Born and raised in Barcelona, Roger Vilà is a young multidisciplinary artist mostly focused on the fields of acting and painting.
Combining art lessons and drama studies since the age of five, he is attracted to combine different artistic languages in what he does. Having acquired different techniques over the years, his art is the result of it. His influences expand in different fields where we can find artists like Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Klaus Nomi, Marina Abramovich, David Bowie or Edgar Allan Poe, just to name some. Anyway, anything seen walking down the street can be a huge source of inspiration for him. In this sense, he sees himself both as artist and canvas.
In his artwork we can see the will of telling stories and going beyond the formal aspect. He is interested in elements of the modern world such as violence, communication, hedonism or mobile phones.
He has exhibited in “Museu Marítim de Barcelona” and been part of collective exhibitions, the last one taking place in Sardinia with big artist names such as Agustín Ibarrola, Benet Rossell and Humberto Rivas, among others.
His big ambition has recently led him to explore the language of cinema and he has created, co-wrote, starred and produced a piece named “/KRAKT/“ alongside Salvador Sunyer. This shortfilm/videoart inspired by Vilà’s paintings is set to be launched later this year.
www.rogervilacarreras.com (not operative right now)