* 1974 Girona, Spain.
In his sculptural work, Alvaro Soler-Arpa combines his knowledge of anatomy and drawing with his interest in organic forms. Throughout his artistic discourse there is an evident link with nature and a concern for the effect of man's hand on the environment. His almost futuristic creatures bear witness to the evolution of nature in response to the toxicity of our consumption society.
Alvaro Soler-Arpa graduated in Drawing at the School of Arts and Crafts in Olot, and later in Illustration at the Llotja School in Barcelona. He then pursued a career in advertising and film that included drawing story boards for directors such as Woody Allen (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008), Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (Beautiful, 2010) and J. A. Bayona (The Impossible, 2011). In 2005, he began to focus his creativity on the visual arts, mainly in the creation of sculptures and installations.
In 2014, Soler-Arpa was invited to become an artistic ambassador for the Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC), a global non-profit organisation whose mission is to end global dependence on single-use plastic.
Soler-Arpa is an international exponent of environmental art. In a world of an omnipresent climate crisis, his work gains strength. This link to the environmental message and activism does not sacrifice a rich and aesthetically well-crafted creative and executive process. In 2021, he was chosen by the Goteborgs Konsthall (Göteborg Museum of Art, Sweden), in its youth education project Snacka om Konst (Let's talk about art) as a world reference in the field of current environmental art. He has also participated in editorial publications such as "Plastic Ocean, Art and Science responses" by Ingeborg Reichle, University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2020 or GRANTA in Spanish, "AGUA" by Galaxia Gutenberg in 2016. In 2015, he was elected member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Soler-Arpa is currently collaborating with Miguel Marcos Gallery in Barcelona.
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