Posted by Mark on Jul 13, 2015
Must-see Exhibition in Granada
Visiting Granada this July? This exhibition inspired by the city is a must-see! If you’re in Granada this July, you can’t miss “Cautivada por Granada” for a free, unique and authentic experience of the city. Granada Insider caught up with the artist – Natasha Phillips – to find out the story behind the exhibition and talk about her life as an artist living in Granada. Natasha, tell us about the exhibition. The exhibition consists of over twenty original paintings of streets, views and landscapes around Granada – each one with a story behind it. This exhibition came around just in time for the 10th anniversary of my first visit to Granada, all the way back when I was a uni student studying Spanish abroad. I fell in love with the city that summer and came back as soon as I could. Granada just has something special; there’s something about its light and the feel of its streets… It tends to pull people back! I find walking around Granada to be a great tonic for the soul. If I’m having a bad day or feeling in need of a boost I just go and walk around my favourite places and I always find something to make me smile. There are so many beautiful sights and I feel lucky to be able to enjoy them. That’s what I wanted to transmit with this exhibition – not just Granada’s beauty but its unique spirit. What does the exhibition’s title “Cautivada por Granada” mean? Good question! The truth is I had quite a bit of trouble deciding on a name for this exhibition. When I first got booked for the space I wanted to come up with a name right away, but I just couldn’t find one that fitted. Plus, it had to be in Spanish! It wasn’t until maybe a fortnight before the opening night that I finally decided on “Cautivada por Granada”, which translates literally as “Captivated by Granada” but also has a more figurative meaning of “enchanted” or “mesmerised”. What has been the most challenging thing about this exhibition? Definitely the timescale! When the opportunity came up to exhibit at the gallery, I just couldn’t say no. I hardly had any originals left so I knew I would have to make a whole new collection for...