Signed and dated on the right corner
Josep Santilari was born in Badalona in 1959 and graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. Together with his twin brother, Pere Santilari, he is one of the leading exponents of the new Catalan realism. Josep Santilari’s work reveals great technical precision and a realism linked to the contemporary scene, but his roots and paradigms lie in the classical subjects of art history—townscapes, the painter and his model, and still-life.
His work has been on view in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Saragossa, Valencia) and abroad (Amsterdam, Milan, London, Paris, Zurich, New York, etc.)