Nieves TORRALBA. Alpinia Elina. Courtesy Galería Shiras

Nieves Torralba

Hellín, Valencia, 1964


Drawing, calligraphy and the public space are the basic components of her poetics. The line, graphite, silverpoint, Japanese paper and botanical references are the raw material that take form in her drawings and grow organically in the different places which are resignified when she intervenes in them. A lover of pure essence, her works afford a surprising play of vibrant volumes charged with energy.
Her works oscillate between white cotton surfaces and the three-dimensional space of her wall interventions (Peregrinatio, Sagunto; the garden at Museo Del Chopo in Mexico City; a permanent intervention in the lobby of the Puerta de Hierro hospital in Madrid).
She was chosen by the curatorial team at the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Centre in Havana to carry out the intervention-exhibition Tiempo detenido in 2014.
Her work belongs to public and private collections, including. among others: DKV Art Collection, Navacerrada Contemporary Art Collection, University of Valencia, Polytechnic University of Valencia, the Tomás Ruiz Collection of Drawings, and Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago de Chile.
Torralba lives and works in Valencia.