Untitled (El guitarritas del Med en el Canpo), 2022 , Oil, acrylic, and spray paint on canvas, 158 x 207 cm | 62.20 x 81.49 in

Felix R. Cid (b. 1976, Madrid, Spain) is an artist living and working between Ibiza, Madrid, and Brooklyn. He graduated from a GS Program at the International Center of Photography (2005) and he holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art (2012).

His working space, ‘El Canpo’ as he calls it, is a cargo sea container in the countryside of a Mediterranean island. The external conditions - not only the weather and the culture, but also the rough environment surrounding him - inspire Cid to create. Pure nature, still untouched by human print, becomes his main source of inspiration. As he says, ‘El Canpo for me is almost an ideology’. 

His paintings initiate a dialogue between his work and his studio, in which complexity and contradictions are continuously generated. His work is the result of the constant search for the construction of unstable bodies that represent a consistency between the ideas, the feeling and the materials.

'I'm always looking for the unexpected in my works, the less comfortable the environment for painting, the more chances for accidents I might seem to encounter…the work I create is the product of the consequences that arrice when gestures in space get destroyed, restructured and overall transformed.' - Felix R. Cid

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