Federico Granell

Spain, 1974


The works he captures in the legendary Moleskine notebook are meant to be shared almost immediately. They are “captures” of moments that present themselves to him. The idea arises from the ease with which we can take photos with our mobile phones nowadays, from the need to capture the light and the right colours of that moment and share it, and he does this through illustration in his Moleskine notebooks.
He is very interested in the narrative, the cinematographic, what the passage of time has left us, the patina of history. He looks for beauty in the everyday environment while generating mystery. He is inspired by quiet, calm moments. He likes to visit abandoned houses and interpret what they tell him, or to analyse family albums found in flea markets. Asturias, his homeland, is also an inexhaustible source of inspiration, as well as music, which surrounds everything he does. For several years now, he has been dedicating time to illustrating songs he likes. This work has resulted in three publications, the last of which is a wonderful book entitled “Los mejores momentos” (The best moments) with a selection of images and songs that make up a vital moment.
Federico Granell is one of the most recognised artists on the current scene, his work forms part of such important collections as the Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias, the Masaveu collection and the DKV collection, among others. His work has been shown in exhibitions and fairs both in Spain and abroad. Graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca. Scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Accademia di Belle Arti, Via Ripetta. Rome. Further studies in London during the course. Socrates Scholarship. Course at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti. Milan