August Vilella is an artist based in Barcelona. His artworks have been exhibited around the world in cities such as Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Dubai, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Taipei, Oxford, San Francisco and Rotterdam. In 2016 he was the winner for The Best Artist at the Tokyo International Art Fair and in 2017 winner for the Best Innovative Art at The Global Art Awards of Dubai (UAE). In 2018 he won the "International Artist Grand Prize" of Taipei and the "Chairman´s Award" in the Art Revolution Taipei where his work has chosen as the best among 4.546 candidates. Furthermore, prestigious magazines such as "The Global Times", "Vice", Hi-Fructose" or "Beautiful Bizarre" have been reporting about his impressive development as a master of his genre.

He creates oil paintings by means of a surreal-intuitive method. Thanks to this method and without using any previous sketches or ideas, he tries to give shape to his past and future through the subconscious mind. As a figurative work of art, the result of this practice evokes a dreamlike aura and a magic, metaphoric, and even philosophical language, which invites the observing visitor to reflect. Nevertheless, the creative process turns out to be completely intuitively improvised and unintentional so that the message of each painting comes out only once the work of art is completed. Thus, when we remove the will of the artist regarding his creation, each painting becomes a work of art of the world and for the world; a piece of art in which all people can find themselves reflected, and above all, a work of art with a life of its own that wants to be seen, to wake and to be felt.

All this turns each of the paintings of August Vilella into an Odyssey, which moves down into the depths of the vast subjective ocean, whose outcome is always unknown, different and unexpected...

Exhibitions:

  • Gallery 3331 Arts Chiyoda (B105), Tokyo (Japan)
  • Carrousel du Louvre, Louvre Museum, Paris (France)
  • Shanghai Art Fair 2016 (China)
  • Amsterdam International Art Fair (Holland)
  • Videomøllen, Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Gallery Speakeasy, Tokyo (Japan)
  • Barcelona International Art Fair (Spain)
  • Cultural Industries Fair 2017, Ningbo (China)
  • Gallery 3331 Arts Chiyoda (B108), Tokyo (Japan)
  • Tokyo International Art Fair 2016 (Japan)
  • Gallery ALD, Ningbo Art Free Trade Zone (China)
  • Conference in Super Deluxe, Tokyo (Japan)
  • Rotterdam International Art Fair (Holland)
  • Monarca, Shanghai (China)
  • Shanghai Art Fair 2017 (China)
  • Burj Khalifa, Dubai (UAE)
  • Oxford International Art Fair (UK)
  • Cultural Industries Fair 2018, Ningbo (China)
  • Chan Liu Art Museum, Taipei (Taiwan)
  • Fine Minna, Shanghai (China)
  • Tokyo International Art Fair 2018 (Japan)
  • Caelis Gallery, Shanghai (China)
  • 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco (USA)
  • Art Revolution Taipei (Taiwan)
  • Berkeley City Club (USA)
  • War Memorial Herbst Theater, San Francisco (USA)
  • Shanghai Art Fair 2018 (China)
  • Royal Artistic Cercle, Barcelona (Spain)
  • Shenzhen International Art Fair (China)
  • West Lake Art Fair, Hangzhou (China)

Awards:

  • Best artist in Tokyo International Art Fair (Japan)
  • Best Innovative Art in the Global Art Awards of Dubai (UAE)
  • International Artist Grand Prize of Taipei (Taiwan)
  • Chairman´s Award in Art Revolution Taipei (Taiwan)
  • Nominated for best painter in the Global Art Awards of Dubai (UAE)

Publications:

  • "The Global Times" Magazine (China)
  • "Beautiful Bizarre" Magazine (Australia)
  • "HI-FRUCTOSE" Contemporany Art Magazine (USA)
  • "Tokyo Metropolis" Magazine (Japan)
  • "Vice" Magazine (Spain)
  • "WideWalls" Magazine (Switzerland)
  • "Psikeart" Magazine (Turkey)
  • "Novamartem" Magazine (Denmark)
  • "La Frimeuse" Magazine (Russia)
  • "Average" Art Magazine (United Kingdom)
  • "Str8home" Magazine (Romania)
  • "Moment Journal" (USA)