About Dolores

Dolores Morcillo was born in southwest Spain in 1953 and moved to Brussels while still a teenager. Her initiation into the artistic world was in the realm of photography, with her pictures of the “Venice Simplon-Orient-Express” in 1982. Other multimedia forms such as sound and video came later, further honing her talents. Through trips to New York, Florence, London and Paris she acquired a new way of looking at painting and was so profoundly marked by her travels that her creative passion ultimately expanded beyond the boundaries of film. Her paintings reflect the light of her native Extremadura, with an intriguing blend of the photographer’s keen eye.

"She is a photographer and besides the photographs she made some videos, why not films? She likes to catch the details in a picture and enjoys a kind of pinpoint view of everything. Her main subject is flowers; she sees them like human subjects, playing, dancing, and making love. Some tulips in a strong wind represent tenacity and unidentified petals are closed as to protect some secret. The artist world is full of sun and light and built on records as well as things she have seen during long travels. She is like in a prison of colour and there is no space left to penetrate the picture, so the visitor can imagine and doing so will be convinced that the picture is his.The flower can express drama or fantastic situation (like in Magritte’s world) but it can be sensual as in the watercolour paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe. Dolores Morcillo has only one common point with the American artist; it is the photographic vision of things. Her domain is purely Mediterranean and everything is going in that sense in-between the bright flowers and the dark atmosphere around. Tulips are staying right, like life guards always still but ready to act. They represent the mystic and sensual part of what is the base of Flemish art. Wherever she goes, Dolores Morcillo compares her vision of the world with other ones. Some portraits of ladies are now coming out but I really prefer flowers story. It is not necessary to be at the top of art critic to feel all the distress of emigrated people, just a flower can tell it."


Some exhibitions

2007 to 2016 : ArtUp Gallery - Knokke - Belgium
2008 : Lineart - Flanders Expo - Ghent - Belgium
2005 : Alfican Gallery - Brussels - Belgium
2007 : GMAC - Paris - France
2006 : Art Event - Antwerp - Belgium
2006 : Dexia - Brussels - Belgium
2006 : European Parliament - Brussels - Belgium
2006 : Alfican Gallery - Brussels - Belgium
2006 : Bristol Hotel - Brussels - Belgium
2005 : De Kromme Boom - Oostakker - Ghent - Belgium
2005 : Alfican Gallery - Brussels - Belgium
2005 : Volvo Pro Arte - Ghent - Belgium
2004 : Holland Art Fair - The Hague - The Netherlands
2004 : Galeria de Arte Gaudi - Madrid - Spain
2004 : Lineart - Flanders Expo - Ghent - Belgium
2003 : Americas Mart - Atlanta GA - USA
2003 : Boom City Hall - Belgium
2003 : Alfican Gallery - Brussels - Belgium
2003 : Parcours d’artistes – Woluwe-St-Lambert, Brussels - Belgium
2003 : ihfc - High Point - North Carolina - USA
2003 : Bang & Olufsen Center - Brussels - Belgium
2003 : Espace Hamoir - BASF - Brussels - Belgium
2003 : Espace Entreprendre - Nîmes - France
2002 : Alfican Gallery - Brussels - Belgium
2002 : Boom City Hall - Belgium

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