If we talk about Lila Cabellut in Spain, most likely only a few will know who she is…
However, if you talk about her in another place on Earth they will usually say, – Oh yeah! The amazing Spanish painter! – and as the saying goes, “a prophet is without honor in his own land”.
Lita’s story is not an easy one to tell, as her youth was troubled by a father who she never met and a regularly missing mother, and to survive, she engaged in prostitution.
She was raised by her grandmother, that among other things, made sure that Lita went to school, despite her having to beg for money and struggle to get food after the classes.
After her grandmother’s death, she was sent to an orphanage and later on adopted by a wealthy family from Barcelona, which totally changed Lita’s life.
She began studying drawing and painting after a visit to Prado’s museum where she was amazed by the work of Velazquez, Goya and Frans Hals, making her first exhibition at the age of 17 in Madrid.
Next, she moved to the Netherlands to improve her skills in the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and work with the special burst of light of that part of the world.
She has developed her own style, characterised with portraits with a size bigger than the average, with a contemporary variation of the traditional fresco technique and a recognizable and personal palette style, that comes from her obsession of giving skin to her characters.
Beyond her most recognized paintings and techniques, Lita Cabellut is a multidisciplinary artist whose work also includes pieces like oil on canvas, drawings on paper, sculptures, photography, visual poems, videos… that succeed and are valued in the world.
Looking at the work of this amazing artist does not make anyone remaining indifferent. There is something in her work that goes through our emotions like a bullet.
Would you like to see more of Lita Cabellut’s work?
If that is the case and you want to know more about the Spanish artist, you can search her on Instagram as @litacabellut or in her website www.litacabellut.com.