ESTEVE PRAT PAZ “E. Prat Paz”, was born in Castellar del Vallès in 1959. He studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, obtaining a Bachelor's degree with a Bachelor's degree in the specialty of painting in 1983 and later a Doctorate that ended with the qualification of Excellent (cum laude) http://hdl.handle.net/2445/68319
He obtained a Chair of Drawing in Secondary Education alternating teaching and painting with continuous exhibitions since 1977. The last one held in 2020 in New York, "NYC GALLERY OPENING" Solo Show E. Prat Paz "Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery NY" Video Link: https://youtu.be/tad9c_P3T94
For this exhibition he received a critique in the American magazine "Gallery & Studio arts journal" Fall 2020 Vol. 2 No. 1 - Beauty and Depth in the Paintings of E. Prat Paz by J. Sanders Eaton - New York.
He has a long professional career. He has worked in series and has painted different artistic genres, "still life’s, landscape, portrait, abstraction and figure. He has worked in small, medium and large format. He has experimented with different techniques of plastic graphic expression, oil painting, acrylic painting, "gold leaf" infographics, mixed techniques, aerosols, etc. on different supports, canvas, wood, cardboard, paper etc.
He has obtained several awards for his work of which the following stand out:
• Honorable Mention at the XXIII "Prize for Young Painting" Sala Parés. Barcelona, 1981.
• First Prize in Small Format Painting IV Villa de Rota Visual Arts Contest, Alcalde Zoilo Foundation. Cádiz, (Spain) 1985.
• First Prize for Landscaping III International Salon of Plastic Arts ACEA. Barcelona, 1998.
His latest series have as a central theme the human figure treated with various plastic and compositional treatments.