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.

 

ABOUT 

Born in 1973 (Barcelona)

Lives and works in Barcelona

EDUCATION

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.

EXHIBITION (SELECTION)

2019

GALERIA MUTO Barcelona Exposición : Naturaleza Distópica ( Génesis ).

GALERIA OBJETO DE DESEO  Barcelona Exposición : Amarás.

GALERIA B&B GALERIE Paris Exposición : Héros.

 

2018 

CANNES ART3F International fair Cannes

ART NORDIC International fair Copenhague

2013

 “photography in relief” in UPC university of Barcelona

2007/11

Anual Exhibition in Antoni Morell headquarters Andorra

2006 

Traç d´art Galery L’escala / Girona / Spain

2006

Traç d’art Galery Sabadell / Barcelona /Spain

2005

 “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

2004

“From Mediterranean to Praga” U Verveného Beránka Gallery Prague / Czech Republic.

“Mediterraneo” at Spanish Embassy in Prague / Czech Republic

2003

“mountains” in Tuca Gallery (Viella / Spain)

“paintings” in Esfera Azul Gallery (Valencia / Spain)

2002

 “Water and Landscape” in Kiriyama Gallery (Tokyo)

1995/99

Implementation of the project “net painting” Performance in Barcelona Sants train station

1994

 “my father” in Ullastrell cultural center

«Textures” in Amics de les Arts Terrassa

REVIEWS ( selection )

2013

Diario de Terrassa ”Abad Vidal presenta en la UPC fotografías en relieve“

2007

“Abad Vidal Pintures” Catalogue Antoni Morell headquarters Andorra

2006

Bon Art magazine ”Francesc Abad Vidal Taques de pintura“

2005

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

2004

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 “

1999

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