People Crossing Street in Snow, NYC by VM Ripoll Arias
VM Ripoll Arias

Artist statement

Reality itself suggests genuine aesthetic and imaginative possibilities which I attempt to capture. I approach it to analyze a series of perceptions which I am trying to express to propose another reality.

“Suggested reality” expresses in a few words what I aspire to inspire in my pictures. One of my favorite topics is urban landscapes, details in large cities through a palette of colors, lights, shadows and sometimes natural elements like rain, snow, fog, etc. All of them are ingredients helping me to better determine a fictitious reality. I like to tone down colors, I try to avoid a sharp contrast in images, and I play with the composition of the picture to catch observer’s attention.

VM Ripoll Arias holds a Bachelor’s degree from Sant Jordi Higher School of Fine Arts (University of Barcelona. Spain).

In 1980, he founded “VMRA Diseño Gráfico Editorial” in Barcelona through which he collaborates with most prestigious publishing houses in the country.

He has received several prizes and awards in USA, Spain, South Korea, UK, Switzerland and Germany.

Since 2002 He starts exposing his art work

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011-12 “PAISATGES URBANS” La Rectoría Vella. (St. Celoni. Barcelona. Spain).
  • 2008-09 “DE LA BOIRA I ELS ARBRES” La Rectoría Vella. (St. Celoni. Barcelona. Spain).
  • “LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY”. El Cafetó (St. Celoni. Barcelona. Spain).
  • “CRETA. Terra de Deus”. Galería d’Art Molí 22. ( St. Esteve de Palautordera. Barcelona. Spain).
  • 2006  “VM RIPOLL ARIAS”. Toranto Galería d’Art. (Barcelona. Spain)
  • 2005  “REALISMES”. El Cafetó. (St. Celoni. Barcelona. Spain).
  • “REFLEXES D’UNA REALITAT”. Sant Marçal Hotel-Monestir. (Montseny. Barcelona. Spain).
  • 2003 “ARBRES”. La Llentia (multidisciplinary space). (St. Esteve de Palautordera. Barcelona. Spain)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2013 “FRATERNIDADES” Instituto Cervantes (Marrakech. Morocco).
  • 2008 “BLANCO Y NEGRO” Galería de Arte Altea. (Valencia. Spain).
  • 2007 “COL·LECTIVA DE NADAL” Galería Badiu 92. (Badalona. Barcelona. Spain)
  • 2002 “EL PAPEL DEL ARTE” Galería de Arte Espacio Líquido. (Gijón. Spain).
  • “ALL ACROSS THE CITY. Impressions about New York”. La Sala Vinçon. (Barcelona. Spain).

His works have been exhibited in private collections in: Barcelona, Madrid, Gijón, Paris, Singapur, Edinburgh and Los Ángeles.


  • The Japan Art News (1980/81/82).
  • Design Journal Seoul. South Korea (1992/93).
  • Guia Creativity (2005/07/08/09/10).
People Crossing Street in Snow, NYC
VM Ripoll Arias
Mixed Media
14" x 16"
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