BARCELONA, 1936 Josefina Ripoll

His works are manifestations of a vital spirit that from the wisdom and mastery of accumulated experience does not renounce the introspective search.

Painter of great sensitivity, her floral compositions and her still lifes go beyond figurative representation.

BIOGRAPHY

Since she was very young, she already felt anxieties that led her down the path of poetry and plastic expression, so that at sixteen she attended drawing classes in la Llotja. Later, he will enter the School of Fine Arts, where he will complete his preparation, which was expanded at the Theater Institute where he discovers the path of the design of figurines as well as the scenic costumes.

Subsequently, he studied the technique of the fresco and the natural figure, which are noted in his work expressed within a figurative-realist language that knows the trade and how to use them. Painter of great sensitivity, her floral compositions and her still lifes go beyond what is figurative representation. In his paintings there is a natural and well-worked sensibility, together with a remarkable and ever growing capacity to motivate reflection on the ways that humans have to manifest. Flowers and fruits act in the manner of stimuli and, despite being faithful representations of some elements that Nature offers, they make us think of life rules. Organize the elements according to what you want to express and let your chromatic discourse flow naturally. Emotions and sensations are linked in a logical and very positive way.

JOSEFINA RIPOLL

by Josep M. Cadena

It is an elegant composition, followed by a faithful realization – full of craft and sensitivity – that Josefina Ripoll (Barcelona 1936) fulfills her painting. Work born of a drawing that knows how to make obedient to the models, and that, open to the other that is born of the pinzellació, assuming the calligraphy, moves away the doubt and approaches the certainty of not falling into error, constituting itself in expressive language of his work It is not strange that this is so: the dedication to the design of figurines, as well as the scenic costumes and, still, the studies of the fresco technique and the natural figure, are noted in his work expressed in a figurative language- Realist who knows the trade and how to use them.

Painter of great sensitivity, her floral compositions and her still lifes go beyond what is figurative representation. In his paintings there is a natural and well-worked sensibility, together with a remarkable and ever increasing capacity to motivate reflection on the ways that humans have to manifest. Flowers and fruits act in the manner of stimuli and, despite being faithful representations of some elements that Nature offers, they make us think of life rules.

Josefina Ripoll organizes the elements according to what she wants to express and lets her chromatic discourse flow naturally. Because although colors come from those offered by Nature, they are so sensed by what they internally represent that they offer the graces of thought over the tonalities that matter picks up. Emotions and sensations are linked in a logical and very positive way. The rich games of ranges, nuances, presence of light … contributions that can be considered true symphonies, well orchestrated by well directed.

In the painting of Josefina Ripoll there is, without a doubt, the knowledge of the technique, the perfection in the whole and in the details, the capacity for the aesthetic discourse to be effective. But what there is more is a sensitivity that informs of a wide set of human virtues and that the artist transmits with natural simplicity to his works. That is why these, without ceasing to be personal, have the globalizing grace that we feel them to be very integrated in our particular experiences.

Lemons and quinces, almond blossoms, still lifes with Mediterranean fruits and other manifestations of the theme that most represents it, reaffirm us in the ways of feeling and acting that always come to us and that, living them, we can transmit them to follow us . Nature knows how to repeat itself in its cycles to stay fresh, young and current; and this also happens with the painting of Josefina Ripoll.

Available works

CUP AND FLOWERS

Oil/wood 25,5×21 cm

PORCELAIN

Oil/wood 27×22 cm

Exhibitions

JOSEFINA RIPOLL

“MY WORLD”

JOSEFINA RIPOLL

“PETALS”