Gabriel Truan


Born in Madrid, 1964. Lives and works in Gijón

Gabriel Truan entered the Faculty of Fine Arts of San Fernando in 1984, where he studied for three years. In 1987 he moved to Geneva (Switzerland) to study at the Higher School of Visual Arts, graduating in the painting section in 1991 and continuing to enroll in the screen printing workshop until 1993. In 1992 he won a writing scholarship to work in Egypt. During During the Geneva years, his interest in finding pictorial bases on which to develop the question of seriality began to form. Thus, by taking the signs of writing from their usual physical support to the canvas, by typing on the canvas with a typewriter, later mounted on a frame, the piece “30 x 20 cm” emerges, a constant in his work that contains and admits any type of intervention: symbolically recreated the traditional support of painting, this object would allow it to develop any possible register over time, establish relationships between reading and work and enable different degrees of understanding, regardless of techniques and styles. Already in Gijón, he will adopt the proportional format of 146 x 97 cm. for his series due to the need to work on larger surfaces. In 1995 he moved to Paris for four years developing writing and drawing. Since 1999 he has lived and worked in Gijón, exhibiting in the main museums and galleries in the region.