MATARÓ, 1961 Albert Alís

It offers us a peculiar vision of the world and of painting, making spaces expressive, suggesting with shapes and evoking with color, all under the sign of sobriety.

The main merit of the painting of Albert Alís lies in the silences and the plot of the tensions it generates. The artist knows the limits of his language and chooses to remain silent when the essential is already said.


In 1981 Albert Alís made his presentation as a professional painter with an exhibition at the Municipal Museum of Mataró where the results of the studies carried out with Pablo Mañé, Raúl Capitani and J. Martínez Lozano can be appreciated, having already obtained recognition with two first prizes of painting (Ceuta 1975 and Mataró 1976) and a second drawing (Barcelona 1976). A horse of the decades 80-90 the work of Albert Alis offers a new aspect of landscaping by abstracting the classic and usual tonalities with an abstract conception that makes light the true protagonist. This vital expressionism led him to obtain the Isern and Dalmau Prize for Young Painting in Sala Parés (Barcelona 1989) and several prizes in the Villa de Palamos contest (1989, 1990, 1991 and 1993) including the Extraordinary Critique (Palamós 1995 ). His watercolor career is recognized with the J. Martínez Lozano Award at the V Biennial of Young Painting of the Anquin s gallery (Reus 1991), which entails the entry of a work in the Llançà Watercolor Museum, and with the First Watercolor Prize Villa de Palamós (1994).

At present, the work of Albert Alís offers us a peculiar vision of the world and of the painting making expressive the spaces, suggesting with the forms and evoking with the color, everything under the sign of the sobriety. The painter understands the picture as a conversation: when all is said, one more word-a brushstroke of more-distorts the message. His latest works have led him to be a finalist in the XVI, XVII and XXII BMW Painting Prizes (Madrid 2001, 2002 and 2007), in the XXV Autumn Salon of Painting (Plasencia 2003), in the IV National Painting Contest Parliament de la Rioja (Logroño 2004) and the Ricard Camí Prize (Terrassa 2005 and 2007) and the XIII and XIV City of Tudela Prize (2005 and 2006).