YEAR 4 - Susana Solano

Signatures Nº 1

Solano, in order to create the piece "Signatures Nº 1" for the Artists’ Vineyard by Mas Blanch i Jové, was inspired by the work in the fields and by the Mediterranean landscape. The installation can be found among olive trees and suggests the delicate transformation of the landscape as well as a most absolute respect for and knowledge of the laws of nature. The celebration concluded with an ethereal and charming show by Pep Bou, the magician of soap bubbles, and a dinner at the centre of the Artists’ Vineyard matched with wines from the vineyard.

"The intervention “Signatures nº 1” seems to be drawn inside an olive tree orchard and, through a gesture with metal, becomes an action of memory, contemplation, poetic and rigorous in respect to the environment." Susana Solano

"A sketch drawn between olive trees, of lines of brightness and areas of transparency, that plays with its lines interwoven with trunks, that embraces all without altering the rigorous aspect of its settlement on the land" Marta Llorente

"Participating in a project focusing on the dialogue between art and nature has been very attractive. The people from Mas Blanch i Jové that have made it possible, with illusion and energy, once a year sow the seeds of art in nature." Susana Solano


The event of the YEAR 4 at the Artists' Vineyard

Susana Solano

Barcelona, 1946
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Studied at the Fine Art School in Barcelona, where she also taught classes.
She has taken part in a number of international events, including Documenta 8 and 9 in Kassel (1987 and 1992), the 19th Sao Paulo Biennal (1987), Skulptur Projekte in Münster (1987), the Venice Biennal (1988 and 1993) and the Carnegie International in Pittsburg (1988).
She won the Special Prize awarded by the Utsukushi-Ga-Hara Open Air Museum of Tokio (1985), the Premio Nacional de las Artes Plásticas from the Spanish Ministry of Culture (1988), the CEOE Arts Prize (1996) and the Tomás Francisco Prieto from the Real Casa de la Moneda (2011).
She has also worked on several outdoor projects with major architects, including José Acebillo, Ignacio Linazasoro, Hans Hollein, Ignasi Sánchez Domènech, Rafael Moneo, Francisco Torres, Javier Romero and Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra.
Solano was the invited artist in the Year 5 of The Artists’ Vineyards at Mas Blanch i Jové winery where her large-scale sculpture “Signatures Nº1” is permanently exhibited.