Angela de la Cruz

Birth placeA Coruña, Spain Birth date1965

When she was really young she already moved to London to study in the Chelsea College of Art and later at Goldsmiths College and Slade School. Since then, de la Cruz lives and Works in London, where her career has gained prestige thanks to exhibitions such as “After”, a retrospective of her work organized by the Camden ArtsCentre in 2010, for which she was also nominee to the Turner Prize that same year. Her pintings seem to have sufered, they look destroyed and abused, with the frames broken and the canvases layed on the floor or hanging from the walls. It is a very intense work, emotionally, harsh and raw, but also with a lot of irony. De la Cruz talks, through her art, of her vision about the language of art saying, "In the precise moment when I cut the canvas, I get rid of the grandiosity of the history of art and painting". In 2017 she got the Spanish Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas, also given to other artists such as Martín Chirino, Miquel Barceló, Juan Muñoz, Esther Ferrer or Jaume Plensa.

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