Artist Profile

Nacho Mayals
Nacho Mayals

A multidisciplinary creative, he studied at the Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya and Image and Sound at CEV Barcelona. ARTISTIC CAREER When he was only eleven years old, Nacho Mayals began to experiment with linear video editing, thus experiencing the laborious processes of this medium. And in the early nineties he took his first distance photography courses. From the study and experimentation of both disciplines, he decided to dedicate his career to video and photography, thus arousing his curiosity for design, film and video collage. He has worked with a wide range of media and techniques, from animation, title credits, stop-motion, video art, short films and set design. However, despite the difference and variety of the languages ​​he uses, they all show the simplicity and at the same time the complexity of the psyche, the balance between design and control. Nacho Mayals presents different points of view, influenced by Brossa, Tarkovski, Bass, Duchamp, Magritte and Yasuzo Masumuro (among many others). Symbolic and organized in multiple layers, he combines deep spaces with diverse perspectives on the behavior of the human being in the face of difficulties. Allegorical images with a strict aesthetic in each plane and always with a critical sense towards society and the system. We can see in his pieces the genres of conceptual art and minimalism giving the importance it deserves to the poetics of the objects used. He is currently immersed in documentary, advertising and artistic projects. AWARDS - JUNE 2021.- “BIND” Exhibition at the Tarragona Art Center of different audiovisual pieces (video-collage and video art) - APRIL 2017.- “SHIPWRECKS OF POWER”, short film 1st. European Short Film Festival Award (FEC) - JUNE 2016.- “PARALLELISM”, video art Audiovisual piece screened at the SCAN International Photography Festival - APRIL 2012.- “MARTÍ, 6 LOOKS OF A SCIENTIST”, documentary Documentary screened at the SCAN International Photography Festival - FEBRUARY 2012.- “T'AGRADA LA TELEVISIÓ?”, video art Selected by the CCCB BCN for the screenings of Global Screen 2011 and 2012. Screen Advertising Museum of San Telmo Award, San Sebastián. - JUNE 2010.- “PARALLELISM”, video art Selected in “The harinezumi: where your heart should be”. Nightwood-Art Gallery, Los Angeles. Curtismyfim First Special Mention Award. Projected in different rooms in Berlin. - MAY 2009.- “ÀNIMA ROBADA”, short film 1st. Young Award 48 hours Catalonia International Short Film Festival (FIC-CAT).