Vitor Mejuto

Category: Painter
Birth Date: In 1969
Birth Place: Barcelona


Although he was born in Barcelona, he has been living in Galicia since he was ten and all his family is Galician. He studied in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Salamanca for three years. He has been living and working in Vilagarcía de Arousa (Pontevedra) for fourteen years. He also works as a photographer in La Voz de Galicia.
His work forms part of the tradition of the so-called geometric abstraction. The genesis of this discipline can be found in the Russian constructivism, Bauhaus and De Stijl movement, which was later assumed by some members of the School of New York such as Frank Stella or Keneth Noland. Some of these proposals led to the Minimal and others such as the case of Peter Halley visit again the work of the great masters and coin the term “Neo Geo”, which means mainly using the space and its properties, colour and its behaviour and speak more about painting and less about emotions.

 Work & Activities

2008- Anatomías soñadas. Galería Sargadelos, Barcelona.
2007- International Style. De Opsteker/Eduarte Gallery, Amsterdam.
2007- “Soltando lastre”, Gallery of the Nautical Club of San Vicente do Mar, O Grove (Pontevedra).
2007- “Rombo”, Arte Imagen Gallery (A Coruña).
2006- “La silla tubular”, Casa de Galicia (Madrid).
2005- “La línea plana”, Kera 5 Gallery (Donostia).
2004- “Obra Recente”, MC Gallery (Santiago).
2004- “A mirada circular”, Caja de Burgos (Aranda de Duero).
2004- “Saíndo do Círculo”, Borrón Gallery (Cambados).
2003- “O Ángulo romo”, Caja Madrid (Pontevedra).
2002- “Compás”, Antón Rivas Briones Gallery (Vilagarcía).
1999- “Soños de Volume”, Galician Association of Architects (A Coruña).
1998- “Construción na Escrita”, Cultural Centre, Vilagarcía de Arousa (Pontevedra).

1995- “Vilagarciáns en Pontevedra”, Caixa de Pontevedra Gallery.
1995- “17 Artistas plásticos gallegos en Buenos Aires”, Borde Cultural (Argentina).
1997- “Paisaxe Extensiva”, Pórticos Gallery, Vilagarcía de Arousa (Pontevedra).
1998- “Picadillo”, Pórticos Gallery, Vilagarcía de Arousa (Pontevedra).
1999- “IV Premio de pintura Xosé Malvar”, University of Santiago de Compostela.
2000- “Arte natura 2”, A cantarela Mycological Association, Antón Rivas Briones Gallery (Vilagarcía).
2001- “Arte natura 3”, A cantarela Mycological Association, Antón Rivas Briones Gallery (Vilagarcía).

 Other Interesting Aspects

COLLECTIONS: Javier López de Toledo Constructivist Art Collection (Madrid); Caja Madrid Collection; Collection of the Association of Galician Architects; A Illa de Arousa City Council Collection; Vilagarcía de Arousa City Council Collection; Port Authorities Collection (Vilagarcía de Arousa).

2002. Castro, Antón ‘Polo camiño reconstructivo’ (catalogue).
2003. García, Jorge ‘Menos sigue siendo más en la pintura de Mejuto’ (catalogue).
2006. Rozas, Mercedes, Casa de Galicia, Madrid (catalogue).