I was born in Barcelona in 1973, the only son of a family dedicated to the family business.
At age of fifteen I was expelled from school and it is during this time that I started being attracted to visual arts, especially painting.
My father paid for my first workshop under the condition of working in his local business. During these first few years I experimented with art and presented it in different art galleries.
Everything was going well until my father suddenly died when I was 21 years old.
Without even having time to think about it, I found myself at the head of my father’s business.
This deeply influenced my way of understanding art, the world and even myself.
I worked as a manager of this business, always using creativity to solve any problems that we could face.
During my time in management, I created more than ten successful companies in different fields (electronics, industrial refrigeration, air conditioning, sports and fashion).
In this period I felt that my passion for painting made me weak in the eyes of my business colleagues, so I decided to hide it.
Having enough free time and savings, I decided to install a large workshop at work in the strictest secrecy.
It was at my company’s headquarters just next to my office. There was a door, which lead directly to my art workshop. This is where I experimented non-stop with different materials and techniques (painting, photography, film, ceramics etc …), hardly ever exhibiting my work to anyone.
This space was nicknamed “the wall” by my employees. No one knew what was behind the door, not even my closest colleagues. I only shared it with some people of my family.
Despite not having the need to sell my work and not having resource limits, I had to hide my creations from prying eyes and had more and more business activity. So, all of this began to take a toll on me.
After living a double life for the most part of twenty years, I decided to sell my companies in 2016 and dedicate myself exclusively to creating pieces of art. Therefore, I moved to a more modest studio and began to prepare work to show the world.
I decide that already it is not a secret.
Born in 1973 (Barcelona)
Lives and works in Barcelona
2017 – 2018 studied ceramic in Escola D’arts i Oficis de Terrassa
2008 – 2009 studied photography in cinema school Barcelona
1990 – 1994 studied and worked in Martinez Lozano´s painting studio.
GALERIA MUTO Barcelona Exposición : Naturaleza Distópica ( Génesis ).
GALERIA OBJETO DE DESEO Barcelona Exposición : Amarás.
GALERIA B&B GALERIE Paris Exposición : Héros.
CANNES ART3F International fair Cannes
ART NORDIC International fair Copenhague
“photography in relief” in UPC university of Barcelona
Anual Exhibition in Antoni Morell headquarters Andorra
Traç d´art Galery L’escala / Girona / Spain
Traç d’art Galery Sabadell / Barcelona /Spain
“Nature and abstraction” in Andorra la Vella Cultural Center / Andorra
Traç d’art Gallery Sabadell / Barcelona / Spain
Rusiñol Gallery Sant Cugat / Barcelona / Spain
Punt d’Art Gallery Girona / Spain
“From Mediterranean to Praga” U Verveného Beránka Gallery Prague / Czech Republic.
“Mediterraneo” at Spanish Embassy in Prague / Czech Republic
“mountains” in Tuca Gallery (Viella / Spain)
“paintings” in Esfera Azul Gallery (Valencia / Spain)
“Water and Landscape” in Kiriyama Gallery (Tokyo)
Implementation of the project “net painting” Performance in Barcelona Sants train station
“my father” in Ullastrell cultural center
«Textures” in Amics de les Arts Terrassa
REVIEWS ( selection )
Diario de Terrassa ”Abad Vidal presenta en la UPC fotografías en relieve“
“Abad Vidal Pintures” Catalogue Antoni Morell headquarters Andorra
Bon Art magazine ”Francesc Abad Vidal Taques de pintura“
Sant Cugat newspaper ”Francesc Abad pintura jove“
Sant Cugat newspaper ”El mas vermell” by Francesc Galí art critic
Sant Cugat newspaper ”Pagesos i tardor” by Francesc Gali art critic
Sant Cugat newspaper ”Roba estesa” by Francesc Gali art critic
Sabadell newspaper ”la pintura viva d’Abad a traç d’art “
Sant Cugat newspaper ”Sis anys de pintura d’Abad vidal a la Sala Rusiñol “
El Nou newspaper ” El Terrassenc Abad Vidal pinta quadros a la carta per Internet “
Tele5 TV review ”Netpainting Pintura a la carta por internet“
COLLECTIONS ( Selection )
Banca Mora collection. Andorra
Antoni Morell collection. Andorra
Carles Barrera collection. ( Presidente Consejo de Aran ). Viella
Josep Soler collection. Barcelona
Coleccion Cernuda / Barcelona