Rafa Fortez (Palma, 1955), lives and works in the Balearic Islands, Spain.
Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona (1983), Rafa Fortez is heir to a gestural and informal tradition of the second half of the twentieth century. Painter, engraver and sculptor, is considered one of the outstanding artists of the Spanish contemporary scene. His research brings anthropological and metaphysical references, always related to the events of his time.
In his recent works, Fortez analyzes the digital impact on society and reflects around the ideology of comfort, questioning the necessity and limits of a growing technologization of life. His most recent exhibitions include: Cuando el pie encontró su cabeza, L21 Gallery, Palma de Mallorca (2017); El tremolor de la máscara, museu d’art modern i contemporani, Palma de Mallorca (2015/2016); Embudo – S, L21 Gallery, Palma de Mallorca (2014) e Alquimia existencial, Museo Estatal Ruso, San Petesburgo, Russia. His works are present in fairs like ARCO, Art Basel and Art Cologne.