I am a pilgrim - living and creating in Barcelona.
My name is Gal Hart and I would like to introduce myself. I am an architect, project manager and an artist who combines those skills in different creative processes. As a long distance hiker with thousands of kilometers, places and people in my feet, I had gained vast knowledge and experience within and between those journeys - ranging from communication, architecture, planning and designing, but above all - inspiration.
During my first visit to Spain, in 2002, walking the camino the Santiago, it was my first exposer to the Modernist architecture across Spain and especially in Barcelona. While studying and practicing architecture, I was intrigued of working with material - especially with clay and ceramics. I aim to apply contemporary approach to traditional techniques and motives.
Living in Barcelona, I looked for opportunities to escalate my knowledge in techniques and materials. In paralel to a master's degree in restoration and rehabilitation, I managed to open a door of opportunity to the amazing place called Mosaics Marti, located in Manresa, Catalunya. The studio is a family business since 1913, and specialises in the arts and crafts of producing traditional cement tiles.
In my studio, located in the pictorial neighbourhood of Vila de Gracia, just below the magnificent Park Guell, I break tiles to create images as multiple pieces puzzles. In many cases, those images find themselves embedded in a costume adjusted element. This combination usually leads to a new complete creation.
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