Window Over Empire State
Martí Bofarull was born into a family of artists at the Molins de Rei in Barcelona, Spain in 1965. His grandmother, painter Carmen Sala, was his most important teacher. Carmen gave Martí his first lessons in the different techniques of painting, composition and perspective.
At the age of 16, Bofarull attended the Massano School of Barcelona, where he specialized in painting. He also learned the arts of serigraphy, photography and engraving, all of which helped him expand his creative horizons.
Between 1988 and 1994, Bofarull operated an art school in Molins de Rei, where he taught painting. At the same time, he continued to participate in award exhibitions in several different cities. Bofarull participated in many juried art shows, winning more than 50. From 1995, he had exhibitions in numerous galleries, including la Galeria Tuset de Barcelona, Galeria Andreu Picó de Palma de Mallorca, Galeria Artnau de Girona, Galeria Terraferma de Lleida, Sala Arimany de Tarragona, Galeria Aitor Urdangarín de Vitoria, Galeria Sokoa de Madrid, Sala Braulio de Castellón Galeria Sánchez de Valéncia, and Galeria Euroarte de Lisboa.
Bofarull also participated in numerous international Art Fairs, including Feria Internacional Artexpo de Barcelona, Feria Internacional Euroart ’98 de Geneva, Feria Internacional MAC 21 de Marbella, and Feria Interart ’98 de València.
Bofarull brings years of classical training in many artistic disciplines to his art, and has a very distinct, almost palette-knife kind of style, whether he’s painting a Manhattan skyline or a Barcelona café.