About  Paco del Valle



I am a self-taught artist and music composer  born inBarcelona in 1967 living in Co. Mayo, Ireland.  I’ve been working as an artist since the early age of 14 years old. I had a nomadic life growing up.

My earliest art work dates from 1984.

From 1987-1990  I was the Pupil of the Catalan artistJoan Torrabadell from who I learned watercolour techniques and landscape.

From 1990-1992  I was  the pupil of  A. Granja Lobet- drawing ,portrait.

  In my early years I painted mostly abstract  and colourful faces with never-ending physical suffering; saints and sinners,the purgatory and visions of heaven  hell.

My  first solo exhibitions were a combination  of installations,art and other  disciplines like music,poetry, performance, soundscapes and S8- film projections. Also, I invited other local emerging artists to collaborated in my projects, like in  the 1992 multimedia exhibitions: ‘’Ocean’s Project’’ and '’Symbols & Macronutrient Signs’’.

From 1990 to 1994 I travelled regularly to the Netherlands  and Iexhibited some of my work at the Jester Art Gallery and ABC Art Gallery and lived for a 4 months period in Amsterdam sharing the house with American photographer George Bedell 

From 1994 to 1998 I moved to Co. Galway, Ireland and I worked for an international theatre company called MACNAS. I had also my first solo exhibition at the Logan Art Gallery called: ‘’Just Another Artistfrom Barcelona’’. 

In 1998 I moved to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2005-2016. In 2005 I became a member of the prestigious North Holland Artist Association: De Boterhal, in Hoorn. The Netherlands, who exhibits the work of North Holland artists.

From 2006-20013  I worked regularly in Paris exhibiting my work at the Salon d’ autumne (2008) and 2 times a year at the OpenWorkshops  (Portes Ouvertes  du 13’eme and 5’emearrondisement) invited by  architect,writer and Gustave Eiffel’ s biographer Gilbert Cordier

Also did  I collaborated with Spanish writer and film director Fernando Arrabal and created  2  musical art books and  musical compositions using his voice and poetry: ’’Fractals’’ about Benoit Mandelbrot Fractals and Clitomania based on Arrabal's poem Clitoris  Also, I published for the first time my music score on the Spanish literature magazine ‘’El Perro Blanco’’ and collaborated in a book tribute to Fernando. Arrabal : Arrabal 80 with a musical scored called  L’ Infant Epileptique a musical piece  for piano and orchestra.

In 2013, I made the music for the acclaimed documentary about Spanish world champion boxer: ‘’ El Boxeador Perico Fernández ’’.

In 2016 I moved back to  Co. Mayo, Ireland.


My Work

Spirituality and nature are the subjects that inspires me to create and be creative.

From 1998 to 2002 I began a serious research on Graffiti Art photographing throw ups, tags and graffities made  in Amsterdam.

The designed forms inside the letters resembling the stained glass windows of  churches and the encircling work of the letters  resembles to early-20th-century avant-garde Cubism; the radiant colours   blending together, the cartoon and Manga characters, bubbles, three dimensional lettering and original background textures.

My art began to explore  the Graffiti  art and culture like a biomorphical abstraction of life:visual poetry in an urban space and the unification of nature,geography and climate. My organic forms and shapes were in constant evolution,a term used to describe the change in any form of life that is observed. I stablished the rule that I will only use sphere, circles and bubble shapes in my paintings. The work was spatial, cosmic, dimensional with no straight lines limiting the space. Graffitti is the only art invented by kids.

In 2018 I resumed my artwork again after a period of 3 years of inactivity. I had a big volume of unfinished work waiting to be finish but I decided to take a different path and artistic evolution incorporating geometrical architecture into my new work. There is still a dimensional use of the space, but geometry dominates the compositions creating imaginary cities,livingtechnologies with vibrant  colours. I want my paintings to be physically invasive, loud and violent.

Also,I am researching the astrophysicist  Koryo Miura’s paper folding .I started folding my paintings to  create geometrical shapes when unfolded. The concept or idea behind  folding is to be able to bring my artwork  anywhere like folded inside your pockets   and then  display it  anywhere without using a  frame



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