As humans living on Earth, we can’t help but abide by gravity’s laws. But artists can adhere to a different set of laws where gravity is optional. Such are the paintings of Cinta Vidal Agulló, where down is up and up is down—and anything in between is encouraged.
According to Vidal Agulló, she herself has always gravitated towards art. Having learned to draw at an early age, Vidal Agulló had studied at Escola Massana in Barcelona and by the age of 16 had started working as an apprentice in Taller de Escenografia Castells Planas in St. Agnès de Malanyanes.
“In the beginning, I did nothing but drawings,” she shared with Juxtapoz. “Later on, I tried to add color to them, but only plain colors. The effect was rather that of an illustration. It was only two years ago that I tried to apply chiaroscuro effects to my sketches.”
These days, Vidal Agulló isn’t afraid of experimenting both with color and size, with some of her paintings sprawling across walls. Her playful inclination also comes through her subject matter, imagining a world that is similar to ours but then again, very different.
“I like to play with gravity since it is such a sacred law,” she admits. “And playing with it can have astonishing results. I set elements in different orientations in order to talk about the different points of view we all have in our environments.” Enter her disorienting spaces—but with caution!