Carmen Rodés Rosés

Born in Barcelona in 1930, she inherited her interest in art from her father Rafael Rodés Areñas, a great fan of the arts. At fifteen years old, she started to study art in the Escola Llotja of Barcelona and later in the Escola Superior de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi.

Many years later as a wife and mother she restarted painting classes in the workshop of the painter Pascual Bueno. And then finally, she opened her own studio in Barcelona. During this period she attended classes with models in the Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona and she also took lessons in engraving, a technology that, from then on, she developed in her own studio. In 1970, her first individual exhibition took place in Valencia, which was followed by others in Barcelona, Madrid and various places in Catalunya. One of her paintings is on show in the Italian museum of Montecatini.

At the same time the Catalan painter travelled admiring and trying to learn from the works of the great masters of painting in different museums around the world. Her great admiration for the French fauves greatly influenced her work, and is characterized by the exaltation of colour and the feelings typical of the fauvisme, “the living part of the painters “ according to Henri Matisse. This pictorial movement will be the one that represents an essential element in her personal style, which seeks to catch shades, colours and transparencies, and highlighting the feminine figure, in most of her paintings. Mother of six children and grandmother of six grandchildren, the artist draws and paints children, in whom she finds the tenderness, the line and the colour of the beauty of the newborn.

Constance in her work is one of Rodés Rosés’s principal characteristics. During recent years, it’s important to emphasize her incursion into the digital field, using new technologies with a tireless thirst to modernize and continue learning. She has turned the computer into a practical and manageable tool to produce, with digital edition software , works that continue to demonstrate her artistic ability.

Carmen Rodés Rosés