Alberto Pina, born in Athens in 1971, was gradueted from the Department of Fine Arts (speciality in engraving) from the Complutense University of Madrid. Pina got a scholarship from the Academy of Spain in Rome. The pictorial work of Pina, which includes potraits, still-lifes and landscapes, as a whole shows a clear interest in presenting reality in its wide and conventional normality by using a thoughtful and personal language, in which a certain metaphysical intention coexists with a realism imbued with serene melacholy.
In his last exhibition “Tierra callada” in Madrid Pina did a reflection about the special Spanish relation with his nature. The people who live in big cities have a felling of strangerness and lost when they look at the country.
During his stay in KulttuuriKauppila Pina would like to continue with this thought about the real relation between the modern city and the nature. To look at the countryside, the mountains, the woods and the rivers, that only in a hundred years ago were the center of the life and now, in the present urban society, they remain forgotten and silent. He will try to draw and paint pictures about the real nature with all his attention and love.
Spain and Finland are extensive countries in Europe and they keep rich and wild nature. Pina would like to continue his work in residency in Ii and trying to give it a new impulse.
Another important element in Pina’s artistic career is his engraving works. During his stay at KulttuuriKauppila he would like to host an exhibition where his broad collection of etchings could be shown.
The Spanish Embassy in Finland promotes the stay of Alberto Pina at the KulttuuriKauppila’s residency. The visit is part of collaboration between THE HUG Platform for Cultural Cooperation based in Madrid. THE HUG has hosted several Finnish artists in Madrid and is now happy that also the Spanish artists have an opportunity to visit Finland and KulttuuriKauppila.