cabellut was born in 1961 in Spain, and she works and lives in The Netherlands. She grew up as a street child in Barcelona until she was adopted at the age of twelve. It was during this time that she was introduced to the Spanish masters at the Prado Museum, instantly acquiring a passion for art and devoting her life to it. Lita Cabellut had her first exhibition at the age of 17 and moved to The Netherlands at the age of 19, where she studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.
Lita primarily expresses her theme ‘the human’ through her paintings. But she also creates video art, visual poetry, scenography, drawings, installations and sculptures.
If you would like to see more of her work or find out about her current exhibitions, you can visit her website www.litacabellut.com.
And if, at any time you have the opportunity to go and see her work in real life, I strongly recommend it! Her work is full of passion, it is powerful, expressive and dramatic.