Nubia Landell is an artist who started painting professionally in 1996, driven by a strong interest in the exploration of colour. This lead the artist to a field trip looking for pigments in Asia; Pashupatinath – Nepal, Singapore and Thailand in 2003. Later on, Nubia Landell extensively used also other techniques such as graphics, photography, collage and mosaic. The artist works under a sort of impulse, experimenting these techniques and using sketches almost only when preparing mosaics. Frequent themes the artist explores are related to internal and external spaces, landscapes, nature, land and the mother earth. With the passing of time, figures tend to become less figurative in her work.
The artist defines herself as a painter, as when working with other techniques, the most striking element which surfaces is colour. When dealing with oil painting, there is not an initial, determinate idea leading her through the composition. Working with layers, the colour builds itself, creating perspective and slowly suggesting the final outcome. Nubia Landell does not start a composition by directly looking at the represented objects, on the contrary she absorbs elements from the landscapes she is willing to represent, to lately condense them in a synthesis. When presenting images to the public, beholders feel a sort of appropriation for elements they think they can recognize.
The theme of belonging to internal (emotional) and external (physical) spaces, is often explored by the artist also in relation to her personal experience. Born in Mexico, Nubia Landell reflects on the condition of affection for determined places, examining the German notion of heimat. In her work, the only aspect which can draw her to the Mexican artistic tradition is colour and a thorough research on light, whereas the themes she develops diverge from those which are frequently explored in Mexico. She finds inspiration in mountain landscapes, in the earth, in the little houses which can be found in Swiss villages, and also in creating an interaction between human beings and nature, whilst reflecting on the beauty of mother earth.
Nubia Landell is a multifaceted artist who is keen on dealing with new challenges, always changing size in the supports she uses and experimenting various techniques. Her work has been exhibited in France, Germany, Latvia, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK. She is currently studio manager and technician of the Lithographie- und Radierwerkstatt Schloss Haldenstein, 7023 Haldenstein – GR, Switzerland.
2019 “Eichstätter Impressionen / Kindheitserinnerung”. LITHOGRAPHISCHES KABINETT. 17th. May 2019 ’till 2th. June 2019. Lithographie-Werkstatt Eichstätt. Eichstätt, Germany.
2016 “LA VACA – Die Kuh”, Stadtgalerie. Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2012 – 2013 “Malerei-Originaldruckgraphiken-Collages-Fotografien”, Stadtgalerie. Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2011 “Paintings from the Serie: Landscapes”. Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2010 “Nubia Landell in Berlin”, Schirmsaal at the Haldenstein’s Castle. 7023 Haldenstein – GR, Switzerland.
2010 Photo Exhibition. “Lejanía / Distance”, Stadtgalerie. Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2003 “Intento de Mujer”, Instituto Cultural de Aguascalientes / CASA TERAN, Aguascalientes, Ags., México.
2019 Fête de l’Estampe. Lithograph Exhibition (International). LA LITHOGRAPHIE Association at Chateau de Marnay. Marnay, France.
2019 “MiniPrintPaese” International Exhibition of Graphic Art. 30. March ’till 20. April. Villa Panizza, Paese, Italy.
2018 “The International Biennial of Lithography”. 01 – 15. November 2018. Belgrade, Serbia.
2018 “9th. International Printmaking Biennial of Douro”. August – October, 2018. Douro Region, Portugal.
2017 “6Th International Latgale Graphic Art Symposium in Daugavpils”. Mark Rothko Art Centre. Daugavpils – Latvia.
2016 “VIII Ural Print Triennial International Exhibition.” Catalog Page 138. Ufa, Russian.
2016 November 19th – January 15th, 2017. At Galerie L’ Etangd’ Art. Bages, France.
2016 “10 hoch 3”. At Kabinett der Visionäre. Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2016 Fundació Tharrats d’Art Gràfic. October 21st – November 6th. Pineda de Mar, Barcelona – Catalunya, Spain.
2016 August 12th – September 11th, 2015. At Wingfield Barns. Wingfield, Suffolk, UK.
2016 “8th. International Printmaking Biennial Douro”. August 11th – October, 2016. Douro, Portugal.
2016 Participation at the “36 Mini Print International de Cadaqués” at Taller Galeria Fort. Catalunya, Spain.
2016 “Decisions”. April, 2016. At Kabinett der Visionäre. Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2016 “3 Jahre Kabinett der Visionäre”. February 19th, Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2015 November 14th – January 17th 2016. At Galerie L’ Etangd’ Art. Bages, France.
2015 Printmaking Exhibition. “XL RADIERUNGEN” from the Print Studio “print & barrack”, at the Stadtgalerie. Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2015 Fundació Tharrats d’Art Gràfic. October 9th – November 1st. Pineda de Mar, Barcelona – Catalunya, Spain.
2015 “20. Triennale Grenchen / 17. 20. September 2015” Grenchen, Switzerland.
2015 July 25th – August 30th, 2015. At Wingfield Barns. Wingfield, Suffolk, UK.
2015 June 27th – September 30th, 2015. Participation at the 35 Mini Print International de Cadaqués at Taller Galeria Fort. Catalunya, Spain.
2015 “Chalet Aehrenfeld”. at the Wohnung Atelier LANDELL & PODGORNIK. Haldenstein – GR, Switzerland.
2014 Lithography Exhibition. “Spur der Stein”. AUSSTELLUNG DRUCKWERKSTATT BBK Berlin, Germany.
2014 JÄGER DER ARTEMIS at Kabinett der Visionäre. Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2014 “…von der Fülle und der Leere” at Kabinett der Visionäre. Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2013 Lithography and Etching Exhibition. “En Blanco”, Stadtgalerie. Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2012 “möbel & kunst”. Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2011 “25 Jahre IN SITU CHUR”. Pulvermühlestrasse 20 (ehemaliges Brockenhaus), Chur – GR, Switzerland.
2010 “10 – Jahr – Jubiläum”. Graphics from the Lithographie- und Radierwerkstattt Schloss Haldenstein, 7023 Haldenstein – GR, Switzerland.
2009 Aus der IN SITU – Werkstatt, Postremise Saal. Chur – GR, Switzerland
2019 Artist in Residence at the Lithographie-Werkstatt Eichstätt. May 2019. Eichstätt, Germany.
2017 Artists in Residence at the “6Th International Latgale Graphic Art Symposium in Daugavpils”. Mark Rothko Art Centre. Daugavpils – Latvia.
2016 Artists in Residence at “Art Print Residence”. Arenys de Munt – Catalunya, Spain.
2015 Artists in Residence at “La Ceiba Gráfica”. August 2015. Orduña – Veracruz, Ver., Mexico.
2015 Blue Etching Workshop at Museo della Città in Rimini, Italy.
2009 – 2012 Lithography Studies with Henry Ruck (Painter and Graphic Artist from Berlin) at the Werkstatt künstlerische Lithographie in Berlin Treptow, and at the Lithographie- und Radierwerkstatt Schloss Haldenstein, 7023 Haldenstein – GR, Switzerland.
2010 Scholarship in Berlin at the Werkstatt künstlerische Lithographie in Berlin Treptow, Germany.
2009 – 2010 Lithography Studies with Helmut Mitschke (Lithograph Artist from Germany), at the Lithographie und Radierwerkstatt in Schloss Haldenstein – GR, Switzerland.
2008 Mosaic Byzantine Technique. Materials: Italian Glass (Smalti) & Marble, “Mosaic Art School” Luciana Notturni in Ravenna, Italy.
2006 – 2007 Engraving “Direct Techniques”. Teacher: Nùria Duran Arana (Painter and Printmaker), Barcelona – Catalunya, Spain.
2006 Mosaic Modern Techniques. Materials: Smalti (Italian glass), Ceramic, Stone. Teacher: Lucie Decoudu, at the Camaleón – Mosaic Studio in Barcelona – Catalunya, Spain.
2005 Mosaic Modern Techniques. Materials: Ceramic and Stone. Teacher: Elena Rubio, at the Ferlandina Street’s Art-Studio, Barcelona – Catalunya, Spain.
2004 – 2005 Diplom in Estètica i Art Actual, Escola d `Arts i Oficis – Escola des Treball, Barcelona – Catalunya, Spain.
2003 Degree in Mexican Art from XX Century (Porfirismo) to our Recent Days. Professor: Luis Carlos Emerich, at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo No. 8 in Aguascalientes, Ags., – México.
2003 Techniques Drawing and Oil Painting, at the Casa de la Cultura in Aguascalientes, Ags., – México.
2003 Summer Field trip: “Searching for Pigments” in Singapore, Thailand & Pashupatinath – Nepal.
2001 Degree in Maya Culture at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Ags., – México.
2001 Sculpture Workshop, Materials: Plastilin, Unicel & Stone, at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Ags., – Mèxico.
2011 – present day, Studio Manager and Technician from the Lithographie- und Radierwerkstatt Schloss Haldenstein, 7023 Haldenstein.
2011 – present day, Teacher of classical Lithography (Stone Lithography), Traditional Etching, Blue Etching and passive Electrolytic Etching as well.
2009 – present day, Teacher of Modern Mosaic Technique.