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©Kima Guitart
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Kima Guitart

  • Silk painter
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Kima Guitart Silk painter
Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian
By appointment only
+34 616578890
©Mané Espinosa

Lady in silk

  • • Kima has lived and travelled all over the world
  • • She is inspired by aesthetics from different cultures
  • • She loves the feeling of freedom that her craft gives her

When asked why she expresses herself through textile art, Kima Guitart’s response is very straightforward: “I am not sure if I chose this craft it or if I was chosen by it.” A lot has to do with a hand-painted scarf her brother gave as a present to her mother. "It was the most wonderful thing I had ever seen," she recalls. Her love story with painting on silk began in the 1970s first in Paris and then in Barcelona. "This material is the perfect canvas for me to paint," says Kima, as on it she can evoke remote territories and mysterious stories. Nature creates silk, and Kima is enthralled by its versatility and unicity. Painting on silk is a sort of active meditation for her. Her creations are part of her life and dreams, and she relates to them with love and gratitude.

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  • ©Kima Guitart
  • ©Kima Guitart
  • ©Kima Guitart
  • ©Kima Guitart
Photo: ©Kima Guitart
Memory Loops

This is a hand-painted silk sculpture. The folds, loops and layers represent real and imagined thoughts that are part of our memory.

Photo: ©Kima Guitart
Abidjan Fan

This fan opens and closes smoothly, making the right clicking sound. It was made with hand screen-printed silk.

Photo: ©Kima Guitart
Geometries shawl

This shawl is made with hand painted silk. Kima Guitart used aniline dyes over a primer.

Photo: ©Kima Guitart

This frame is made with hand-illuminated silk.

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