Imma Merino (Mataró, Spain, 1964)
Since Imma Merino was a child, she needed to
express herself and she resorted to the act of drawing and painting in a
natural way. She passed her childhood and youth studying and becoming perfect
in an art that she finds enthusiastic. This art offers her a way of expressing
all the love she feels for every living thing, and the opportunity of
analysing the spirituality and beauty of what surrounds her.
“Objects preserve pieces from the soul of
the person they belonged to, what else would preserve those things that live
and beat?” At the beginning of her career she worked different artistic
fields without giving up the artistic painting, which is her real passion.
During several years she was influenced in different ways until she finally
decided to be artistically independent. By then, she enters a frenetic
pictorial process. Usually she says: “I dream about painting and when I do
not paint I feel I am wasting my time”. She never stops painting. She does
not like the classifications; this is why she thinks people do have to take a
look at the artworks.
During the last decade, there have been more than
20 exhibitions of her work in Spain and abroad.
This year she was chosen as one of the talented artist to represent Spain at
the Spain-Siberia event.